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Old 02-21-2014, 05:16 AM   #15
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My 1983 310 motorhome does NOT have the lock mechanism. When i first got the rig and watched the Zip Dee training video, i was concerned when i saw that the lock was missing and apparently had never been installed. I called Zip Dee and they told me that the older units just didnt have the traveling lock. I have not had any problems with the awning while on the road and they didnt make any recommendatuin to install one.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:34 AM   #16
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Now, window awnings are a different story- yes? i.e. they dont have the wheel lock.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:39 AM   #17
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I guess both my coaches have the awning springs wound tight! There is a zero chance of them billowing out even in gale force winds. It takes a good grunt to pull any of them out.
I have a box of unused locks should anyone really want them.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:41 AM   #18
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Even for the street side and rear window awnings? I guess my concern would be if those window awning springs broke... the catch would hold them up, similar to the main patio owning wheel locks.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:18 PM   #19
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Hmmmm
I hadn't given any thought to the springs breaking while in transit.
In this case you're right... no wheel locks or "z" lock to keep it from becoming a parachute.
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