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Old 07-15-2020, 10:38 PM   #1
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Awning strut lubrication?

My Solera power awning occasionally makes a chattering noise when I retract it ó sounds like itís the piston in the strut. Is it OK to spray a little silicone lube on the piston rod when fully extended? Then wipe it clean? I have used it on the hinge points and track.
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Yes you can. They can get a little dry being out in the elements.
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Great. Thank you!
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I found this video helpful about awning gas struts.

Enjoy!

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While you are at it, clean and lube the track that the arm rides in. Typically I do it once year. If I am in a really dirty environment, it seams to need cleaning twice a year.
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I found this video helpful about awning gas struts.

Enjoy!

Thanks Meeker! Iíve heard about pausing during the roll out and it makes sense. Love the Haylett videos.
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Interesting. I never heard that but glad you put that on for viewing.
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I am using a joke I heard many years ago........

If it does not move, but should, use WD-40
If it does move, but should not, use Duct Tape
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