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Old 08-22-2010, 08:10 PM   #15
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I bought a salvage ZipDee from a 2006. I was planning to install on a 78, called ZipDee to get recomended instructions. I was transfered to a gal who had been there many yrs and she was a great wealth of info. Seems AS has changed location of ribs several times over the years on the same length models. Was very helpfull in informing me the exact dimensions I needed to be sure to be able to mount arms to proper location on the specific ribs. If you mount on skin they will tear out. Best of luck with the install.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:16 PM   #16
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Marshall...

Our street side and rear awning were added after market. The street side does have a travel latch near the front, but the rear does not have a latch.

For what it's worth... Our rear awning also goes beyond where the curve of the end cap starts...ours is free-floating for the last couple of inches on both ends... I think if they were bent to fit the curve it might affect the roll-up. You could probably fill in the space somehow if you want, but ours has none.

You'll love having the new awnings.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:40 AM   #17
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OK, Yeah, I'm bumping this back up to the top again. Here is what I am down to:
  • Where should the awning rail be mounted in relation to the clearance marker lights.
  • What size/type rivets to attach the awning fabric to the roller tube?
It sound like the Zipdee lady at referred to above is Linda, and I plan to call her this morning.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:05 AM   #18
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Richard,
Hopefully the last questions:
How long are your window awning roller tubes?
How wide are your awning fabrics?
Thanks again and again,
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:48 AM   #19
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I read somewhere that Zip Dees over 10 feet should have a travel latch. Mine has them on curbside and streetside front. Not on the little single windows streetside and rear.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:06 AM   #20
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When both my streetside awnings extended in a heavy side wind, the travel latches went on right away!
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:42 PM   #21
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I read somewhere that Zip Dees over 10 feet should have a travel latch. Mine has them on curbside and streetside front. Not on the little single windows streetside and rear.
I called Zipdee they said streetside (talking about a 14 footer)yes, rear no
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:57 PM   #22
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Just when I thought I had all the answers.

There is a line in the Zip Dee install instructions "wide grip rivets permit skin-only mounting of hinges".

I will be cutting down a salvage awning for the streetside and rear window awnings, so I can make them any size I want.

My rear window is riveted into the ribs which is about 44" wide. Should I rivet the hinges into the ribs and have about a 44" wide awning or rivet the hinges into the skin a couple of inches farther out for a wider awning? What do you think. If mount the hinges farther out, a couple of inches of the awning rail at either end will be free floating due to the curve of the back of the trailer,
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:01 PM   #23
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I realize this is an old thread, but how did those awnings turn out? We are hoping to find street side and rear awnings for ours.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:44 PM   #24
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To tell the truth. I still have them in storage waiting for the time.
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There is a line in the Zip Dee install instructions "wide grip rivets permit skin-only mounting of hinges".

I will be cutting down a salvage awning for the streetside and rear window awnings, so I can make them any size I want.

My rear window is riveted into the ribs which is about 44" wide. Should I rivet the hinges into the ribs and have about a 44" wide awning or rivet the hinges into the skin a couple of inches farther out for a wider awning? What do you think. If mount the hinges farther out, a couple of inches of the awning rail at either end will be free floating due to the curve of the back of the trailer,
You should never have awning rail floating at ends also IMO this makes a weak point subject to tear loose and cause damage and leaks.
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