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Old 06-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #11
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Thanks Ranger, was deciding how I wanted to put up our lights. Now I know
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:19 PM   #12
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I will post up some pics later this evening to show what I am talking about
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:16 PM   #13
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Ok here are some pics I took.



Here is me and dad under it with most of the swag.





That one is with it rolled back to take the slack out.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:16 PM   #14
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With the slack out, you see how far the open slot is to the fabric.



That is with all the slack and the light slot in the down position. See how far the end flap is up on the drum.



Top view of the drum.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:17 PM   #15
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The info tag on the awning.



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Old 06-15-2012, 06:18 PM   #16
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It almost looks like the used the wrong slots to attach the fabric too.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #17
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I actually know what you are talking about.

The week we picked up our tt back east, we had a pretty significant rain storm come through (weird thing was there was no wind so as newby flat pitched awning owners, we left the awning out). We had that same "pool" occur. Don took our broom and pushed it gently up under the middle of the awning and the water flowed down.. the "dump thingy" triggered and all was good.

I still stand firm... those (grrrr) flat pitched electric awnings suck! Still trying to figure out why they still exist and are installed when they have some amazing adjustable electric awnings they could use instead!
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It has the buttons on the side to change the pitch. But that does not do anything for the slack in the fabric. It stays just as loose. I left the pitch flat for picture illustrations, both sides are dropped in the first picture. I'm 6'4 when I am not slouching. You can see in that pic the fabric is on my head when its pitched all the way down.

I also got to looking, and the awning manual is the only one missing out of my camper materials. I guess I need to send off for one. I looked online, but there was nothing about this.
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Awwww Ok.... ours is 'flat pitched' and has no way of adjusting the pitch
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:47 PM   #20
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Only way that is going to be fixed is with longer gas struts or the fabric cut shorter by a few inches. Your struts are topping out and not allowing the arms to continue to take out the slack.

My awning sags as well but not that much. If the struts went 2 more inches out you would be in a great place with the unit. They just replaced mine due to rust not allwing them to go out, didn't even think to ask for a little longer ones if possible.

The other option is to remove the awning and have a canvas shop cut and sew in the bead to re-attach to the roof line. All under warranty of course.
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