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Old 08-30-2003, 07:24 AM   #1
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awning problems

Opening the awning on my 345 is a grueling task and takes 2 people, 1 on a ladder at the top and the other pulling up on the handle brutally. Whatever was supposed to engage when the handle is pulled up is no longer there and I put bolts in the holes on the leg to hold the awning up. Last time I opened it we had to muscle it so much that the roof bracket snapped in 2. I just had it welded back together and we are about to go back on the road, so I am wondering if anyone has had similar problems opening their awning & if there is a simpler way of doing this.
We have lived in our coach for nearly a year and besides the constant clutter that 3 people create, (especially if one of them is 5!), we have had a great time.
PS, wish me a happy birthday!
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Old 08-30-2003, 08:59 AM   #2
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Can't help you on the awning, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
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Old 08-30-2003, 02:04 PM   #3
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If your awning is a zip Dee, they have a lot of their parts for older awnings. I ordered several parts for my awning thats a 1977. They had every thing I needed & was very good at helping get the correct parts.
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