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Old 02-06-2019, 09:15 PM   #1
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Door awning not closing

2015 Fleetwood discovery with a dometic over the door awning motorized.

I noticed today the leading edge (front) portion of the awning is not closing all the way. I'm worried this will result in a lot of wind noise while driving. If I push it it'll go in but then spring right back out. It's closed all but the last inch.

For what it's worth the fabric is a bit slack as well.

Can I adjust it so the front portion closes all the way?

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If you find a resolve...please post. I have the same issue.
Note: the wind or driving hasn't caused a problem...yet.
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I had this exact problem. Extend the awning and look up into the left side you will see two set screws. If I recall, one adjust the extension length, and one the retraction length. Adjusting this will solve your issue.
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I had this exact problem. Extend the awning and look up into the left side you will see two set screws. If I recall, one adjust the extension length, and one the retraction length. Adjusting this will solve your issue.
Awesome. Thank you. Will give it a try.
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I had this exact problem. Extend the awning and look up into the left side you will see two set screws. If I recall, one adjust the extension length, and one the retraction length. Adjusting this will solve your issue.
I see two allen head silver screws on both right and left. I tinkered with them but they didn't seem to fix the issue.

Appreciate the advice!
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Maybe wrong screws, mine has 2 alien screws both on the left side, one is for the closed setting and then there is for extend setting. Try google your brand and how to adjust.
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Yes, like Rooster said I'd give it a other shot. I just had the exact same issue with my 2016 Fleetwood and the adjustment screws fixed it right up. Also, make sure that the spring cartridge rods are clean and lubed. Chances are you have a nice crust of junk on them that might be contributing to the problem.
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Yes, like Rooster said I'd give it a other shot. I just had the exact same issue with my 2016 Fleetwood and the adjustment screws fixed it right up. Also, make sure that the spring cartridge rods are clean and lubed. Chances are you have a nice crust of junk on them that might be contributing to the problem.
I cleaned the return springs and oiled them. The awning retracts much better now!

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