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Old 03-15-2014, 02:41 PM   #1
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Awing noise

My awnings make a lot of noise even in the most gentlest of breezes, a real tiring squeaking of metal moving on metal. It is primarily comes from the large awning that covers one side of the trailer. Is there some sort of specific grease/lubrication I should use? And if so, where do I apply it?
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My awnings make a lot of noise even in the most gentlest of breezes, a real tiring squeaking of metal moving on metal. It is primarily comes from the large awning that covers one side of the trailer. Is there some sort of specific grease/lubrication I should use? And if so, where do I apply it?
You haven't provided enough information to answer the question. The large awning is, well, large, and the noise can be coming from a number of places on the awning arms. Unless we can hear it, we can't possibly tell you where the noise is coming from.

But you have partially answered your question. You hear a sound of metal-on-metal. So, anyplace you have two separate metal parts rubbing against each other warrants consideration for grease.

I don't know if there's a specific kind of grease that works best for awning parts, but I have a tube of dielectric grease handy in my Airstream, so odd squeaks tend to get that first. Then if dielectric grease doesn't solve the problem, I'll go looking for a different type.
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ZipDee recommends silicone spray on moving parts.
http://awningsbyzipdee.com/media//DI...5cffffd502.pdf
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ZipDee recommends silicone spray on moving parts.
http://awningsbyzipdee.com/media//DI...5cffffd502.pdf
That makes sense. Reason I didn't know that is my Interstate's awning was made by Fiamma, and the stupid owner's manual was translated to English from Italian by a person who didn't speak either language as his native tongue.
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The noise is probably coming from the spring-loaded rafter arms, that will move in and out when the wind lifts and releases them. You will hear the squeak of the springs, as well as the metal sliding on metal as the arms slide in and out of each other.
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Just make sure none of the squeaks come from any place where the awning connects to the trailer. A loose connection there will cause much heartbreak down the road.

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You might consider tie-down ropes to stakes to steady it.

But if my awning is moving around squeaking a lot I tend to take it as a signal there may be too much wind for the awning to be out, or at least getting close.
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You might consider tie-down ropes to stakes to steady it.

But if my awning is moving around squeaking a lot I tend to take it as a signal there may be too much wind for the awning to be out, or at least getting close.
I was also going to suggest tie downs.

I use a couple of the corkscrew type "dog anchors" and light ratchet straps.
Gets rid of the noise and could be an awning saver if you get an unexpected wind gust. That usually happens at about 2 am.
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