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Old 06-06-2006, 05:22 PM   #15
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Shari,

Please post photo(s) of your "tent and pole" awning and how it is or isn't attched to the trailer. Also, who made it and is there a discount source for it?

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Old 06-06-2006, 05:32 PM   #16
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Check out this thread:

Vintage Looking Awnings

It has the whole quest for our awning, parts, pieces, prices, etc. I researched for a couple of years on that one. Since then, Vintage Trailer Supply looks like they are now carrying essentially the same thing for about the same $$$...I haven't look into it thoroughly, but it looks comparable.

Vintage Awnings

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Old 06-06-2006, 06:12 PM   #17
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For larger & more detailed pics of our awning, rail, etc. see the windows & awning section of our website:

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Old 06-06-2006, 07:47 PM   #18
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Cool And on the 3rd day God created glare....

What I wouldn't give for awnings; even now while we are still working on Moby. We too have the "track" on the curve and are trying to figure out some "less expensive" (i.e. cheap) way of creating an awning. After all, we still need such mundane things as tires, 2 windows and a floor!!!

Keep those awnings!!!!!
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Old 06-06-2006, 09:15 PM   #19
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Zep ~

Check out this thread:

Vintage Looking Awnings

It has the whole quest for our awning, parts, pieces, prices, etc. I researched for a couple of years on that one. Since then, Vintage Trailer Supply looks like they are now carrying essentially the same thing for about the same $$$...I haven't look into it thoroughly, but it looks comparable.

Vintage Awnings

Shari
I bought one from Vintage Trailer Supply. Great quality and works great. I felt the price was fair after looking into a sail shop making one for me locally.
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Old 06-06-2006, 10:00 PM   #20
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I'm glad to hear from someone who has actually gotten an awning from VTS and endorses them. I have always found their items to be top-notch...glad the awnings are as well. The only issue I see is the limitation of 4 colors to choose from. We were able to select ANY Sunbrella fabric through TCT&A...

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Cool canvas awning

We had our first awnings made at a local tent and awning place. They used a plastic insert that is sewn inside the fabric. It seemed to be standard type of construction. I have since seen the material on some sites that carry awning material.
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How big of pain is it using a detachable awning? I like the vintage look, but is it worth the pain?
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:28 AM   #23
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I'll admit, the first time I set it up it was a pain.

But by the second or third time it took only slightly longer than my neighbors with a Zip Dee. I can now do it by myself in under 10-12 minutes for intial set-up at a site and about 5 if its being reset-up, because the stakes and lines are already in place.

And taking it down is no problem, actually in a sudden wind storm it's even easier, loosen the lines and the wind actually helps it come out of the rail.

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When I bought my 1991 Excella 1000, the dealer had 2 that were almost identical on the lot. Both were about in the same condition. I chose the one I did because it had Zip Dee Awnings all around. That made the difference for me.
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When I bought my 1991 Excella 1000, the dealer had 2 that were almost identical on the lot. Both were about in the same condition. I chose the one I did because it had Zip Dee Awnings all around. That made the difference for me.
If they were the same price, I would have done the same. Value add...

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Hey Shari,

Can you post some detailed pictures of how the smaller awnings attach? and I wonder if you could tell us what information the company that made your awnings asked for? thanks
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I can post some more pics of the small awnings but not until later this evening, I will need to set one up tonight after work.

All the info I gave the order folks is on my website, the valance edge type, length of the awning rail and fabric. If you look at their website it's pretty easy to navigate and/or call them and they can talk you through the order, the gal I spoke with Tonya, was WONDERFUL! Not sure if she's still there though...it's been awhile since I placed my order. Their fabrication/shipping was also really quick, I think I had the awning in about two weeks from when I placed the order...about half the time they quoted.

Good luck if you decide to order through them, you won't be disappointed.

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Opps...I almost forgot! It started getting dark so I rushed out to take the pics I promised...here they are, sorry for the poor quality, I can take more in the daylight this weekend. These will have to do for now ~

Basically, each finished window awning is exactly the size of the window plus the valance (hanging down part) at the bottom. They each have two pockets at the bottom corners and two or three "female" snaps at the top (two on all the windows except the back one which is bigger). The window frames have corresponding "male snaps riveted onto the frames. I used stainless steel rivets & snaps for this because I felt they were stronger.

Of course if you have Corning frameless windows, these awnings won't work for you. I have two different style frames on our windows, the front & back are different from the sides. I don't use a front window awning because we have the fiberglass rock shield there.

To use them you slip the pockets on the bottom corners of the open window and snap the tops to hold them in place. You can close the windows with them on, but not latch them. I am lucky all my windows are the same size, except the back one, so the awnings are all interchangeable. If your window sizes vary or if your snaps are a little "off" you may need to label which ones go where.

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