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Old 03-05-2003, 10:42 AM   #1
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Opening my awning

Hi,
We are finally in warm weather and would like to take down the awning. However, I can't figure out how to do it. I've had a couple of non-airstream trailers before, so am familiar with the system, but can't quite get the airstream mechanix figured out. Anyone out there with an 84 345 that can walk me through the process? I've tried manhandling, shaking and stopped short of prying. Appreciate all feedback!
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Old 03-05-2003, 04:34 PM   #2
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What brand is your awning?
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Old 03-05-2003, 05:23 PM   #3
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Z-D?

Eric,
if you have the Z-D awning..check the the pin that you may have to pull at the same time to open..They're on each of the arm that extends out from each side point. This is really a two person job, IMHO.
Now, I'll assume the worse..If it's still rolled up..you may need to get ahold of the pull cord to start the open'in process.
On your main awning, it located abt the center of the length of the rolled up awning tube. Just like the ones over the window's...
Whith out further info, I can only try to picture what you're trying to ask.
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Whoa!

If you have Zip Dee the roller has a lock on the right side. It is a little lever right at the end of the roller.

IF YOU FORCE THE AWNING TO UNROLL, YOU WILL BREAK THE ASSEMBLY!!!!!!!!!!

Do not arbitrarily pull the cord and never force anything.

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If its a carefree, Let us know and I can tell you how to unstick the roller lock. Mine was jammed and they sent me the directions.
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Exclamation True but~

Smily,
That's true but....
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If you have Zip Dee the roller has a lock on the right side. It is a little lever right at the end of the roller.
The main awning has two locks, not one, on each end. (At least on mine.)

Thanks for that reminder.
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