Awnings not retracting flush

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Joined
Nov 17, 2019
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793
Location
Prince William, VA
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4326
RV Length
43
TOW/TOAD
2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
I went to retract my awnings before going back inside (I never leave them extended unless someone is out there to retract them if the wind suddenly picks up as I have zero trust in the wind sensors). I hit the remote and watched them retract and it seems they aren’t retracting flush anymore. I extended them again and retracted them, wondering if it was just a fluke but got the same result. I haven’t extended them again for fear of damaging something or making it worse. It’s a calm day and I was out with them the entire time. There was the occasional breeze that made them wobble a bit but nothing that should bend anything.
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The backend of the rear awning appears to still retract flush. The front of the rear awning however appears to be not quite flush.
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I plan to climb on the roof and see how much the difference is but thought I’d ask if this is a thing others have encountered and whether or not its an easy fix.
 
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TGO Titusville FL
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2015
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Newmar
RV Model
Dutchstar 4369
RV Length
43
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CRV
I had the same problem. At the in Perry GA Rally, Girrard awnings had a booth. I talked to them, and they sent two guys that fixed them in few minutes. There are adjustments on the microswitches that are adjusted with a 6” long plastic hex tool that comes with the coach. But you have to know what are you doing.
 
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Nov 4, 2019
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No Where In Particular
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2020
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Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4369
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43’ 9”
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2016 Colorado
As the material stretches they will effect the alignment. There is an adjustment and you should have gotten a plastic Allen head tool to use. Complete instruction in the manual but I attached pertinent page. Only concern is make sure you don’t over adjust which will allow motor to continue to run. Easy enough to do after I watched them do mine at Girard service center.

I can take a picture of tool if needed.
 

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Joined
Nov 17, 2019
Messages
793
Location
Prince William, VA
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4326
RV Length
43
TOW/TOAD
2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
I got the tool. Time for some reading. Thanks for the heads up y’all. I was getting all worried for no reason.
 
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