Originally Posted by colleenkay
I have a '71 Sovereign
, and my awning is needing to be REMOVED. Is there a safe, easy way, to take the whole thing down, without knocking myself unconscious?
At the time we removed our awnings it was to polish our AS. We did not plan to do more than take them off and then put them back on. Removing our 20' patio awning still attached to the tube was heavy and difficult and I don't recommend doing it that way. I would not do it that way again. Get the pdf from the Zip Dee site and follow their instructions for replacing your awning fabric. Whether you replace the fabric or not, it's the safest way to remove a large patio awning.
As maj nelson said it can be done by one person with the right equipment and innovation, but two our more people makes it easier and probably more fun, if you can call it that. Haha
You say you need to take the whole thing down. How come? And even if you plan to go so far s to remove all of the mounting hardware I still recommend to begin by removing the tube and then the fabric as explained in the Zip Dee pdf.
I hope this helped.
As previously posted I have my new window awnings and my resewn patio awning back and hope to get them installed in the next few days.
I'm nearly finished polishing, really all that's left is some final Cyclo buffing. I also need to install my marker lights, and other hardware I removed to polish, but that won't interfere with putting the awnings back on.