Fiamma awning not winding in

Denbo

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We've just come back from 2 months travelling around France and Spain while travelling we experienced some really mixed weather, one morning we pulled the awning out to give us shade from the sun a couple of hours later I was struggling to pul the awning in against the wind and rain, the awning wound in but one side was still not in by about 4inch
We still had four weeks holiday left so i tied strapped the awning shut to avoid it opening while driving, now I am home I can open the awning but the loop where the winding handle attaches turns ok but it sounds and feels like there is I cog slipping
Any ideas on how to fix this myself would be appreciated
 

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DBK

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Best to get it looked at properly but we have had a few problems with our Fiamma awning and what I've learned is:

When unwinding (putting it up) check the arms (the things with elbows) open up evenly. We find sometimes one keeps its "elbow" tucked away and you need to grab it and free it.

Ensure the legs are properly stowed away before winding the awning away. Check the feet especially, these need to lie flat against the outer rail.

Put it away before the wind gets up!

From your description it sounds as if the awning was rolled up in a way which caused a crease or fold so that side went in faster. Trying to force it closed may have damaged the gears but if you unwind it fully and then try to wind it in you may clear the problem - unless the gears are stripped of course.
 

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i had the same problem and just by chance i was in Eastbourne at the time and drove to johns cross motorhomes and they had the gearbox part on the shelf,i sourced some tools off a mate in eastbourne and fixed it while parked up on a beach.
 
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