Originally Posted by gwteale
My 280 Diesel did not have an awning installed. I have tried to find a vendor who can provide curved hardware (Arms, roller and pivot) that will lay against the side of the coach. Have only found info for straight side. Does anyone have a lead or source? Is the best bet an RV salvage yard?
Thanks in advance.
In the past, there were a number of manufacturers who built awning to fit the curvature of the Airstream coaches. Today, about the only manufacturer who actively supports the special designs needed for Airstream products is Zip Dee. They are able to produce awnings with the proper fit for virtually every Airstream model in existence. When I finally gave up on the temperamental (and expensive to repair) A & E Travel Awn 5000 on my Overlander, Zip Dee was my choice (including patio as well as two sets of window awnings).
The Zip Dee is a premium awning, and they tend to be quite long-lasting. The manufacturer has the reputation for standing behind their products much beyond the typical support period of ten years - - I had an acquaintance with a decades (more than 20 years old) old awning and Zip Dee always had any needed repair parts available (very few were ever needed). Be prepared to provide many measurements when ordering - - the technician who fitted my Overlander spent the better part of two hours working with the factory getting the necessary measurements when I ordered the awnings for my coach.
You can find Zip Dee on the web at:
Zip Dee Awnings
Good luck with your research!