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Old 11-01-2010, 08:21 AM   #1
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I cant get the awning to open.......

I have a 1970 airstream. The awning appears to be in good shape, from what I can see. There is not a loop to hook and assist in pulling the awning open. Can someone tell me if there is an alternative method of opening the awning and retrieving the loop? I have tried to just pull on it, but it is too heavy.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:36 AM   #2
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There are at least two types.

Post a pic - the answers you want
are related to the type you have.
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:22 AM   #3
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We too are trying to figure out how to open the awning? We bought a 1968 Trade wind, I cannot figure out how to post a picture but I will try. Any instructions would be lovely.
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We too are trying to figure out how to open the awning? We bought a 1968 Trade wind, I cannot figure out how to post a picture but I will try. Any instructions would be lovely.
Post number 7 in this thread should help:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...ics-44928.html
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Our streetside, full length awning had a torn pull-down strap when we got it (Zip Dee brand). Make sure all of the lock-downs are off (ours has one at each end that turn to loosen and then flip off the arm to unlock). Then you and another person should be able to pull on each arm to get the awning to come out. As it comes out, it will get easier to pull on. Once out, you may see a torn off piece of the strap hanging or the plate where the strap used to attach.

We took a piece of nylon belting and made a new strap and using rivets, reattach to the tube and it has been working well.

If it is a Zip Dee awning, their customer support is really helpful as well.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:43 AM   #6
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Thanks so much! We got it open and it is rotten, hardware seems to be in good shape and the awning is a Carefree so we will be shopping for new awning fabric! Thanks for all of your help!
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Just a follow up , we ordered a new Awning from CNJ In Bellflower! That and a rock guard, we cannot wait!
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Rock guards not only protect, but add to the total coolness of an AS TT.
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