sorry to post this possibly dumb/obvious question, but I've searched and I can't seem to scare up the correct answer.
My *Main Arm* at the *Rear* of my Zip Dee awning on my 2013 Airstream is suddenly difficult to open and close. I called Zip Dee and they figure its slightly bent, and that I should attempt a fix rather than replace.
they pointed me to this video:
Straightening a Bent Zip Dee Awning Arm - YouTube
and I also reviewd this video:
Adjusting Arms On Zip Dee Awnings - YouTube
of course, the video refers to the Main Arm at the *Front* of the Airstream, which isn't under any tension.
After reviewing the manual and forums here - it isnt' clear to me whether I can unbolt and remove the Main Arm from the Rear *while* the Awning is rolled up without damage or concern for the tension.
Do I need to extend the awning, remove any tension from the spring arm, and THEN remove the main arm? or can I leave the awning up and in place [closed] and remove it as simply as the front main arm is removed?
thanks for any clarification! I have this vision of unbolting the main arm at the bottom and the thing suddenly spinning around and smashing into the AS!