Awning sticks when opening - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-30-2019, 10:24 PM   #1
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Awning sticks when opening

We have a Fiamma 45s on a 2014 casita and it just started sticking when opening out. You unwind a few turns and nothing happens. You have to grab it and pull and then it pops out and works fine from then on. It seems to roll up ok.
It's like it's sticking. I was hoping there might be some kind of adjustment I could make but can't find any info on how to do it. There are 2 bolts end the end pieces and the upper one on the section to the rear was completely loose and ready to fall out. I tightened it up but it didn't help and I'm thinking it might be some type of adjustment screw.
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:38 PM   #2
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maybe a bit of a clean spray lube on the hinges on the arms, those re spring loaded and are what extends the awning when you unwind it.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:29 AM   #3
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Thanks. I did try that first but will try again.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:11 AM   #4
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Thanks. I did try that first but will try again.
Make sure you get both ends and the center where it piviots
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:05 AM   #5
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Thanks, I got it fixed. After climbing on a ladder and looking real closely at both ends I noticed the front side was not quite as far in although both red buttons were pushed up. I saw some other info on adjusting the arms at the end. I did this and was able to get it working correctly.
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:48 AM   #6
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Yes, the one on our 2016 ParkLiner is doing that too, but just at the rear end.
I just have to walk back and give it little tug to pop it loose.
Seems the latching device is not releasing.
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:10 PM   #7
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I'm not sure how yours works but mine was also mostly sticking in the rear. On ours the two folding arms are attached to the outer piece with a bolt. In our case I could see that the front section wasn't closing as tightly so I needed to basically shorten that side. I did this by loosening the bolt on the front arm and pushing it about 3/16 inch towards the outside (towards the front in this case). I also loosed the bolt on the rear arm and pushed it about 1/16 inch to the inside to lengthen that arm. Now it shuts and opens smoothly and relatively quietly.
If you decide to adjust yours first mark their current location so you can restore it if desired. I fooled around adjusting one side then both before settling on the final ones that gave me the best results.
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:13 PM   #8
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Wayne I believe the reason the latching mechanism isn't releasing is due to the pressure caused by slightly unequal closing.
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