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Old 11-30-2007, 01:03 PM   #1
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Ordering Parts From ZipDee Awnings

Just got off the phone with the parts department at Zip Dee Awnings.
I just wanted to share with you guys the ease of ordering replacement parts.

Too easy. And the price was right too!

Talked to Randy at Zip Dee parts. Told him my year and make of the AS and he knew what part number it was. The price of the part was fair, and part will be shipped UPS first of the week.

Anyway, That's my story and I'm stick'n to it!

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Old 11-30-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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Same experience here as well.

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Old 11-30-2007, 07:55 PM   #3
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It is a pleasure doing business with folks who are glad to do business with you. That's why my trips West usually pass through Jackson Center - whether it's on the way or not.

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Old 11-30-2007, 08:25 PM   #4
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Hi Bing, I mean Rick, we have had the same experience with the folks at Zip Dee. They haven't forgotten what customer service is all about. Ron
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:02 PM   #5
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Awning Helper Handles

The best thing since sliced bread! Check them out. They allow you to push the awning to full height even if you're short or not muscular.

The handles are permanently installed on the awning arms and velcroed down parallel with the bars. When you want to extend the awning you push the handle out to a 90 degree angle from the bar, which locks it down ON the bar - then just push the handle and the awning arm extends as smooth as silk.

My sister bought me a set as an early birthday present when we were at the Rivettes Summer Solstice rally. Many of the lady Airstreamers have them. But I've taken them off my Airstream to assist 53FlyingCloud fight with a sticky awning support on his A/S and have shown them to several men who thought it took a lot of strain off the hands and wrists to use them.

A teensy bit pricy,but built to last forever. And you can deploy your awning without a single nasty word being muttered.

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Old 11-30-2007, 09:08 PM   #6
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The best thing since sliced bread! Check them out. They allow you to push the awning to full height even if you're short or not muscular. Paula
Oh Paula I wish I had bought some then, specially setting up when I was trying to yank that last bit out on the arm of the awning, Vickie came along cool as a cucumber with her zip dee gripper and pulled it out no sweat you can guess what's on my wish list! It will enable me to retain that ladylike demeanor as I pull out the awning arms!
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:10 PM   #7
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We've had similar experience with Zip dee, but what are these replacement handles you mention?? WE have a 74, and opening the awning can be trying at times.
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:24 PM   #8
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The best thing since sliced bread! Check them out. They allow you to push the awning to full height even if you're short or not muscular.

The handles are permanently installed on the awning arms and velcroed down parallel with the bars. When you want to extend the awning you push the handle out to a 90 degree angle from the bar, which locks it down ON the bar - then just push the handle and the awning arm extends as smooth as silk.

My sister bought me a set as an early birthday present when we were at the Rivettes Summer Solstice rally. Many of the lady Airstreamers have them. But I've taken them off my Airstream to assist 53FlyingCloud fight with a sticky awning support on his A/S and have shown them to several men who thought it took a lot of strain off the hands and wrists to use them.

A teensy bit pricy,but built to last forever. And you can deploy your awning without a single nasty word being muttered.

Paula
We agree with you wholeheartedly Paula. We ordered those handles after seeing them on Doorgunner's Excella. They have made the awning work a piece of cake. My only question is the pricy part. I remember them being less than $10 for the pair. Am I wrong about that? Anyway, they are worth three times that in convenience. Ron
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Hey Ron, Do you have a picture of these "handle" things?

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Old 11-30-2007, 09:41 PM   #10
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From the website

here you go Awnings By ZipDee see the second picture.

These handles function a bit like a strap wrench. My sister paid $30 for the pair at the Airstream store. Last time I checked they were nearly that directly from ZipDee

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Rick: It's a little tough to see in Paula's picture because the guys hand is on it, but it is very simple and effective. I actually thought that DG had made them himself. If you don't have them by the next time we see each other, check mine out. I think you will like them. Ron
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