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Old 05-08-2010, 03:51 PM   #1
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Eclipse Patio Awning

Well on my way back from the Spartan service center yesterday I decided it was time to let my DW drive the coach so I could walk around and look/listen for stuff (only had the coach for a month). What I found was a bad squeeking noise coming from the shower wall area. When we stopped for diesel I found that the rear arm of the eclipse patio did not fully retract back into it's arm/channel, so the wind was catching it making the squeek/vibration.

I pulled the ladder and popped it back in place for the remaining ride home without issue.

When I got home I extended the unit and then retracted and it still stuck on the rear arm where it doesn't fully retract - by only a few inches. The front arm by the door retracts totally but the rear arm and head ins't sitting in the channel tightly and looks like it could be rolled up another 2 to 3 inches so it would totally retract like the front arm. At the front arm, the aluminum cover totally wraps the awning but the back arm isn't as tight and doesn't totally wrap the roller in the back.

I'm hoping it's just an adjustment to get the back roller to tighten another 2 inches or so. Any thoughts or help would be appreciated.

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Old 05-09-2010, 07:24 AM   #2
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I don't recall any adjustment like that, but you can download Eclipse manuals from the Carefree site.

Carefree of Colorado - Eclipse Patio Awning - Technical Documentation

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Old 05-09-2010, 08:06 AM   #3
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There are adjustments, they are the position of the arm mount to the base of the awning. The distance from the mount of front and back arm to the end of the tube should be the same; if not you get the scenario you have.
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I've never had a problem with ours but I checked what RV Wizard pointed out and it is mounted as he said. Might be worth looking at. What caliber pistol did you use to get the wife to drive?
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knotdodger, dw said it would probably take a 50cal. jim
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Good point about the arm distances - if they are unequal it definitely will not roll up right. But presumably it was rolling up ok before??? Or maybe the problem has been there all along and was just now noticed?

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