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Pop up awning on a Travco ?

Unread postby Acesneights on Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:44 pm

As we all know Most Travco's did not come with awnings. The only currently produced awning that fits a Travco is one designed for an Airstream as they have a similar curve. My 1970 220 (see Avatar)had an awning that was similar to the pop up ones but n a steel box and self rolled up but had arms that went on the box with it. I wonder if a pop up awning would work. I just got one in that is about 12 ft long. I'm gonna try it.
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Re: Pop up awning on a Travco ?

Unread postby RobC on Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:42 pm

I just pulled my awning and roller off my rig in preparation for gel coat repair and beautification/paint. Mine is 16 feet long (zip Dee) and looks like it was a little too long to hug the curve of the back end. The PO seemed to just screw the aluminum base unit on to the rig with a substantial curve in it but the screws pulled out leaving about a 1 inch gap at the back. Curved body- straight awning cover. Looks like I will have to make a shim of some sort that will fit and not allow water to seep through.

The awning is in marginal condition but zip dee still makes parts for these.

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Re: Pop up awning on a Travco ?

Unread postby Acesneights on Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:37 pm

Yeah Zip Dee makes the Airstream ones. Big bucks new though.
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Re: Pop up awning on a Travco ?

Unread postby KB2CRK on Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:00 pm

Nessie has an old Zip Dee on her and it fits well. I am going to have to order some arms for it as soon as I figure out which ones I need.
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