Fiamma F45 awning not stayingclosed during travel

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 08, 2020 at 13:45
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Hi, we've just returned from a 2000k trip and the awning works its way loose like .5 cm on the front. Its nothing drastic but annoying. Just wondering if someone knows how to tension it so it stays completely closed all the time. Thanks Trevor
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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Tuesday, Sep 08, 2020 at 15:07

Tuesday, Sep 08, 2020 at 15:07
Hi Trevor,

Can you post a photo of the awning in it’s closed position? Might be a bit easier to advise if we can see a photo.

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Reply By: terryt - Tuesday, Sep 08, 2020 at 16:23

Tuesday, Sep 08, 2020 at 16:23
Wind it right out and give it a bit of a tug on each side to make sure it's out as far as possible. Then wind it in. Worked for me
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Follow Up By: noggins - Tuesday, Sep 08, 2020 at 18:44

Tuesday, Sep 08, 2020 at 18:44
Then leave it in the wind up lever position. not the unwind release position.

We do this with ours and it stays tight against the side of the van


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Reply By: PeterInSa - Tuesday, Sep 08, 2020 at 20:13

Tuesday, Sep 08, 2020 at 20:13
Trevor, Did the Fix on our Fiamma on our Sprinter Campervan sometime ago it was probably like the Youtube below, but from memory ours was on the rear end of the awning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY3NubzC29k
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Follow Up By: Trevor G5 - Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020 at 06:25

Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020 at 06:25
Thanks, I had a look at the front like the YouTube video had and could not see the adjustment there when I was on the road. I will have a look at the back today. Thanks for the information.
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Reply By: Mark C9 - Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020 at 11:14

Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020 at 11:14
I've always been concerned that the awning could fly open at speed like a big sail
I use a 50mm wide piece of Velcro wrapped tightly around the arms – just in case
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Reply By: Member - Warren H - Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020 at 16:56

Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020 at 16:56
We are also having issues locking the awning closed, especially with a wet pack-up. I'll look at the video with interest. Fiamma also have a trouble shooting doc.
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Follow Up By: Trevor G5 - Thursday, Sep 10, 2020 at 13:37

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020 at 13:37
Thanks, thats helpful information. I'm going to try this when the weather is a bit kinder. Thank you.
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