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Old 09-29-2017, 07:08 AM   #21
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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?
Removing the roller tube is fairly easy alone, as is removing the canvas from the top slats. The spring will be the tricky part. I tensioned mine following the instructions, but then added a few more turns on for good measure. Recoiling the canopy afterwards, it had WAAAY too much tension on it and I needed to take 3 turns off. Releasing spring tension without a helper will be a challenge, but maybe you thrive with challenges. Do a dry run first to make sure you have a plan of attack and the right tools within reach.
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Old 09-30-2017, 09:28 PM   #22
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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.

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Old 10-05-2017, 10:38 PM   #23
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We reinstalled our re-stitched patio awning and our new flex key on 10/02. We installed our new left side and back-end window awnings on 10/03. I won't go into the blow by blow, but I will tell you the new flex key made locally by the same person who re-stitched our patio awning did not go back easy and we also struggled with the patio awning. The same person made the new window awnings. They went much smoother, but we've decided that we do not like dealing with awnings.

They did turn out pretty good though.

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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?
Not sure what brand of awning you have but here is a link that should provide some useful information.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f442...tml#post838200
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