View Poll Results: Vintage awning type?
Vintage style 29 49.15%
Zip Dee style 25 42.37%
None 5 8.47%
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:26 PM   #21
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check this thread out. We have a vintage pole awning that is tensioned with no guy wires and works wonderfully. There are pictures of it in this thread along with our Avitar. There is also a link to a place that can reproduce them. The tensioning and a few stakes in the ground make it very stable in the wind. Also you can lower one side in the rain and the water runs off. We couldn't believe our luck about 6 years ago getting it for free at a garage sale! It took 2 years to get up enough nerve to drill the holes to install the track on the Caravel.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:30 PM   #22
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I found a photo of the plates I made for the Zip-Dee awning on our Excella. I made them from some scrap aluminum channel I had in the garage. I use two tent stakes to nail to the ground. The ones with the green plastic thingy. They are available many places.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:38 PM   #23
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I bought a Zip Dee Awning for our '72 Sovereign with matching Zip Dee chairs. Love the look and ease of use. It really looks good on a vintage 70s Airstream.

However, with the '58 Overlander, we decided to go vintage. Yesterday we ordered a red and white candy striped awning from Marti's Vintage Trailer Awnings. Only $300 (includes shipping) for a 15' awning made of Sunbrella fabric with a storage bag.

Here's her website (you can also find her on EBAY): http://trailerawning.blogspot.com/
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:06 PM   #24
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I also had Marti make me window awnings, which just snap onto the windows. You will see this in old rally photos and on a few vintage rigs out there. The window awnings make a huge difference in keeping the trailer cool.
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They also double as black out curtains at night. They also came in their own storage bag.

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Hello,
I really like your awnings . How do they stay up?I have a regular roll up awning on the curb side but I would like to use something like yours for my back and street side window. I don't like the look of the roll ups.
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:17 PM   #25
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I found a photo of the plates I made for the Zip-Dee awning on our Excella. I made them from some scrap aluminum channel I had in the garage. I use two tent stakes to nail to the ground. The ones with the green plastic thingy. They are available many places.
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Great idea! I now know what I'm going to do next week. Thanks for sharing....Tim
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:10 PM   #26
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Great idea! I now know what I'm going to do next week. Thanks for sharing....Tim
The pins that you see in the photo are used to hold the arms to the coach as well as to the plates on the ground. Double duty.

Very simple, and works very well. (One day I will use some thinner and remove the lettering. Kinda tacky.)
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:22 PM   #27
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My awning.

I've used a couple awnings with my Overlander. This one is the vintage awning I got on Awnings. I'm sorry, this is the only picture I could find of it, but it's rolled up.
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:00 PM   #28
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Well lets see... I just purchased our AS and it has a vintage on the curbside and zip dees on the street side. So the time to put out the vintage was about 10 minutes and that was our time. The breeze came up some and then the rain came up. I did lower the frt corner pole then the 3rd pole to control the pooling of water and I was very pleased with it. I really liked the look of the Zip Dees all around but I really like the way the vintage awning worked and i like the peace of mind that a random gust of wind will not set my awning up over the top of my AS. Maybe time will be different but with my wife and I full timing it the awning will be out for a few days at a time.

So I vote vintage...
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Many of us with Zip-Dee or that type awning have a small plate which we stake to the ground, then detach the awning arm from the trailer and attach it to the plate. This leaves the space open just like a "Vintage" type awning, but there are no support ropes. The bolt which normally attaches the arm to the is replace with a 1/4 inch diameter pin which is also used to attach the arm to the plate on the ground.
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Will my awning arms go to the ground? My awning looks similar to yours.
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Franks Trailer - Your awnings are beautiful! I love the fabric. How do the window awnings work? What hardware is used to hold them up?
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