...But I was sure happy to find that Vintage Trailer is offering awnings for Airstreams.
I do think that the vintage awnings were stripes which were perpendicular to the coach. The contemporary ones are of course horizontal to the coach.
Vintage Airstream advertising might feature awnings in the ads, or perhaps some older sales brochure, if you can find them.
I think at this juncture, one goes with what one wants or likes. I just ordered one from VintageTrailer in Florence Green. http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/...ctCode=VTS-400
The RalphLauren andarondac(?sp) AS is simply a black tarp, maybe a waxed canvas, with a couple of turned wood poles.
Have fun with whatever you decide on.