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Old 08-03-2019, 09:19 AM   #1
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Rear Window Removal with Streetside Awning?

Have removed, cleaned, and replaced gaskets on the curbside of our "74" Tradewind with no issues. Now on to the street side. The awning is low enough that I can't get the window up past 90 degrees to remove from the track. Any suggestions? Do I need to disconnect the awning arms, release tension, and go from there? If so, what is the proper method of pretensioning the awning arms? Thanks...

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I disconnected the arms then carefully let the pre tensioned arm up ( better to wrap it with foam) then push the awning up about 6". Hold it in place with some stand offs. Then do your work without removing the awning.
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Gator...thanks for the reply. Do you recall which end is tensioned? Did you let the tension all the way off?

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Gator...thanks for the reply. Do you recall which end is tensioned? Did you let the tension all the way off?

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Left side is tensioned on mine. If you leave the awning in place you won't be able to un-tension it since the arm needs to swing all the way around. I counted 9 times on the small one I took off. The arm will swing up that's why I mentioned about wrapping it with foam (like a pool noodle). If you accidentally let go of the arm it will do damage to the skin of the trailer. If nothing else secure it by tying it down so it can't swing up too far.
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I believe all zip dees are tensioner on left. Rear in your case for main.
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