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Old 04-19-2011, 11:24 PM   #1
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Carefree truck camper awning on 1959 Caravan

Hi, my 1959 Caravan has the strip of metal that used to hold an awning. My old Carefree awning off of a Lance camper will slide onto this metal strip however the material hangs at a 130 degree angle instead of a 90 degree angle due to the curvature of the Airstream body. Is there a way to retrofit this awning onto my Airstream? Cost is my concern, I cannot afford to go buy a new one that was made for the Airstream...thanks in advance

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Old 04-20-2011, 12:39 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to the forums!

We used a "bag" awning intended for a pop-up camper on our 16 foot 1960 Pacer and it worked fine as-is. If the awning is in OK shape and you have all the hardware, I suspect you can use it just like it is.
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