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Old 08-13-2009, 10:36 AM   #1
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I need an awning...

I am looking to buy an awning for a 1970 Overlander. The only hardware is the c-shaped rod on the top of my Airstream. I am located in SW Missouri. Does anyone know of a good place near me?

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Old 08-13-2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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I need an awning...

Greetings kirtleyone!

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I am looking to buy an awning for a 1970 Overlander. The only hardware is the c-shaped rod on the top of my Airstream. I am located in SW Missouri. Does anyone know of a good place near me?

Thanks so much!
If you are looking for a used setup, you are relatively close to one of the salvage yards known for having a decent selection of Airstream salvage. That salvage yard is Colaw's in Carthage. If you are thinking new, ZipDee is the only current manufacturer that is making awning arms with the correct curvature for a Vintage Airstream.

Good luck with your research!

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With vintage rigs, another option is to go with one of the rope & pole or framed awnings. The framed awnings are kinda hard to come by (check ebay) but the rope & pole kind can be ordered new from VTS or other places. We have one of each with our trailers...the role & pole is easier to set-up with one person, but the frame awning is "way cool" - no ropes. Both are less $$$ that a ZipDee if you want the vintage look.

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Old 08-13-2009, 11:52 AM   #4
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The VTS awnings look nice but what about a rear window awning? They seem a little wide for that application. Personally, I think have the rear window (bedroom for us) shaded is as important as the side of the trailer.
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I have made snap on window awnings for all the windows in our GT...



They do a good job of shading the window & side and they look cool!

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Shari - I must say, you are one clever lady with a great sense of style. Might I ask, when you did the snap on awnings, did you use individual snaps across the windows or some kind of bar that you fastened at each end of awning? They do, in fact, look way cool!
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Those homemade awnings look better than anything you could buy.
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Shari - I must say, you are one clever lady with a great sense of style. Might I ask, when you did the snap on awnings, did you use individual snaps across the windows or some kind of bar that you fastened at each end of awning? They do, in fact, look way cool!
I just put two snaps per window at the top...except the back window which is bigger, I put three.

The only thing with the snap-on awnings that may not work for everybody is, that the windows must be open for them to be deployed. The window is the awning frame. We don't have a/c so we always have our windows open...but I can imagine that if you had a/c and you wanted the awnings out for extra shade so your a/c doesn't have to work as hard...that would be a problem. So I guess it depends on your trailer and your choice of camping locations - where we camp, we don't need a/c 98% of the time...for the 2% (@ most International Rallies), we take a window box unit and don't use the awnings.

Anyways...here is a link to an earlier post w/pics of how I made ours.

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Thanks for sharing, Shari. Also live in CO and no AC & that, as I said, is a very clever idea! We are in the process of making window protectors for our front wrap windows. A matching middle window snap on awning would put the frosting on the cake!!! I love it!
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Snap-on Window Awnings

Snap-on window awnings are something that I have often thought about for my coaches. I have seen two approaches -- the basic awnings like Shari made for her coach and awnings with triangular side panels that snap onto the window side-frames that the Scheuermann's have on their '60 Overlander. The side panels allow the interior of the coach to be darkened considerably -- something that I have often wanted when I have had either a migraine or severe sinus headache. Either type becomes an excellent room darkening shade if left attached to a closed window. If you are worried about skin damage if the awning is left attached when the window is closed, an elastic strap can be attched to the awning that will fit over the window to hold the fabric in place -- or snaps could be added to the lower corners of the windows to secure the awning.

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Thanks for sharing, Shari. Also live in CO and no AC & that, as I said, is a very clever idea! We are in the process of making window protectors for our front wrap windows. A matching middle window snap on awning would put the frosting on the cake!!! I love it!
Well, let me know if you wanna check them out first hand...I'd be happy to have you over ~

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Vintage Look Awning

I make the vintage look rope and pole awnings that slide into the c-channel of vintage awning rails. I have also made the window awnings,accept with clear swimsuit elastic pockets and elastic straps that secure it to the awning type window frame.
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Kristi,
What are your prices? Do you have a website?

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We bought one from Kristi and are very pleased with it. I promised her I would post pics for her but have only been out twice, since I got it, both times to the beach and once it was too windy to put up. Sorry Kristi more pics to come. . . Here is her work Memorial Day Surfside Texas. We'll be buying our next one from her.
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