Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-14-2006, 06:07 PM   #813
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyfshr
That came out great. Glad it finally worked for you and you'll get use to the busy look of the awning when in its travel position. It took me awhile too. I would not have thought the black and white stripes would look as good as they do. You'll certainly enjoy the shade it provides on a sunny day. Now you'll need to get window covering made from the same striped material. Enjoy!!!
Brad
FF
That's a great idea. Or, since the "look" is ruined anyways, maybe get a window awning for the street side.
__________________

__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2006, 06:18 PM   #814
Got gandkids?
 
Jim & Susan's Avatar

 
1973 27' Overlander
'Possum Holler , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,406
Images: 39
Uwe, I'll bet after some time goes by, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. It does muck up the "clean" look you have acheived, but only a bit. How hot is Baja, anyway?
__________________

__________________
www.nesa.org

Air No. 6427
Jim & Susan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2006, 06:48 PM   #815
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,319
Images: 40
It's not "ruined" just different. I have window awnings that just snap on the window frames and really cut down on the amount of sunlight and heat coming into the trailer.

Brad
FF
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2006, 07:25 PM   #816
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim & Susan
Uwe, I'll bet after some time goes by, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. It does muck up the "clean" look you have acheived, but only a bit. How hot is Baja, anyway?
I will get used to it. Got to have something to complain about, right?
Baja's East Coast is very hot from May through September/October.
We go during the cooler month. went a few times in August, but the heat can be so intense, that it's difficult to have fun with it.
The West Coast of Baja has a different climate altogether, as it is influenced by the Pacific Ocean.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2006, 07:28 PM   #817
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyfshr
It's not "ruined" just different. I have window awnings that just snap on the window frames and really cut down on the amount of sunlight and heat coming into the trailer.

Brad
FF
I'd like to do that to my windows, Brad. Hopefully I can talk my favorite seamstress in the whole wide world into helping me making them...Lynne, you reading this?
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 12:28 AM   #818
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,127
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Uwe,
It looks like the rail for your awning is much lower then on my Trade Wind. It looks like your roll is only an inch away from the door top. On mine I have a light above the door and about 4 inches before you get to the roll. That would explain the height problem since the lower arm pivots are measured from the rail. Let me know if you need bent arms, I have two.
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 08:29 AM   #819
Addicted to Aluminum
 
A-Merry-Can's Avatar
 
1959 18' "Footer"
1964 24' Tradewind
1954 29' Liner
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,015
hey uwe!

i have the same height issues with my awning as well. my friend david's got the same setup on his overlander, and i swear it has 2-3 more inches of room at the awning end. i thought it might be because i'm running radial tires, instead of the biased plys. it makes my trailer ride a little lower.

the door thing is a pain. i REALLY don't want to put that chinsy looking white plastic wheel on my door... but i have a seam in the awning material right above the door that it keeps catching on, so i'll probably use it, despite the horrible look.

sorry, i can't find a pic of my awning deployed in the daytime or without the shotgun xmas lights! ha! i love it, though. looks like a bazooka, but when it's deployed, no strings for drunken jordan to trip over... plus it deploys fast, AND it's a one man job!

jp
Attached Images
 
__________________

8576
there's always room for one more!
A-Merry-Can is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 10:16 AM   #820
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by azflycaster
Uwe,
It looks like the rail for your awning is much lower then on my Trade Wind. It looks like your roll is only an inch away from the door top. On mine I have a light above the door and about 4 inches before you get to the roll. That would explain the height problem since the lower arm pivots are measured from the rail. Let me know if you need bent arms, I have two.
The rail is between the door lip and refrigerator vent, quite close to the refrigerator vent. I can't see it being any higher without interfering with the vent.
I made extra holes in the steel arms, so that I can lift the awning higher, now the door only scrapes a slight little bit. It appeasr that there is still enough of the bar stock inside the aluminum lower arm for it to be secure.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 10:18 AM   #821
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by A-Merry-Can
hey uwe!

i have the same height issues with my awning as well. my friend david's got the same setup on his overlander, and i swear it has 2-3 more inches of room at the awning end. i thought it might be because i'm running radial tires, instead of the biased plys. it makes my trailer ride a little lower.

the door thing is a pain. i REALLY don't want to put that chinsy looking white plastic wheel on my door... but i have a seam in the awning material right above the door that it keeps catching on, so i'll probably use it, despite the horrible look.

sorry, i can't find a pic of my awning deployed in the daytime or without the shotgun xmas lights! ha! i love it, though. looks like a bazooka, but when it's deployed, no strings for drunken jordan to trip over... plus it deploys fast, AND it's a one man job!

jp
Jordan,
I made extra holes in the upper awning arms, so it can slide out further, giving me more headroom. So far so good.
It's a 3/8in hole, 6in from the last one.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 12:19 PM   #822
Addicted to Aluminum
 
A-Merry-Can's Avatar
 
1959 18' "Footer"
1964 24' Tradewind
1954 29' Liner
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,015
i was thinking about doing the same thing. what are you planning to do with the door rubbing? will that fix it? i hate that plastic wheel that came with it.

also, did you attach the safety lock thing that's supposed to mount in teh middle? i left mine off, because it looked so horsey, and the aluminum case seems kinda thin to attach to it.

jp
__________________

8576
there's always room for one more!
A-Merry-Can is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 12:27 PM   #823
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by A-Merry-Can
i was thinking about doing the same thing. what are you planning to do with the door rubbing? will that fix it? i hate that plastic wheel that came with it.
Did not put the plastic wheelie on my door, it won't close with it on there. Besides, it looks hideous. My door just barely scrapes now, with the awning arms reach being extended 6in. I am afraid to go any higher for reasons of the arms stability inside the aluminum lower arm.
Bottom line is, the awning edge is now high enough for a 6ft+ person to walk under it, and the door barely scrapes...as good as it gets?

Quote:
Originally Posted by A-Merry-Can
also, did you attach the safety lock thing that's supposed to mount in teh middle? i left mine off, because it looked so horsey, and the aluminum case seems kinda thin to attach to it.

jp
Not yet, but I might do that to keep the awning from loosening while driving. I haven't even tightened all the nuts and bolts yet. There is another hour or so of work before it's completely finished.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 02:55 PM   #824
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,127
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
The aluminum segment is more then strong enough to mount the travel latch on. I questioned it in a post and several members told me of bad thing that could happen with out it. Mine is installed about 2 feet from the rear, anymore then that and it would take two people to install it.
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2006, 07:58 AM   #825
Rivet Master
 
SmokelessJoe's Avatar
 
1976 Argosy 24
now being enjoyed by Heath and Mary in , Vermont
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,422
Friends:

Does anyone out there know if the Zip Dee will fit the 1976 ARGOSY 24 without all these problems?

Sergei
__________________
SmokelessJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2006, 08:36 AM   #826
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokelessJoe
Friends:

Does anyone out there know if the Zip Dee will fit the 1976 ARGOSY 24 without all these problems?

Sergei
Sergei,

Judging by the changes that I had to make to fit my 1963, I am assuming that it would fit a 70's model quite well.I do remember the contour of my 1971 TradeWind, which should be similar to the 74 Argosy.
__________________

__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Motorhome versus Trailer Member Search crzycpa Our Community 1 08-23-2011 01:30 PM
1976 Airstream Argosy RV Trailer 26 Foot, Very Good Con eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 07-18-2011 11:40 AM
Trying to buy a New Trailer kingfisher24 On The Road... 2 05-13-2011 08:26 PM
How do you deal with your trailer while exploring? mikescha On The Road... 18 02-21-2011 12:36 PM
A sad end to a wonderful trailer rmk110761 Airstream History 9 02-15-2011 10:12 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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