RV Awning Adjustment

RV Awning Adjustment


Awnings are great when you want a little shade,
protection from the elements or cut down the glare on your TV. Let’s say the sun is just in the right position
where it’s blinding you or maybe it’s creating a lot of glare on the TV… These awnings are adjustable… But everything works a little differently
and adjust differently… so we are going to walk you through how all the awnings work. Your coach is either equipped with a Carefree
or Solera brand Awning. We’ll start with the Solera… A press of the button puts awning in or out. To adjust the pitch for more shade or to change
the side the water runoffs… simply pull down on the arm of the side you want to adjust. You can put your awning in without resetting
the pitch. Moving to the Carefree Awnings, once you have
it retracted, there a few different styles of adjustment. This style has 6 pitch settings. To set a lower pitch, simply grab the awning
here at the hinge and gently pull it in. Now, push in the both pins and slide the arm
toward the coach… slide it away to raise it. You can fully retract the awning without resetting
the pitch. A few important points here… DO NOT set the left and right arms more than
3 holes difference. . If you try to bring it in like this, there’s
a good chance you’re going to break something. The next style of Carefree awning is very
similar. This too has 6 adjustment pins. You can retract and extend the awning in any
position with having to reset. To adjust the pitch here with the awning open…
press in the adjustment pin… now simply slide the arm where you want it. Towards the coach for a lower pitch… away
for a higher pitch. If the left and right side have more than
3 positions difference… DO NOT retract the awning this way. You could mess up the arms and the canopy. Your best bet is to set the pins in the same
hole before you bring the awning in. Our Outlaws have an awning over the rear patio. The class C is manual. Simply crank it open// then pull out the stabilizing
arms and lock it in place. The class A awning is electric. Adjusting the pitch on some of these awnings
require a couple of things… a little help. So as always I am going to utilize Tom…
and you are going to need some basic tools. For this particular awning you are going to
need a 4 mm allen wrench.. Tom? This is a swim fin. This is a Gene Simmons mask. This is the Millennium Flacon… I need a 4 mm allen wrench. Tom likes to rock and roll all night a and
adjust awnings every day. It helps if you have someone holding the lead
rail to take off some of the pressure on the adjustment screws. First – loosen the top screw. Then make your adjustments with the bottom
screw. Turning it to the left will lower the pitch… Turning to the right will raise the pitch. When you have it where you want it… Tighten the top screw then move on to the
other side. This awning self-adjusts to accommodate the
set pitch. This awning is also equipped with a motion
detector. So if the wind starts knocking it around,
it will automatically retract. Out final style of carefree awning… is very
similar. It too has the wind retraction and adusjest
in a similar fashion. Open the awning and Have your version of Tom
hold the lead rail. With a 4 mm allen wrench loosen the top screw. Then adjust the lower screw to the desired
pitch. Turn it counter clockwise to lower the pitch….. Clockwise to raise the pitch
A few important notes here… make small adjustments and do not use power tools. When you have it where you want it… Do not forget to tighten the locking screw. For more owners resources visit Thor Motor
Coach.com

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