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Old 09-19-2006, 01:16 PM   #1
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Need awning

My unit had no awning, not the arms nothing.

Of the 3 A&E, Carefree or Zee which one is the most common and trouble free.

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Old 09-19-2006, 01:28 PM   #2
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I have a Zip Dee on my new Airstream. It seems it is the most common and the one that has been factory equipment for a long time so I kind of think Airtream must feel it is the best. After ordering two for the tail end and road side, I certainly don't think they are the cheapest.

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Old 09-19-2006, 01:58 PM   #3
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Having owned trailers with awnings from different manufacturers, the installation of a Zip Dee is more than just a purchase; it is an investment. They operate flawlessly and the company stands by their product 100%. Sometimes the investment for awnings "all around" could be more then the total value of your trailer. When I needed a new awning for my '74, it helped me decide if I wanted to put 25% of the trailer value into the awning. If you use the trailer, are going to hold on to it for a while, I would not question going with the Zip Dee.
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:10 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by peegreen
...the company stands by their product 100%. .... If you use the trailer, are going to hold on to it for a while, I would not question going with the Zip Dee.
I would agree with general positives for Zip Dee, but read this post and you'll see the company backup may not be like it used to.

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Old 09-19-2006, 04:02 PM   #5
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A&E is no longer an option they have stoped making the curved arms that our Airstream's need. But I have to say that my A&E is as trouble free as any of the Zip Dee's I have seen.

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