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Old 09-02-2014, 12:17 PM   #11
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:01 PM   #12
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So for those of you with the electric awnings. Who's bangs then releases when extending out.
I have the Dometic Electric Awning and mine too sticks/binds during initial extension (only the rear awning arm - the front rolls out just fine). I usually give it a little "push" while standing in the doorway to "help" it release, then it will roll out fine. Not sure what else to do to stop the "binding" - may try to spray dry silicone lube on the tracks as others have suggested to see if that helps.

I also get a "shower" when extending my electric awning. My previous 28' manual awning never did that (my only thought is maybe the electrics do not roll up as tight, and water is "wicking" in from the edges)
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:56 PM   #13
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I have the Dometic power awning, and mine used to do exactly as the OP describes. It almost sounded like it would catch on something, then let loose and pop out into position. So, naturally, I lubed all the pivot points (silicone spray lube, careful not to get any on the roof) and it's been GTG ever since!
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:46 PM   #14
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Thanks I will try lubing my awning and it is a domestic and sticks one end its annoying. Will try to change outside shower head. These electric awnings are more trouble then there worth. So mid my manual awning and being able to secure it when storms roll in.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:53 PM   #15
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Thanks I will try lubing my awning and it is a domestic and sticks one end its annoying. Will try to change outside shower head. These electric awnings are more trouble then there worth. So mid my manual awning and being able to secure it when storms roll in.
You can secure the same way as the the old pull down. I just did mine today.


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Old 09-04-2014, 02:49 PM   #16
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Mine did exactly the same thing yours does. Brand new trailer. Last trip out, I figured out (the hard way) what my problem was. I had the problem on the front pole near the front door. Anyway, it always sounded like it was getting stuck. I was opening it, got almost all the way out, and the arm slipped back down. The black adjustment knob had come loose. My assumption is the knob was slowly coming loose and finally gave way. I also assume that it was just slightly out of position and was getting stuck on the trailer. I just adjusted it back to where it was supposed to be and haven't heard the awning sticking anymore.
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The black adjustment knob had come loose. My assumption is the knob was slowly coming loose and finally gave way. I also assume that it was just slightly out of position and was getting stuck on the trailer. I just adjusted it back to where it was supposed to be and haven't heard the awning sticking anymore.
I was going to suggest the tightening knobs as well. Almost sounds like Someone forgot to loosen them before pulling in the Awning and so they were tight when extending. Now I make sure to loosen them off when retracting.
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I was going to suggest the tightening knobs as well. Almost sounds like Someone forgot to loosen them before pulling in the Awning and so they were tight when extending. Now I make sure to loosen them off when retracting.
For the auto-awning, you do not loosen them. They stay locked all the time. I was commenting for my auto-awning. Were you talking about the manual type?
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:01 PM   #19
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I have had this issue on both Jayco units I have owned. First was a Carefree and the shock arms rusted which made both retracting and extending hard. It would bind up then "bang" out and in. WD40 helped then the arms were replaced under waranty and I lubed them from the get go. No issues after that. Now the second unit with the Dometic had the same issue, but not rust. WD40 helped to get it going in and out, but had them replaced under waranty and now I put a high grade lube on them to avoid future issues. At one point on retracting with the old ones my support arm was bowed and quickly snapped back to straight with a "bang".

Point is, lube them and keep them lubed through the season to avoid issues.
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Our awning is sticking like so many others makes a loud bang. Has not broken yet. Just another Jayco quality problem.
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