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Old 09-03-2010, 05:42 PM   #21
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I read somewhere that Zip Dees over 10 feet should have a travel latch. Mine has them on curbside and streetside front. Not on the little single windows streetside and rear.
I called Zipdee they said streetside (talking about a 14 footer)yes, rear no
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:57 PM   #22
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Just when I thought I had all the answers.

There is a line in the Zip Dee install instructions "wide grip rivets permit skin-only mounting of hinges".

I will be cutting down a salvage awning for the streetside and rear window awnings, so I can make them any size I want.

My rear window is riveted into the ribs which is about 44" wide. Should I rivet the hinges into the ribs and have about a 44" wide awning or rivet the hinges into the skin a couple of inches farther out for a wider awning? What do you think. If mount the hinges farther out, a couple of inches of the awning rail at either end will be free floating due to the curve of the back of the trailer,
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:01 PM   #23
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I realize this is an old thread, but how did those awnings turn out? We are hoping to find street side and rear awnings for ours.
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To tell the truth. I still have them in storage waiting for the time.
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There is a line in the Zip Dee install instructions "wide grip rivets permit skin-only mounting of hinges".

I will be cutting down a salvage awning for the streetside and rear window awnings, so I can make them any size I want.

My rear window is riveted into the ribs which is about 44" wide. Should I rivet the hinges into the ribs and have about a 44" wide awning or rivet the hinges into the skin a couple of inches farther out for a wider awning? What do you think. If mount the hinges farther out, a couple of inches of the awning rail at either end will be free floating due to the curve of the back of the trailer,
You should never have awning rail floating at ends also IMO this makes a weak point subject to tear loose and cause damage and leaks.
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