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Old 08-02-2010, 08:31 PM   #1
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Awning Fell need help please

Wife called said awning fell, front of awing was down, Z lock seems to free wheel so to speak, replaced 11x32x 1 1/2" bolt, problem it will not roll up or down with bolt in , I have to take out and carefully roll up, its ok but dangerous same rolling out then put bolt in, any help would greatly be appreciated.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:52 PM   #2
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I am trying to understand what happened. How did the awing fall? Is the z-lock now jammed which is preventing the awning from rolling up or down?


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Old 08-02-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:45 AM   #4
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Thanks, for the reply, The only thing I found was the bolt, that goes through the pin with hole for the front side had broke, I had to rachet out remainder threads were very tight , the head end was in threaded hole but nut end of bolt was missing, so I replaced with what manual said in hole 11x32 bolt and nut this holds the cap part to the awning itself on the front , with out the whole arm comes off and awning is free to fall. found a letter in manual from 1994 saying this was dangerous, maybe a flaw hope this helps. without bolt in hole arm and cap are free to fall. Z lock seems free no snap at all
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:17 AM   #5
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called ZipDee this morning , Randy got me straightened out thanks, for such a great web site, airstream is the best.
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