Omnistor Awning Lead Bar Not Closing Fully On Opposite End Of Winder ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Had this problem on mine.. a 4mt Omnistor 5500, when fully closed it wasn't fully retracted at the opposite end from the winder.

    Easily solved.. solution from the Fiamma site, Awning Repair Instructions..


    Start by wind the awning fully out ..

    Stick adhesive tape to the roller tube (available upon request Item No. 04191A01-) on the end that isn't winding in fully.

    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 sideup, 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.



    I used two pieces of gaffer tape, about 3 inches long.. . awning now winds in fully at both ends..
     
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    Thanks Jim, we haven't had that problem but I'll remember the solution for future reference just in case.

    One problem we did have, when we first had this van (previous van didn't have an awning) was that it wouldn't lock back in across its entire length. Somebody pointed out that the feet at the end of the legs can only be folded one way otherwise it prevents full winding back, something he had found out the same way :)
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Thanks Graham..
    Probably only a problem that develops over quite a long time.... caused by the fabric stretching unevenly, effectively making it longer on one edge..

    It's a quick and easy fix that would cost an hours labour if you went to a dealer.. assuming they were honest.. :LOL:
     
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    thanks Jim, will carry out when things are drier here in east of Sheffield(y)
     
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