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Old 10-04-2009, 11:44 AM   #1
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Zipdee Chicken and Egg question

What is the best sequence to attach an Zipdee awning canopy to the awning and trailer?

(a) Alumagard to awning rail (b) awning canopy to Alumagard (c) awning canopy to roller.
This awning is not installed on this trailer and the arms are not attached to the roller, but the canopy is now attached to the Alumagard.
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:51 AM   #2
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I think I would do b-a-c,that`s the way I did mine and it seemed easy enough.A cold 12 pack and a friend or 2 will help. Dave
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When I replaced my main awning fabric, it was ordered with the 1st strip of aluminum already on the fabric.
I removed the old by extending it about 2', unwinding the spring with only the top part of the support arm still attached to the roller.
Then slid it out with only the 1st stip still attached.

When installing the new awning, I placed a few step ladders to support it as it was slid into place.
Then rolled it up by hand, attached arms, and began to preload (twist) the spring side the required amount of turns. It should have a recomended amount, I think I added 3 to this number.

Not so tough if you give yourself some leverage on the spring side arm.

On the totally new ones I added, I was sure to place brackets in line with the row of rivets that attach the original ribs under the skin.
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