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Old 10-26-2011, 12:08 PM   #29
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These are screws in the segmented awning cover not the ones that attach the cover to the trailer. At the end of each segment there is usually a screw. I believe the screws keep the segments from sliding relative to each other parrellel to the long axis of the trailer (forward and backwards).

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Missing screws mean there is an open hole to the interior of the trailer. It is a big leak just waiting for the next rainstorm to cause big problems. Fix it immediately and use lots of sealant to make sure it does not do $'s of damage. You might also have a problem in alignment if the support arms are not in proper position as in picture above.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:45 PM   #30
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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.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:10 PM   #31
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Those 2 step plastic step stools work pretty well for getting to the tie down clamps unless you are short. I have a collapsable ladder that I took this last trip. It makes a 6ft step ladder or 12 ft extension ladder.

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Am probably going to get a collapsable ladder, although we do have a two step metal step stool at the house that i might liberate, but also have a 4 foot aluminum step ladder that might do the trick as well.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:43 PM   #33
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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?

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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.

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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.

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Old 10-26-2011, 07:05 PM   #34
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I will look at that. The awning is not in that good of shape and that may cause it to not roll up properly. At some point I am going to have to put in some new canvas.

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