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Old 04-03-2012, 08:17 AM   #1
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Main Awning Will Not Roll Up

Currently at Gulf Shores State Park enjoying spring break.

Went out last nite to bring in the awning as a storm was coming...and, alas, no rollup!

i can handroll it up but it seems to me the spring tension is "locked"?

is this common? do i have to "unload" the spring as others have advised for similar problems on these forums?

need to drive home in a few days!
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
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If you can hand roll up the awning, the roll is not locked. It sounds more like the spring is damaged.

Call ZipDee at 800 338-2378 for advise.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #3
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ok thanks. i will do just that!
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I had the same problem with mine at the start of last year. I thought the same thing about a broken spring. But wishing for the best I sprayed some oil in both ends and worked it back and forth a couple of times anf it got much better. I shot it with silicone spray every time I opened it for the next few outtings and by the end of the summer it was good as new. It might be just that simple.
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If you can hand roll up the awning, the roll is not locked. It sounds more like the spring is damaged.

Call ZipDee at 800 338-2378 for advise.
I was wondering if any one has info on a screen porch assembly for the 10' awning on the Bambi?
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:00 AM   #6
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well i wish mine was going to be simple, but it was deployed during a windy t-storm and its ceasing of operation was preceeded by a large gust of wind and a loud noise...
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Can you let us know where you sprayed the lumber quint? Think I need to go dig out my manuals...
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