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  • 2019 2600RB Awning Problems

    Having problems with the awning aligning properly when closing. I have to stop retracting prior to the rear arms aligning and manually adjust for proper alignment. Warranty Date is 20Jun18... I had this fixed under warranty in Sept 2018 at the Richmond location.

    I'm also having problems with the awning support brace top screw stripping when extending and retracting.

    Is this a common problem with this model?

    Jeff Harris


  • #2
    Originally posted by jpharris View Post
    Having problems with the awning aligning properly when closing. I have to stop retracting prior to the rear arms aligning and manually adjust for proper alignment. Warranty Date is 20Jun18... I had this fixed under warranty in Sept 2018 at the Richmond location.

    I'm also having problems with the awning support brace top screw stripping when extending and retracting.

    Is this a common problem with this model?

    Jeff Harris
    Jeff,
    First--welcome to the forum.

    Can you post a picture showing the screw you state is "stripping" when extending and extracting?

    I also suggest give this thread, https://gdrvowners.com/forum/exterio...t-from-rv-wall, a read and see if it addresses your concern.

    (If I'm right, the first problem regarding alignment is a symptom caused by the second issue.)

    -Howard

    P.S. I am not a GD employee but want to help...
    Last edited by howson; 08-11-2019, 09:01 PM.
    Howard & Francine +2 fur kids (Brody & Little Princess)
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    • #3
      Thanks Howard,

      When I noticed it and tightened it down I knew it was stripped. When I retracted the awning it pulled out again. I was thinking of using an anchor kit, but not sure if it would be strong enough to hold.

      Jeff

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jpharris View Post
        Thanks Howard,

        When I noticed it and tightened it down I knew it was stripped. When I retracted the awning it pulled out again. I was thinking of using an anchor kit, but not sure if it would be strong enough to hold.

        Jeff
        Cate&Rob -- is this fixed with the molly rivet (or whatever it was called) discussed at length in the other thread? (Pic in post #3.)
        Howard & Francine +2 fur kids (Brody & Little Princess)
        2017 Ford F-350 DRW 6.7L Platinum & 2006 Honda Goldwing (in truck bed using a LoadAll v3)
        2019 315RLTS towed >11K miles as of Jul '19 (purchased 16 Jul 18 from Campers Inn RV in Byron, GA)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by howson View Post

          Cate&Rob -- is this fixed with the molly rivet (or whatever it was called) discussed at length in the other thread? (Pic in post #3.)
          These?

          https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
          Mark - 2018 Solitude 310GK - Ford F-350 SRW diesel short box - Pullrite Superglide hitch

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          • #6
            Originally posted by howson View Post

            Cate&Rob -- is this fixed with the molly rivet (or whatever it was called) discussed at length in the other thread? (Pic in post #3.)
            The moly rivets shown in the link by Mark boyscout are used at the ends of the aluminum strip that fastens the awning fabric to the wall. I don’t think they would be large enough for the bracket fastener shown in the picture by Jeff jpharris. That larger screw should be going into an aluminum frame member. Once you figure out how/why the winding is overloading this attachment, a larger diameter fastener should work.

            Rob
            Cate & Rob
            (with Border Collies Molly & Angel and their kitty Gracie)
            2015 Reflection 303RLS
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            • #7
              If I am seeing the picture correctly this is the center "cradle" support for the awning when in the retract position. Looking closely at the screw it looks to me to be too short in length. The outer layer of wall material is , I think , about 1/4" thick then the aluminum structure is about 1/8" (or less). Judging from the thickness of the bracket I would say that there is about 1/4" of good thread sticking out and the rest is the tapered point , the tapered part will not hold much. If you try to go to a larger diameter screw you may have to drill out the cradle bracket. Which ever you choose I would suggest a longer screw , 1" to 1-1/2" , hopefully that may get a better bite on the wall structure material.

              Brian
              Brian & Michelle
              2018 Reflection 29RS Oct.17 build date, EMS-HW50C , Lippert Remote
              2015 Chevy 3500HD CC LB Duramax , Reese Elite 18K

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              • #8
                I recall folks on a different social media site sharing this same issue but I do not recall the resolutions and possible the whys it is happening nor what owners/others need to be doing to prevent it from occurring in the first place (if anything.)

                Possibly Emily GDRV-Emily at GDRV can share some feedback.

                Dan
                Last edited by Canyonlight; 08-14-2019, 07:09 PM.
                Dan & Carol - Formerly Toes In The Water - Now Canyonlight
                2014 303RLS Reflection #185 (10/2013 build)
                2012 Silverado LTZ Crew Duramax 2500HD - 2700/16K Pullrite Superglide

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Canyonlight View Post
                  I recall folks on a different social media site sharing this same issue but I do not recall the resolutions and possible whys it is happening nor what owners/others need to be doing to prevent it from occurring in the first place (if anything.)

                  Possibly Emily GDRV-Emily at GDRV can share some feedback.

                  Dan
                  Thanks for the tag! I actually do not recall a fix... but maybe I can reach out to someone to see what they are doing in service... or if they changed anything in production.

                  Thanks, and I will get back to you asap!

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the help.

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                    • #11
                      I agree with the comment that the top screw looks too short. That screw would not reach any aluminum bracing behind the fiberglass. Also, when I had an RV with a long awning that required the center support, if the support is mounted too high (even a little bit), it will stress the top screw when you deploy the awning. I would download the installation manual for your awning (from the Carefree website) and make sure that support is mounted to spec. =
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