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Old 04-13-2014, 03:18 PM   #1
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Awning installation - 1975 Overlander 31 ft

I am wondering if an awning can be installed on any 1975 Overlander or if it had to be done as a factory install at time of purchase. If it can be done, what is a ball park cost?
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Zip Dee will cut them to length. You can definitely install an awning, but it's not the easiest task. This is a fairly comprehensive thread on variations in how to do it. Pay attention to post #10. I have had professional installers also say they think the rollers come a tad long. If you decide to go ahead, you might call Zip Dee and discuss this issue with them.

I would definitely reinforce the attachment locations if you can get at the inside of the shell.

Here is a link to the original instructions, which tells you about the spring in the roller.

Sometimes the roller or arms can get jammed by sand. Getting the awning operational can result in other problems. You can also repair a roller if the fabric separates from the tube slot.

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