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Old 02-07-2014, 05:50 PM   #941
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I received my replacement bars this week. The 1st set appeared to be for a 1989 or later because 1) they exactly matched the ones only 1991 trailer and 2) they stuck wayyyy out on Dolly. ( photo 1)

The replacement ones were only slightly different, I had to check to see if they weren't the same ones as the first set. I wasn't thrilled so I tweaked the bend by straightening it out in a press. The second photo shows how much de-bending I did.

Now it fits like an awning should. Hopefully tomorrow I can get it all mounted.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:17 PM   #942
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Awning Time!

Step 1 is to attach the main arm to the previously mounted lower bracket and hook the upper clamp to it (the one with the wheel)

rotate the entire arm up to the trailer to locate where the upper clamp needs to mount, drill, apply sealant and screw it in place
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:23 PM   #943
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Then you lower both arms and slip in the awning to each head casting.

Here comes the trick- remove the second slat. just un screw the phillips screws and slide it out. Take the 1st slat and slide it into the awning rail.

Then you rotate the entire awning up and against the trailer, use the wheels to hold it in place. Now it's not too difficult to slide the 2nd slat back into place. The awning is now attached but not tensioned.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:28 PM   #944
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Finally, lower the awning to full extension and install the upper arms.

Now for the fun part...

Remove the left hand lower bracket from the lower clamp - hang onto it and slip off the bottom 1/2 of the arm. Now you rotate the upper part of the arm 1 turn clockwise for every foot of awning length. 16 turns in my case. Use caution because if you let that arm slip it could do some serious damage!!!

Finally, slide back on the lower 1/2 and attach it to the lower clamp.

Roll up the awning slowly and check that it all fits properly. There are a couple of small screws that go into the awning rail to keep stuff from slipping out.

Your new awning should be ready to use!
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:51 AM   #945
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Wow that looks great. Once again you do amazing work.

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Old 02-09-2014, 04:59 PM   #946
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I received my replacement bars this week. The 1st set appeared to be for a 1989 or later because 1) they exactly matched the ones only 1991 trailer and 2) they stuck wayyyy out on Dolly. ( photo 1)

The replacement ones were only slightly different, I had to check to see if they weren't the same ones as the first set. I wasn't thrilled so I tweaked the bend by straightening it out in a press. The second photo shows how much de-bending I did.

Now it fits like an awning should. Hopefully tomorrow I can get it all mounted.
I just had to check my awning arms on my '61 Overlander. I ordered it direct from Zip Dee before I was an Airstream & RV dealer(2007?). I don't remember if we "tweaked the bend", but I don't think we did. Your awning looks great!
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:57 PM   #947
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I just had to check my awning arms on my '61 Overlander. I ordered it direct from Zip Dee before I was an Airstream & RV dealer(2007?). I don't remember if we "tweaked the bend", but I don't think we did. Your awning looks great!
Now my awning looks just like yours, a nice tight fit. It's possible that a '63 has the awning rail mounted lower than other years. Then again, I may have had a session of obsessive compulsive aluminitus

No matter, I'm a happy dude with 3 green awnings!
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:37 PM   #948
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Looks great, Vernon!
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:44 AM   #949
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Hello,

Good job, your Overlander is very nice !

Were can we find a complete blind ? I visited Zip Dee website but I didn't find there...

Thank you
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Good job, your Overlander is very nice !

Were can we find a complete blind ? I visited Zip Dee website but I didn't find there...

Thank you
If you are asking about a complete awning system, call Zipdee, they will sell direct.
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Maps are out and I'm planning my next adventure. People ask a bunch of questions if you have a solar panel in use at a full hookup campground.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:31 PM   #952
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Anyone wanna guess what Dolly is getting for a "spring" present?
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New Axles!

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Old 02-27-2014, 07:45 PM   #954
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Mine should be here in a week or so. Moving the overlander to the hangar this weekend to start removing the old axles. Where did you order yours from? I ordered mine from Colin Hyde ..
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Yippee! Are you ordering the 32 degree down angle to get more ground clearance? I did on Moonraker and it definitely improved it.
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Not sure if that was directed at me, but I'm going w/ 22.5 s. I build a carport for my previous gt, so I have clearance issues. I found it odd that the 65 overlander sits higher than the 63 Gt, I even have a low profile a/c on it!
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22.5 degree down angle, high profile brackets. The original ones are low profile so I'll get a bit of height from that plus the non-drooping trailing arms. I can't recall exactly but the last time I did this it raised the 'Stream almost 3".
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Vernon, as I recall, with your last axle job you didn't install shock absorbers. What are your plans for this time? Also did you order the same capacity on the axles as was original?

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Vernon, as I recall, with your last axle job you didn't install shock absorbers. What are your plans for this time? Also did you order the same capacity on the axles as was original?

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I'm not planning on shocks. We can start a new thread on the difference of steel compression, rubber compression and rubber torsion (shear) load bearing systems and the effect of damping devices if anyone wants too.

I went with 3200 lb axles, a slight upgrade just for peace of mind.
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[QUOTE=HiHoAgRV;1421668]We can start a new thread on the difference of steel compression, rubber compression and rubber torsion (shear) load bearing systems and the effect of damping devices if anyone wants too.[QUOTE]

I don't think that it's necessary to start a new thread. I've just looked in the Shocks Forum and some other sub-forums under Running Gear and I now see that the topic has been well discussed!

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