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Old 08-02-2014, 10:10 AM   #1
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How to prevent slide out awning piece from putting hole in main awning

Our motor home class B+ front slide out has a piece that that's on the end of slide out awning that sticks up and puts a dent in main awning. I use a football between the two awnings. This helps but does anyone know of anything better. Thanks
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I can't believe they would let something like that go out from the factory! I would call the manufacturer and see it they have a solution. Maybe that piece can be turned another direction.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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We have a Class B that has front slide out with a awning. The slide out awning has a piece on end that is making a dent in awning. I use a football between the two awnings to help. Anyone have any other solutions? Thanks

The piece that's sticking up is the "anti-billow device arm". You can check it's adjustment before doing anything else.

Depending on manufacturer, the adjustment varies.

Try the Dometic and Carefree websites for instructions.

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You are welcome. BTW, the purpose of that piece is to prevent the slide awning from catching wind (think sail) and unrolling while you are traveling down the road. When properly adjusted (assuming this is the passenger side slide), with the slide all the way in, the arm should contact the body of the RV if you rotate (by hand) the awning tube counter-clockwise as viewed from the back and looking toward the RV front. When the slide is extended electrically, the arm should begin to rotate and the end of the arm should should just clear the RV body (no contact).

You may not be able to fix your problem with an adjustment because it would be very difficult for a manufacturer to anticipate the position of the arm when the slide is extended. It's far more important that the arm is properly adjusted in the retracted position. And there's always the football/beachball fix
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I'll keep using the football trick I guess. That's better than replacement of awning.
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I'll keep using the football trick I guess. That's better than replacement of awning.
But ... make sure you check the adjustment. It's what keeps your topper awning from flying off the vehicle at road speed.
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Ok I will check adjustment. Thanks
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