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Old 01-05-2014, 06:14 PM   #921
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Is that one of those "I meant to do that" photos?

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Ah yup, I had to pahk the cah in the yahd.....
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:33 PM   #923
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why two pix, I have no idea.....
Shelly, I'm going to read your posts in a altogether different accent than I had been!
Rednecks in Mississippi??? Naah...
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:12 PM   #924
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Depending on the particular weather forecast, its going to be somewhere between 8 and 15 degrees tonight! I have 2 small cube heaters running in Dolly and they are holding +30 degrees over the outside temp, even with the winds blowing so I hope nothing freezes.

The 34' camper has central heat set on 45 and a small cube heater, 1 full 10 gallon propane tank so unless something goes kaput, it should be of also.

This is friggin cold! Just to think, 6 days ago we were camping.
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:38 PM   #925
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We have a different idea of cold, our HIGH tomorrow is 15. We are seeing negative numbers at night..... We actually hit 40 today and I was in short sleeves

I tried to work on insulation today but the door lock and bolt were both frozen
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We have a different idea of cold, our HIGH tomorrow is 15. We are seeing negative numbers at night..... We actually hit 40 today and I was in short sleeves

I tried to work on insulation today but the door lock and bolt were both frozen
....and our high was -12 degrees today. Tomorrow a heat wave of 0! This global warming is ridunkulous!
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:04 PM   #927
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I've been in -18 before, the paint fell off of the inside of the hotel door when I closed it.

Luckily ALL of my water system is PEX and above the floor because the only ice I like is in an adult beverage...

Anyone have an idea how long it takes for a Zipdee awning to be built? That's the only question I didn't get answered.
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I don't know how long, but they build them just west of Chicago, so they are most likely hard frozen at this point!
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I've been in -18 before, the paint fell off of the inside of the hotel door when I closed it.

Luckily ALL of my water system is PEX and above the floor because the only ice I like is in an adult beverage...

Anyone have an idea how long it takes for a Zipdee awning to be built? That's the only question I didn't get answered.
Typically two to three weeks from order to delivery.
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Pics or it didn't happen...
Here ya go. 1 1/2 weeks and it was AT the dealer!

Of course it's about to turn cold again. Hopefully next weekend will be nice and I can get it all installed.
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With some luck, we will be installing the awnings tomorrow...actually I have already done the rear one. It and the street side are only a matter of replacing the canvas since the "Vintage 1972 Zipdee awnings" ;0) are still there. The big curb side awning was dumped on the side of I-55 by the PO so it will be a complete install.

Photos to follow...does anyone want to see specific details? (I want to see a final photo!)
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:41 PM   #932
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Vernon,
Even if there's little interest in pictures now, I believe it would be helpful to folks in the future for you to document it. The way I see it, our forum threads serve those who follow them in the present and they are a time capsule for those searching out information in the future. It can kind of be like Back to the future!

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Old 01-25-2014, 05:19 PM   #933
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Here's a few photos. I got the new sunbrella on the two small awnings. It's pretty easy and zip dee has good instructions. Remove the awning using caution on the left end of each one, it's the side with the spring. Drill out the rivets and slide off the cloth. Slip on the new cloth then reinstall the awning before you rivet on the cloth. Once you are happy with the way everything fits, drill new holes thru the cloth and tube then rivet. The final step is to remove the left arm and wind the spring 1 turn for every foot of awning length.

I didn't get the big one installed. The inside of the door was looking pretty messy so out came the polish. The next thing I knew I was using the cyclo and F7 on the outside. I may get the entire curb side done tomorrow, it's been 2 years and really needed a touch up.
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Your awnings look fantastic, Vernon! I'm not gonna lie....I'm pretty jealous that you can go outside & polish now....all I see is white (and it's not sandy beaches....for now!)
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Awnings look very nice. I'd love to see a write-up on your installation of the curb side big awning. That's a project I'm hoping to tackle somewhere down the line.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:33 AM   #936
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Your awnings look fantastic, Vernon! I'm not gonna lie....I'm pretty jealous that you can go outside & polish now....all I see is white (and it's not sandy beaches....for now!)
White like this? Polishing one day, snowing two days later. Crazy
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:37 AM   #937
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Awnings look very nice. I'd love to see a write-up on your installation of the curb side big awning. That's a project I'm hoping to tackle somewhere down the line.
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I'll post some steps and photos. I actually started the install but the arms didn't fit properly. There was a mixup at Zip Dee and even though my package was marked AS1 hardware, the contents were for a '89 or later trailer. After a few calls and photos, Zip Dee confirmed the mixup and now we are working out how to get them swapped out.
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Here is how measure for a Zipdee. The critical dimension for ordering is the center rib to center rib, front to rear. On my trailer it's 191.5". This is also where the lower brackets mount, the 2 screws go into the same line as the rivets. The up/down dimension on my kit is 71.5" down from the awning rail slot.

While checking out the rest of the parts, I found out that one of the lock down wheels wasn't threaded all of the way thru. Luckily I have a tap/die set and was able to fix it.

When ever my new arms arrive I'll post the next steps.
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Vernon,
Did you try to seal the screws and rivets with anything? These things can leak like a sieve as you are probably well aware!

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Did you try to seal the screws and rivets with anything? These things can leak like a sieve as you are probably well aware!

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Good point, yes these things DO leak like crazy if they are not sealed during assembly. The brackets on my 34' poured in water because the installer didn't seal anything.

On stuff like this, I dry fit and then use blue painters tape on the shell around the perimeter of the bracket. I then remove the bracket, bed it with Trempro, then reattach. The trempro oozes everywhere but the tape keeps it from making a huge mess. Wait a couple of hours and peel off the tape. If I have used pop rivets, I add a small dab into the center to seal it. I keep saying that I'm going to use a hole punch and some tape to make a 'mask' to stick over the pop rivet before dabbing on the trempro but I never have. An old rivet stem is a pretty good tool to dab with.
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