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Old 06-01-2013, 06:21 PM   #21
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Try to hold hook vert. just down from hinge then hook into eye this should work. Install hook 1st. then eye, as I see your pics. it looks as eye is mounted to high I can take pics. but don't no how to post. pm me w/phone # I can explain better than typing it Bill
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:36 PM   #22
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No one answered whether the hook can be put on the trailing end of the awning rather than the front. It CAN, but the whole purpose of that hook is to keep the awning from deploying while underway - and the leading edge of the awning will be the part caught by the wind. (Unless you're backing up at 55 mph of course)

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Old 06-01-2013, 08:18 PM   #23
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Zipdee installed patio & window awnings w/hook aft end my A.S. Patio has wheel locks both ends
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:36 AM   #24
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Paula, the instructions that came with the latch say to install it at the rear. The eye should be located so one if the rivets goes into a rib.

I'm calling Zip Dee tomorrow. I'll report back what they say.

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Old 06-02-2013, 10:41 AM   #25
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This is how I installed the latch on our Overlander.

From photos others have posted it appears that I should have been able to do it without the spacer, but I didn't see how at the time. This has worked fine, but our '74 Sovereign with factory installed awning doesn't have this latch and we've never had any indication that the wheel locks have loosened in travel.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:18 AM   #26
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On the lock wheels....

.....the rear wheel never lined up properly on our Classic, very difficult getting it locked down properly. Plus the awning was rolling up like a crooked window shade.

After loosing the rear lower support arm while on the road I noticed the main awning support arm was not plumb, it was off to the rear about 3"....

I used the forward mount hole, drilled two more and replaced the mount screws with stainless hex head bolts. Also replaced the screws on the forward lower mount.
The wheel now lines up and locks easily, and the awning retracts straight as an arrow.

Plus...a zip-tie now secures both supports to the main arm, just to make sure it doesn't un-hook itself again.


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Old 08-14-2013, 05:09 AM   #27
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I noticed my travel latch seems to be loose on the awning. Is there an acorn nut behind it? The hook has a nylon washer on the exterior. Is there a nut with lock washer on the other side which I can't see?

My trailer is in storage and there is a 30 AS next it on the curbside. Do I only need to pull out the awning a little bit to tighten the nut?

Seems like a lot of the acorn nuts come loose on these awnings. I decided to use blue Loctite on those threads on my curb, street and rear window awning.

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Old 08-14-2013, 07:05 AM   #28
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My awning has the thumb wheels on each end and also has the little locking lever that you have to pull out to get the roller to work. My street side awning has the hook thing on the front end. The hooks seems to work on the street side awning but I would prefer to have a roller lock as well. By the way, my street side awning got ripped off the trailer a while back in a tornado. The other awnings were still intact and I put the street side one back on. The tornado pulled the mounting bracket right off the trailer. I can take a photo of the hook location on mine if that would help.

Here is a pic I stole from another thread on the thumb wheels. These are your best bet for insuring the awning won't come loose. They can be a pain to deal with. My front and rear awnings don't have locks at all.



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Old 08-14-2013, 07:34 AM   #29
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I have the thumb wheels on the curbside awning. This is the awning that has the loose travel latch/hook. Its mounted on one of the aluminum plates that roll up with the awning.

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Old 08-14-2013, 02:09 PM   #30
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I forgot about this thread...

I'm no longer concerned about the hook latch. The wheel locks work very well, and we carry a folding step stool so we can reach them to tighten them down without using the awning rod. They have not loosened at all in the 2 1/2 week trip we took (over 3000 miles).

Kelvin, my hook latch attached to the awning using a phillips screw on the backside. There 's a nylon washer on sides of the awning cover if memory serves. I used locktite on the screw threads since I didn't want it coming loose. You do not need to unroll the awning very far to get a stubby screwdriver in there and tighten the screw down.

I may join others and use zip ties around the awning arms while traveling. Cheap enough insurance.

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Old 08-14-2013, 02:34 PM   #31
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I may join others and use zip ties around the awning arms while traveling. Cheap enough insurance.

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Good idea! I just ordered an arm from ZipDee because our Sovereign was missing one when we bought it. Cost was $91 including shipping. We've been using an arm off our Overlander but I didn't realize until our last trip that because it was from a newer awning it wasn't locking in with the knob at the top. The only thing keeping it from falling out was the 1/4" pin at the bottom, and it was loose. I redrilled the hole and threaded it for a stub of 5/16" bolt.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:21 PM   #32
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I may join others and use zip ties around the awning arms while traveling. Cheap enough insurance.
Something you may want to consider… Velcro wrap straps. A single strap of Velcro with hooks on one side and loops on the other. Put a screw through the Velcro (with a washer) to attach it permanently to the awning arm. With it permanently attached, you're less likely to forget, and you don't need to cut it off with a knife every time you set up your awning as you would with plastic zip ties.

If you get a bright color like red or Safety Yellow or Hunter's Orange, it's also less likely you'll forget and leave the Velcro flapping in the breeze; you'll see it in your passenger-side mirror.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:18 PM   #33
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You guys ever see this video.

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Old 08-15-2013, 09:12 AM   #34
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The Airstream he is demonstrating on has a center support like my 2008 Classic 25fB but he doesn't deploy it. I found if you deploy the center support and then make further adjustments to the awning such as to raise it more, will cause the center support to come out of the hole and slam back onto the trailer side causing small dents and scratches. The previous owner did this and unfortunately so have I. The center support I only deploy when I confident the awning is where I want it.

I also have to use a small step ladder for the center support, I'm 5' 10" and its out of reach when the awning is out. Any time I want to make and awning adjustment I always stow the center arm.

I'm kinda envious watching all the SOBs with their electric awnings.

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Old 08-15-2013, 09:24 AM   #35
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I'm kinda envious watching all the SOBs with their electric awnings.

Kelvin
Zip Dee now makes an electric awning to replace yours, just came out. I've seen the price of the three factory awning option (expensive), but not the single curbside replacement.

http://awningsbyzipdee.com/2773/115112.html

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Old 08-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #36
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The Airstream he is demonstrating on has a center support like my 2008 Classic 25fB but he doesn't deploy it. I found if you deploy the center support and then make further adjustments to the awning such as to raise it more, will cause the center support to come out of the hole and slam back onto the trailer side causing small dents and scratches. The previous owner did this and unfortunately so have I. The center support I only deploy when I confident the awning is where I want it.

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Maybe the center arm isn't mounted correctly. I've adjusted our awning with the center support in place and have never had it come out.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #37
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Our instructions that came for the center support said to attach the side arms, then raise the awning up 1 hole, then put the center support in and tighten it. Then you raise the awning the rest of the way. We've been doing this and have not had the center support come out at all.

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Old 08-18-2013, 06:13 PM   #38
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I've had similar experiences as described by KJRichie. Now I deploy the center support after the awning is where I want it to be. May try the "first hole" approach described above. My owners manual did not mention this method.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:26 PM   #39
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My, my, I just posted on another thread on the Zip Dee. (Apparently this is the season for awning issues.) I have had zero "fix it" issues on my trailer during it's warranty period....save one. The rear locking will not lock into it's travel position. I am getting this fixed, though I confess that I was never able to really get it to work correctly. Oh, and when I had my walk through it was suggested to just climb up on the step and do the front wheel lock manually as the extension rod is so hard to work. So true.
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Our instructions that came for the center support said to attach the side arms, then raise the awning up 1 hole, then put the center support in and tighten it. Then you raise the awning the rest of the way. We've been doing this and have not had the center support come out at all.

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I don't have an instructions for the center support. When my center support came out and slammed back to the trailer I had deployed the awning to where I thought I wanted it then deployed the center support. My center support is like the main awning supports you have to pull on it for the latch to catch on the first hole. I can't extend it any more past the first hole because its tight up against the awning tube. Then I realized the awning was too low because the entrance door was going to hit it so I raised it up from each side. As the awning raised it moved up and away from the center support and the center support came out of the awning tube and swung back and BAM!!! My brother and law came out from his 5th wheel in the next campsite and said my awning was kicking my ass

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