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Old 08-21-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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Awning Angle

We have a 2012 26RLS. The awning goes straight out, how do we change the angle on it? There is a silver push button pin on the arm, but when pushed, the arm just slides within itself and has no effect on the angle. If that makes any sense whatsoever.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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We have a 2012 26RLS. The awning goes straight out, how do we change the angle on it? There is a silver push button pin on the arm, but when pushed, the arm just slides within itself and has no effect on the angle. If that makes any sense whatsoever.
Do you have the electric awning? If so, you will not notice any tilt to the awning until you roll it out. I believe the instructions call for no more then 2 hole difference between the two awning arms to keep it from binding up when rolling in/out.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:53 AM   #3
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Rockypointer,
Extend the awning and then make the angle adjustments with the buttons. I read the awning manual
and Carefree states not to have more than three hole difference between the two arms as it may bind when retracting
the awning. The first weekend we went camping I had the awning straight out and hated it. Played around with it last week
in the driveway and now it will tilt....much happier now.
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If it is an electric awning; change the set point ONLY while the awning is closed. Do not have more than three buttons holes differences between the two sides. Once it is adjusted then open the awning.
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If it is an electric awning; change the set point ONLY while the awning is closed. Do not have more than three buttons holes differences between the two sides. Once it is adjusted then open the awning.
I have only had my new TT about 1 month, and it does have an electric awning. My dealer didn't say much concerning the awning except that "it should be in the furthest extended position to roll it back in. When we got the TT to our site, I put the awning out and hated that it was straight out, so I dropped each side about 3 notches. I did this while extended. Later that same night it got real windy, real quick, and not wanting to lose the awning to the wind, rolled it in. I have left it in that position and been rolling in and out ever since. Could be I mis-understood him. Next time I am down, I will look and see if adjustments are possible when closed.
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I rolled mine in in the shortest position. It works just fine. If its rolled up, isn't the buttons covered up by the bottom arm?
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We have the electric awning. Ours dowsn't adjust
Some do, some don't
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I have only had my new TT about 1 month, and it does have an electric awning. My dealer didn't say much concerning the awning except that "it should be in the furthest extended position to roll it back in. When we got the TT to our site, I put the awning out and hated that it was straight out, so I dropped each side about 3 notches. I did this while extended. Later that same night it got real windy, real quick, and not wanting to lose the awning to the wind, rolled it in. I have left it in that position and been rolling in and out ever since. Could be I mis-understood him. Next time I am down, I will look and see if adjustments are possible when closed.
That's what I did, no problems. Later I dropped one side another 2 notches while it was extended to get the water away from the door side. That worked as well. Maybe I shoulda checked my manual first haha.
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If it is an electric awning; change the set point ONLY while the awning is closed. Do not have more than three buttons holes differences between the two sides. Once it is adjusted then open the awning.
Carefree's manual states that you can apply upward pressure on the pivot arm while adjusting the slope. In fact, there's a photo of the
awning in the open position while adjustments are made. That would be impossible to apply upward pressure if the awning is in the closed position. My advice is to read the manual that came with the awning as there may be some differences in the adjusting procedure.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:36 AM   #10
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Thank you all! Seems like a e z doo and will attempt on the next trip out!
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