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Old 07-08-2011, 03:25 PM   #1
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Awning pull strap protection

I just finished replacing the awning pull strap on both the patio awning as well as the street side awning. Has anyone devised a way to give extra protection to the pull strap ends exposed to the sun or flapping against the side of the trailer while driving? I thought about making a sleeve out of the other awning strap material which could be slid over the ends when the awning is rolled up. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:03 PM   #2
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WOW, I never considered that will be a problem for us. I will be interested to hear the responses.
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When retracting the awning hold pull strap at about a 30 degree angle such that as the awning rolls up the strap rolls up more quickly; oscillate the strap from side to side so that it is essentially centered and fully rolled up when the awning is fully retracted. This leaves only the loop exposed to the air/sun and it will not flap as it is too stiff.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:59 PM   #4
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Just what withidi said. There is a link on youtube where the owner of Zip Dee awning shows how to properly do this.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:12 PM   #5
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I never thought about that. Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:27 PM   #6
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I have one to replace. I have had it since last fall but just have not drilled the holes and put it on. If you use the rivits that they provided with the replacement strap does it feel secure when you open / close the awning. I was thinking about using an additional washer to secure them to the tube.

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Old 07-08-2011, 10:12 PM   #7
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It seemed to me that the rivets were not really long enough but the 3 per strap seem to work OK. Time will tell.
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