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Old 03-25-2012, 09:33 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by jdalrymple View Post
Yes, drill holes in the roller tube, and rivet snaps in place. The snaps are installed on the screen at Zip Dee, with grommets along the bottom edge for ropes.

We have a 27' trailer, and the actual length of the awning is 18'. I chose the 15' screen.

Not that big a deal to make, I would guess. If one can sew.


That's exactly what I needed to hear. Since yours is a 18' awning on a 27' trailer and the 15' shade worked for you, I'll get the same thing. I downloaded the instructions and it looks like a "snap" to install. I cracked myself up with that piece of wit.
Anyway, sewing is not my bag and the price seems reasonable on the shade. I'll get the silver colored one to match the trailer. Zip Dee does make some nice quality products.

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Old 03-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #16
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Wow, I re-read my post, and realized my mind thought words my fingers did not type.

Of course, the female side of the snap is on the screen from Zip Dee, and one installs the male side on the roller tube.

The install took about 30 minutes, and that was being careful to get the screen just right. Meaning the screen is tight enough not to sag between the snaps, but easy to put up and take down with out having to stretch it to reach the snaps.

I have carefully allowed mine to roll up with the awning for overnight storage, but it makes the roller way to fat to buckle down for travel.


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Old 08-07-2014, 12:31 PM   #17
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Sure would like to see a couple photos of the location of the snaps. Thanks
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:12 PM   #18
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I would like to see this as well. We purchased some "Carefree" Sunblocker shades shortly before we decided to buy the AS and I would like to reuse them. Based on pictures it looks as though they are the same as the Zipdee except for the buttons....which can likely be easily added.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:23 PM   #19
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I'm about to replace our 7 year old Zip Dee sun shade as it has developed several tears. The first one occurred about 3 years ago and Zip Dee comped me some material to patch it with. This last winter several more developed. We do use it hard, rolling it up within the awning every day in the desert where we spend our winters. The shade is on its second trailer. Zip Dee also comped me the snaps for the second trailer. Good people!

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