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Old 03-31-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Awning question '68 Tradewind

We are using a vinyl yellow and white awning that we slide into track on our tradewind. We set it up with poles and rope. Is heavy and door hits it when we open sometimes. Is heavy and if rains droops. Always tightening up. Was this original back in 68? Are going to look into zip dee but was curious about what was originally used. Also, how the heck do you choose a color? Any advice or pics of zip dees? Thanks.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:18 PM   #2
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We are using a vinyl yellow and white awning that we slide into track on our tradewind. We set it up with poles and rope. Is heavy and door hits it when we open sometimes. Is heavy and if rains droops. Always tightening up. Was this original back in 68? Are going to look into zip dee but was curious about what was originally used. Also, how the heck do you choose a color? Any advice or pics of zip dees? Thanks.
Nothing was originally used by Airstream factories back then.

It was a matter of what the buyer wanted.


The most popular Zip Dee color for the vintage Airstream's is called Pacific Blue Fancy, color # 4755.

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Thanks Andy. So do you think our awning we have to slide on is from 68? The ropes definitely use old hardware. Coils on the ropes to tighten.
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Thanks Andy. So do you think our awning we have to slide on is from 68? The ropes definitely use old hardware. Coils on the ropes to tighten.
I have no idea as to it's age.

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splinter i'm also on the vintage shasta forum and the awning sounds like what is commonly used on vintage trailers and what all of us with vintage shastas use. pictures would help determine if something isn't quite right with your set up or if its simply not supported enough.

this is a pic of a shasta i used to have. the awning is 8' wide x 6' deep (out from the trailer). the fabric is a very heavy weblon fabric 'sandwich' (acrylic coating, fabric, farbric and then another acrylic coating) and we used 3 poles, staked to the ground. others use a tightening system that sounds like what you describe and perhaps yours is simply worn out.
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That is adorable! Love your Shasta. Thanks and yep looks just like our yellow stripped awning. Ours is a lot longer so that it probably why it sags. Too heavy.
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Most mid 60's that I have seen had Carefree awnings. They had curved support arms that matched the curve of the trailer. Most had yellow or blue vertical striped vinyl fabric. It can be a little difficult to roll up straight but we love how ours looks. It was on our Trade Wind when we bought it.
PM me if you want a link to several pics of the older style Carefree support arms. They are no longer available and as Andy said most folks now go with ZipDee.
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