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Old 10-01-2013, 11:07 PM   #1
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Shade structure

I recently purchased a 24 feet 1973 Argosy trailer (YAY!). And I don't really expect to move it much. I got it to have a nice place to stay in this beautiful property in Northern California (see picture).

I wanted to build a shade structure to help it against the elements (rain, and sun. No snow). But I don't want something that obstructs its glory

So I am looking for ideas, maybe one of those sail shades. Has anyone built a shade structure for their trailer?


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Old 10-02-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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WOW! Sorry I have no advice but your Argosy is sweet and that view is to die for!

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Old 10-14-2013, 09:04 AM   #3
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I have shade sails over my deck at home and they are really great. The key is to have really strong anchor points since in high winds they really can act like a sail. They recommend strong posts angled away from the center. You can buy a variety of sizes but the standard triangles are the cheapest. We were able to get the shade we wanted from a couple of triangles and it also looks really cool. The triangles are also easy to tension since you can attach fixed length cables on two points with locking carabiners and then use a stainless hook and hook turnbuckle to tension the third point. It only takes me 10 minutes to put them up in the spring and take them down in the fall and most of that time is moving the ladder.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:27 AM   #4
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here is a good place to get what you need to make one.
Awning - How to Make a Structural Awning or Sail Shade Video
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:35 AM   #5
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beautiful photo

One option would be a gable carport, with solar panels on the roof.
Keep in mind, fallen branches and hail have been the cause of damage to many a trailer.
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