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Old 11-24-2019, 05:32 AM   #1
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Pop top snags awning when lowering

This might be an easy fix, but any recommendations on how to ensure the pop top doesn’t catch on the awning while lowering. Specifically there is a cap missing on the rear anchor of the awning that snags the lip of the pop top. I feel the awning mounts are set too close to the pop top and interested to know if there is an after market mount that works better?
Appreciate any advice.

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Old 11-24-2019, 07:33 AM   #2
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Which mounts do you have? Original SMB?

First, replace that cap. Clearance is tight there. Luckily SMB tops are flimsy. Pull/push it to the left while raising and lowering. Works fine.

Sometimes changing the hardware out is necessary.


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Old 11-24-2019, 07:50 AM   #3
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When I lower the top....I bias my weight (and the top) slightly to the driver's side. Once the top is down I use my shoulder against the top to "nudge" it over to the passenger side. I can get a rough idea of how centered the top is when I latch the front latches.
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