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Old 03-03-2015, 03:46 AM   #11
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Thanks for all your replies. I contacted the service manager today and told him they better fix it right this time or I was escalating this issue to Jayco.
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:49 AM   #12
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Well ours had popped since it was new but the guy that was doing my walk through was showing it to me and when he went to shut it from inside the trailer the first time my grab bar was facing the door and the awning bar caught it and popped .... I said that didn't sound good and when we looked it had split the arm where it pivots on the pin... I lived with it all season until they could get me a new arm and just had to help guide it back in when it got close to being closed to the outer bar intersecting the fixed bar. ... It is in right now for that and a few other warranty issues so I guess I will see what it does when I get it back .... Could the pop you here be the material sticking to itself for a moment and then a pop when it releases? My old manual one would pop when it started rolling out when the material released after being rolled up for a while .... Just a thought
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:50 AM   #13
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The gas shocks need to have their shaft cleaned periodically. They always go out to the same spot when you extend the awning and crud builds up on the shaft. I wipe mine down with a paper towel and WD40. It cleans the shaft at that stop point and eliminates the popping, at least until it needs it again.
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:38 AM   #14
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Mine did pop, here's how I fixed it. I put a lite coat of slick50 on the rod of the gas shock and I've never had it to do it again. I had to do this on the last two trailers that I owned.
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:56 AM   #15
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It is an easy fix. I expect your dealer did a lot more than what was need to be done. Ours did that too, after about a year of use. Now as part of my annual maintenance, I clean the slides mechanism and spray on a good coating of silicone. Runs really smoothly now. I have never put any silicone on the gas struts.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:27 PM   #16
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The "popping" is most likely the struts sticking. Silicone spray is what I use on mine to keep them from doing this. If it gets so bad that there is a rust ring on the base of the shock you should replace both. Carefree's are harder to replace due to the way they are mounted to the arms with rivets. The new Dometic are much easier to DIY replace since they bolt in.

One unit had it so bad I bent the arms upon retracting it. Spray some on a rag and wipe them both down then retract and extend and repeat 3-4 times to work it all the way in. This should eliminate the problem.

Also if you have adjustble arms make sure they are equal and all tension is off.

The only other popping you could be hearing is upon retraction if the arms and base have falling out of square and they are not seating correctly.

Agree popping is an issue and not the norm.
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If this is the "pop" you're describing, mine does it as well...

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If this is the "pop" you're describing, mine does it as well...

Play attempt says "private"
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Sorry about that. Should be public now.
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That is exactly what mine does. Dealer says it is normal?
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