Dometic Horizon RV Awning

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by elderchild, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. elderchild

    elderchild New Member

    Sure could use some help figuring out how to get the wrinkles out of this awning.......

    Help!
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    Welcome to the forum Francis. Need a little more information. Are the wrinkles there when it's out or is it wrinkling when you try to roll it in?
     
  3. elderchild

    elderchild New Member

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    The wrinkles are there when the awning is out and i'm not able to stretch the fabric, which i believe is like a vinyl of some kind, taut enuf when i reel it in to eliminate the wrinkles.

    Was thinking a blow dryer type heat might do it, but i don't want to do anything till i get some advice. Dometic and Camping World gave no help at all.

    Appreciate your replying.

    Absent minded, mindless? Not a bad place to be.......

    At least i know i need help!

    Peace....... francis
     
  4. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    Francis, rolling it out during the heat of day in sun and let it set should help. Is it an automatic or manual roll out? Does it have the arms that slide up to stretch it if it's a manual. Sorry not much help but maybe so others will jump in and we can figure out something.
     
  5. elderchild

    elderchild New Member

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    Had it out in the sun for quite some time.

    Manual control but i am concerned about stretching because i don't
    know how much pressure the mounts and hardware can take.

    Hope is there will be someone with the answer.
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    do u use anchors when it is out??? also what size is it ??? and do u use anytype of deflapper ,, that helps stretch it
    but as nash said ,, more info ;) :)
     
  7. elderchild

    elderchild New Member

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    Usually attached to side of RV.

    8 feet.

    deflapper can not be used because supports are about 18" from each side with
    an extra support for the middle if needed.

    i believe they call this a Horizon Case Awning.
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    but do u use tie downs on the roller tube ,, that stake to the ground ,, ???? u might need to have the tension re done on the roller tube
    :approve:
     
  9. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    Sounds as though it has to be the spring tension is weak. You should be able to adjust your brackets that hold it out and stake the roller to the ground as Rod stated and get the wrinkles out when the awning is out. Keep feeding us info and maybe we'll figure it out.
     
  10. elderchild

    elderchild New Member

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    ?? This is a manual crank awning.

    As for spring tension?

    Now if that's to be then that is the problem for there is no spring tension at all only
    supports under the awning that jackknife out and in as you manually crank the
    awning open or closed.
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    oh ok u have what we call a bag style awning ,, and yes it will have wrinkles ,, after being stored ,, it has no way of tensioning the awning ,, but u can stake it down ,, and get some f the wrinkles out ,, also did u say it was vinyl or acrylic ???
     
  12. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    Now I understand Francis. Like Rod said it will have wrinkles. If it really bothers you you might just want to invest in a awning that is spring loaded.
     
  13. elderchild

    elderchild New Member

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    Well, i guess you could call it bag style, however, the fabric is in a metal case.

    As for vinyl or acrylic, well i really don't know the difference. i had thought it
    to be vinyl but i could be wrong. Maybe Dometic would at least know that.

    No Hope = problem (course that has nothing to do with a wrinkled awning)
     
  14. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    Horizon is a type of awning that goes straight out. No arms to brace or to ground. You take a handle and screw it out and back in. I suspect tension (or lack of) is why the fabric is wrinkled.
     
  15. elderchild

    elderchild New Member

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    Actually it's not the wrinkles that bother me, it's the fact that the fabric will not roll
    up properly, when rolled up one end is not fully wound, and then the metal portion of the awning casing on the front end of the fabric will not align properly with the other portion of the casing that is attached to the rv..

    That leaves a gap which just could allow a strong wind to do damage to the awning.

    As i consider that now i believe i can solve that problem with a hook and eye.

    New awning? Only if the hook and eye doesn't work.

    And if i can get four men to help at a campsite they just might be able to apply
    the tension needed to correct the problem.

    Appreciate this forum. Caused me to think this thing out a bit.

    And that didn't hurt as bad as i thought it would.......
     
  16. elderchild

    elderchild New Member

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    Well this Horizon Case Awning has arms that draw the material out as you crank and also provide support for the awning and an arm on each side of the awning that either connect to the side of the rv or are anchored in the ground.......
     
  17. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    Francis, anyone in the cg would probably be glad to help.
     
  18. elderchild

    elderchild New Member

    Re: Dometic Horizon RV Awning

    Currently in the Malpais conservation area outside of Grants, NM
    and i'm the only one in the BLM campground here right now.

    However, soon to be with a multitude and will solicit the help to
    apply tension on the awning fabric when i get to Cuba, NM.

    The problem was not discovered till i first opened the awning about
    10 months ago, i guess it's about time that i began to do something
    about it.

    Thanks for your help.......
     

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