Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-24-2020, 07:59 AM   #1
USN LDO Retired
 
2019 27' Flying Cloud
Lakeway , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 32
Zip Dee travel lock allignment

I am pretty handy but this one has me stumped. The forward travel lock will not align so that the locking device I not aligned parallel to the trailer side. We purchased used (2019 FC 27) so I can't confirm if it was installed incorrectly at the factory. If anyone can assist I would much appreciate it.

See Photo

thanks in advance to all.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	travel lock.jpg
Views:	18
Size:	186.9 KB
ID:	371070  
__________________
Larry and Jan
Lakeway, Tx
2019 Silverado Tx Ed
2019 Flying Cloud
Two Dogs in Tow
lsawye01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2020, 08:07 AM   #2
New Member
 
Elk Grove Village , Illinois
Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 3
Hello, Zip Dee here! These do get mounted this way at the factory from time to time, and for whatever reason, it is usually the front clamp-wheel. In fact, it is this way on my own personal Airstream (19' Flying Cloud) Short of remounting the part, I've found that If I just pull the strap to the left as I close the awning, it usually will line up close enough to fasten the clamp-wheel. Also, as you tighten the wheel, it should pull the awning tightly into it. If you have any further questions, feel free to call customer service and bother Randy or Linda. They don't seem to have enough to do today!
ZipDee2020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2020, 09:24 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Mollysdad's Avatar

 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 5,034
Blog Entries: 1
I have a similar problem, although mine was misaligned in the N/S direction and yours is misaligned in the E/W. (If that makes sense)
Obviously, the roof clamp is attached to the rib with screws into the rivet line so it cannot move sideways, and was installed correctly.
I also see the two arms are lying next to each other so it's not a matter of sliding the entire awning rearward a 1/2" (Although I'd try)
Mine has the rear clamp misaligned. I even went as far as replacing some parts of the arms as a test, and although I cured one problem, I created another. After involving the dealer and all my ninja skills I gave up and admitted the parts aren't created to work all that well.
However, the good news for you is the travel wheel is a bit tapered, so when it's clamped down it can't slide out.
This was my post:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f44...el-197837.html
Mollysdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2020, 09:35 AM   #4
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawus"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , Milky Way
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 16,064
Images: 1
Am I the only one that see's it? 🧐
That arm is bent.🥴

MD... Manual awning?
See the fabric? The aluminum should cover it.
When you are rolling it up let it go up all the way to make sure you won't loose the loop. Then pull it back out about 4' and let it go, it should roll up tighter so you can lock it.

Bob
🇺🇸
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	D7CBB8E4-A555-4144-AC86-36F077AD96E0_1_201_a.jpeg
Views:	14
Size:	239.0 KB
ID:	371076  
__________________
"Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory."
Molly Ivins

"Mary-Jane....'cuz 2020 sucks"

Tahawus
🌤
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2020, 09:41 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Mollysdad's Avatar

 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 5,034
Blog Entries: 1
While I'm typing, Robert Cross has the same idea.

Just thinking out loud.
The arm that attaches to the extended roller, I believe is called the rafter arm, does it look bent left? I find mine have some wobble in the attachment points so it does move a bit.
A simple thing to try is to extend the awning, then as you furl it, tug it to the back a bit. It may move the tube enough to make a difference. Also, reverse the way you clamp the clamps, in other words if you always do the front first, try doing the rear first.
With the awning in the "Rally Mode", which is out but with the rafter arms in their shortest position, so there's little tension on the fabric, see if you can tug the whole awning back a 1/2" from a stepladder.
There's a canvas strip before the metal cover, that's how the awnings get installed, that strip is pulled in as the awning lays on the roof. It may move and it may not. Some glue the canvas in, or crimp the roof channel.
It could also be something as simple as that day ZipDee made the roller a 1/2" too long. (That gets my vote!)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	travel lock.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	190.0 KB
ID:	371077  
Mollysdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2020, 09:58 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Mollysdad's Avatar

 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 5,034
Blog Entries: 1
Calling Zip Dee.
First, Zip Dee is responsive to customers. And you don't have to fight the phone tree.
They're happy to sell you replacement parts at a reasonable cost. Shipping does add up because it's a long box.
The reason I claimed maybe parts aren't perfect is because when I ordered replacement parts they didn't match the original perfectly, the holes were off. So they don't use a jig and make it exact.
Here's the parts list, handy for nomenclature.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/36853a1e4185...&alloworigin=1
Mollysdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2020, 10:03 AM   #7
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawus"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , Milky Way
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 16,064
Images: 1
^
Or AS did again what they did on our Classic and installed the arm out of plumb 3".

Bob
🇺🇸

Bottom rear arm...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2C8E4597-B947-4631-A339-0B7304C61AE6_1_201_a.jpeg
Views:	13
Size:	270.8 KB
ID:	371082  
__________________
"Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory."
Molly Ivins

"Mary-Jane....'cuz 2020 sucks"

Tahawus
🌤
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2020, 10:39 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Mollysdad's Avatar

 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 5,034
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROBERT CROSS View Post
^
Or AS did again what they did on our Classic and installed the arm out of plumb 3".

Bob
🇺🇸

Bottom rear arm...
In my case and the OP's, I suspect, the main arm does not attach to the bottom seam. Mine attaches with another clamp on the rivet line about a foot above the floor.
Mollysdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2020, 10:57 AM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
2018 26' Flying Cloud
Oriental , North Carolina
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 39
Zip Dee

For what it is worth. Mine acts up from time to time and won’t align properly. I carry long zip ties for those times. Works great and just cut them to use awning.
Captn.Ken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2020, 11:23 AM   #10
Rivet Master
 
Mollysdad's Avatar

 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 5,034
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captn.Ken View Post
For what it is worth. Mine acts up from time to time and won’t align properly. I carry long zip ties for those times. Works great and just cut them to use awning.
Probably a good idea.
I'm guilty of always thinking I can make things better, so I try to fix stuff. In my case I believe the correct "fix" is to move the roof clamp, but I'm not willing to drill four new holes in the roof.
So, I'm accepting the "good enough" solution. (for now)
Mollysdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2020, 03:02 PM   #11
3 Rivet Member
 
Streamracer's Avatar
 
1986 25' Sovereign
Huntsville , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 203
Mine has done that at time or two and I take a block of nylon or wood
and tap the awning where it attaches in the slot of the trailer chanel where it attaches. It has a screw on each end to keep it from moving too far either direction. I can usually get it centered up pretty good so the locks will align.
Streamracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1964 Hehr Window Allignment riowerks Windows & Screens 4 05-22-2017 02:36 PM
Zip Dee Lock/Unlock 345bill Awnings 14 04-22-2017 04:02 PM
Zip Dee Awning Lock Pin Repair knunut General Repair Forum 0 04-04-2013 08:53 PM
Zip Dee Z-lock lever is stuck aname4me Awnings 4 03-17-2011 06:13 AM
Zip Dee up or Zip Dee down? highsidepass Awnings 24 11-17-2007 08:12 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.