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Old 06-16-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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awning question

I bought a 1994 excella 34ft. and the awning is supprisingly in pretty good shape when I opened it. But when I open it I cannot get the right support arm to fit on to the bar. the one side fits but the other hook will not fit in there is not enough room. Has anyone ever had this problem? Will the roller arm move a little bit so I can get the one side in? I don t want to break anything trying to get it to fit in. Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 06-16-2012, 11:35 AM   #2
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If it is a ZipDee order a handle for the side arm. They are cheap and give you the mechanical advantage you need to coax the slot over the shaft.

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Old 06-16-2012, 11:41 AM   #3
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Try pushing out on the awning tube instead of up on the shaft. Jim
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:39 PM   #4
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Being somewhat height challenged, I find it easier to use a short folding stool to push up on the roller. Sal.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:51 PM   #5
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I have recently begun to have the same problem. A holding washer has come loose and the roller has shifted a bit to the right - just enough to keep the claw from resting in its proper place.

It is on my list of things to fix - what I would do is call ZipDee and describe the problem and see that they recommend. If you have the time, do this and then post what you have learned.

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