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Old 05-15-2017, 10:00 AM   #1
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How to Tighten RV Awning Springs over the slideout

Looking for a little help.

How to Tighten RV Awning Springs

Carefree of Colorado

Slideouts do not fully retract the Cover after a long winter

How to tighten the spring to roll up

Will roll out and be sure they are clean

will see if I can get some WD-40 on them

Utube?

Other good advice for the DIY type?

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Same question, need to increase the tention on slide out topper
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There are several videos on youtube that show how to install and awning. Tightening the spring is shown as part of these.
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There are several videos on youtube that show how to install and awning. Tightening the spring is shown as part of these.
Looked over the videos, just none of them specifically addressed not tightening up.

Was able to get them both in with a little on the top not wound up - then as we went down the road they bounced their way in.

Springs not broken, just like me a little older and not as quick as they once were. .:B

Should be fine, lots of work to do on that roof line while I have the scafell set up.

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I have had issues with my main awning spring tension for years but concerned with how to perform the task. I witnessed it done by A&E employees at Winnebago's GNR in 2012 but again I was concerned about my ability to safely accomplish the task. There are 2 springs, one at each end of the awning tube. They are wound opposite of one another. If I recall correctly, the right side is wound CW and the left is CCW. Each sides adjustment is done individually and the tube must be disconnected from its support arm to make the adjustment. Once it is disconnected, they used a large adjustable wrench to hold the existing tension in place and drilled out the 3 or 4 LARGE pop rivets in the end cap that holds the current tension in place. Once the rivets are removed, they slowly rotated the wrench and counted the rotations it took to release the spring tension. Once they determined the number of rotations the spring had, they increased that number by 2 and rewound the spring, then riveted the end cap back in place and reconnected the support arm. They did the same procedure on the other side then checked the awning for proper retraction strength. In the process I witnessed, they did it twice before achieving the strength that would retract the awning without it stopping before the retraction was complete. I don't know if I would attempt this myself and when I posed the question to my dealer he stated his shop wouldn't attempt that kind of adjustment.
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Here is the installation manual for the Carefree Omega Awning. It may give you some help with your problem
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