Omni awning cassette -winding in issue

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  1. GAVLAD

    GAVLAD Funster

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    Hi

    I noticed on our recent trip that after winding the awning out, unless it was fully wound out to maximum, when winding back in, the awning would not fully close into the canopy box.
    On mine, the winding handle is on the left (rear of van as continental door) and this part went into the box flush/ok. But the front end (right) didn't.
    This was even after using the awning legs, so no over-stree on the rafter arms.

    I wound it out fully and gave both end cogs/mechanisms a good squirt of WD40 and then it wound back in fully.

    Next stop on our trip, I had the same issue.
    So prior to getting the WD40 out, I wound it back out but fully out, and then wound it back in and it went into the canopy cassette box fully/as should.

    Has anyone experienced this?
    It's probably the only part of the van that hasn't been serviced.

    Anyone stripped their cassette box down to clean it or is it a specialist job?
    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. Boringfrog

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    What about where the arms hinge, mine seized having not been opened for over a year. A bit WD sorted it.
     
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  3. scotjimland

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    I had the same problem, if it persists you can remedy it by using sticky tape ( I used a couple of pieces of gaffer tape ) on the edge of the the roller.. .. this effectively increase the roller dia. by a very small amount..

    Fiamma instructions ( works on Omnistor or Thule)


    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.


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    Same problem here and I have just put up with it for the last year. The front edge stays open a few mm - Thanks @scotjimland for that hint, I will try that when I next get the van out of storage.
     
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  5. GAVLAD

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    Thanks @scotjimland thats great - I'm up in Edinburgh at the end of the week in the van so will have a look at doing this.
    Cheers :cheers:
     
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