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Old 05-07-2019, 02:22 AM   #1
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Zip Dee manual awning help

Iím having problems with deploying the awning with the rod that connects to the wheel. The rod is wobbly and makes it difficult to manipulate. The rod was supplied by airstream. Anyone has a fix for that ?
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Iím having problems with deploying the awning with the rod that connects to the wheel. The rod is wobbly and makes it difficult to manipulate. The rod was supplied by airstream. Anyone has a fix for that ?
Yeah, throw it away or repurpose it. I use a step stool and hand tighten. The rod doesn't get it tight enough anyway
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Iím having problems with deploying the awning with the rod that connects to the wheel. The rod is wobbly and makes it difficult to manipulate. The rod was supplied by airstream. Anyone has a fix for that ?

When I had the manual awning, I gave up on the rod. I carried a little ladder and stepped up on that to twist the rear one open and closed. I could reach the front one by standing on the step.
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The wheel manual system works fine if you:

— lube threads and bottom of wheel where it mates with the receiver; and
only pull on the rod, don’t ever push.

Yes, this requires re-positioning the rod more often. What’s the rush?



Take your time, jiggle the awning arms once in a while to get the wheel to seat wheel good!



No prob!

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Pull don't push. Left side of the wheel to loosen, right side to tighten. Keep the treads clean and lube with spray PTFE.

On the support arms...make sure they plumb. The rear arm on our Classic had to be moved forward to get the awning to roll & lock properly.

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Iím having problems with deploying the awning with the rod that connects to the wheel. The rod is wobbly and makes it difficult to manipulate. The rod was supplied by airstream. Anyone has a fix for that ?


My technique is:

Use the rod to unlatch the Z lock and one wheel lock, pulling, rather than pushing the wheel;

Open the other wheel by hand while standing in the doorway,

Insert the rod into the awning loop at the center point of the roll.

Pull the awning loop to launch the awning.

The rod works fine for this.

Closing is the same, although I use a piece of line through the loop instead of the rod, just to ensure that the loop stands proud of the furled awning, ready for the next launch.
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