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Old 05-06-2016, 04:52 AM   #169
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Chatted with ZipDee parts today. The parts man stated that the roughly $7 #1DR000 door wheel comes with every awning kit and Airstream discards them......
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I mentioned this to JC service while we were there. There was no official response. They installed one on our trailer at no charge !

Call JC service and mention what ZipDee said. They might send one out .N/C .
If they don't want to install at factory ,they should at least throw it in a drawer so the dealer or owner can install.

Had one on our 07 and it nice to have.
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I mentioned this to JC service while we were there. There was no official response. They installed one on our trailer at no charge !

Call JC service and mention what ZipDee said. They might send one out .N/C .
If they don't want to install at factory ,they should at least throw it in a drawer so the dealer or owner can install.

Had one on our 07 and it nice to have.
OK; I don't understand the need here? What will happen if you don't install? Airstream doors are rounded unlike other RV's. We have never had an issue with the door and awning in owning 3 different 25's; what am I missing?
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Door Wheel.

Nothing ,if you have never had the awning rub on the door as you go in and out. We have tilted ours may times to shed the rain and if that is the low end it rubs the cloth. (Damages it and can allow water to come thru.)
Some people don't like the look ,i think that's why Factory doesn't install.Plus the additional 10 min.labor.
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Got to install winterize kit. Now there is plenty of room, after they rotated panel.
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:06 AM   #174
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Does anyone know what the hooks in the back of the table storage cabinet are for?
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:41 PM   #175
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Does anyone know what the hooks in the back of the table storage cabinet are for?
I hang my two dog leashes and harnesses there. As well a a rain coat sometimes. Plus a hat.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:21 AM   #177
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Rain Coats ,Installed a stick on hook on right for Shoe horn.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:39 AM   #178
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OK; I don't understand the need here? What will happen if you don't install? Airstream doors are rounded unlike other RV's. We have never had an issue with the door and awning in owning 3 different 25's; what am I missing?

I never had an issue with my 1997 21 Excella. On my 25FC RB Twin, with the awning adjusted just one notch below fully deployed, the edge of the door perfectly caught the open side of the sewn seam of the awning. First time I opened the door with this scenario it cut the first row of threads. I was not a happy camper.

I take delivery Thur. of my 26U and this thread jogged my memory in what might happen, so I'm being safer than sorry and having dealer install one. May not need it but not going to have this ugly issue happen again.


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I bought one of the awning rollers a few years ago, still have it, but just can't bring myself to drill into the door and put it on. Meantime I noted the upper side of the door panel is a folded aluminum edge, and pretty rough where it was cut to manufacture.

I took a file and some sandpaper and smoothed it so it slides nicely when the awning is dropped a notch and makes contact. It will still rub the awning when opening the door, but I wonder if any worse than the awning roller. It seems the awning roller wheel has too skid sideways a bit making the arc.

Maybe I should just put it on there and think less about it, try not to notice it going in and out the door. Is there another solution, maybe some kind of roller bearing we could mount just inside the door edge and out of sight?
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I bought one of the awning rollers a few years ago, still have it, but just can't bring myself to drill into the door and put it on. Meantime I noted the upper side of the door panel is a folded aluminum edge, and pretty rough where it was cut to manufacture.

I took a file and some sandpaper and smoothed it so it slides nicely when the awning is dropped a notch and makes contact. It will still rub the awning when opening the door, but I wonder if any worse than the awning roller. It seems the awning roller wheel has too skid sideways a bit making the arc.

Maybe I should just put it on there and think less about it, try not to notice it going in and out the door. Is there another solution, maybe some kind of roller bearing we could mount just inside the door edge and out of sight?
Not sure which may or may not be worse, the door or the roller, but I had the roller installed at JC on our first Airstream and it will leave a mark where it makes contact with the awning. That is my experience anyway, and I assume it was installed correctly. Taking it off after install is probably not an option because of the hole in the door, which I guess could be hidden with a rivet, but better left alone in my opinion. I like the idea of smoothing out the top of the door, I think I'll check mine out and see if it is rough.
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Caution "Table Post" Storage

Make sure tabs stick out of post. If not, post goes all the way down hit's bottom tab pop's out and you can't get post out ! Yuk !!! This was not fun.
Take a thin blade knife slide down along surface of post,find tab and push & hold in. pull post up and out. Did this on both. Did i say this is not fun.
Got to find a solution for future.
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Picture of post with tab in.

Picture show's Tab "In" . Should protrude thru hole . Photo show's wrong position. In this position post can go all the way to bottom. Hope this help's.
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