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Old 02-05-2007, 07:47 PM   #1
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how do you tighten the spring? awning goes half way up then stops. have sprayed silicone on all joints that move. think a few rounds on the spring would help. any help appreciated
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how do you tighten the spring? awning goes half way up then stops. have sprayed silicone on all joints that move. think a few rounds on the spring would help. any help appreciated
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:03 AM   #3
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Mabry, welcome to iRV2.com. I suggest you have someone that is very knowlegable of this spring assembly help you with it. It does sound like you may need more tension on the spring but they can be very dangerous and this is why I recommend an experienced set of individuals to help you.
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Depending on age, the spring may also have broken inside the awning.
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I thought a One Step was an automatic awning??

Here's how we tightened our Carefree Spirit FX manual awning last summer (it was rolling up loosely). It's a 2 person job.

First off, we chose a windless day to do this. We opened the awning up but didn't extend the legs or the slider bars. Starting with the front leg first, we released the awning carport foot from the bracket at the bottom of the camper. Then we disconnected the slider arm from the leg. We then raised the rear leg of the awning until it was high enough for the collapsed front leg to swing 360 degrees and locked the leg handle in place. With one person holding the roller bar steady, swing the front leg towards the camper in a complete revolution making sure you keep a good grip on it (you will need to unlock the little awning brake lever on the roller bar). Ours took 3 full turns on the front leg and 2 on the rear leg. Repeat same procedure on the rear leg but swing leg in the opposite direction. Reconnect the slider bars and attach carport foot back to the bracket. Open/close awning to see if you need to tighten up some more. You would probably need several turns, but I wouldn't tighten more than 2 turns at a time. It does get harder to flip the leg around as the spring tightens, but you don't want it too tight. Our awning fabric had been replaced before we bought the Class C. I don't think they tightened the awning springs up enough when they replaced the fabric.
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I have to agree with Mr. Wizard on account there are two springs in them and i sounds like one of the have broken and needs to be replaced. Its really not a one person job..
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This link will give you some idea as to how an awning roller bar is put together.
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