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Rivet Ed 08-06-2013 02:06 PM

Smaller additional window awnings?
Just curious as to what is available for smaller front and/or back window awnings? Manufacturers, costs and availability? Also, I would love to hear of the pluses and minuses as far as cooling effects and overall vehicle drag when traveling? Any and all information would be helpful!
We are very newbies!

Skater 08-06-2013 02:08 PM

Haven't noticed any drag from them. But they are nice and help keep the trailer cool! Easy to deploy and retract, too - I'll often put them out and not bother with the main awning.

dznf0g 08-06-2013 02:09 PM

Drag is insignificant, IMO. Contact a dealer and Zip Dee directly for pricing....they're not cheap.

I think they help with cooling quite a bit. I have rear and street side as well as the main one. Front isn't necessary as the window protectors provide filtering of light intensity.

jcanavera 08-06-2013 02:21 PM

My 2001 Safari came with a patio awning only. After a first trip where I found that we had 86 degree temperatures inside (it was 104 out), I added a street side ZipDee which was as long as the Patio awning. I remember it wasn't a patio awning but it did shade the trailer from the belt line up. (I did consider two smaller window awnings on the street side but the cost for the one long awning was slightly less. The bonus was by covering the entire street side, I lessened the heat load on the refrigerator compartment.) I never had heat problems in the Safari again.

With the Classic we have a patio awning, an awning over the slide out on the street side, an awning over the bedroom window street side and a rear awning. I always pull all of them out unless we are just doing an overnight.

ZipDees are not cheap, but they are great quality and obviously you can get them to match your patio awning.


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