Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-07-2006, 06:14 PM   #1
Rivet Master
Melody Ranch's Avatar
1956 22' Flying Cloud
1953 32' Liner
1955 22' Safari
Valley View , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,971
Images: 78
Send a message via Skype™ to Melody Ranch
Zip Dee on a Caravel

Boy I am Mad!

Bought Zip Dees for the Caravel and got a call from the Shop. Seems like the Zip Dee won't fit the 66 Caravel because of the conflict with the entrance handle. But....they tell me after they mount the awning hardware. So it looks like I have a nice Zip Dee but need to mount the support arm with a secondary bolt installation(picture #1)...luckily I had a bunch of old airplane quick release pins that fit perfectly(picture #2)....I needed something to work right.... #2 is on the left.

I love those Caravels!! Edit # 2...never thought I would have to appologize for too much reflection from the polish job
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	66 awning mount.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	36.6 KB
ID:	25709   Click image for larger version

Name:	66 awning mount #2.jpg
Views:	121
Size:	43.5 KB
ID:	25710  


Melody Ranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2009, 06:05 PM   #2
1 Rivet Member
1966 17' Caravel
Kansas City , Kansas
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 7
Images: 1
caravel awning

how do you like your awning now?

toothDr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
Site Team
azflycaster's Avatar
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,388
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
It looks like it's installed correctly, but the first row of rivets are so close to the door it leaves you no options. Having a removable pin is a great solution to the problem. Finding a place to keep the arm when the awning is stowed will be another issue.


Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 07:27 AM   #4
Rivet Master
InsideOut's Avatar

1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,822
Images: 108
Originally Posted by azflycaster View Post
Finding a place to keep the arm when the awning is stowed will be another issue.
My guess is, it wouldn't be too different than stowing the poles for a vintage style awning...

Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | WBCCI DenCO Unit | Sisters on the Fly | Tin Can Tourists
BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 09:15 AM   #5
3 Rivet Member
Sheridan's Avatar
1965 17' Caravel
Mountainous , Utah
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 203
I have a new Zip Dee awning in a box waiting to be installed on my 65 Caravel. I've been debating whether to go Zip Dee or Vintage pole awning. The Zip Dee came with the trailer and I have yet to put it on thinking that I might want to preserve the "clean" lines of the old trailer and just throw up a pole awning when I needed it. I really like the color pattern of your awning, was it the same material from your pole awning and why did you switch?

Sheridan is offline   Reply With Quote


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
Zip Dee Awning 63 Safari Awnings 8 07-17-2006 06:49 PM
another Caravel owner davidw 1966-68 Caravel 46 02-03-2005 06:53 PM
Restoration of our Airstreamer Caravel Hagen 1965 Caravel 2 11-10-2002 02:15 AM
'71 Airstream Caravel 18' weight specs PeterH-Airstreamer 1969-1971 Caravel 0 06-15-2002 06:28 AM
Bambi II is a Caravel... VintageRV 1964 Bambi II 0 02-24-2002 07:55 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.