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Old 01-30-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
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Trouble finding awning

anyone have any info on where to find an affordable awning (budget builder, aren't we all these days) for a 21' globetrotter. Rail on top measures 11'. any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:57 AM   #2
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Do you want a permanently-attached, roll-up awning? Do you want the kind that slides in the awning rail and is held up with poles and ropes like the old-time trailers?
If you want the roll-up type, you are pretty much limited to Zip-Dee or Carefree, and you'll have to look to find a CareFree dealer that knows how to order the curved hardware for your trailer. Neither are cheap, the CareFree is slightly less expensive than the Zip-Dee.
There is a forum member that advertises the slide-in type awnings in the Forums classifieds in the specialty services section, and they are about $300 or so, but do require more effort to set up.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:01 AM   #3
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anyone have any info on where to find an affordable awning (budget builder, aren't we all these days) for a 21' globetrotter. Rail on top measures 11'. any info would be greatly appreciated.
If you are looking for a pole and rope type, we ordered ours from Coglizer Tent and Awning in Joplin, Missouri. It is local for us, but they ship all over. Much less expensive than trailer supply businesses, they use Sunbrella fabric and you can pick your color, they order it and custom make your awning to fit. We actually made our own poles from galvanized electrical conduit, they work great. Much better than the cheap ones we got from Academy Sports that bent the first time we used them. If you are interested I can get you a phone #.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:04 AM   #4
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thanks for the info will look into old type that will work fine.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:30 AM   #5
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I just pulled a complete and operable roll up awning off my new/old Cloud. I did have to cut the attach cord at the roof . That can be re-sewn easily...or replace the entire fabric with your choice of colors.
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With reasonable sewing skills, Sun-brella can easily be made into a traditional pole awning... dealing the volume of fabric takes doing, but the seams are all straight. I built the canopy frame on our 19' steam launch, and my wife sewed the covering from Sun-brella - it's lasted nearly 20 years, and is trailered regularly - Sun-brella is very sturdy stuff.

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If you want a vinyl material I found after googling a place in Florida that had a sale on them for $180 plus shipping. Sunbrella sews nicely with a regular sewing machine but having boats for years in a heavier rain the material will mist versus the vinyl being waterproof. See photos on my blog for awning replacement.
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