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Old 09-30-2009, 07:58 PM   #15
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Some ZipDee have a clutch lock at the forward end of the awing. This clutch lock is operated by what looks like a trigger folded in against the awing barrel. To release it you put your pull pole in the hole at the upper end of the trigger and pull it out about 20 degrees. Once released the awing should unroll by pulling on the pull strap.
The clutches that Howie refers to are called Z-locks. There are usually 2 one on each end of the roller. The rear one locks the spring and the front locks the roller tube.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:39 PM   #16
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On our 86 motor home the travel lock is in a different place than that video. We have only the large curbside awning.

The lock is located at the nose end of the motor home. If you get up on a ladder and look at the right end, you will see a little hook shaped like a bent finger. That is the lock. There is an eye (as I remember) that you can insert the awning stick through to pull and unlatch. Then you can rotate the wheels and pull out the awning. Hope this helps.
THIS was the answer! It opened very quickly at the mechanic's once he unlocked the travel lock at the front.
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