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Old 01-10-2004, 08:59 AM   #1
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Zip Dee repair question

The fabric "pull strap" that is used to unfurl the awning pulled off last week. Does anyone have any experience sewing or somehow reattaching this to the awning? I don't want to have to take the whole thing down just to reattach. I could unfurl the awning, maybe hold a sewing machine on my shoulder while my wife guides the material, but thought there might be some alternatives. Thank you.
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Old 01-10-2004, 09:39 AM   #2
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Old 01-10-2004, 09:48 AM   #3
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Handstitch with a sailmaker's needle or awl.
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unroll the awning, lock it, then disconnect the arms at the body.

should allow you to place it on a table alongside, then you could get the sewing machine at it.

just an idea!

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I just replaced the pull strap on my awning. The new strap came with rivets and I simply drilled three small holes through the new strap, awning material and then bar (in that order). Afterwards while still holding it in place I inserted the new rivets. Awning must be full extended. Works perfect.

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The best fitting awning is made in Italy & features a Airstream on its brochure in Europe...
www.fiamma.com for best detailed pics choose the European English language

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