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Old 12-01-2018, 12:56 PM   #21
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I like the idea of the ZipDee Tropic Room! Awnings By Zip Dee
Our trailer is so small that it would be a tiny little room but to be able to stay away from the bugs......
We are thinking about it.
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Any chance the Awnings by Zip Dee link can be Fe posted. It says file not found.

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Old 12-01-2018, 01:00 PM   #22
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Go to the zip dee website.

I have enjoyed my zd sunshade, btw. Easy to install and use.

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Old 12-01-2018, 01:55 PM   #23
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Sure, here you go,
Solar Shade: http://www.awningsbyzipdee.com/solar-shade.html
Tropic Room: http://www.awningsbyzipdee.com/tropic-room.html

However, before you spend money on these, I'll challenge you a little with this scenario: a fast-moving rather strong thunderstorm moves in on you and your awning. You need to get that awning in fast to save it from likely damage via the strong winds. Will either of these add-ons allow you to move fast enough to save your awning?

We had this exact scenario happen to us while camping in Florida with a classic afternoon thundershower. One minute it was hot and sunny. Next minute we had a pretty vigorous storm on top of us with lots of wind and rain blowing sideways. We barely got the awning in fast enough to avoid wind damage to the awning. Some of our neighbors, who left their awnings out and went out do do offsite activities, were less fortunate and lost their awnings.

We had neither of these nifty add-ons, thank goodness, which allowed us to move quickly.
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Old 12-01-2018, 03:39 PM   #24
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I have and use the Zip Dee sun shade. For just an overnight or emergency roll up I leave it on and just let it loosely roll up. Then I simply pull the awning out in the morning or when the storm passes by. It will add bulk and will not roll tight enough to secure for travel but for an overnight or a few hours all's good.
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Old 12-02-2018, 02:14 PM   #25
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x2 with polarize. Just roll up the awning.

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Old 12-03-2018, 08:22 AM   #26
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Rolling up the awning with the sun shade attached is an interesting idea, and may serve emergency purposes.

However, we have the electric Zip Dee Relax awning. Having already replaced the main roller motor once at a very significant expense, we would not be willing to add more load to that motor by double-rolling, as it were. So, in our case, we'll pass on the solar shade and the tropic room.
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:13 AM   #27
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You may very well be smart to not roll it up. Those of us with manual awnings often overlook the issues that might involve the automatic ones. So my suggestion to roll the sun shade up for temporary closures will apply only to US with manual ones.
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I started this thread in 2012 and actually purchased a ZipDee solar shade in 2017. It's now 2019 and I've finally had gotten around to installing it today.

Looks like a nice product. I'm sure I'll get a lot of use from it over the summer.
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I started this thread in 2012 and actually purchased a ZipDee solar shade in 2017. It's now 2019 and I've finally had gotten around to installing it today.

Looks like a nice product. I'm sure I'll get a lot of use from it over the summer.
If you’re referring to the screen-like product, It actually is a good product. I just saw this thread or would have commented earlier.

We bought one at alumapalooza last year. The weather at JC was very sunny & hot. We had a spot at the end of a row. Installed the shade and it helped a lot.

I had the zip Dee guy install the snaps. Like others have said, don’t roll it up with the awning, except for temporary. Just unsnap and fold it up.
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