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Old 10-24-2018, 07:41 AM   #1
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ZipDee Awning Repairs

Need repair on my awning which slammed up and now will not pull down. Factory indicates it is likely in the forward end locking/ratchet mechanism.

Anyone know of a nearby good repair facility that I could take it to. I am in northern Michigan.

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Old 10-24-2018, 08:17 AM   #2
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Give Zip Dee a call. When we broke our rafter claw, they were excellent to work with. I suspect you would get a good recommendation from them.
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Old 10-25-2018, 10:29 AM   #3
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You may be able to repair it yourself. First, call ZD and get the correct part shipped, then follow their instructions. If I recall correctly, it is pretty straightforward. If I am remembering incorrectly, this is a great place to be told so.

Basically, it involves drilling out the rivets holding the end in place. Then, unrolling the awning and resting the bar on a ladder, securing the bar so it does not roll back up. This is a good spot for a friend's helping hand. And unsolicited advice for sport.

Install the end by riveting the new one in place. The awning should be now able to roll up to the store position.

Somebody, please, point me to the road.

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