Emergency Vehicle Awnings

While Zip Dee makes a full line of awnings for all types of vehicles and trailers, certain models are specially designed to meet the needs of Emergency Vehicles.

Manual Offerings

The manual patio awning is designed for installation on flat side vehicles of any type. Each awning is custom-made to your specifications to within 1/4″ up to 23′. The matching support hardware comes in three height ranges so that the overall installation range is from 62-1/2″ to 82-1/2″. The installation range is the span between the awning rail (the track to which the awning fabric is attached usually mounted at the roofline of the coach) to the awning arm hinge (the main awning support which is fastened to the structure of the vehicle off the floor line).

Additional choices for the patio awning are fabric type and color and finish of the aluminum. Our standard fabric is a woven acrylic by Sunbrella®. We can also make your awning out of WeatherMax FR, a flame-resistant acrylic fabric. The aluminum finish is available in either bright or satin.

The two optional items especially useful with emergency vehicles are the Slide Bar and the Lift Handle. The Slide Bar attaches to the vehicle and allows the main support arm to be slid upward and locked into position higher on the vehicle than possible in the initial mounting for an obstruction-free workspace along the vehicle. The Slide Bar can be made in any length up to 29″. You can choose the size needed for any particular installation based on the initial ground to hinge height that would enable the arms to be slid enough to get a clear working space.

The Lift Handles are suggested only to keep the awning cleaner. Typically the user pushes against the roller tube (with the fabric attached) to raise the awning. However, in a working environment, the user’s hands are often covered with grime and the awning will soon look worn. By providing Lift Handles at each end, the user can use the handles to extend the awning and never touch the fabric.

Electric Offerings

If you are interested in an electric awning, we offer our Zip Dee Relax, or our Century Awning. The Zip Dee Relax is a fully-electric 12-volt awning version of our Patio Awning. The Century Lateral Arm Awning is a 110-volt automatic cassette-style awning that is intended to be mounted on the roof of the vehicle.



For a listing of all our regular priced and discounted fabrics, please visit our Standard Colors Listing.


We can customize your awning or other accessories by embroidering or silk screening your name, monograms, RV club, company logo, or any other logo onto the fabric. Go to our Embroidering and Silk Screening page for samples.

Awnings By Zip Dee
96 Crossen Ave
Elk Grove Village IL 60007

Telephone: (847) 437-0980
Toll-Free: (800) 338-2378
FAX: 847-437-7064
E-mail: info@zipdeeinc.com


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