Originally Posted by jschellent
We read in a recent edition of Airstream Life that Zip Dee has a retrofit coversion to an electric awning from the manual that was originally installed. Doe anyone have any experience with this retrofit? Did you go through an Airstream dealer or an independent RV service shop? We got quote from our local RV service shop of $4,300 for parts and installation. Does that sound about right? There is a video on the Zip Dee website that was provided by Colonial Airstream in New Jersery demonstrating the operation of the retrofit electric awining. It look pretty slick.
I should hope it would be slick for $4300!!
I guess these things are nice to have, but sometimes I feel that simplest is best - and less likely not to work when you want it to! At least that is often my experience!
Can the electric awning be opened and retracted manually if there are problems with it?
Looks like a lot of trailers - even ones costing much less that Airstreams are moving to power awnings though.
Maybe I worry too much about the reliability of electrical/electronic gadgets and should just get with the times!