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Old 03-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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Question Awning Tension adjustment

Newbie(s) who can't figure out how to loosen the tension on pull straps our Carefree Omega II slide-out cover & window awning. The dealer in Calif (we are in MD) over tighten them. The pull strap is way to tight. Awning and cover work OK, however when closing the fabric does'nt roll into place...it is just folds up will eventully result in a more serious problem.
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I guess I'm not completely understanding what's happening. The slide topper awning is attached to the side of the coach, and attached to the awning tube, and the window awning is a piece of the slide topper awning. The awning strap is slid into the awning tube in a slot. As I understand it, when the slide opens, it unrolls the topper awning which tightens the spring in the awning tube. when you pull on the awning strap. it also tightens the awning tube spring and unrolls the window awning. Using the awning rod, you release the pressure on the awning strap, the awning tube springs will start to rotate the tube which will wind up the window awning onto the awning tube.

The only thing I can think of that would make the window awning go in pleats is if the awning tube is not rotating. When you remove the awning strap, do you use the metal awning rod to let the spring tension roll up the awning? If not that mey be what's causing the problem. That's my best guess.

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Old 03-15-2012, 07:27 AM   #3
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The pull strap is way to tight. Awning and cover work OK, however when closing the fabric doesn't roll into place...it is just folds up will eventually result in a more serious problem.

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Your statement above doesn't make any sense. The only tension on a Pull-Strap is placed there by the person pulling on it otherwise it is either attached to the Pull-Strap holder or it is flapping in the wind. In fact when referring to tensions on the Carefree awning/slide topper systems, it is only the spring inside the tube that will have tension on it so it can roll up the awning properly.

If the fabric doesn't roll up into place correctly, that would tell me that the spring inside the tube does NOT have enough tension on it.

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If the fabric doesn't roll up into place correctly, that would tell me that the spring inside the tube does NOT have enough tension on it.

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I agree with Dr4Film. The way the tension works on the slide topper is that is tightest when the slide is all the way out and loosest when the topper is in. So, if it's not rolling up when you're pulling the slide in it would seem you don't have *enough* tension.

Or, the fabric is getting caught.
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Suggest you get someone knowledgeable to work on your awing. These are dangerous and should not be taken lightly. I can explain how to tighten the awning but if you have never worked on one I would suggest getting someone who has experience. If you think you can do it, let me know and I will provide instructions and a helpful link.
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