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    Awning Coming Off???

    The awning is screwed onto the camper at the top, and it looks fine. The awning looks like it was caulked to the camper then screwed on. This trip we noticed that the caulking at the rear side above the door is pulling away from the camper.

    Has anyone seen anything like this? Does it sound like a problem?

    I'll post some pictures when we get home later this week; can't post or view pictures from my tablet.

    Kay & Dave - Virginia Beach, VA
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    Mine is like that as well. Looks like the silicone used shrinked. My front awning slide cover is loose so I am going to pull it back and clamp the holder down. It looks like it spread a part a little. I don't think it's a big deal.

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    Well, we are home so I can post pictures now. Here are a couple of pictures of the back end of the awning.

    We are going to have our dealer look at it when we take it in for repair from the tire blowout next week.
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    Thats not right. Don
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    Wow. Any chance that a wind gust might have hit it?

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    Yep, looks like a problem to me. Good thing it's going in soon.
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    That definitely looks like an issue!
    Hopefully, there's an easy fix. Keep us updated.
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    I was cleaning our Reflection 303 and noticed the same thing, not as far maybe 3 - 4 inches on both sides. Will keep an eye on this thread to see how this is resolved. We have a lot of travel plans for the rest of the year so I don't have any plans to take it in at this time.
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    I did some more checking on the awning and found that the silicon is only pulling away from the bottom by just a few inches. At this point I don't think that here is nothing to really worry about.
    Horst, Marlene & Jack, Turlock-CA.
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    My awning is doing the same thing at both ends only ALOT worse, 10-14". What have the dealers come up with for a fix? Seems to me that the extrusion that is bolted to the camper with #10 screws is not a good way to mount these. All of the tension is placed on the screws on the end. I would have thought that the extrusion should have been about 6" outside of each end so that the tension from opening the awning would be spread out over a larger area. I also think the strip of caulk tape is a bad idea as it does not allow the strip to be solid bolted and allows the strip to flex.
    Trying to get into the dealer quickly as we leave in a little over a week for a two week trip.

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