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Old 05-28-2016, 05:22 PM   #1
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On my 2014 30 ' Flying Cloud, upon closing it up for the evening the strap got sucked up under the roller, unable to get to any part of it. Help, away from home.
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On my 2014 30 ' Flying Cloud, upon closing it up for the evening the strap got sucked up under the roller, unable to get to any part of it. Help, away from home.
I helped a fellow Airstreamer (Bert Gildart) with his 30' Classic that was in the same situation. Each of us got on a ladder at each end and pulled on the awning fabric edging until a third person was able to hook onto the middle awning strap loop.

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Thanks for your reply; we disconnected the rods on each end and tried pulling forward, no luck. I could get it back to the dealer but feel we should be able to do it here at the camp site. I will look at both ends again,
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Since the strap you'd normally use to pull the awning down is in accessible, you're going to need two strongish people (as a neighbor to help if necessary), one at each end of the awning, probably on a stool or ladder ... Make sure the securing hook is unhooked and grab the side bars at the top near the roller and pull the awning down evenly from both ends. You've got a long awning on your rig, so it's gong to take a good steady tug ... watch your balance and be careful not to get your fingers get pinched in the arms. As you bring the awning down the roller will unroll as usual and eventually the strap will be accessible... Of course, be sure not to let the awning go before you secure the side arm hooks or it will roll up and slam shut. Good luck!
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Thanks Terry.
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