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Old 03-06-2015, 09:19 AM   #1
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Zip Dee Awning 1998 Intrigue

Can someone tell me how to wind the spring up in the main Zip Dee Awning. It has some spring pressure but not enough. I have to help it along to roll up.

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Old 03-06-2015, 09:27 AM   #2
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The rear arm on ours needs to be wound to add tension.

The Zip Dee web site has good instructions as will the manual if you have one.

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Old 03-06-2015, 03:34 PM   #3
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I was at the ZipDee factory and had mine adjusted. The spring tension is adjusted to the point that the awning will not roll up by itself when fully extended. It does take help to start it but I find a gentle push is all I need.

Get a helper and a prop. Extend the awning as if you are going to leave it out. Put the prop under the roller tube for support. Separate the arm on the bottom of the awning roller tube that returns to the coach. Hold onto it and don't let it go. Wind that arm around the roller tube to add tension. The helper is to make sure the awing doesn't fall off the prop and to stabilize the awing while you work on it.

By the way. ZipDee makes a kit to reverse the arms with the claws so that the claw attaches at the roller tube instead of high up on the wall of the coach. Made the change and love it as you don't need the fancy awning rod to release the arm.
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This might help.http://www.gmcmhphotos.com/photos/da...4/ZipDee_4.pdf
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Old 03-07-2015, 05:40 AM   #5
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Great thanks for all the info. Thanks Mike for the PDF file
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:50 AM   #6
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I have attached the pdf that Zip Dee posts on their site. Great people to speak with on the phone and very willing to help. Hope this helps
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