Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-12-2011, 06:50 AM   #1
Greg121's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 49
Carefree Awning Alumaguard slipping

Have an Omega slide topper awning with Alumaguard cover fastened to the coach. The alumaguard sections closest to the fabric have started sliding toward the end of the roller tube when closing the slide. Its slide far enough to get between the antibillow ratchet and pawl so the alumaguard catches on the pawl when moving out the slide - which if I don't catch it one time its going to to do some damage.

Banged the pieces back toward the front so they align but they continue to slip.

Thoughts on causes and cures? I've thought maybe the slide has gotten out of alignment and so the roller tube is no longer parallel to the side of the coach????? Looks ok when completely closed and completely open but maybe during motion its off?


2000 Monaco Dynasty
Greg121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-13-2011, 02:50 AM   #2
Community Moderator
RV Wizard's Avatar

Country Coach Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Chattanooga, Tn.
Posts: 11,807
Sounds like you may have lost one or more set screws that holds the position of the alumiguard sections or the crimp needs to be tightened on the fabric; whichever is pertinent.

Mike, RVIA & RVSA Certified Master RV Technician
Amy, Dr. Assistant - Roxie & Mei Ling, four legs each
2000 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser 450 hp & 1330# torque
06 Saturn Vue, 06 Chevy Z71 4x4 & 2014 Corvette Z51 M7
RV Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 05:46 AM   #3
Greg121's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 49
Thanks, think it may be the screws, at least there were some missing / extended. We'll see what happens when the slide gets put in and out next time we move.....Greg
2000 Monaco Dynasty
Greg121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 11:11 AM   #4
Senior Member
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Palisade CO
Posts: 3,393
Some awnings require that the pull strap be centered when the awing is retracted or the awning will pull one way or the other.

I used a marker to indicate the center of the tube so I know where to put the strap when I put the awning up.
Clay WA5NMR - Ex Snowbird - 1 year, Ex Full timer for 11 years - 2004 Winnebago Sightseer 35N Workhorse chassis. Honda Accord toad.
Clay L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 07:21 PM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 16,418
I'm having the same problem with an Carefree SOK II. I think if I can get the fabric centered on the tube and all the aluminum lined up at the top, it will stay in position, but right now the fabric has slipped a bit in the aluminum and that seems to make it wind cock-eyed. After a few in/out cycles, the metal moves enough to interfere with the roll-up. I'm still playing with it, but think I am going to have to remove the topper altogether, get everything aligned right, and then re-install.
Gary Brinck
2004 American Tradition; 2014 Buick LaCRosse
Homebase in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carefree Patio Awning Opens on I-70 chiefdave Monaco Owner's Forum 35 12-14-2011 08:30 AM
Carefree of Colorado Awning in two pieces Cayman09 Monaco Owner's Forum 9 10-21-2011 08:50 PM
Carefree Fiesta Awning Function deandec RV Systems & Appliances 4 08-31-2011 05:00 PM
Carefree Eclipse Patio Awning Bill2 Monaco Owner's Forum 2 10-25-2009 06:36 PM
Carefree Main Awning Disaster Avoided AKBrick Monaco Owner's Forum 15 09-15-2009 08:54 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.