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Old 03-26-2008, 08:58 AM   #15
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We use in FRANCE, metric system... Sure we can convert in calculating meters in inches but no measure tools in inches....
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:22 AM   #16
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We use in FRANCE, metric system... Sure we can convert in calculating meters in inches but no measure tools in inches....
I understand that you use the metric system. What I don't understand is why you can't just measure in metric and then translate into inches or feet? If the vendor gives you a measurement of 92", you can figure the feet out yourself by dividing by 12.
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We use in FRANCE, metric system... Sure we can convert in calculating meters in inches but no measure tools in inches....
Bruno, one inch equals 2.54 cm.
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:16 PM   #19
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Snap-on Tools sells a measuring tape printed in both inches and centemeters. I know that Snap-on has dealers in France as we saw more than one on a visit to France a few years ago.

I have one. It is not only good for measuring, but for conversion when a calculator is not handy.
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here is the first reply from CGTrailer on march, the 22nd:
The patio awning fabric is $29.00 per ft. The window awning fabric is $23.00 per ft.

"I have your measurements. Are your measurements the exact size of the fabric only? I need a measurement from left to right of only the fabric. Can you measure in feet and inches? If not, I can have Zip Dee figure it out."

waiting prices with my measurements; I can't measure in inches.

The second one to reply with more precision is LEWSTER, from this forum, today:
"Zip-Dee needs to know the measurements of the aluminum cover of the awnings as these dictate the exact fabric length.

Prices are as follows:

Window awning: $84
Patio awning: $493

I discount these 15% for the Forum so the total would be $491 plus shipping. I am trying to get a price from the US Post Office to ship to France."

I've now an idea of what that'll cost me ( except the shipping ) but i can't measure the covers as the A/S is in wintering until May....

No news from the others... Airstream of Chicago ?, Zip dee/ Linda ? Inland RV who was online just after my demand post ? Curious.....

Wait & see

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My time at my office, due to some health issues, is very limited.

I answer some posts and/or e-mails from home, and sometimes from my office at my shop, for the time being.

I do not have, nor do I want any catalogs pertaining to Airstream parts, in my home, not even Zip Dee catalogs.

Home, "to me," is a place to relax, and be with you loved ones.

Since you have written several suppliers of Zip Dee awnings, including the Zip Dee factory, we are sure that you will receive competitive quotes.

Therefore to save you time, we respectfully decline to submit a quote for your Zip Dee needs.

Me being on line, as you stated, doesn't mean I was at my office.

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Old 03-26-2008, 11:07 PM   #21
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Personally, we show being online all the time because I simply don't log off, but am rarely at the computer due to work schedule.

I was able to get quotes rather quickly, found everyone I dealt (at all the places we got prices) with to be nice and professional, but ultimately went with what we felt comfortable with. Sounds like others have favorite dealers as well, which is great too.
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Personally, we show being online all the time because I simply don't log off, but am rarely at the computer due to work schedule.
I too show up as being online when at work and actually doing other things. I will check the forums during wait time or writers block, but I use a separate browser for the forums than work. Internet Explorer for work and Firefox for the forums. That way if I have to maximize a browser window for work, it is showing our homepage.

Andy, Karma sent on your attitude about home time. Answering questions at all when home only shows your enthusiasm. Best of luck with the health issues.
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Personally, we show being online all the time because I simply don't log off, but am rarely at the computer due to work schedule.

I was able to get quotes rather quickly, found everyone I dealt (at all the places we got prices) with to be nice and professional, but ultimately went with what we felt comfortable with. Sounds like others have favorite dealers as well, which is great too.
Which dealer did you end up going with?
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We went with Inland, because the price was better (not by much, but every buck helps!) and they were able to confirm size by serial number. I felt confident the awning I ordered would fit, and if it didn't it would be easy to resolve, rather than finding out I measured wrong and was stuck with an expensive awning that wouldn't work or just didn't fit correctly.

Nothing against the other dealers, all nice people, all competative prices.
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Since you have written several suppliers of Zip Dee awnings, including the Zip Dee factory, we are sure that you will receive competitive quotes.

Therefore to save you time, we respectfully decline to submit a quote for your Zip Dee needs.


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Do you mean that for zip dee awnings quotes , if we contact Zip deep factory, it's no worth to contact you because they have better prices ? if yes, Why to sale their awnings ?


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I understand that you use the metric system. What I don't understand is why you can't just measure in metric and then translate into inches or feet? If the vendor gives you a measurement of 92", you can figure the feet out yourself by dividing by 12.
I agree with you;
I've taken measurements in my metric system so why a factory or a dealer, can't translate them ?

Are all awnings unique on an A/S ?
With a model as mine 27', overlander, '71,I suppose there is one type of awning we can mount on it ? All the tubes, aluminium covers, drapery, are standart or cut for each model so I don't understand why there is a need of so much data for a replacement....
When you order a complete awning, for a '27, nobody come to take measurements of your '27... so when your order a new drapery, Zipdee have to now which measure they have to sale... it's what i logicaly think.

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Do you mean that for zip dee awnings quotes , if we contact Zip deep factory, it's no worth to contact you because they have better prices ? if yes, Why to sale their awnings ?


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We sell Zip Dee awnings and ship them all over the world.

We have better prices than the factory, since they do not offer a discount.

I "DO NOT" have their catalogs at home, therefore I cannot quote you a price, until I return to my office, which at this time is uncertain when.

We do not want you to feel that we are ignoring you, therefore we suggested that you scratch us off you list, for a Zip Dee quote, for the time being, for the reasons we listed above.

You need to list the color of the fabric that you want. Depending on the color number, the price could be different.

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You need to list the color of the fabric that you want. Depending on the color number, the price could be different.

Andy
So difficult to make a choice so we visit the Sunbrella store ( from Zipdee web site) and found :
ref 4800-0000 Pacific blue/natural 6 bar

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