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Old 07-09-2009, 07:45 PM   #1
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zip dee awning will not roll

does anyone have advice on what steps I should take to repair my roller? I got the lock pin to move, but it all seems very frozen
the only way I have used the awning is by pulling the pin off the arm, and then roll the whole thing out by hand,, I think I need to get the steel tube off and then drill the rivets off the plug to get to the spring assemble, what do you all think is the best way to do this project? Your advice will be a big help, thank you, John
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:53 PM   #2
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Your Z-Lock lever is broken. You should be able to get a replacement from Zip Dee. Here is a breakdown of the parts: Awnings By ZipDee

Be careful when working on the roller. You need to remove the tension before you disassemble anything on the roller.
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thank you, I went to the site, printed out the instructions, I am learning much from this and I thank you for the site link, John
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gee, how would one remove the tension?
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gee, how would one remove the tension?
It's a 2 person job. Disconnect the support arm from the trailer on the spring side of the awning. 2nd person's job is to support the roller end. Using the support arm unwind the spring.

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if you are curious what could happen if you don't unwind the spring search for my thread "Airstream Owies".
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My Z lock lever is on order, $67.00, it will come with instructions, my streamer is very close to the finishing touches on my restore/repair, today I shall roll it off its blocks and continue the punch list, thank you, John
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I got the new Z LOCK with the instructions, for the idle end (front or awning only)
I was wondering, when I drill out the rivets to change out my Z-LOCK, is it going to spin out on me? John
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