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Old 04-28-2006, 02:58 PM   #1
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Zip Dee Awning Adjustment

This is my first Zip Dee awning and I need some advice on how to adjust the arms that lock the awning into position.
When I extend the awning and try to lock the arms in position to hold the awning fully extended, they are 2 to 4 inches too long when locked. Try as I might, I cannot get the arms to lock in a shorter position or extend the awning long enough so that I can put the arms around the roller when the arms are locked in position.
What am I doing wrong?
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Old 04-28-2006, 04:03 PM   #2
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Here's some instructions from Zip Dee's website. This is for the curved arm awning, which is the kind on my Airstream. There's another page of instructions for a straight arm awning if you have that kind.

If neither one of these pages answers your questions, call Zip Dee at the toll free customer service number shown on their website. If you have to call them, prepare in advance by familiarizing yourself with their terminology for the various component parts of your awning, also shown on their website.

One of these will surely get you the answers your need.

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Old 04-28-2006, 06:28 PM   #3
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Thank's Flyfisher,
Your reply was helpful. What I am trying to say in Zip Dee speak is that my rafter won't click and lock in place. When it locks, the rafter is 2" to 4" too long. I will write Zip Dee and ask them how to adjust and post the result in case anyone has the same problem.
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:42 PM   #4
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i suggest just calling the 1 800 number for zip dee.....they are very customer friendly.

here are 3 suggestions.....please look at the parts list while trying.
perhaps you've already tired these things......
1. pull on the rachet stud (spring loaded) and try to push the claw bar assembly further into the rafter arm tube
2.try pulling/extending the main arm bar out of the main arm tube until the first click....the rafter claw should fit now. the main bar may have slide too far into the main arm tube, but regardless, extending it is a work around that should make the rafters functional for now.
3. dissassemble the rafter arm tube assembly and measure the compression spring......reads like you need the 4.25 and may have the 6.75

all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
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