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Old 02-07-2012, 08:53 AM   #15
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When they put the awning rails on make sure they use sealer like the Tempro-635 and not gum tape. On mine the main awning rail is buck riveted in from the inside. The smaller awnings are pop or olympic riveted. Any non-bucked rivet is a potential leak and even buck rivets can leak in high stress areas like awnings. Make sure it is done right if you do it.

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Old 02-07-2012, 09:01 AM   #16
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This is my first one with the awning package, and I'm so glad I sprung for it. As dkottum posted, they really should make it standard.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:32 AM   #17
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Just occurred to me....what do you think a complete package weighs?

Our Classic is a heavyweight right from the 'git go with a very limited CCC.
Any added options subtract from that spec.
If awnings were standard equipment they would have to fudge the numbers somewhere else.
That may not be something we would be comfortable with.

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Old 02-07-2012, 09:35 AM   #18
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If memory serves, the order form for this one showed about 100 lbs.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:39 AM   #19
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We have awnings all the way around and wouldn't have it any other way. They are great for keeping the temps down in the summer.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:03 AM   #20
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A must have!
I'm thinking about installing ZipDee window awnings front and rear on top of the Patio awning and side window awnings I already have.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:13 AM   #21
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I would order them if I were you. Especially where you live.

I only have the large curbside awning on my Excella and would like to add more. I recently passed on a large streetside awning on ebay that went for only $100. It wasn't the $100 as much as the shipping and the installation that was worrying me. I'm already kicking myself, but disposable income is short right now.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #22
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Any Thoughts on the Awning option?
Yeah, don't leave home without 'em! We don't have ZipDees on our vintage rig, but I can't imagine camping without an awning of some sort...it sure makes the inside more enjoyable and expands the comfortable living space outdoors in "weather" - both warm sunshine & the liquid kind!

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Old 02-07-2012, 10:48 AM   #23
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our AS came with the 3 awnings [main side, rear and off side] when we bought it from the p.o.

i guess it came that way new - i doubt they had them added.

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but - living in AZ i sure am glad we got 'em. make a huge difference when you're trying to sit outside in 100+ degs w/o any other shade.

if i'm near enough i use bungee cords to secure the awning to a ramada or other structure - just in case of windy conditions.

i don't now if i'd buy one new w/o awnings all around.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:38 PM   #24
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Thanks for the feedback! I've changed our order to include the awnings. There are 3 on the 25FB, one over the back and two on the street side, one over the windows by the sofa and one over the bedroom windows.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:44 PM   #25
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Thanks for the feedback! I've changed our order to include the awnings. There are 3 on the 25FB, one over the back and two on the street side, one over the windows by the sofa and one over the bedroom windows.
What about the main curbside "patio" awning? Was that one also added or was it already included with your intial order? To me, THAT's the most important one ~

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Old 02-07-2012, 01:51 PM   #26
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Good question, and I wasn't clear about that. The curb-side awning is standard. The option is just the 3 additional awnings (rear, and two street side).
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:54 PM   #27
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Short answer: buy the awnings - all of them available for your trailer.

We don't have a rear awning but wish we did. Maybe that's an upgrade when we go the the Jackson Center service center in May.

The street side awning is easy to pull out and it can stay out in most weather conditions. We use this one frequently and it really helps keep the solar load to a minimum on that side of the trailer.

The curb side (or door side) awning is very useful too. Don't be discouraged by the fact that it cannot stand much wind and rain. Simply extend it when you need it and retract when you're done. There are a few minor tricks to easily and quickly extending and retracting the curb side awning - be sure to install the Zip Dee sliding handles to help with extending/retracting the arms. Also take time periodically to wipe away any dirt on the extension tubes and spray the tubes with silicone (the clear silicone spray, not silicone grease).

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Old 02-07-2012, 07:49 PM   #28
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Think you'll be glad you ordered them. I added them when I ordered "Silver Leaf" last summer. Very easy to operate, look good, and doubtless will reduce heat load when the sun is beating down on the aluminum.
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