Originally Posted by azflycaster
My awning does not have the roller locks that yours has. It is fairly new and they don't use the locks on the newer ones. They have a travel latch which prevents the roll from unrolling in the wind. It is a cheap and simple solution and it is highly recommended.
The photos help quite a bit. And I'm pretty sure I can figure it out. But, the following info will let me check my ideas, if you have the time.
I don't see any reason I can't use the existing Z locks. I can even use it with the travel lock. This is a little bit like wearing a belt and suspenders. I can also turn the Z lock into a free wheeling end piece be removing a small part, a 5 minute job.
Let's see if I have this right:
The main awning arms and the rafter arms lay side by side with the main arms outside the rafter arms?
Are the upper brackets mounted over the vertical shell seam and into the vertical rib?
Is the distance between the vertical seams where the end caps start exactly 15'.
I'm pretty sure the travel lock is the small (approx 2") wheel, right?
What is the distance between the end of the roller tube and the end of the 1/2" shaft? (with the Z lock it is 1 3/4")