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Old 09-28-2013, 11:47 PM   #15
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:20 AM   #16
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First outing with our new (new to us) awning. Expands your living area. Glad we got one.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:04 AM   #17
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We just ordered a Flying Cloud 25fb. What are the pros and cons of having window awnings? Is it best to have them factory installed? Thanks, I'm new to this.
Hi, we only have the one awning on our trailer and seldom use it. Seems like it can only be used in calm weather. Little bit of wind and time to roll it up. We travel a lot and usually only spend one night at most in campgrounds until we hit a major destination. I wouldn't open all, or any, of my awnings on a one night stop. This also depends on how many windows you have. My trailer only has two on the street side and they are as far apart as they can be. Now I have only seen one, but I saw one Airstream trailer [with a lot of windows] and it had a full size awning on the street side. [same as the one on the curb side]
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:19 AM   #18
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Almost never use mine. When I do, I never leave it up over night or when we leave for the day's adventure. There are some threads on this very subject full of stories as to why.
I will agree, however, that the nice blue striped ones are very attractive. Mine is a dull dark grey and that makes it easy to leave rolled up. Zip Dee is very, very good quality and easy to use.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:27 AM   #19
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Window awnings

Hi all,

Your replies have been really helpful. In my original post, I was referring to the window awnings. We have a patio awning with our current camper and like it a lot. I agree, sometimes we have to pull it in when the winds kick up.

But we've never had the small awnings over the windows. I hadn't thought of the advantage of saving power, but they are all good comments on that. We intend to boondock with solar. I can see how the awnings would really help when we can't use the AC. (I'm assuming that's not possible with solar.)

I'm wondering now if my factory installed awnings will be the "Zip Dee" type and if they will have those cool blue stripes!

Thanks for all the help for this newbie.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:36 AM   #20
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Matching Zip Dee chairs...
Under the "big top".
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:48 AM   #21
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Nice. I'm thinking about getting the grey chairs. Still hoping they'll turn up on sale somewhere.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:50 PM   #22
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I'm wondering now if my factory installed awnings will be the "Zip Dee" type and if they will have those cool blue stripes!

Thanks for all the help for this newbie.
Hi, I was assuming that all Airstreams had the blue striped awning material, but mine came with the gray material. Wife said that I can change it when this one becomes worn out. So I guess the gray one will be ours forever. Yes, your awning/s will be Zip Dee, but you might have to request the blue stripes; Wish I did.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:16 PM   #23
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Problem is- it won't wear out-
I met a couple in the campground with a 1986 and the awning material was like new- it looked as good as my 2013.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:18 PM   #24
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We have the three awning on ours. We use the big one regularly and use the street side and back window ones when we need some more shade. I didn't think we would use the latter two at all when we got it. If I were getting a new stream I would defiantly get all of them.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:57 PM   #25
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I love having the awnings over the back bedroom and street side when it rains and I can keep the windows open and listen to the rain - very peaceful.
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Absolutely! Nice to have curb side if you park in the sun it keeps the back side of your fridge cooler...also nice to be able to opens windows in the rain in the back bedroom too.. I can't tell you how many times we've camped with other families and our camper is the meeting place when it rains because of the sheer size of the road side awning...sun or rain I never camp without opening them all up...Plus it looks really cool!
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:16 PM   #27
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Open Windows in the Rain

Forgot to mention that, and it may be the #1 reason to have awnings!
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:04 AM   #28
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One other thought. I do notice that my awning is not as large as the awnings I have seen on other AS. There must also be size options on them.
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