AWNING PROBLEM

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  1. jenny and mitch

    jenny and mitch Funster

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    One end off our awning doesn't wind in flush to the housing.
    It sticks out proud about 2mm and never did it before.
    Is there an adjustment ??
    Mitch.
     
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    Don't know about adjustment but if you extend it fully and then gat a couple of people to put some tension on it as you wind it in you MAY find that it goes in evenly.

    HTH


    Dave
     
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    I had the same problem last week when we were in Wales with the grandchildren. Over two hours pushing and pulling,looking for suggestions on
    internet.Luckily some kind soul pointed that one of the kids had thrown a soft/cloth frisbee onto the top and not told anybody.! :mad:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    There is method of adjustment but I never tried it and so long since a read about it its lost in the fog of my memory.
    Seem to remember it was quite technical thought.
     
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    It's usually caused by an uneven wind-in (fabric stretch usually) and sometimes corrects itself. If it doesn't it's easy to give the offending end a thump with the heel of your hand. That always fixes it.
     
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    GJH Funster Life Member

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    Check to see if you have stowed the legs with the feet turned the correct way round. We had problems with ours not winding back in properly once and that was what caused it (Omnistor awning). We were flummoxed until somebody came to help us :)
     
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    As Doctor Dave says put some tension by holding and walking it in as someone winds it in.. Mine wouldn't close and tried a few times then found I had wound in an acorn.. the shell put a hole in the fabric. So now I wipe the whole front edge just before it goes on.
     
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    There is an easy fix..

    Wind awning right out full.. get a pair of step ladders.. go to the end that is not winding in fully..

    Take a piece of Gaffer tape..about a foot long .. stick it to the top of the blind, lengthways along the side edge .. this has the effect of slightly increasing the diameter of the roller.. and will pull that end in further... try it.. you may need two or more pieces of tape..

    trust me it works..

    Fiamma sell tape for this job...

    Lead bar not closing on the side opposite the winch
    . - In case the previous attempts do not solve the problem stick adhesive tape (available upon request Item No. 04191A01-) to the roller tube. In order to determine the correct number of layers of tape to use, close the awning and measure how far the awning is staying open. Use one piece of tape for every 6mm of open space. We recommend a maximum of 5 pieces of tape. Unroll the canopy completely, exposing the roller tube. Place the tape on the side that is not closing properly. Sticky side up, start by attaching tape to the exposed roller tube and roll up the awning canopy until the tape is completely attached around to the roller tube.



    http://www.fiamma.com/download/reparation/lead_bar_not_closing.pdf
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    Fiamma offer this other solution.. other end

    http://www.fiamma.com/download/reparation/F45_lead_bar_does_not_close.pdf


    Repairing a Fiamma awning

    http://www.fiamma.com/EN/download/awning_repairing/
     
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    Same for us as motorhomeparking, legs not turned correctly, you have to "tuck" the swivel feet so the legs lie flat in the recess.
    Hope this helps,
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    Mitch, what you need is a nice pair of yellow tie down straps made especially for your awning ......... :D

    Peter
     
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    Can be embarrassing when an involuntary one comes on. Makes people think they are boring you !!!!
     
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