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I am putting on a new 19' side awning on the Barth as I can not put a screen room on the Zip Dee without spending a small fortune. I also have one of the small awnings off as it was removed be the old owners. Both will need some work.

Does anyone need or want parts from the old ones? Should I have them save the old awning?
 
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Are you replacing with AE awnings? If so you will be using the Patty-O-Room system for a screen room. As I've stated elsewhere I heartily endorse this system for it's ease of assembly and quality materials. I've never installed the awning assembly so have no words of wisdom in that regard. I did install the Patty-o-room myself. Installation consists of drilling a few holes and screwing in the turn knobs. Nothing worth paying someone else to do. Once you've set-up and taken it down a couple times it will be a few minutes work. The enjoyment of having the extra room will be, as they say, priceless.


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Danny,

I am not sure the brand but it is a something 9000 and the most expansive. We only had the one choice once we determined the material and features.
 
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Originally posted by jefflarsen:
I am putting on a new 19' side awning on the Barth as I can not put a screen room on the Zip Dee without spending a small fortune. I also have one of the small awnings off as it was removed be the old owners. Both will need some work.

Does anyone need or want parts from the old ones? Should I have them save the old awning?


Bob and Jan Orr
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oops, forgot to add my reply: I would be interested in the window awning and I will be in your area. thanks


Bob and Jan Orr
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94 30ft. Breakaway/3116 Cat/ Allison 5 speed/ Gillig
 
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I am interested in the Zip Dee that you are removing. My Zip Dee still works, but it is over 25 years old. You aren't planning a trip down South (as in Arizona) in the near future?

Barry
 
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Bob,

The window owning is off of the back, drivers side. This is yours whenever you come by, just let me know when you think you will be coming through Salem, Or.

Barry,

My awning is from 1984 so is not much younger than yours. We will be leaving for Yuma Dec. 15th. I will fly home on Dec. 25. Do you want all of it or just the arms and brackets.

Jeff Larsen
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Jeff,

I would like the entire awning, if that is possible. I can meet you in Yma to pick it up, if that is possible.

Barry
 
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Barry,

I have looked things over and I do not have a way of hauling the awning to Yuma. If your interested you will have to pick the awning up or pay to have it shipped.

Let me know if your interested so that I can have them save it.

Jeff
 
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Barry,

We went to the coast this weekend and on the way back lost the large awning. Good thing we are putting a new on on tomorrow. I did not have a way to bring the old awning home, so it is on the side of the road just west of Salem.

Jeff
 
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Barry,

We went to the coast this weekend and on the way back lost the large awning. Good thing we are putting a new on on tomorrow. I did not have a way to bring the old awning home, so it is on the side of the road just west of Salem.

Jeff


Jeff, sorry to hear about the awning. Hope the Barth wasn't hurt.

I wasn't there, of course, but some awning losses can be prevented by a roller retainer. The factory roller locks do not always hold.

Here is one method to positively lock the roller:

http://barthmobile.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/3631087061/m/...031019061#5031019061


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My '94 Breakaway Zip-Dee awnings have a catch something like the old screen door locks where the hook drops into an eyelet. When I get StaRV II back from the shop (in the next few days, hopefully), I'll post a picture - the catch is rotated by the rod used to extend the awnings, and there's a catch on all four of mine.

It shouldn't be too hard to retrofit them...


Rusty


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ZipDee sells an auxiliary travel latch as Rusty notes. As I recall they came with the window awnings I installed a couple years ago. The window awnings have no other lock except spring tension. I ordered one for the patio awning as well. It was $12.00 then, don't know what it is now. Simple matter to install it.

ZipDee's phone was (800) 338-2378. Don't know if that's current.

El Segundo Bill is right about the unreliability of factory roller locks, though they generally fail because they weren't properly latched in the first place. I double check to be sure, & usually have to jiggle the awning a little before the lock seats all the way.
 
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Jeff,

Sorry to hear about your awning misfortune. As you said, you were planning to replace it anyway so you were prepared for the replacement. Hope it didn't damage the coach.

Although it didn't work out, thanks for the offer of the old awning.

Happy traveling,

Barry
 
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