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Old 05-04-2017, 09:42 AM   #1
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Newbee awning help

Just got our first airstream, a 1983 excella 31 cb. I am not new to campers and awnings but I can't figure this one out. First, I have no idea who made it, no tags or labels. Second, when I got it to open ( pull strap broken ) I found several Poles attached to the main tube and metal ribs running the length of it.
Can anyone tell me who made it and how it is supposed to set up.

Thanks for the help. I know I will have lots more questions as we get into it

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Old 05-04-2017, 10:30 AM   #2
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Pics?

Photos would be very helpful here.
If the arms are straight it may be a CareFree.
If the arms are curved it is most likely a Zip Dee.
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:41 AM   #3
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My carefree has curved arms....... zipdee arms are generally straight with a 20 degree or so angle at the top. Agree with bambitex pictures will solve your mystery
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:53 AM   #4
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The arms are curved and round . I will try to get some pics tonight. Does the carfree have poles attached to the roller drum ?
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:58 AM   #5
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No poles attached to the roller on the carefree. Attached is a picture of the carefree armsClick image for larger version

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Old 05-04-2017, 11:07 AM   #6
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:16 AM   #7
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Unfortunately neither one looks like the ones on mine. I will try to get some pics when I get home tonight.
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:02 PM   #8
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Well hear are some pics.
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:08 PM   #9
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Looks like a zipdee someone "repaired, improved" themselves. Maybe someone with more zipdee knowledge will chime in.
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