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Old 01-03-2012, 07:30 PM   #41
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I did not take time to examine each post, so this may have been already covered.

The extra handle to extend the awning is worth it's weight in gold. I had great difficulty extending the main arms fully so the rafter arm will attach.

If you flip the roller over from left to right the fabric will be right side up. But then you will have to take the fabric off the alumaguard and re- insert it the right way. That means you will also have to pull the alumaguard out of the track on the coach body and thread that in again too.
Then the springs will wind the wrong direction. Fabric must come off both the wall and the roller....or do the spring assemblies come out the end of the tube easily? I've only ever disassembled an A&E.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:38 PM   #42
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Hmmm. Our trailer has the battery access door right where the lower rafter arm would attach with a 15' awning - so it looks like the fall back plan was a 14' awning. The attachment piece on the top of the trailer is definitely setup for a 15' awning.

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You can attach the lower anchor point for the main arm above the compartment and shorten the arm. It works and I have seen it done, but I think it looks better with a 14' awning and a regular size arm.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:40 PM   #43
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I'm thinkin the trailer is upside down...was it ever in a South America Caravan?
Now why didn't I think of that?
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:16 PM   #44
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I'm thinkin the trailer is upside down...was it ever in a South America Caravan?
I think we need to take it to South America to test this theory. Any volunteers for assistants?

On a more serious note, yes, the fabric is attached to the bottom of the aluminum cover slats, just where it is supposed to be. We've taken everything off the trailer at this point and it matches the pictures on the ZipDee awning site. The channel where the fabric slides in has gotten pretty chewed up by the person who replaced the awning the last time. That was all done under a previous owner.

The fabric has been patched, needs more patches, and the seam thread is dissolving. So a new awning is in order no matter what. It's more a question of whether we can determine the correct dimensions to make the new awning and whether we can, or even need to, get a replacement for that bottom aluminum slat. Time to dust off my sewing skills, I guess.
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