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Thule awning

Post by chalkywhite on Mon May 29, 2017 9:33 pm

I have a Thule awning fitted as standard to my new Warwick XL. I have a bag containing 2 screws and 8 washers and a photo guide. It Instructing the user to add or take away washers to alter the angle of dangle. Can anyone explain why the need to alter the angle. I assumed one winds it out and drops the legs and fit the centre bar and its at what ever angle it is. scratch head

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Re: Thule awning

Post by Paramedic on Mon May 29, 2017 10:37 pm

My understanding that the awning together with alloy wheels and other additions are part of the Premium Pack. Our used van had this pack so assume that the adjustable tilt option relates to the mounting position and the angle of tilt required relative to the overall height of the van. The washers you have inherited are basically surplus to your requirement and are of no further value to you. Regards

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Post by Jaytee on Tue May 30, 2017 9:29 am

We did adjust ours as the angle was too slight I.e it didn't drop down sufficiently when we had it extended.

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Re: Thule awning

Post by Spospe on Tue May 30, 2017 11:05 am

The idea is simple. If the awning fouls the open side door when it is being extended (or retracted), then add the washers / bolts to improve the angle. From memory I used 2 washers.
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Post by Jaytee on Tue May 30, 2017 12:58 pm

You add washers under the Allen bolts to lower and remove washers to raise the self supported angle. So if you have no Allen bolts fitted Chalkywhite then yours is at its lowest.
The Thule manual is on Internet if you didn't get one with the van and page 6 explains all up!.

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Post by chalkywhite on Tue May 30, 2017 10:56 pm

Thanks for the replies. I have not opened it yet but your info is quite helpful.

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