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Old 05-28-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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Awning problem

Hello all, I am very new to this, being a pop-up camper for many years, I recently purchased a 2001 Jayco Eagle 302fk. I am having a problem with the awning.

My husband and I put the awning up over the weekend, and now it won't come back down. It seems like one of the arms are caught up on something or off track. Has anyone every had this problem? We have tried to pull it back down, but its not working. Any ideas?
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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I would confirm that the release/locking mechanism on the right arm is working correctly. The release lever is plastic all the way up to it's connection point at the top, make sure it's still moving the plastic arm at the top. My release lever's plastic cable broke once thus not allowing me to open the awning. The plastic cable runs up the right awning arm.

.... and yes, sometimes one of the awning arms can get jammed when closed. Make sure any plastic arm locks are opened, and that the two black knobs on the arms are loosened as well.

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Edit: Sorry for the duplication. I was typing while Rustic Eagle was posting.

First, welcome to the forum.

My 2001 23b manual awning may be similar. Here's some things I would check. Sorry if I'm telling you what you already know.

I presume you have moved the flip lever on the right side to the correct position. You may need to click it back and forth a couple times to get the rachet to completely release.

Are both black thumb nuts loose on the arm ridge poles?

You haven't forgotten the small white (on mine) plastic latches have you? Both plastic keepers need to be rotated clear for the arms to deploy.

Sometimes when the awning is stowed the arms which are supposed to nest in nice and straight aren't lined up quite right and can bind. You may need to have someone push a bit back and forth on the arms while another person pulls on the opening strap.

Sorry I can't offer more. Good luck. vic
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On occasion we have to lift up the left arm (the one that sticks on our TT) to free it from the rain gutter mount then we are able to pull down the awning.
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Vic,

I've done the same thing, a couple of times

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