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Old 03-31-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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Awning Question

In the desert here outside of Phoenix and it's hot already. Not much wind lately so I put out the electric awning yesterday and noticed the awning material was not stretched firmly as on a neighbor's Designer, but sagged several inches. I'm wondering if others have tight or sagging material. Seems it's more susceptible to winds when it's loose.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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I really don't like to admit it but I have a saggy one!
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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On mine it sags when it is all the way out so I just roll it back up till the sag is out of it.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:34 PM   #4
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Press and release

The tech who did the walk through for me had me hold the button until the awning was fully extended and the same for retracting.
I then read through all of the manuals and the awning manual said to press and release the button and it will stop automatically in both directions.
I haven't tried that yet and I don't know if it will automatically set the correct tension.

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On mine it sags when it is all the way out so I just roll it back up till the sag is out of it.
X2. Doesn't take much back roll to take the sag out.
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Craig what I do is put awning all the way out and then hit the retract button until the awning material is tight. Later Ernie
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I really don't like to admit it but I have a saggy one!
I hear they make a pill for that now.
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cekkk-- X3 A little "roll back" cures the sag problem Larry
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Solved the problem. I was pulling the trigger a bit too soon, not wanting to strain the motor. Found that if I keep the extend button down a couple extra seconds it snugs up the fabric. So bottom line, while the arms were fully extended, it still had a bit more work to do.
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