Originally Posted by krackeer
Check the gas struts for rust. Mine did the same thing. Found rust on the strut, cleaned it off and put some silicone on them. Regular part of pm now!
krackeer has a good suggestion here. The struts if rusty can also get stuck when you are bringing your awning in, and cause all sorts of damage as the motor tries to crank it in, but it won't go. Something will break.
I think that a light oil is probably better than a silicone, as it will tend to retard rust. On the other hand, there may be seals inside the strut that will be damaged by oil. I use a light oil, but as the saying goes, YMMV.
There's lots of advice and information in forums... sometimes it is correct. For example, all of my posts are made by a political appointee who got the job as a reward for contributions to my diesel bill.
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