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Old 02-11-2020, 11:29 PM   #1
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Zip Dee Relax awning - control board upgrade

A while back there was a thread going on about a new prototype control board that allowed for a much greater tilt angle for shedding rain water.

Anyone have any updates to share?

When I last called zip Dee they told me “we only produced two of those prototype control boards, you’re not supposed to know about those and we can’t tell you when they might be available”.

I haven’t gotten around to calling them for a follow up. On my 30’ I would certainly enjoy a greater rear tilt angle so I can keep the awning deployed during rain, without concern of sagging/pooling, like I used to do with my manual version.
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:00 AM   #2
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ZipDee Switch Replacement

I have not replaced the control board.

I HAVE REPLACED THE ZIPDEE SWITCH!

My 2016 Classic originally had a ZipDee switch that DID NOT have an on/off switch. I did not even think about this until I met a fellow Airstreamer on a road trip in Nova Scotia who brought this to attention. He said that there have been situations where the awning opened while intransit.

I called ZipDee and purchased a switch with an on/off switch (see attachments). I now travel with more confidence that the awning won't cause me intransit problems.

Travel safe.
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:39 PM   #3
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Thanks. Different issue. 2017+ had this power switch integrated to the panel (mine came standard with the power switch).

The control board programming is a different enhancement
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Old 11-25-2020, 09:00 PM   #4
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tilt improvement

Not being satisifed with the tilt limits on my Relax awning, I contacted Zip Dee a couple of weeks ago to see if they could help. They offered to change the limits via a software modification. So, for the cost of shipping the control box both ways, they made the change for me on the rear only. I can now tilt the rear to the maximum travel limit of the arm. Pretty good customer service, 2 week turn around and only cost me about $30 for shipping. Well worth it. If anyone would like the same mod, just contact Zip Dee's customer service department.
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Old 11-26-2020, 06:33 AM   #5
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I just changed my control board also. More rear tilt. The cables to the board just plug in, so it was an easy change. As Greg said the cost is shipping both ways.
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Seeet! This is on my list of to-do!
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