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Old 02-02-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Awning problems

Haning owned 5 class A's and never had this problem. We had the awning replaced at our local dealer. Every time I try to stow it the main arms will not stow over the smaller arms. The main arms are anywhere from 3/8 in. to an inch offset. I end up climbing on the roof and with the wifes help move the arms right to left in the direction they need to move to lock up.
It has been back to the dealer three times, they say it's fix, and next time same problem. Any ideas?

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Old 02-02-2012, 06:14 PM   #2
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Sounds like the awning material is not rolling up evenly and is pulling one side just slightly more than the other. My 2 cents.

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Old 02-05-2012, 10:09 AM   #3
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Just a little bump to hopefully give this thread a bit more exposure.

I'm having the exact same problem on my trailer. Any ideas to fix the problem are appreciated!
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:17 AM   #4
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Take it back! Yea gads the awning material is out of alignment by maybe 1/4 inch at most. It is a simple fix. You will find a small screw at one end of the awning, take it out, push/pull the fabric until it rolls up square, reinsert the small screw and you are done. Don't leave the dealership until they prove to you it is working after three or four cycles.
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What kind of awning? Power, or manual?
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Like othes said, it sonds like it is out of alignment. If it was open in heavy winds it may have mved a little. I think there are retaining srews to holdmit in place.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:36 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by RV Doc View Post
What kind of awning? Power, or manual?
I hope the OP doesn't see this as a hijacking of his thread.

In my case it is a manual awning. The connection point where the roller meets the arms (excuse the lack of known part names!?!) have been a bit sloppy since we got the trailer, which has made it a bit stiff to get the awning to fully retract. We got caught offguard by a windstorm in the middle of the night and sleepily retracted the awning but without getting it fully retracted. A few days later we drove it like that at 60-65mph for ~150 miles. Noticed it after we stopped, but the damage was done. The outer arm doesn't line up with the inner arm unless I force it to, which requires a LOT of effort. It is off by ~ 1 or 2 degrees from the connection point at the bottom, so ~.5" to 1" off at the top.

Haven't taken any pictures of it yet and it's dark outside now but, if it helps, I can get some pictures to post tomorrow. I'm hoping it's a simple adjustment as was alluded to by 450Donn, but would like a more descriptive reply to help me know how to make the adjustment without making it worse, since I'd like to do the repair myself, if possible.

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