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Old 07-11-2015, 07:27 PM   #1
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Need immediate help with Zip Dee awning

My zip d is stuck due to a bent arm and I can't get it back in. When the awning is retracted as shown in the picture can I take off the end cap without the spring that retracts the awning and spinning around in a dangerous fashion like a garage door with a broken spring.

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Old 07-11-2015, 07:36 PM   #2
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Send a picture. I didn't bend mine but had to partially disassemble it so that I wouldn't bend it. (Long, stupid story.) I am totally unqualified to say anything about that spring system.

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Old 07-11-2015, 07:48 PM   #3
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The spring must be carefully unwound before you take the end piece off.You can find instruction on the ZipDee website and probably on the Airstream site as well.Takes a couple of people to do it but is not complicated to do.
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:08 PM   #4
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It is easy to unwind. I took my awning off and had it restitched a couple of weeks ago. Putting it back on was a breeze...If you have the lock, you can lock spring.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:30 PM   #5
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The manual gives you the procedure to hand crank the awning in with a socket wrench. Whatever you do, do not attempt to travel without the awning fully retracted!
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:31 AM   #6
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The locking spring on the awning changed in 92, spring changed from a non-locking to a locking spring assembly. Go to Parts Lists to see the parts.
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:53 AM   #7
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Question awnings

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The locking spring on the awning changed in 92, spring changed from a non-locking to a locking spring assembly. Go to Parts Lists to see the parts.
I pur. zip-dee awnings in 2012 had then install at factory [shop] and my full lght. awning does not have a locking spring assy.

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