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Old 02-16-2009, 03:22 PM   #43
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Cheap Plug for Kristi's Rope and Pole Awning

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I make the Vintage Look rope and pole awnings and rally window awnings for Airstreams. The awnings have scallopped valances on three sides, the window awnings have a scallopped valance on the front edge. I have a variety of Sunbrella fabrics available. PM me for more information.
We just received our awning from Kristi and are very happy with it. She answered all questions promptly and worked very quick to finish. It looks fantastic and goes up easily, 10 minutes on our first try. Just had to buy our own poles @ $4.99 each and some rope. First class material and workmanship and at a cost significantly lower than others. We are headed to the coast this weekend if the weather cooperates and can't wait to use it. Will post pics when we return. Thank Kristi!!

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Old 02-16-2009, 03:44 PM   #44
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In looking at the lengths of the arms, it is a "patio awning."

Sorry Shari.

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I was just looking at the posted picture and the scale was hard to gauge...looked small to me. I don't doubt that you would be better able to recognize the parts & pieces better than I.

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Old 02-16-2009, 03:57 PM   #45
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Shari;

A Caravel measures 83.25" from rear rib to front rib on center. The picture is the patio awning at 79.75" long (material and cover) plus 2.25' for the roller cap (metal roller attachment) The awning in the picture is just under 7ft. long. It may look smaller.
Yep, that sure did play tricks with the scale!

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I'm sure a pole awning for a Caravel will not weight 62lbs. You could weigh yours and tell me, I could be wrong.

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You're right - no where close to 62lbs. I'll have to weigh it, but my guess would be the fabric part weighs less than 12-15lbs and the aluminum poles probably about 8-10lbs if that.

The ropeless one weighs more because there are more poles and the canvas is coated.

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Old 02-16-2009, 06:59 PM   #46
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Thanks for the info Gerr. My dilema is that I have a new Zip Dee in a box that was part of the trailer purchase so paying a premium for a Zip Dee awning is not the issue, I already own one. I am leaning toward a pole awning though, especially one without ropes.
After researching awning's without rope's which sounds very cool, found a site where they still had to support the base of the pole and also had to add weights. Good luck on your choice.........toastie
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Looking at the picture in post #40, it looks like the trailer does not have an awning rail.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:38 PM   #48
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Your right, I'll buy the awning rail after I decide which type of awning I'm going to use that way I can nudge it one way or another to fit the awning.

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Old 02-16-2009, 07:46 PM   #49
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I noticed that toastie has his awning rail about as high on the trailer as you can get it, just below the fridge vent. It looks like that gives the awning an "away-from-the-trailer" slope and a little more door clearance. Looks good to me.
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I think it is that high to clear the vent over the stove. It would make taking a vintage awning up and down a little harder to do, but not impossible.
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Hi, Gerr.
I was just curious to know how your awning manages in a good breeze. You know with no tie down lines and all.
Bob,
We have had no problems in winds and we have been in some. In the base of the vertical poles there are holes where we always drive some 4inch nails through.
I am not sure about canvasreplacements.com but contact RJ the webmaster at vintageairstream.com and ask him how he dealt with them.
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contact RJ the webmaster at vintageairstream.com and ask him how he dealt with them.
I've actually done that, with no reply as of yet.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:01 PM   #53
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We believe you paid a super premium for your Zip Dee. The Zip Dee price today is only $1404.00, complete, for 12 foot awning, plus freight.

Depending on size, and options, installation takes 1 1/2 to 3 hours.

The following are some of Zip Dee's regular price's for just the awning, that uses one of the 79 standard colors that they offer, as of this date.

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10' $714.00
12' 802.00
14' 885.00
16' 968.00
18' 1055.00
20' 1138.00
21' 1182.00

To that, you must add the price of the bright contour hardware, which is $602.00

As an option, adding a center support costs $110.00.

Prices for other sizes are comparable.

This should help clear the confusion.

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Andy, you're right! I looked up my records and it was $1,400.00, plus freight and install. By the way, you folks are the ones that I purchased it from and installed it! I'm the guy that used to bring treats for Corky. How is my little friend? Take a look at my pictures and see how nice it turned out!
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Gerr,
Thank you for answering my question about the wind. I have sent a little Air Karma your way.
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Andy, you're right! I looked up my records and it was $1,400.00, plus freight and install. By the way, you folks are the ones that I purchased it from and installed it! I'm the guy that used to bring treats for Corky. How is my little friend? Take a look at my pictures and see how nice it turned out!
Very nice.

Corky is doing great, in spite of his near blindness because of the cataracks, due to diabetes.

He always loves to mooch doggie cookies.

He says "good morning" to you.

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Thanks to all of you who responded to my dilemma of "Zip Dee or Vintage". I learned an awful lot about both types of awnings thanks to the forums vast, collective experience. Ironically, I'm going for a third option. My mind is made up and I'm setting my course for relatively unchartered territory, even if I have to manufacture it myself, I'm going for a: Rope-less, Frame Awning!

I've seen a couple of examples, (Shari's and R J Dial's) and have concluded that these awnings are both very cool and functional, especially on a small Caravel. This is what I'm thinking:

Positives:

Bigger shade foot print (the Zip Dee I have is only about 79" X 79").
No support arm to run into by the door.
A clean uncluttered look to the trailer when the awning is not in use.
Much lighter (my very small Zip Dee weighs 62 lbs.).
I can store the awning easily in my pickup within a tube mounted to ceiling
of the shell over the trucks bed.
I can mount it without having to remove or modify the stove vent cover.
It will occupy less space without the guy-lines staked beyond the awning.
I will save lots of money.
Someone will get a new Zip Dee awning for a less than new price.
( I see this as a positive others would see it as a negative).
Less complicated, less to go wrong, don't need a service technician to repair.
Replacement parts are cheap.
Aesthetically, for me, it's just totally cool man.

Negatives:

It is less convenient
Special pockets for the frame poles will have to be sewn into the canvas.
The frames are not readily available (I may have to make it myself).
They take a bit more time to set up and take down (however, what else are you going to do at your campsite all day).

And finally, the wind issue is still up for debate, no clear winner here.

Thank you for indulging my personal dilemma, hopefully you have found some information here useful. Please feel free to add, edit, correct, or enlighten me further, but for now...

Thank you,

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