Fiamma sun canopy - squeeeeeak!

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  1. 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)

    1_man_and_his_dob(lo) Funster

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    I've got a Fiamma F45 awning...

    .. OK, actually it's the sun canopy bit that goes over doors on RVs, etc. which makes it big enough for my 'van...

    ...and it's currently making a horrible squeaking noise as I retract it back into its case (and a little bit when you wind it out sometimes). The noise appears to be coming from the plastic loop that you hook the handle into and rotate.

    It started happening a bit last year but then stopped - from memory I don't think it happens when the weather's hot, but I haven't really been able to prove that recently :rain:

    Any suggestions on a cure? Is there a mechanical adjustment I can make, or some sort of spray/grease that I'm supposed to be using?
     
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    White lithium grease? WD40 not a good idea, doesn't agree with lots of plastics... :thumb:
     
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    Why not give Johnscross a ring Neil. They're very helpful.
     
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    Captain Pugwash had a similar complaint in Marjal and borrowed some of my silicone spray (which I use on my Rubik cube to make it twist smoother). I assume it did the trick as I heard no complaint...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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