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Old 02-01-2017, 02:34 PM   #21
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The problem I have is with the pins on each sibe. Seems as though regardless of what I use for lubrication, one of them is still difficult to pull out. Will keep reading to see if someone comes up with answer. Best of travels to ya......
You will want to pull out the pin when lowering the awning. To help it release easy, push with one hand on the awning roller to take the weight off the pin, and it will release easy with the other hand.
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Old 02-01-2017, 02:48 PM   #22
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ZipDee sells some handles that attach to the arm, swing out of the way when not in use, and give you all the leverage you need. Eliminated my need to use a step stool.
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I bought those handles, and later removed them.
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Old 02-01-2017, 02:59 PM   #23
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You will want to pull out the pin when lowering the awning. To help it release easy, push with one hand on the awning roller to take the weight off the pin, and it will release easy with the other hand.
Regarding those pins and the location thereof;
For me anyway, the end pin lock was too high, the second one too low so........
I made a drill guide to properly locate the drill, (if memory serves, a 7/16") and using masking tape to locate the drill depth, I drilled the two holes.
The Awning is now right where I want it; and I can lower one end for drainage.

(NOW; about that STOOPID 'SCARE LIGHT'; when I get the proper sized dog dish, [a previous 'thread'] I can take care of it too.)
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Old 02-01-2017, 04:38 PM   #24
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I don't think strength has any thing to do with extending the arms. My problem before I figured it how was twisting the arm as I tried to extend them. They bind inside of their tube if you don't keep them going out straight.

The handles referenced above helped a great deal for me.
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Old 02-01-2017, 04:53 PM   #25
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I don't think it's strength either if you keep it lubed with silicone. Cheryl (she's not tall) often lifts/lowers one side while I do the other. (I'm 71 years old.) No lift handles.
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Video is helpful.
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