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Custom Made Awning

Posted 07-26-2008 at 04:26 PM by codybear

Always looking for some new kind of project, I set out to sew our new awning for the Safari. After 2 weeks, we're ready to test it out!. Trying to maneuver 12 ft. x 10' of screen fabric material through the arms of my circa '69 Touch & Sew, going through 3 sewing machine needles, 2 spools of heavy duty nylon upholstery thread and a bunch of pin pricks, I finally finished it. The grommets were put in by my hubby, and we ordered telescopic tent poles and stakes to set up. We're heading for the Coast and when we get there, we'll set it up with the poles. Will update soon.
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  1. Old Comment
    Yhottys's Avatar
    Hi Paula!

    It looks great! How are you attaching it to the Airstream? Do you have a pole that you are threading through the channel above the door and windows?

    We've thought about sewing up an awning ourselves and would love to know where you got the pole, if that in fact is how you're attaching it.
    Posted 07-28-2008 at 12:12 AM by Yhottys Yhottys is offline
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    guy99's Avatar
    Looks great!

    Be sure to publish a trip report.
    Posted 07-29-2008 at 01:49 PM by guy99 guy99 is offline
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    codybear's Avatar
    Thnx for the comments!..hopefully, the awning will work when we get it set up at the campsite! btw, it is a 1/4" diameter poly pro rope that I sewed inside the channel of the fabric of the top edge of the awning that should slide through the awning track!
    Posted 07-29-2008 at 02:17 PM by codybear codybear is offline
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    Aria's Avatar
    Looks great. Will be looking for "pole set-up" and report when you return from your trip. Aria
    Posted 07-30-2008 at 12:00 PM by Aria Aria is offline
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    safari57's Avatar
    Waiting to see photos of it fully set up and someone lounging in the shade it provides but from the pictures I've seen so far this is going to look great. Having a non-ZipDee style awning is more work but they sure are fun when they are up. My neighbors are just this weekend taking theirs to a friend who does boat upholstery to have an awning (and cushions) made.

    Posted 08-01-2008 at 04:10 PM by safari57 safari57 is offline

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