fiamma awning

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  1. vana

    vana

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    Hi
    Could someone please help we have a problem with our Fiamma zip wind out awning,quite a common problem as I understand from making a few enquires.
    The problem one end the winding in end seems to roll in ok, but at the other end the gap is about (9 inches) this happened all of a sudden after the removal of the safari room and the rolling away afterwards.The fabric as the rolling back is taking place does crease in the middle.
    I have tried the following
    1 winding out all the way and back in
    2 adjusting arms after marking positions (returning to marked position)
    3 Tape on the awning to try to adjust the length of fabric.(no help just reduced gap a little thats all)
    4 could not find any other way to adjust after removing end caps.
    Any help would be good to save buying a new unit
    PS we did experience winds and not to severe and it was well pegged down.

    Regards Mike
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    as far as i know the winder mechanism is at one end only and is not connected to the other end, the roller tube rotates off the gearbox end only.

    there may be a couple of turns of fabric remaining on the roller when the awning is fully out so it may be possible that the fabric has become detached from the roller along some of the length....
     
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  4. vana

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    Thanks for the advice It looks like a replacement unit, as it appears to be a lot of money to repair.
    Need now to get a good deal for the new replacement.
    Regards Mike
     
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