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Old 06-18-2014, 07:03 AM   #1
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When putting the awning away, the left side that doesn't need the crank seems too not close tightly. Any suggestions? This is a 2014 ZT301BH.
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I found with my old trailer that had the manual awning that if it wasn't centered on the awning tube it would roll up crooked and be loose on one side.
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Make sure the sliding arms are completely loose (the turning knob) and they slide freely. Open all the way and start over.
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I found with my old trailer that had the manual awning that if it wasn't centered on the awning tube it would roll up crooked and be loose on one side.
X2 I have had the same experience.
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If this is a manual awning (A&E) then it has a spring inside the roller tube on both sides. The right side (front) has a locking mech. inside which holds it open as you roll it out. If the awning rolls straight then the spring on the left has less tension. If you don't know how to add tension, have it done by experienced personel.
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Ours acts up sometimes, too. Maybe something isn't loosened all the way.

X2 - springs in awning tubes can take off a hand. Very dangerous if you aren't sure what your doing.
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Ours acts up sometimes, too. Maybe something isn't loosened all the way.

X2 - springs in awning tubes can take off a hand. Very dangerous if you aren't sure what your doing.
I can believe it. A garage door spring can kill you. I saw a guy many years ago working on a garage door spring. It knock him off his ladder and threw his pry tool thru the drywall.
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