You will like the Zip Dee better. The uncovered awning looks bad and exposes the fabric to the elements. I do have a 9000 A&E which has a metal cover...pretty nice. If you can get a Zip Dee cheaper than an A&E....thats a deal. But, now it gets stickey with cutting and modifying. Thats your choice. Check with Zip Dee on that and the model arms you are looking at.
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