Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-07-2012, 07:50 PM   #29
Rivet Master
 
MrUKToad's Avatar

 
2011 28' International
Chatham , Ontario
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,372
Images: 17
Blog Entries: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by barrettjl View Post
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).
Only one street side, but it's a long one!
__________________

__________________
Steve; also known as Mr UK Toad

"You can't tow that with that!"

http://toadsoftowedhaul.com
MrUKToad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2012, 07:54 PM   #30
HCR
3 Rivet Member
 
HCR's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Livingston , Full time traveler
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 190
Images: 6
Get ALL awnings. Airstreams get HOT in comparison to fiberglass trailers.
__________________

__________________
Airstream of Consciousness
HCR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 04:55 AM   #31
4 Rivet Member
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
1977 23' Safari
1986 34' Limited
Idaho Falls , Idaho
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 497
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne&Sam View Post
The awning certainly helps keep the AS cooler, but we rarely use it. No matter when we extend it, it suddenly gets very windy and it has to be put away. We learned early with an old SOB not to leave it up over night to avoid having to jump out of bed and rush out to put it away in the middle of the night. We tend to be out doing things during the day so we don't want it up all day either. We might use it more if it was one of those electric models I've seen.
Yes, be sure you roll up the big awning at nightfall. You never know when the wind will come up or even a sudden big gust will twist and ruin it. And yes, if we're going to be gone for a long time during the day, we roll up the big awning: better safe than sorry! But even so, all the nuisance is well worth the sun shade and sheltered sitting-out, socializing space.

Vivian
__________________
Richard and Vivian
Caliban The Wonder Dog: gone but not forgotten
Cerberus
Too many vintage A/Ss...
Landshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 09:23 AM   #32
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 13,558
I think you want to have at least one awning.

We don't use ours all the time, but wouldn't want to travel without it.

There are times when weather is optimal for sitting outside, but would put you in full sun without the awning.

Heed the warnings about putting it up if you are away and at night. Also, develop a really good tie-down system.

We have found that long bungees, hooked to the awning at one end and stakes in the ground at the other, are the most effective against gusts of wind.


Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚❤️
Lily&Me is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 10:37 AM   #33
4 Rivet Member
 
Travel Bird's Avatar
 
2012 27' FB International
Denver , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 445
We are ordering our 27' International Serenity soon and for sure, we are getting the awning package.
__________________
Anna
Blog: Glamper~An Airstream Diary
www.glamperanairstreamdiary.com
WBCCI #4846, WBCCI DenCO Unit
Air #62992
Travel Bird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 11:05 AM   #34
bilby05
 
bilby05's Avatar
 
1962 24' Tradewind
1962 24' Tradewind
Canyon , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 264
Where to buy.

Quote:
Originally Posted by WineStream View Post
We wouldn't be without our awnings. Our trailer had them when we bought it. The Argosy motor home that we bought last year had no awnings. But, we don't want to camp without them so we're dropping the money on zip-dees all-around before we start camping in the motor home this year.
We have no awnings, but would love to have them. Even with the new AC we become a portable sauna in the summer. My question is: where is the best place to purchase them? Hardware and canvas. I have checked out the zip dee site and see the options for canvas, but the hardware seems to be quite variable. Is there a best location to purchase used hardware? Would like to have them all around.
thanks, bill b.
__________________
1962 Airstream Tradewind
2001 Ford 7.3 Diesel
bilby05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 11:08 AM   #35
Rivet Master
 
tkasten's Avatar
 
1965 22' Safari
Vassar , Michigan
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 847
Images: 6
Call Zip Dee and give them your trailer ser. # They can tell you the exact sizes you will need.
__________________
Tim
TAC MI 14

Everyday is a Saturday
tkasten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 07:08 AM   #36
Rivet Master
 
casa3805's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Corpus Christi , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 869
Images: 41
Options

Yep, the awnings are a great option, and they do make a difference. We have them on both sides and the rear where our bathroom is.
And you have more options for the awnings after you put them up...These make a wonderful shaded area on both sides. And naturally you can just keep purchasing additions like end caps for the awnings to go with these long shade covers....Shade helps in the Texas summers!

Wow, funny to look back on this pic. We have made quite a few changes since this was taken....ahhh fun memories...but I digress. Awnings are good!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Both Wings out.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	42.8 KB
ID:	150609  
__________________
Chuck & Skye
Rock and Roll Will Never Die!

WBCCI 3805
AIR 54011 Since July 2011
casa3805 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 07:15 AM   #37
1 Rivet Member
 
2011 27 FB International
Currently Looking...
Dawsonville , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 19
I've found that the awnings really help in keeping the sun from entering into the windows , thereby reducing the heat inside the trailer. Especially noticeable blocking the sun through the rear window on my 27FB.
__________________
GaRoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 09:45 AM   #38
Rivet Master
 
2010 25' FB Flying Cloud
Davenport , Iowa
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,456
Blog Entries: 1
Change the order for the street sid to the single awning. You WILL need it to improve frig function. There is alot of heat there.
__________________
Airtandem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 05:18 PM   #39
2 Rivet Member
 
2012 25' FB Flying Cloud
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airtandem View Post
Change the order for the street sid to the single awning. You WILL need it to improve frig function. There is alot of heat there.
I called the sales person to ask about this, who then called Airstream again. Yesterday they told him the 25FB awning option was 2 awnings street side. Today they went and "checked with engineering", and now say it is a single awning street side. There is no option to change it in any case.

On longer trailers, there may be separate awnings, but on the 25 (and the 27 on their lot), it is a single awning.

So, to correct my earlier post, the awning option we ordered on our 25FB is one awning over the rear and a long single stree-side awning that covers the sofa windows and bedroom window.

__________________
barrettjl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #40
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawas"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,153
Images: 1
Question

????? And the streetside is standard on all? most?.....right, rong??????

Bob
__________________
PFC.....

“After all these years the reason I continue to love Thanksgiving.....I still sit at the kids table.”
RLC

Sandra wanted to go to Cleveland on vacation,
but I’m the Husband, so we went to Cleveland.
RLC
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 08:13 PM   #41
2 Rivet Member
 
2012 25' FB Flying Cloud
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROBERT CROSS View Post
????? And the streetside is standard on all? most?.....right, rong??????

Bob
As I understand it, the curb-side awning is standard. The street-side awning is an option, at least on the Flying Cloud series.

But I haven't been right about much in this thread so far
__________________
barrettjl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 06:11 AM   #42
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawas"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,153
Images: 1
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by barrettjl View Post
As I understand it, the curb-side awning is standard. The street-side awning is an option, at least on the Flying Cloud series.

But I haven't been right about much in this thread so far
I went to the Colonial site after posting, and noted that all models that I checked had the curbside listed as standard.

I was considering some add-on's, but haven't been able to rationalize the cost, not to mention the added holes in the skin.

Bob
__________________

__________________
PFC.....

“After all these years the reason I continue to love Thanksgiving.....I still sit at the kids table.”
RLC

Sandra wanted to go to Cleveland on vacation,
but I’m the Husband, so we went to Cleveland.
RLC
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Guess what Virginia? - not all have the electric-heating option Fly at Night Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 17 11-24-2011 10:16 AM
Will a Zip Dee awning fabric fit on Dometic Awning tube? montanablue Awnings 2 10-24-2011 11:27 AM
carefree awning fabric width johnhh Awnings 0 07-30-2011 10:16 AM
Using your awning sbcohn On The Road... 29 06-14-2011 06:14 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.