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Old 08-23-2009, 05:31 PM   #1
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Oops

Just got back from a nice cheap weekend...

Went tubing down a river, torrential downpour!!! Got back to the trailer and voila BROKEN arm on the awning. Now this is a 2007 27FBSE, I had lowered the awning two notches but I guess that wasn't enough! Funny thing is the arm I DIDN'T lower is the one that broke, or should I say SNAPPED.

Anyway it seems like a clean break so I'm trying to decide if I should take it down to the dealer and have them fix it or if it's something I could handle.

I've attached the parts image from ZipDee, it's part number 2. It's warped big time with a clean break. No other hardware damage that I can see.

Looks simple enough but hey...Now I doubt it's covered under warranty but I have to ask because I also have an extended warraty too.

My problem is I'm up here in Canada and parts for some reason always cost a LOT more.

Suggestions?
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:41 PM   #2
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That's kind of a bummer, but you use your Airstream, things happen.

I would check on the warranty issue, but it may not be covered.

I'm pretty familiar with this type of Zip Dee, and I feel that you would be more than capable to install the new part yourself.

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Old 08-23-2009, 05:44 PM   #3
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May be covered by your insurance unless you have a large deductible.

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Old 08-23-2009, 05:59 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your awning arms, but welcome to the club!

I did the same thing a few years ago to my new awning. I had to buy new aluminum arms for mine. The steel inner arms were bent also, but Zipdee fixed them for me. Minw just bent, but did not break.

I now roll the awning up every night.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:20 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear about your awning arms, but welcome to the club!

I did the same thing a few years ago to my new awning. I had to buy new aluminum arms for mine. The steel inner arms were bent also, but Zipdee fixed them for me. Minw just bent, but did not break.

I now roll the awning up every night.
Wow, that's surprising. I assume you experienced some pretty stiff winds to do that.
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wierd thing is I didn't notice anyone else with damage, weren't even big winds, just lot's of rain
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No wind, just rain and lots of it. We were up on the rim and the sky opened up that night. It collapsed a 3 man dome tent that a friend of mine was sleeping in as well. In all fairness, I did not have the awning tilted for drainage, so it was mostly my fault. A $200 lesson learned.
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I'd explore the warranty end first, insurance second. That way you know the options available to you, then make your decision........been there done that lol
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