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Old 10-02-2010, 09:53 AM   #1
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Can I add window awnings?

I have a 1968 Globetrotter and have the 2 22" side windows. How can I put on a pair of vintage awnings on? Does anyone know how I can check to see if they would be correct to the year? I have not seen photos of them on this model. Bit confused as to the hardware involved. Thanks.
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:42 AM   #2
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I believe 68s had Carefree or A&E awnings, but don't know if window awnings were an option. Have you considered Zipdee? New and parts are still available and they do have a classic look. Zipdee factory is also very consumer friendly.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:57 PM   #3
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If you have a main awning ,I think I would try to match it,but I can`t remember ever seeing carefree window awnings. Dave
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i have seen vintage trailers with window awnings that were just like window 'slipcovers' - of course it needs the awning style windows - but it waS just awning fabric with elastic to slip over the top corners of the window and added scalloped trim to the edges. looked like actual awnings...but were really more like exterior window coverings.
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i have seen vintage trailers with window awnings that were just like window 'slipcovers' - of course it needs the awning style windows - but it waS just awning fabric with elastic to slip over the top corners of the window and added scalloped trim to the edges. looked like actual awnings...but were really more like exterior window coverings.
That is a great idea,think I will use that on my GT.Thanks,Dave
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:00 PM   #6
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I have some awnings of my 68 ambassador that I don't want 2 of them of drivers side. I have everything except what the slide into on the trailer I'm not taking those off. On of the springs inside one needs to be welded. But other than that they work. You can have them for what it will cost me to ship them. Let me know, I can measure them to see how wide them are. These retract back into themselves.
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:25 PM   #7
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i measured them they are 41 inches long sorry, my window are 39 inches.
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:28 PM   #8
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My Globetrotter has 2 driver side windows, measuring from frame edge to frame edge 30" wide. Don't know where I got the 22"? So the awning would need to be at least that 30" width. If they are I would love to buy them from you. I am trying to keep this as vintage as possible. I have a great source for material so it would be easy to change out the fabric. Thanks,
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You can shorten the width/length of awnings by cutting down on the tube length. But beware there is no tension on the spring. Purman are you sure you can weld a spring?
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Is this what you are thinking about??

This was my Dad's '59 (taken in 1959). There are two snaps screwed (or rivoted) in the top corners of the window frame, and canvas corner pockets sewn into the bottom corners of the awning.

I can't remember if '68 Airstreams had a large enough aluminum upper frame to allow a hole to be drilled to mount the male snap.

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You can shorten the width/length of awnings by cutting down on the tube length. But beware there is no tension on the spring. Purman are you sure you can weld a spring?
Good question, I wonder what the heat would do to the spring?

You would have to cut the tubes and the awning itself which is brown and white I will post some pics tomorrow of what I have. And see if it is possible.
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After seeing the photo from Grandmaster I can get a slipcase made and install it over my Vintage trailer supply rock guard. It would be very easy this way. Thanks Grandmaster! The inner frame could easily take a few snaps.The roller tubes seem hollow on one end with a cap. Seems easy to just cut, gring and refit to length. Anyone know about the tubes as a cut down option for my 2 side windows?
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After seeing the photo from Grandmaster I can get a slipcase made and install it over my Vintage trailer supply rock guard. It would be very easy this way. Thanks Grandmaster! The inner frame could easily take a few snaps.The roller tubes seem hollow on one end with a cap. Seems easy to just cut, gring and refit to length. Anyone know about the tubes as a cut down option for my 2 side windows?
If you are talking about Zipdee awnings the length of the roller tube should equal the distance between the center of the bottom hinges.
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I made slip-on covers for my windows. They have a little piece of elastic on one side that slips around the arm that lifts the window. They are held on at the edges by plastic paperclips. I worried about finding something that would hold them securely, but not be so tight they might crack the window. I got the outdoor fabric from the fabric store.
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