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Old 08-05-2003, 07:36 AM   #1
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Unhappy Zip Dee Parts

I have bent the main pole in the awning on my unit . (thought i'd save money on renting the bobcat to dig up the yard....hit the awning pole with the bucket.....) oh well should have closed the awning first.....
where can i i get a new pole??
can i substitute anything for the original....say....a pvc pipe??

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Old 08-05-2003, 07:54 AM   #2
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Sure yours is a Zip Dee?

The avitar you have shows a rig with the Colorado Carefree awning. A/S used the Carefree along with the Zip Dee for a number of years (Zip Dee is now used exclusively). The tell tale indicator is the two main arms at the ends. The Carefree has gently curving "C" channel arms, while the Zip Dee has a arm that is a telescoping tubular aluminum with a bend in the top section that hubs the shape of the A/S. As to what you bent, it is unclear. If you bent the portion that the awning fabric rolls onto, then you are going to have to replace it. Only the original aluminum roller design will work as plastic would not have the strength to withstand the forces that even a mild gust of wind can impart to the unfurled awning.

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Old 08-06-2003, 12:41 PM   #3
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If you DO have a Zip Dee awaning......

call their toll free number. They are listed in this web site. I've ordered from them. They are very helpful, and send your stuff via FedEx or whatever works best for you. I asked for and received their catalogue, which has replacement parts for all of their current and earlier-generation awnings.
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Old 08-06-2003, 04:56 PM   #4
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I dont know about a substitution. I have ordered from Zip Dee for replacement parts and the transaction was fast and painless. They were very helpful and the parts came in a few days.

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Old 08-06-2003, 06:13 PM   #5
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Zip Dee will spend however much time you need to help you and then ship very fast. They are great!
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Old 08-06-2003, 06:41 PM   #6
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It boosts my confidence when I hear of a supplier who supports their product. I have an '85 Excella with a Zip Dee awning and you have convenced me to seek replacement parts from them. Keeps the holes in the same spots and it will work. Thanks.
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Old 08-07-2003, 05:14 AM   #7
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thanks to all about the zip dee awnings!
I called them and confirmed all you have said ...
they are the nicest most helpful company I have talked to in a while!
the parts are reasonably priced too , although the rep told me that i probably didn't need to buy a new part.
When can you remember a company rep trying to talk you OUT of buying the compnies product!

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