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Old 08-08-2015, 03:49 PM   #1191
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We have one on ours. It helps shade the fridge area and reduces heat gain on that side by lots. Can't always deploy it, but it's there when we need it just like the rear one.

Like having all three so we can chose how we set it up. Street side awning is not as big as curbside, but it does help us stay cool, and it's very easy to deploy. Use it a lot more than the big one when we are traveling and leave our dogs aboard in cool weather with the fans running. We try to park to use it to advantage.


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Old 08-08-2015, 04:07 PM   #1192
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We like ours. It seems to make a meaningful difference in interior heat when the sun is hitting that side of the trailer, which is important to us in Florida in summer. Also, it is very easy to deploy. Joe
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Old 08-08-2015, 10:36 PM   #1193
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We had the street side awning added to our FC 25FB, it has made a huge difference. Keeps the AS quite a bit cooler, and certainly helps the frig. The street side awning is very easy to deploy, and provides a nice cover for when we have the street side windows open. The street side awing only sticks out a bit further than those side side windows on the 25FB.

My only wish is that the rear ZIP DEE awning we had added was wider and came out further to cover our cooking station we have mounted to the ZIP DEE bracket we added.
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:41 PM   #1194
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What was the cost of the new vent?
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:00 AM   #1195
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As we sit here in Lucy in Wyoming in the rain, we are contemplating possible improvements to New Lucy. One of the things that we are considering is getting her a street side awning. We added the little back awning at Jackson Center this spring, and really like it.

We would like to get some feedback as to a street side awning's use and value. I think that it would cost us around $2000 to add this awning. Is it worth it?

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Didn't you ask this exact thing a few months ago in this same thread??? I thought a few of us answered...

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As you all have seen, we treated Lucy to a rear awning in a custom stripe pattern when she was at Jackson Center.

We really love her new awning and use it all the time.

Now we are considering adding a street side awning, and I have two questions.

1. How useful do you find the street side awning?

2. Approximately what would it cost to add a street side awning to New Lucy?

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If you forgot what I posted, here it is again:

Hi Brian...

Are you referring to a street side window awning or a street side full patio awning?

On our older 19ft we had a street side full patio awning installed partly for looks but moreso for keeping the inside temperatures lower. It also was very beneficial for the refrigerator. We also really liked being able to keep our generator and bikes etc. covered and out of the rain/sun.

The roof rail is already there. And, for looks, you'll notice that the front and rear endcap sections of the trailer are a matte finish while the sides are a shiny glossy finish. This always looked funny to us. The awning poles hide this abrupt finish transition. And, having the rolled up awning in place at the roof rail hides the white roof when you see the trailer from the side. With the ducted air now however it would be even harder to hide the white roof with the awning but it would still help.

The difference in inside temperatures was worth it alone. But, when the sun used to beat down on that side the refrigerator used to really struggle and the little fan never stopped. The awning made a huge, huge difference in the refrigerator's performance.

The cost to have it installed at the factory was around $2000 and had a couple week lead time so they could order the parts. A 25ft would be a little more as they charge by the awning's size. Regarding the work done...some of the screwheads were stripped when they installed it and I still need to take it apart and tighten up the spring a bit...it wasn't the best installation in all honesty. The paint was badly cracked and flaking on one pole endcap (where it says ZipDee) and after a few months they sent me a new one to install myself.

At the same time, we added a rear awning as well in matching Pacific Blue Fancy which is the fabric we chose for the street side awning. We love that one and it was installed perfectly. We removed the clear protective tape from the trailer because it was installed terribly and looked horrible.

Our original curb side awning was originally gray and we had this changed to Pacific Blue Fancy when we bought the trailer at the original dealer...cost was around $400 or so to do that. I thought that was reasonable...so, you can have all your awnings match for a decent cost. I still have the new gray fabric saved from our trailer...don't let them keep it if you swap yours out...

Hope this helps!
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:21 AM   #1196
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Our assessment is the same as most of the above. As I've mentioned elsewhere,we added Zip Dee tie downs at each end to keep the awning secure from gusty winds. Our streetside and rear awnings stay deployed all winter.
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:08 AM   #1197
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What was the cost of the new vent?
I just pulled out the Airstream Service Center invoice dated April 29, 2015. It shows the cost of the vents (part #382276-01) as $9.70 each.

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Old 08-09-2015, 09:44 AM   #1198
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My only wish is that the rear ZIP DEE awning we had added was wider and came out further to cover our cooking station we have mounted to the ZIP DEE bracket we added.[/QUOTE]


Just searched the ZipDee site and can't find these brackets. Could you provide some info as to where you got them? Thanks.
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My only wish is that the rear ZIP DEE awning we had added was wider and came out further to cover our cooking station we have mounted to the ZIP DEE bracket we added.

Just searched the ZipDee site and can't find these brackets. Could you provide some info as to where you got them? Thanks.[/QUOTE]

I ordered the brackets directly from ZIP-DEE. The brackets are Part number "210060-BASE BRACKET", and the bars are "1ZZ:304-4' Satin Solid Bars". (I called ZIP-DEE at (847)437-0980, and they had them on the way the next morning. ) Mounting was with Stainless Steel screws from Ace Hardware, with Sikaflex sealant. The ZIP-DEE satin solid bars need to be ordered by length, I believe I was charged about $4.92 per foot, and you will need to cut and drill to your needs.

If you have additional questions, please contact me directly, rather than using this thread, as I did not intend to hijack this thread when I commented regarding my wish for a larger rear awning than that offered by Airstream.

Sorry Brian.....
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Old 08-20-2015, 11:48 PM   #1201
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On this trip New Lucy has hit some pretty good bumps. We noticed during cleaning today that her big speaker mounted to the floor in rear street side corner had become detached from the floor. All of the little white plastic clips are broken.

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On this trip New Lucy has hit some pretty good bumps. We noticed during cleaning today that her big speaker mounted to the floor in rear street side corner had become detached from the floor. All of the little white plastic clips are broken.

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On our 2013 25FB, the subwoofer did not last 1,000 miles. Our failure was different, though: The screws pulled out of the body of the subwoofer. We had the Jackson Center put it back together. But we decided we don't really care for big thumping bass, so we removed it altogether, and use that space for storage.
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:10 PM   #1203
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ours has moved around as well. easy enough to put it back where it belongs.
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:13 PM   #1204
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Greetings all,

I finally am up to date on this thread. We are picking up our 2015 Flying Cloud 25 FB at AANW on Wednesday. It was used a couple times and then tragically the previous owner developed a terrible disease. Just wanted to say thanks for all the contributors. I have pinpointed a few things I definitely want to look at during the 2 hour walk through (air conditioner vents and window seals mainly).

I am a bit surprised by the leaking issues. I had thought that this was practically impossible in these trailers. I know this is probably on a different thread but I'm sure you guys might be able to steer me quickly. What kind of hitch arrangements are good? I know camping world has a curt unit for $532 installed. AANW has a Blue Ox ( hope I got that right) for $1050 installed. I currently have a 2007 Jayco Seneca 34 SS that I am trading in so Wednesday will be interesting with the side by side downsizing move. Thanks again for the sewer solution tip. I picked one up at camping world today. There was a cool video online where a guy built a plexiglass pseudo black water tank and took it through a gauntlet of tests. That's it guys, keep on posting. This will be our 5th RV so not really a newbie but I am an airstream newbie
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