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Old 04-23-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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A question on selling awnings

Hello and Happy Easter to all!

We have a 1994 Ecxella 1000 we are beginning to do some maintenance and upkeep on, having bought it from the original owner last year. My question is this: It has 6 awnings, all in good shape, but I don't really want awnings. Are these things that Airstreamers might be interested in? Is there are market for such items?

I'm new to this, so please forgive me if the question seems simplistic.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:02 PM   #2
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The awnings actually do serve some practical purpose. They didn't put them on there just because they are ugly.
I might hold on to them for a while just to see if you might want to use them after all.
They do block sunlight and are awesome if you want to have your windows open when it is raining.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:24 PM   #3
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Awnings are nice to have when it is sunny and warm it is like having your own shade.
But if you still want to get rid of them I might be interested. Would need sizes, pics would be good to.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:54 PM   #4
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You might want to hang on to them. If you ever decide to sell your AS not having the awnings will affect the resale value.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:55 PM   #5
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There are brackets that are attached to the skin of the trailer with screws and rivets. If you remove these (2 per arm) you will need to do something with the holes (3 per bracket).
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:17 PM   #6
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Those awnings were installed there to help the air conditioner keep the interior of the trailer below the temperature of molten lead. I'd think twice about removing them.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:42 PM   #7
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you'll miss the awnings!
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:49 PM   #8
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Cripes, I'm just across the pond from you, I'll come up and help you remove them (If they are Zip-Dee) and haul them away for free.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:55 PM   #9
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An Airstream's aluminum skin will not reflect sun like a light colored SOB. My '01 Safari only came with a street side awning and I soon learned that in full sun heat, the AC unit was not capable of keeping the interior comfortable. I added an almost full length awning on the curb side and found that AC performance was improved.

If you do decide to remove the awnings you can always put in a rivet into the holes that were used to support the awning. The worker who installed that new streetside awning made an error and drilled two holes too low. When I went to pick up the trailer, the dealer told me the mistake and showed me that I now had two extra rivets that covered the holes. Since the rivets were in the same vertical line as the rivets that held trim, you would never had know that they were not originally supposed to be there.

Bottom line keep the awnings. I think you will eventually want to use them one day.

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Hello and Happy Easter to all!
.........It has 6 awnings, all in good shape, but I don't really want awnings.........Is there are market for such items?

Thanks in advance!
I think you should keep them, also. If you really want to get rid of them and they are in decent condition, then post them in the classifieds. Somebody will buy them as long as you price them right. (See tool bar above.)
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I think you should keep them, also. If you really want to get rid of them and they are in decent condition, then post them in the classifieds. Somebody will buy them as long as you price them right. (See tool bar above.)
My offer still goes, but I'd like a Zip-Dee for the rear window, which I will buy from you. The others may be hard (expensive) to ship if their length is over 6'.
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dont do it, keep em,
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I hope my (tongue firmly in cheek) offer has, hopefully, convinced the OP to keep the awnings.
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