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Old 06-06-2015, 04:51 PM   #1
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I pulled the loop off of my door side large Zip Dee awning. How do I extend the Awning now, so that I can reattach the pull loop? This should be a simple fix if I can just get it extended to work on it.
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:08 PM   #2
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Get a buddy and each of you get on an awning support arm and pull out evenly until the awning is out.
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Zip-Dee sells a replacement and it comes with rivets to install it. Works great. With a little help I think you can get awning out to find the tail that's left. Get the replacement first though. For the short term I just tied a short piece of rope on it until I got around to putting the replacement on.
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Two people to pull it out. Last rally I riveted a torn strap back on a neighbors ZD. His entire awning was so rotten that it tore right back off. Hopefully he has recovered the awning by now.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:11 AM   #5
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Thanks to all of you. Air Forums is such a help,when you have to face a new issue. Almost always someone else has delt with the same problem.
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I pulled the loop off of my door side large Zip Dee awning. How do I extend the Awning now, so that I can reattach the pull loop? This should be a simple fix if I can just get it extended to work on it.
On my Safari the loop at the end of the awning center strap has torn. Last week when I tried to open it with the pull bar, it ripped right through the cloth. I do not want to replace the whole strap, so I'm hoping to find another solution. I'm thinking about using some awning cloth to create a new loop and sew it onto the existing strap by hand. I need to find the correct materials. The pull strap on my Safari is a black woven nylon looking fabric.

Has anyone else done this, just added a new looped end?

I've sent an email to Zip Dee requesting assistance. Hoping to hear from them soon.
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