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Old 01-25-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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Zip Dee - Tropic Room Screen Enclosure

Wondering if anybody has any experience w/this product from Zip Dee? We have a '08 Intl/FB 25' Ocean Breeze we would like to install this on.

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Beth & Joe,

I have also been considering the solar shade or possibly the screen enclosure but have not been impressed with the mounting procedures. Most awning tubes have a slot in the awning tube which allows quick mounting of the solar shade but not the Zip Dee. I spoke to the Zip Dee people several weeks ago and was told that I would have to drill holes for snaps to mount the Zip Dee product. I found someone that had done this installation and found that over time the snaps cause wear marks on the awning each time it is retracted. While I am very happy with my Zip Dee awning I wish there were an easier way to add accessories like the solar shade, the room enclosure or even those tacky lights that many of us like to use.
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We "sprung" for the solar shade last Summer. Yes...I agree whole-heartedly w/the comments you made regarding the mounting method. No slot...drilled holes for the snaps. I can now picture over time, that the snaps can cause wear marks on the awning. After roughly six months of use. It does show signs of wear on the awning.
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Beth & Joe,

I have also been considering the solar shade or possibly the screen enclosure but have not been impressed with the mounting procedures. Most awning tubes have a slot in the awning tube which allows quick mounting of the solar shade but not the Zip Dee. I spoke to the Zip Dee people several weeks ago and was told that I would have to drill holes for snaps to mount the Zip Dee product. I found someone that had done this installation and found that over time the snaps cause wear marks on the awning each time it is retracted. While I am very happy with my Zip Dee awning I wish there were an easier way to add accessories like the solar shade, the room enclosure or even those tacky lights that many of us like to use.
Hey! I don't think my lights are tacky!!!
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My lights are not tacky either...
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When the wind comes up hard or a storm is coming in getting the awning down is my number one priority. With a screen room.... problem. There are SO many available screen rooms in the $200 range - I'd get a separate one. If a storm destroyed it, so be it.

It's also much less expensive than the attached A/S screen room.

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...>snip<... those tacky lights that many of us like to use.
I knew that was going to get a rise out of folks! I have to agree, there's nothin' prettier than a shiny Airstream all decked out in party lights...
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...There are SO many available screen rooms in the $200 range - I'd get a separate one. If a storm destroyed it, so be it.
Initial cost and the possibility of it getting destroyed in a storm...I believe a separate enclosed room would be the best alternative.

Wacky lights...hmmm...I've kinda grown attached to ours.

Thanks for all the input.

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