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Old 05-15-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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A slide out awning repair question

We have a 2008 Winnebago Tour 40TD, great home with no major problems, surely no more then our sticks and bricks!

We're back in the Sierra Nevada's for another season and this year all across the nation it seems to have been very windy. Last night here it was gusting for long periods up to 40mph. Of course the awning over the slides were flexing a lot. This morning I did a walk around and found one slide had pulled loose from the body of the coach. It had not ripped but actually pulled out of the rod that slides into the channel, about 8-10".

I have removed the awning from the slide before to work on the slide locks so I can do that step ok.

My questions are;
On all info it says to slide towards the front, this is at the back, is there a reason why I can't slide it to the rear? (I can't see one.) Obviously I would remove the holding screw but going towards the rear I would only need to slide it about 24".
Can I spray a lubricant, silicone? wd40? along the rod channel to help it slide easily?

Thanks for any info of advise.

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Old 05-16-2012, 03:03 AM   #2
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You can slide the bead and fabric in the awning rail in either direction, once the set screw(s) have been removed. Good luck and keep us posted.

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I would NOT spray WD-40 on or near the fabric, the petroleum might degrade the fabric and/or the water-proof ability of the fabric. Most of the sprays that I have in my shop have at least SOME petroleum in them, so I would try it without anything to start if you can.

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Most electric stores sell a wire lube that is bees wax. You might try that to help the cord go into the fabric slot.
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Liquid Spary Silicon is recomended by the folks that made our slide toppers.
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