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Old 06-19-2007, 08:24 PM   #15
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Our '68 Overlander had the same thing happen in northern AZ on IH40...it was a new(1 yr old) ZipDee, curbside. I saw the shadow of the unfurled awning in the rearview mirror. It bent the long tube at the front and pulled out the front 6 rivets. Oasis RV, in Tucson, repaired it, but we used bungee balls to insure no recurrences. 'spensive lesson, but could have been worse...........mike
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:05 PM   #16
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awning opening ....

Yes, the awning in question is on the street side, and does not have the two arms located on the curb side to ensure it stays put. It just happened again this past weekend, with about 50-60 mph gusting winds from the 'street' side of the camper. Very scary stuff when you picture your camper, truck and family overturned into a road side lake.

This time, I even tied the arms with rope, across the camper to the curb side and the awning tried to unfurl, but couldn't quite do it. Just doen't seem normal, but most other campers built today have a dual bar setup, with locks to prevent this type of problem. I've never noticed this simple 'pull the strap' type of awning retraction system without any type of locks on any other camper. Expect it may be unique to the AS.

I'm guessing that my only real option is to drill a hole to install a stud into the side of the campe and lock the arm to the stud while traveling, similar to the curb side setup.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:11 PM   #17
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Yes, the awning in question is on the street side, and does not have the two arms located on the curb side to ensure it stays put. It just happened again this past weekend, with about 50-60 mph gusting winds from the 'street' side of the camper. Very scary stuff when you picture your camper, truck and family overturned into a road side lake.

This time, I even tied the arms with rope, across the camper to the curb side and the awning tried to unfurl, but couldn't quite do it. Just doen't seem normal, but most other campers built today have a dual bar setup, with locks to prevent this type of problem. I've never noticed this simple 'pull the strap' type of awning retraction system without any type of locks on any other camper. Expect it may be unique to the AS.

I'm guessing that my only real option is to drill a hole to install a stud into the side of the campe and lock the arm to the stud while traveling, similar to the curb side setup.

Thanks for the input.
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Brad,

If you have a ZipDee awning, they make a latch which fastens to the side of the trailer and to the metal awning cover. Give them a call, the price is less than $10 as I remember.

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Old 10-24-2007, 07:07 AM   #18
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Let's go back and read his question again. It's the driver's side awning that's giving him a fit. If in fact it's 24' then I'd say he has another problem. The hook is the only solution for that awning. Check some boneyards like the one in Missouri for that hook someone mentioned. Colhart or someting like that. Google it. Might find it. I might be ableto find it. PM me or email and I'll find it for you. 60 mph? True Story?
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Had same problem with a MOHOME the items wkerfoot suggested solved the problem.
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