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Old 07-26-2005, 09:19 PM   #29
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:30 PM   #30
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:24 AM   #31
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We still aren't up to snuff setting up and letting down the 20' main awning, so unless we are having a long stay at one place, we avoid putting it up. Also, it seems that whenever we do set up the large awning, an immediate strong wind whips up. Go figure. Shame on us because it's so pretty when all displayed.
Just a couple of things. I have found that my main Zip-Dee awning performs better in wind than any other brand of awing that I have owned. I used to be a conservative awing person prior to the purchase of my first Airstream. Now I don't hesitate to pop it open.

Secondly I find opening the Zip-Dee is also pretty easy other than dealing with those locking knobs and the pole. I find its quite a pain. I pretty much ended that hastle by buying a little 2 step aluminum blue topped ladder from Home Depot. It fits easily in the rear storage compartment and those two steps give me enough height to spin those wheels by hand. Makes take down and put a breeze.

Finally if you really are in some serious wind that bothers you, sometimes found in ocean front camping, pick up a spring loaded tie down strap. Its a long strap that goes over the top of your awing and terminates on each end into tie downs which are staked into the ground. Those tie downs have springs in them which allows a small amount of flex.

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Old 07-27-2005, 08:59 AM   #32
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Finally if you really are in some serious wind that bothers you, sometimes found in ocean front camping, pick up a spring loaded tie down strap. Its a long strap that goes over the top of your awing and terminates on each end into tie downs which are staked into the ground. Those tie downs have springs in them which allows a small amount of flex.

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That sounds pretty neat. Obviously you run the strap length wise as sits the trailer.
Do you suppose it would be any improvement to have straps attached at the cover and running the other direction (away from the trailer).
Are we talking a flat strap (vinyl) or just a rope or cord?
Is this something that Zip Dee sells?

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Old 07-27-2005, 09:08 AM   #33
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That sounds pretty neat. Obviously you run the strap length wise as sits the trailer.
Do you suppose it would be any improvement to have straps attached at the cover and running the other direction (away from the trailer).
Are we talking a flat strap (vinyl) or just a rope or cord?
Is this something that Zip Dee sells?

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There are a couple of different concepts on tie downs. Some just take a rope from the corners of the awning to the ground. Others are like mine which is a big flat stap which goes over the top of the awning from end to end. The large strap provides pressure over the length of the awning which I think is better than just holding down the corners.

Here is a link to one similar to mine. I've had this strap for almost 15 years. Haven't used it on the Zip-Dee yet due to the fact that it performs so well in the wind. I probably would use it as a safety if I did any ocean front camping.

Tie down straps

I bought these from Camping World. I don't know if Zip-Dee sells anything like this.


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Old 07-27-2005, 09:38 AM   #34
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Way to go Hitnmiss for reviving a 2yr+ old thread! My main awning is the blue and white stripe and the street side awning is the brown and orange. The awning that should extend over the rear bath window is missing. Has anyone seen it. I like the blue/white color combo and would like to replace the brown/orange but it is in very good condition. Anyone interested in trading?
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:58 AM   #36
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Blue and white striped on my '81 Excella. I was just looking at the zipdee sight because I want to replace them (same color, better stitching...).

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My 74 international had green and white stripes, the 94 has the maroon and grey fancy stripe.
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Old 07-27-2005, 02:09 PM   #38
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Wink Boo-Coos of Blue Hues To Vue Too.

Just for fun here is Sunbrella's Awning designer URL.Takes a minute or two to load.

check it out and wish.

Boo-Qs of Blue Hues To Vue Too. ? How daya spell BooQ anyway??

http://www.sunbrella.com/usa/designer/

would have been interesting if each model had had its own combo sort of like the tartans of Scotland for different clans.
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Old 07-27-2005, 02:16 PM   #40
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Boo-Qs of Blue Hues To Vue Too. ? How daya spell BooQ anyway??
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I recently bought a 1979 Sovereign. To my suprise, the Awnings are Brown with a fancy orange stripe. I have awnings all the way around and they all match. They are in excellant condition considering they may be from 1979.

I am wondering if they are original.

I have seen many awnings but typically if they are Zip Dee, they are Pacific Blue Fancy or Green Fancy.

I have have seen grey solid on the new Airstreams.

What color are your awnings and does anybody else have this Chocolate Fancy?

I am looking for Zip Dee Awnings only, (no offense to SOB).

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My Arogsy has the same exact awning color scheme. It is a 1977 and the original bill of sale shows the awning with the color right on it. I do know that ZipDee sold that awning color scheme in 1977. However, I have not seen it on an Airstream. I would really love to see some pictures of it.
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