Originally Posted by perryg114
I have been having trouble getting my big awning to rollup properly. It will be two or three inches too far forward sometimes and you can't fasten the locking clamps with the little wheels. Last time we used it I had to mess with it for several minutes to get it to roll up right. I think the problem is that some of the screws in the awning cover where it hooks to the trailer are not there and the whole assembly moves around. Has anyone else had this problem?
Originally Posted by Goal15
funny you should mention that, we had the same problem this weekend. had to roll and unroll several times before it would wind up tight enough to be able to do the latch... i think it might have been because when i unlatched the second arm, it rolled up itself and did it sort of cockeyed. Got DW to help with the remaining attempts. Gotta start carrying a small ladder so i can get up there to troubleshoot, my awning hook is getting weary.
Thats exactly the problem I had, post 22, it went up like a cockeyed window shade.
The rear arm was not plumb, on ours it follows the rivet line and should come straight down from the end of the awning. You can see in the picture it was off by about 3in. I removed the lower pin and moved the bracket using the forward mount hole and drilling two new ones. I replaced the phillips head wood screws with stainless hex.
If the awnings rolling towards the front, with a wide space at the rear roller end cap it could be the rear arm, if it's the other way around, then the front arm may be the cause.
"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"
So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?