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Old 06-23-2016, 08:26 PM   #1
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New "sun room"

Here are pictures of the shade room I built for our Airstream, inspired by our first trip this season. We had the west on the door side, and it was impossible to sit out in the late afternoon.

The fabric is 90% sun blocking and grey to match the AS. It's attached with marine snaps in the front and hangs from the arms on the sides. The corners have added poles so that there is something to attach to. We can put up any combination of the three sections - just the front, all three sections, just the sides, the front and one side, or just one side. All the pieces attach to the corner poles so they don't flap around in a mild breeze.

I also put a zippered door way (separating zipper) into the front section so we can get in and out when all three sections are in use. The front section weights 10 pounds, and each side piece weighs 5 pounds. That is more weight than I would have liked, but the corner poles help with that. I'm guessing we will only use one or two sections at a time.

The only change I had to make to the zip-dee was to add the snaps to that bit of fabric that hangs down at the leading edge of the awning.
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:35 PM   #2
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Well done, have fun.

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Very nice!

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Old 06-24-2016, 08:43 AM   #4
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Nice work, I have some questions:
  • What material did you use and where did you get it?
  • Did you have to sew the zippered door yourself?
  • How stable is it in high winds? Do you anchor your Zip Dee?
  • How long does it take for you to set it up after deploying the Zip Dee?
  • Can you post some close-ups of the snaps?

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