I am the proud owner of a now, vintage, Starcraft tent trailer. I have been fixing it up and last year added an awning. I know it's not an Airstream, but please read further. I found information in this forum that helped me to contact someone to sew an awning for my tent trailer. She has sewn a lot of awnings for hard sided trailers.
I am coming back here because my awning was inspired by those I saw on images of Airstream trailers in which the owners wanted to give their Airstreams a vintage look. Here is an image of my awning. http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...r/IMG_5649.jpg
I was hoping someone had some suggestions how I can make supports for the awning to get rid of the sagging. Since my roof is only supported by 4 posts, the awning pulls the roof over when it's out, and then the door sticks and grinds when opened and closed. I need to take the stress off the side of the roof and eliminate the pulling of the awning on the roof.
I did try to minimize the pull with the tiedown ropes, but that still left a lot of sag in the awning. I am worried about rain as well, as we are going camping in August to an area that is known for rain in summer. Rain could easily pool on top and I don't want to constantly put away the awning when rain is looming.
I am trying to do this on a low budget. Pix would be helpful as well if anyone has done anything like this.
Thanks for reading this far.