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Old 07-24-2015, 01:31 PM   #15
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Old 07-24-2015, 05:42 PM   #16
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We live near the zip dee factory and they told us at a recent visit that they do not do installs anymore. Check with them before any trip Plus all you have to do is give them you model and year. They will know the correct size.
Rather than pay shipping, take the trailer to ZipDee and have them load it, even if they can't install it. If you can open a front or rear window (rear means you don't have to unhitch to load), you can slide the awning inside for transport since the trailer is longer than the awning and you should have at least one clear path the whole length of the trailer. Your trailer won't be liveable while the awning is inside blocking the hall, but you could at least transport it wherever you want to have the installation done. You might need some sawhorses or other cribbing to elevate the awning package over some furniture, though…
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Old 07-24-2015, 05:56 PM   #17
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Call some local metal shops and ask for 18 gauge galvanized 3" O.D. Steel tubing of the length you need. Instead of almost $10.- per foot plus min $300.- shipping, you can buy the tube for $4.-/foot and local pick up.
I was only able to get 14 gauge steel with 3" O.D. locally and would have bought it (71.58 for a 22'). I ended up repairing my old tube.

Chances to get one of those tubes undamaged to your house are slim and chances to get the shipper to take responsibility for damaging it even slimmer. Been there...
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Call Fastenal, the fastener people. I have read on other boards that they will ship parts unrelated to their business at a very reasonable price. The parts go store to store, but they have stores in most major cities. What I have read about is large car parts being shipped. I installed my new ZipDee awning on my Argosy with the help of a friend. Neither one of us had ever installed an awning before. Took about 3 hours and a 6 pack. Brian
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