Awning Manufacturer Zip Dee, inc offers colored awnings for the first time in their 40-plus year history signaling a shift in the importance of the RV markets. Zip Dee awnings have long been recognized by their classic silver hardware and bright red logo. While most other awnings look alike, you can spot a Zip Dee from across the RV Park. For over 40 years Zip Dee awnings have been made in Elk Grove Village, a suburb of Chicago. They have been hand crafted out of high quality steel and aluminum and have always had that trademark metal finish. Until now.
As the RV industry changes, so goes the awning industry. For the first time in their 40 plus year history, Awnings By Zip Dee is offering metal hardware in a variety of colors. The bright and satin finished metal hardware will still be available but the changing times have dictated that two choices are just not enough.
We are looking to get into new markets. Says the national sales manager Kent Silbert. There just is not a whole lot of room for awnings that are silver where we want to go. The paint-jobs on Class A motorhomes have become so extravagant that we needed to offer different colors to keep the design teams happy. For the most part the Class A market seems to lean toward the black awnings.
This summer Foretravel, Dynamax, and Featherlite all started offering Zip Dee awning packages with black hardware and they are not the only ones.
The high end luxury coach market that has long been championed by Awnings by Zip Dee is losing ground to the sheer volume of the Class C and towable markets. Ehrhardts Trailer Sales of Des Plaines, Il recently sold a Nomad trailer equipped with the first white Zip Dee patio awning.
The vehicles in these markets are mostly white so it makes sense that the awnings are white as well remarked VP Ron Mullins, when asked about the need for colored awnings. Whichever color the different RV markets favor down the road we will be well equipped to handle the change in demand.
For information: www.zipdeeinc.com