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Old 08-01-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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window awning tensioning

The window awning on my liv rm slide is very loose and has practically no tension. Is there some way I can increase the tension without taking it down and pulling apart. It is A&E . Thanks to anyone who has a suggestion.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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I'm thinking you have the one with the bars that go into the plates, there will be pop rivets in the end where the arm is at drill it out you will need to replace it when done. There will be screws holding the bar in place remove the screws now hold the arm and slide the bar inward and off the arm becareful and wind it away from the unit, you can use the bar in the end to help wind put about 3 or 4 rounds in it and do the other side the same way. Just roll the room out about 1 foot so the roll won't have so much tension on it. hope this helps
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Give this old thread a look may help you.
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The model "A&E" awning and MH year & brand would help a lot...........
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Remove arm from side of motorhome. Rotate arm (360) once or twice to add tension to spring. Reattach arm to motorhome. Wear safety glasses.

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Nightriderrv, Sophie12 is talking about the window awning, not the slide out topper.
Tom M, has the right answer. However be very careful. Those springs have a lot of tension. I know a guy who lost an eye, doing his slide out topper. Good Luck.
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However be very careful. Those springs have a lot of tension.
Yes, be careful, but the window awnings do not have the large amount of tension as the patio awning.

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Thanks to everyone for their thoughts. I will try to remove and rewind.
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