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Old 10-08-2020, 05:31 PM   #1
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Awning issue - opening slightly while driving

Hello All,

I recently changed out my awning motor since it had died on me. Now I am noticing that after a long drive at hwy speeds, the awning creeps open about half a turn. I don't think that half a turn is damaging, but I am concerned it will eventually blow open at 70 mph running down the road.

Anyone experience a similar issue or know of a fix that would mechanically keep the awning completely secure and fully retracted?


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Old 10-08-2020, 10:23 PM   #2
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Awning motor is the brake and the awning should not extend at all. Check to make sure it is installed correctly. I had an awning installed incorrectly during manufacturing because of Dometicís incorrect instructions. The awning extended at 55 mph on I95. Not a pretty picture. Domestic paid because they had a recall out but Forest River didnít notify owners.
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