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Old 05-11-2016, 05:21 PM   #1
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Cruiser Awning/slide engineering problem?

Wondering if anyone else has had this problem? Ok so took possession of 2016 Cruiser Aire CAF25SE on Monday. Meet dealer half way to trade and pickup new 5er. Have purchased from him before the same way and had a wonderful experience. So, we went over everything when we met. Yesterday at home we started going over everything again and found a problem. We have two opposing slides. One at dining room side and one on kitchen side. So, we had the slides out and then I decided to put the awning out to dry out. When I extended the automatic Solera awning which is over the kitchen slide I found that the awning actually presses down over the slide. I checked things out and since its automatic there's no way to raise the awning higher. Also, on the awning arm it has a sticker that say's "Pull down to adjust pitch; Easy one hand adjustment." With the way the awning is pressing down on the slide I see it wearing a hole in the awning in no time. and you can't adjust the pitch because there's not a bracket that pulls down; it's all solid. and even if I could adjust the pitch to let rain run off; the slide would prevent it from adjusting. So, I called the dealer back in TN and someone is suppose to call me back tomorrow. So, we'll see what they say. So, I don't know if this was an engineering mess up or it was added to this model without any thought put into it. One last thing; if I retract the awning so it's not touching the slide' then it's hiding the LED awning lights which is something my DW wanted. Im in closing pictures to show what I'm talking about.
1- Showing awning extended touching slide.
2-Showing top view of awning. You can see slide pushing up on the awning.
3- Showing how much slide has to be retracted to keep from touching slide.
4- Showing corner of slide and the dent in awning from the slide after I retracted it back. And it had only been extended for about two minutes.
5-Last showing sticker: Ref: Adjusting the pitch.
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Old 05-11-2016, 05:31 PM   #2
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Here's the manual for that awning. Maybe the directions for pitch can help you. https://www.lci1.com/assets/content/...awning-web.pdf
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Old 05-11-2016, 05:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for the manual: I don't have a joint on the articulating arm that can be pulled down. So, that's why pitch can't be adjusted. In the third picture I have the awning retracted back so it's not touching the slide; so that's not an adjusting joint. Event though it looks like it in the picture.
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If you look on the main awning arm is there not 6 holes on one side of it that has a silver bottom you push to adjust the pitch. If it is an adjustable pitch awning there will be an adjustment on both main arms.
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:22 PM   #5
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If you look on the main awning arm is there not 6 holes on one side of it that has a silver bottom you push to adjust the pitch. If it is an adjustable pitch awning there will be an adjustment on both main arms.
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:26 PM   #6
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Your best bet then is to take the numbers off it @nd go online and look up the manual. It may be a new model that I have not seen. If there is a sticker on it saying it is adjustable it might be something new that is out
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The arm that has the pull down sticker, can you push up at the pivot point. It looks like it may already pulled down.
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:13 AM   #8
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Nope once extended its solid with no pivot points or brackets to move, raise or pull down.
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The arm that has the pull down sticker, can you push up at the pivot point. It looks like it may already pulled down.
I was thinking that where the arm with the sticker attaches to the larger awning arm, at that joint, push up?
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I was thinking that where the arm with the sticker attaches to the larger awning arm, at that joint, push up?
Nope solid once extended. There is not pivot points.
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