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Old 05-12-2010, 06:15 PM   #15
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I just finished restoring a 1965 22' Safari and put a 12' Zip Dee Patio awning, a 12' Zip Dee curb side window awning and a Zip Dee rear window awning. I installed them myself about two weeks ago and they are just great......Tim


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Old 05-13-2010, 09:16 AM   #16
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When I referred to "woven acrylic" I thought I was describing the Sunbrella fabric used by ZipDee. At any rate, pass on the vinyl shower curtain stuff. You have an Airstream, after all.


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Old 05-13-2010, 09:54 AM   #17
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My 22 has a Carefree 12 foot and it's solid as a rock, although I would have liked to have a rachet springhead like the new ones so it stops where you pull it out to. I've had sunbrella for many many years on my boats, camper canvas and 13 foot spans and it does hold up well but in a hard rail mists like it's raining inside even when new, a tradeoff for looks and reliable flexibility.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:04 AM   #18
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I just noticed a Carefree awning assembly in the classifieds. You may be able to cut the tube to 12 foot easily, check before you buy and get a new canvas or vinyl for it. I got a vinyl awning for $180 plus $40 shipping for mine from Carefree.

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Old 05-13-2010, 01:23 PM   #19
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Do it right ....Zip-Dee work great and last forever.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:15 PM   #20
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I purchased my 71 safari about 5 yrs ago with a carefree awning on it and its served us well and looks just fine both rolled in and out....jim from mich
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:48 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by overlander63 View Post
When I worked for Polishing Guru, we were A&E dealers, and the curved arms were in the A&E/Dometic catalog, marked "available".

We had an A&E on our Argosy 20, and it looked and worked good. That was only a 10 foot awning...
And it still works well! Liz and I replaced the awning fabric, and I picked up a replacement spring assembly at Camping World, but hey, it was an old awning. The arms still look great and the fit is perfect.

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Old 05-17-2010, 01:53 PM   #22
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For vintage,

Rope and Pole is the only way, and for a 12 footer, easy and inexpensive. I went with Marti out in California - and you can get any Sunbrella material made. It even came with a custom carrying bag.

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Old 05-22-2010, 06:39 AM   #23
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My Argy has the A&E Hardware. I need the fabric and spring assy replaced. The rear and side windows also have the A&E awnings and still work awesome.

The A&E curved arms are the nices ones ot there in my opinion. Dometic bought A&E and rumor has it you can still get that hardware. I would really like that type for my Overlander. I have a rope and pole for that now.

My list of wants is quite long.

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