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Old 10-14-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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'71 Tradewind Roadside Awning

Can anyone out there tell me is there a standard length to a single roadside window awning?

I am speaking of one awning which extends over all 3 roadside windows.

Rivet line to rivet line the options would be 15 feet, 14 feet or 13 feet approximately. I have an awning fabric which is 14 1/2 feet and the other Zip Dee awning hardware.

Also I have an awning rail which is long enough but does not have the fabric "flex key".

I appreciate any thoughts and recommendations
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Can anyone out there tell me is there a standard length to a single roadside window awning?

I am speaking of one awning which extends over all 3 roadside windows.

Rivet line to rivet line the options would be 15 feet, 14 feet or 13 feet approximately. I have an awning fabric which is 14 1/2 feet and the other Zip Dee awning hardware.

Also I have an awning rail which is long enough but does not have the fabric "flex key".

I appreciate any thoughts and recommendations
The correct road side Zip Dee awning length, would be 14 feet 11 1/4 inches, for a 72 25 foot Airstream.

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Can anyone out there tell me is there a standard length to a single roadside window awning?

I am speaking of one awning which extends over all 3 roadside windows.

Rivet line to rivet line the options would be 15 feet, 14 feet or 13 feet approximately. I have an awning fabric which is 14 1/2 feet and the other Zip Dee awning hardware.

Also I have an awning rail which is long enough but does not have the fabric "flex key".

I appreciate any thoughts and recommendations
Sorry, meant to type 71 25 foot Airstream.

Or, are you talking about "fabric length" ?

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Old 10-14-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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Sorry, meant to type 71 25 foot Airstream.

Or, are you talking about "fabric length" ?

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Itsa 71 25 foot Tradewind.

I have a roller and alumagard that I can cut down to 14' 11.5" (or shorter).

I have a nice window awning fabric that is 14' 7" and ready as is.

So I have a few choices:
  1. 1. Cut the roller and alumagard for the full 14' 11 1/2" length and fit the 14' 7" fabric as best I can. Replace it with a longer one down the road.
  2. Shorten the awning length by one or two rivet lines which would make the length about 13 or 14 feet respectively and still cover the 3 windows.
What do you think?
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Itsa 71 25 foot Tradewind.

I have a roller and alumagard that I can cut down to 14' 11.5" (or shorter).

I have a nice window awning fabric that is 14' 7" and ready as is.

So I have a few choices:
  1. 1. Cut the roller and alumagard for the full 14' 11 1/2" length and fit the 14' 7" fabric as best I can. Replace it with a longer one down the road.
  2. Shorten the awning length by one or two rivet lines which would make the length about 13 or 14 feet respectively and still cover the 3 windows.
What do you think?
Personally, I would fit it to the maximum length of the awning rail.

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OK, I'm getting closer. the Zip Dee installation instructions say for an awning over 10' long install the awning rail 4 3/4" above the window frame line. (3 1/2" for awnings shorter than 10') This would put the awning rail just underneath the kitchen stove exhaust vent. Should I install with the 4 3/4' measurement or drop it down a bit to have a little more room for the kitchen exhaust.
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FYI
Zip Dee says it's OK to drop down the awning rail for a window awning to get more clearance for the kitchen stove exhaust vent. the question now is how much? maybe an inch?

They also said the awning rail can be installed upside down for more clearance.

They also said the roller tube length is measured by the steel roller itself. The length should be the same as the distance between the inside mounting holes of the hinges
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Zip Dee instructions call for different measurements for mounting the hinges for the rear window awning vs. the roadside window awning (27" and 24 1/2" respectively) are the awning arms different lengths?
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