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Awning?

Postby Nic » Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:46 am

Im wanting to build an awning the lenght of my camper for the door side and a small one for my side window. I have come up with an idea of how i would attach it to my camper with the use of those metal circles found on tarps or with straps. Before i start i wanted to see if anyone has done this. I would like to be able to take it off and put it on when im at camp. And i would like the system used to attach it to be made without any RV type parts. Any pictures or ideas would be great. :thinking: Thanks .
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Postby ALAN GEDDES » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:39 am

Use some "J" shaped hooks on the top edge spaced to fit rings in tarps and make some two piece poles out of one inch pvc pipe, coupler and end caps with a bolt through the end.
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Postby Ira » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:14 am

Why not just get a decent-size EZ-Up?
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Postby Dennis T » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:28 am

Check out Ross Wade teardrop. It has gone through a few changes but he had a side room that was made of conduit that fliped of the roof and an umbrella for the top. I couldn't find any pictures but I'm sure they are out there. Also, EZ up's are common. We have a 6x6x7 side room with our Little Guy and also use a 10x10 or 12x12 of the other side.
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Postby Nic » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:39 am

Hmm. Not talking crap about an EZ Up. I just dont like the look of them. I want an awning that looks a bit more vintage. I kinda like Alan's idea. Im going to look into that. More ideas are still welcome please. haha. 8)
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Postby ALAN GEDDES » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:51 am

We use a 10x10 EZ up at the side of tear for living room and curtain off a corner of it for changing/potty area. Screens in summer and solid sides when cold. I use the hooks and tarp thing over the gakkey area when raining or need the shade.
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Postby Joseph » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:00 am

Nic wrote:I want an awning that looks a bit more vintage.

Like mine?

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Postby doug hodder » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:37 am

Nic...If you want a vintage awning...unless you are planning on sewing it up yourself...awning shops will have striped Sunbrella...like Josephs...a scalloped edge looks really good...and it's tough stuff...Doug
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Postby Nic » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:38 am

YES! Like THAT! :thumbsup: Only on the side. Is it made of canvas? If so did you treat it for water or anything special?
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Postby Nic » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:42 am

doug hodder wrote:Nic...If you want a vintage awning...unless you are planning on sewing it up yourself...awning shops will have striped Sunbrella...like Josephs...a scalloped edge looks really good...and it's tough stuff...Doug
Yup i was plannig on doing any sewing myself. Only im thinking fringe instead of the scalloped edge. (not as hard to do) I think im for sure going to use that pole and rode idea. ANd the "J" hooks sound like a good way to attach it to the camper. I may go to the mall (lowes) and see what i can find.
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Postby ALAN GEDDES » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:02 am

Get the J hooks at Walmarts. Flat 2 inch long back on them with two screw holes.. Only place I could find them.
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Postby doug hodder » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:04 am

Check out the sunbrella material...made by Astrup...it's perfect for what you want to do...don't know the web site however...Doug
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Postby Joseph » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:06 am

Nic wrote:YES! Like THAT! Only on the side. Is it made of canvas? If so did you treat it for water or anything special?

It's made of vinyl-coated canvas and I got it from Canvas Replacements for about $150 with a set of two poles and ropes included. Frankly, I don't think I could buy the fabric for that price, never mind the aggravation of putting the thing together. They do really top-notch work! You can get any size you like, any color you like. It's mounted on 3/8"aluminum awning rail which you can get at most RV repair shops.

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Postby Nic » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:13 am

Who did that awsome water color Joseph?
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Astrup

Postby sdtripper2 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:22 am

Quote: Doug
Check out the sunbrella material...made by Astrup
...it's perfect for what you want to do...don't know
the web site however...Doug


Here is the URL to order a catalog for astrup fabric.
http://www.astrup.com/catalog/catalog.htm

Here is the URL for the home page for Astrup.
http://www.astrup.com/index.htm
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