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Old 06-29-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Angry MyZipDee Awning

My ZipDee awning will not open.The strap is sucked up inside and the awning won't uncoil. Anyone had this problem? called ZipDee they acted like it should just unroll but it wont roll out. Help ! I lubed the ends like it suggest's in the owners manual to no avail.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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Do you mean the strap in the center that you pull with the hook arm? If you're with another person, try having each of you on an arm pulling it forward until you start to see the strap come loose - then one of you - holding on to the awning fringe - walks over to the strap and connects the rod to finish the job.

While in each arm, confirm that it's not inadvertently locked in to position with those thumb screw locks...

Other than that - not sure how to help. Can you post some pics??
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:12 PM   #3
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That happened to me recently. The pull strap must have gotten shy and somehow snuck up behind the rolled up awning where it wasn't accessible. I was by myself and after undoing the locks and latches, I got up on a step ladder and was able to get the roller to move out a couple of inches so that I could snag the strap and then pulled the awning out. When I rolled it back up, the strap extended a few inches as it always has. Have no idea what caused it to disappear like that. If you have a helper, SteveSueMac's suggestion would be a bit easier.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:31 PM   #4
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That happened to me recently. The pull strap must have gotten shy and somehow snuck up behind the rolled up awning where it wasn't accessible. I was by myself and after undoing the locks and latches, I got up on a step ladder and was able to get the roller to move out a couple of inches so that I could snag the strap and then pulled the awning out. When I rolled it back up, the strap extended a few inches as it always has. Have no idea what caused it to disappear like that. If you have a helper, SteveSueMac's suggestion would be a bit easier.
If you have strap that is short one a little angle when rolling up it will disappear, Longer strap will not
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:36 PM   #5
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I ve had three people on stools trying to open the awning it rolls out about 2 inches and then locks. It wont come out it's as if there is a lock on it. Cant get my fingers on the strap .Need the awning out but "No Deal"
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I guess you can adjust the tension andit look's like when I get home I will try that and take it apart but I am afraid of recoiling or what ever!
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Does your ZipDee have hand wheel locks on each end or do you have the model with the lock lever on the end of the roller tube?
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I guess you can adjust the tension andit look's like when I get home I will try that and take it apart but I am afraid of recoiling or what ever!
I would reserve that for last resort. We need to figure out what's preventing your awning from opening.
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Let's start with the basics. Have you unscrewed the wheel locks and travel hook?

Did you check to see that the 4 thumb screws are not locked/latched in to a hole?
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After double checking that you have it unlocked, tie a rope at each end of the awning arm head, then pull both.
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Does your ZipDee have hand wheel locks on each end or do you have the model with the lock lever on the end of the roller tube?
Check to see if there is a lock lever - I have one on the far right (front of trailer) and it needs to be swung open. This lock, BTW, is not on all Airstream trailers. I also have the hand wheel locks on each end.
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Two roller locks on each end and the hook lock on the rear end.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:19 PM   #13
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No the whole "Fabric cylinder appears to be locked it comes out a couple of inches and will not go any further
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Is there a lever on the right end of the awning? If there is, use your hook and pull the lever toward you to unlock the roller.

Are the people helping you grownups (strong enough)?

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