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Old 04-07-2016, 11:29 PM   #533
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Where are all my fellow fans of AI ?


Today I finally got a mood to remove the awning that we were talking about in February. Yes, it weights upto couple hundred pounds. It was easy to remove three clips which holds with two small screws each, and it was easy to popup the entire item from the rail where it sits, but it was a challenge to remove the entire piece from the roof to the ground, using two ladders and my pretty spouse as a giant helper
The mounting rail is still there on th roof, I decided not to dismout it, because it holds on 10 big bolts with flat heads, which can be only cut because the nuts are under the roof inside of the van and behind the cabinets. Also a lot of black silicone underneath of the rail. The rail is not much visible because I sprayed it with glossy black to match the vehicle color. The wires was cut, insulated, and properly packed right there on the roof.

Btw, the piece of awning is very heavy and pretty big lying on the floor of my garage, and I don't know where to hide it. Does someone assume for how much it could be probably sold? It is new, automatic extend/retract, supportless, and with dimming LED lights.
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Old 04-10-2016, 04:39 PM   #534
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Where are all my fellow fans of AI ?


Today I finally got a mood to remove the awning that we were talking about in February. Yes, it weights upto couple hundred pounds. It was easy to remove three clips which holds with two small screws each, and it was easy to popup the entire item from the rail where it sits, but it was a challenge to remove the entire piece from the roof to the ground, using two ladders and my pretty spouse as a giant helper
The mounting rail is still there on th roof, I decided not to dismout it, because it holds on 10 big bolts with flat heads, which can be only cut because the nuts are under the roof inside of the van and behind the cabinets. Also a lot of black silicone underneath of the rail. The rail is not much visible because I sprayed it with glossy black to match the vehicle color. The wires was cut, insulated, and properly packed right there on the roof.

Btw, the piece of awning is very heavy and pretty big lying on the floor of my garage, and I don't know where to hide it. Does someone assume for how much it could be probably sold? It is new, automatic extend/retract, supportless, and with dimming LED lights.

Post some pictures please


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Old 04-10-2016, 11:05 PM   #535
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This is my awning, Teamaron
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Can anyone make for me some pictures of the rear TV wire harness - how it was originally tie ups on the mounting frame? Because I removed the TV then put it back after my wife's screaming ))), but forgot how to tie the harness on the TV mounting brackets so they would not jam when folding the TV mount.

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This is my awning, Teamaron

Thanks Mr B

But want to see the interstate with the awning removed.


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Got it. Will do. )
It looks much sleek and not an RV but like a limo now.

And in turn, can you please make for me couple pics of the rear TV mounting bracket with power harness tied down to it?
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:36 AM   #539
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HI - Where is the beginning of this thread -- why did you choose to remove the awning...don't you miss it? (I am referring to your comments about removing the awning.)
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These are few pictures of my bus without awning.

I do not plan to camper, and this pipe always reminded me of a plumber's bus, which I am not )))).

If seriously, without the awning my van became to look like a limo and not as a motorhome. Should I wish to have a motorhome on my retirement age, I would possibly buy one like Prevost or some European with a side-retracting garage for a coupe-convertible. However, as of today, my AI looks awesome without a pipe on the roof. Clean and sleek, though with all conveniences of a motorhome.
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:10 PM   #543
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Does look a lot sleeker. Would do the same if I was keeping mine.
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HI - Where is the beginning of this thread -- why did you choose to remove the awning...don't you miss it? (I am referring to your comments about removing the awning.)

Wasn't me removing it. Just wanted to see pics.

I like having it. We don't do much camping either but tailgating or just needing some shade. Love to have the option.


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Does look a lot sleeker. Would do the same if I was keeping mine.

leaving the interstate family?


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Other than providing shade, I find the awning is very helpful in deflecting heat by shading the windows on hot days, especially late in the day. That's assuming that I have it parked in the right direction. For this reason there are times I have wished it had an awning on both sides.
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