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Old 04-23-2011, 11:16 PM   #15
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:32 AM   #16
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I think 14 responses, all basically letting the OP know we think they're nuts for wanting to get rid of perfectly good awnings, has allowed them to see the error of their ways...
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:09 AM   #17
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:34 AM   #18
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Happy Easter!

I thank you all for your input.
It's great having such expertise/experience available on this site.

I know you people in warmer climes advise against it, but lack of sun is the issue here in the PNW. Everyone I know who uses the awnings up here says they rot from the wet...

I think I am going ahead with getting rid of the awnings, but first I will have to figure out how to get them off, and then look into the classifieds (thank you for the info).

What do I do to cover the holes if I take these out? Clear Silicone caulk?

Mike, I will look at see if it is a Zip-Dee (is that a brand name or something?)
I am sure one of those will fit. What is the dimension again that you need?

You are all great - what a treasure this site is for newbies like me.
Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:32 AM   #19
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You will be very, very, very sorry. Who told you an awning with Sunbrella will rot. Please reconsider.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:47 AM   #20
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Mike, I will look at see if it is a Zip-Dee (is that a brand name or something I am sure one of those will fit. What is the dimension again that you need
Yes, Zip-Dee is the brand most Airstreams run, you should see their logo on the awning arm. I'll do some measuring, seems like the window is around 4' wide, maybe one of the forum members has a rear window awning that could give the dimensions. I'd get a rivet gun and use vulcum (sp?) caulk to seal them. My offer to help is still good, have not been over on Whidbey Island for a while. Pics of your trailer?
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:23 AM   #21
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On wet days, the curbside awning (properly adjusted) is also helpful in giving you some cover from the rain outside the trailer door, directing the rainwater to whichever corner of the awning you've set a bit lower. Other awnings would keep some rain off the windows beneath them, letting you keep the windows open with less concern of rain blowing in.

To your concerns about wet weather, they CAN get a bit mildewed if you roll them up wet and leave them rolled up, but if you have to furl the awnings when they're wet you just need to open them up to dry when you get home or to your next destination. The fabric isn't particularly sensitive to actual rot, but of course it's easier to prevent mildew than it is to clean it off.
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Since I bought my trailer I installed a patio awning, a street side window awning (full length) and a rear window awning. Total cost (rear window awning was free) was over 2K and I did the installations.

It was a very good investment IMO.
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