Fiamma F45i adjustments (1 Viewer)

Jan 14, 2023
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If this post is in the wrong place please feel free to move it.

I need some help with my older Fiamma F45i on my Roadtrek.

I just replace one of the support arms because the last one broke during a heavy rain. The replacement was easy enoough but i cannot seem to get this lined up for the lead bar to slip into the housing.

You can see from the photos that everything is shifted towards the back. The rear schock absorber bracket is much closer to the edge than the front, by about an inch. Looking at the center plastic piece you can see the difference inspacing between the knuckles.

I have adjusted the up/down by losing the top bolts but that dosent change it as well aas moving around the support arm position on the lead bar.

I also notice when i crank it closed the front side canvas tends to spiral a bit when rolling up, ...meaning it doesnt roll up in line.

Also would like to know what distance should the support arm bolts be from the edge of the lead bar, just to get me in the right area.

Thanks alot for your help.

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Dec 2, 2019
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Broken most bits now
I found the only way was to loosen the attachment to the front bar enough to allow them to slide, close the canopy and then open it slightly and mark the bolt locations on the front bar. Open a bit more and fully tighten the bolts at the marked positions. Took a few goes but got there in the end.
 
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Dec 6, 2011
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Hi and welcome.

It really is trial and error I had a similar issue with my awning.
I set the arms at the same points top and bottom when the awning was fully out and supported.
I used the arm that was original measurements.
I wound it in about a half then checked that the arm elbows were even and adjusted the new arm so the elbows were even with each other.
Then did the same check at 3/4 in.
Playing with the tension on the wires is fraught with problems.
Good luck, and be persistent šŸ˜€
 
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Jan 14, 2023
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Thank-you.. I was out there again with it, playing around but still can't get it.
In my case it almost looks like both the support blocks have shifted to the rear. Is that possible? Can they be moved? I thought they were fixed to the housing.
I also wonder if it's possible that the canvas stretched after holding all that water. That might make it more difficult to roll in evenly.

Thanks again.
 
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Dec 6, 2011
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Thank-you.. I was out there again with it, playing around but still can't get it.
In my case it almost looks like both the support blocks have shifted to the rear. Is that possible? Can they be moved? I thought they were fixed to the housing.
I also wonder if it's possible that the canvas stretched after holding all that water. That might make it more difficult to roll in evenly.

Thanks again.
It is possible for the canvas to stretch and I believe that there is a way of adjusting out side to side imbalance.
I think you have to remove the top cover (2screws 1 each side ) and there is a slotted mechanism in the main roller (awning out) on the left as you look at it, in the roll. I believe that is some sort of ratchet type adjustment.

On the other hand I may be talking a load of rubbish šŸ«£
There are some videos on YouTube about that, if I can find it I will post it here for you.

I guess itā€™s worth a try.

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Jan 14, 2023
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Is it feasible to take the awning off and trim and inch or two off it? I wouls have to have the hem sewn back on and fit it back.
I wonder if this would help with making the canvas taut again, or would i be wasting my time?

My older model F45i does not have the ratcheting wheel on it.

thanks again.
 
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Nov 4, 2011
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I thought the older ones still had the adjuster.
Also my thoughts are the older type , pre S are better made than the newer versions.
 
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