Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-30-2003, 07:24 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
1978 25' Tradewind
Roseland , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 52
Images: 1
awning problems

Opening the awning on my 345 is a grueling task and takes 2 people, 1 on a ladder at the top and the other pulling up on the handle brutally. Whatever was supposed to engage when the handle is pulled up is no longer there and I put bolts in the holes on the leg to hold the awning up. Last time I opened it we had to muscle it so much that the roof bracket snapped in 2. I just had it welded back together and we are about to go back on the road, so I am wondering if anyone has had similar problems opening their awning & if there is a simpler way of doing this.
We have lived in our coach for nearly a year and besides the constant clutter that 3 people create, (especially if one of them is 5!), we have had a great time.
PS, wish me a happy birthday!

kooblekidz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2003, 08:59 AM   #2
Rivet Master
drboyd's Avatar

1978 25' Tradewind
Metro Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,398
Can't help you on the awning, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

drboyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2003, 02:04 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
Jim W's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 70
If your awning is a zip Dee, they have a lot of their parts for older awnings. I ordered several parts for my awning thats a 1977. They had every thing I needed & was very good at helping get the correct parts.
SF CA area
77/31' Airstream
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'78 Sovereign Awning Joan D'Andrea Awnings 6 01-03-2006 07:34 AM
Replacing Awning Arms beachmpk Awnings 7 10-05-2004 01:28 PM
Ground bracket solution for awning yukionna Awnings 3 10-05-2003 09:09 AM
Awning gwrimmer General Motorhome Topics 1 11-07-2002 11:59 AM
Awning Repair cesurman Awnings 0 08-16-2002 11:57 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.