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Old 07-26-2007, 02:23 PM   #1
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Anyone have a possible source for a used roll out Zip dee awning.I need a 9 ft. long one. Thanks
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:20 PM   #2
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I know it isn't a 9' awning, but I just replaced my 15' window awning with a 22' if that will help.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:34 AM   #3
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I have a 1970 international land yaht. I need an awning. It has never had one. Just new to an airstream.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:08 AM   #4
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Are you looking for the curb side patio awning?It would be around 19 ft. Or are you looking for just any awning no matter as to size and color?
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:31 AM   #5
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I need the whole thing for my 73 27 footer is there some place to get the complete setup or is it out of my price range and just get a portable one ???....SAM
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:39 AM   #6
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Currently Zip-Dee is the only company to offer awnings with the curved arms for Airstream trailers and motorhomes. Carefree used to build and sell them, and still does, but I haven't been able to find a source for the curved arms.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:55 AM   #7
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Currently Zip-Dee is the only company to offer awnings with the curved arms for Airstream trailers and motorhomes. Carefree used to build and sell them, and still does, but I haven't been able to find a source for the curved arms.
Terry.

And if you do find a source for Carefree arms, you will be disappointed as to how well they don't fit.

Their arms stick out near the top of the windows by 6 to 8 inches.

I chatted with them years ago, and was told that Airstream always puts the arms in the wrong place!!!!! HELLO.

The original owner of Carefree, Gene Upton, was a good friend of mine, from 1970, who also had some black opal mines in Mexico. He would have fixed the fit problem immediately.

But the new owners really don't give a "dam", about Airstream and it's owners.

That was said to me by one of the top female executives of Carefree.

Zip Dee has the superior product, the reputation, and a satisfied customer list, miles long.

Yes, they are not cheap, but, you get what you pay for.

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Old 04-27-2008, 12:10 PM   #8
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how do you open these?

With so much else to do I first tried to open the awning today. I removed the two keepers from the arms and I couldn,t get the little bolt thingys to move in any direction. Any ideas?
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:49 PM   #9
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With so much else to do I first tried to open the awning today. I removed the two keepers from the arms and I couldn,t get the little bolt thingys to move in any direction. Any ideas?
If you have a ZipDee, here are the directions:
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Anyone have a possible source for a used roll out Zip dee awning...
occasionally (regularly) the service center in j/c has these.

might have been removed from an old trailer or replaced during a rebuild or slightly 'irregulars' from the assembly line....

often they sell these at a discount to employees and the occasional customer who is IN jackson center...

so you might contact the parts shop girls and inquire.

i've seen virtually new and 10-15 year old zip dees available there in a variety of colors and lengths.

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Old 04-27-2008, 07:28 PM   #11
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With so much else to do I first tried to open the awning today. I removed the two keepers from the arms and I couldn,t get the little bolt thingys to move in any direction. Any ideas?
Are those the little wheels things at either end of the awning when it's rolled up? If so, they unscrew (same thread as a bolt, righty tighty, lefty loosey), and then flop over to the side out of the way. If they don't unscrew, give it a dose of PB Blaster or Howe's Oil on the threads, and let them sit.
You do have a Zip-Dee?
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:10 PM   #12
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Carefree?

Doing some more surfing on the awning forum leads me to believe I have a carefree. The arms have the keepers which I took off. There are small locking mechanisms right at the standoff about half way up the arms. I hit the whole length with WD-40 . When it stops raining I will see if I can free up the arms. Thanks for the replies!
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:44 PM   #13
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A Carefree is a different animal. Those knobs will need to be loosened, and there are two latches, one on each arm, that have to be released to get the arms to lower or elevate. You will also have a small lever on the roller itself, at the front awning arm, that will have to be flipped back to allow the awning to rotate in that direction. When it's time to close the awning, the lever will need to be returned to the position it's in now.
The braces will need to slide up to the level of the roller, and will latch in position, Then you will need to tighten the plastic knobs on them to keep the awning from floping in the breeze. It sounds like a lot, but once you do it once or twice, it will be a breeze.
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