Sorry Duane, I can't talk to you or answer any of your questions.
No sir'ee bob.
I have seen your kitchen today, and people who do too-good a job should not be allowed to post. I have just come in from the garage where I have been varnishing the wood which will be come my kitchen. It's a bit demoralising when after another 20 hours work it will not be able to hold a candle to yours.
The problem is I can't let my wife see it either, or she will have expectations beyond my ability and or pocket.
Hi, Duane, thanks for the kind words;
Actually loading the rail is easy, putting it up only takes a few minuets. When I shaped the rail, it folded in a bit and the gap narrowed. So I had to open it up again.
As you can see from my second posted photo the shape came about by playing with poles and string. Once I proved the idea the rest just took time and lots of thread.
All the other awnings I have seen are not sympathetic to the curves of the TD. This is not to blow my own trumpet or to get at any TD builder. Because as we all know just to get one on the road is a trial. BUT many people sweat and toil over beautiful details and attention to detail. Get to camp and pull over a toilet tent or reverse into a house tent. I just wanted more.