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Old 12-22-2010, 10:05 PM   #15
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Window Awnings

I would like to see a close up picture of the window awning and how it attaches to the window frame. I will soon be making some window awnings, for a couple of vintage Airstreams, and might like to try out that idea as an option. Thanks, Kristi
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:54 PM   #16
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Kristy, You have a great site.

I hope you can use them here are some more photo's showing the clips and how they attach to the window. I am wondering if we could find these clips. Maybe some here may know.
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:29 PM   #17
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Kristi is in the process of making an awning for our 1963 Sovereign,and I just may have to add a few of those window covers into the mix,let's hope she can figure out how to make those awesome covers !!
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:45 PM   #18
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Vintage Trailer Window Awnings

Batman's pictures of his original clip on vintage trailer window awning inspired me to create a modern version. I used Sunbrella marine grade awning fabric, marine grade tension cord, zinc plated hardware and #69 Nylon thread, for weather resistant window awnings.The pictures show the progress I am making replicating his original window cover plus converting my own vintage trailer window awning design into a clip on variety. The results of this joint effort may be, as Rollerboy stated, the latest thing in Airstream Fashion.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:54 AM   #19
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Hehr Jalousie Louver Window Awning

I have also been busy experimenting with vintage trailer window awnings for the crank out Jalousie style of Hehr window. The fun, novelty, slip on variety or the functional clip on variety, with which the window can close.


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Old 01-17-2011, 01:03 AM   #20
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Kristy,
They look fantastic. I like the trim options. I will PM you soon with our fabric and trim choices. great job...
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Our rope and pole was made by Marti's Awnings. She did an awesome job and I cannot praise her more highly. With strong springs on the ropes, it hold tight even in very sharp wind. Yes it takes longer to put up, but it also looks much better than a roll out on this era trailer. When camping, I cannot imagine an extra 4 minutes to be that much of a sacrifice.
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We also had her make us window awnings for every window. They snap onto buttons screwed directly into the Mark-12 frames. These window awnings often are used instead of main awning. When closed they offer 100% complete black out. As with the main awning, I cannot praise the craftsmanship, quality, and low price Marti charged more highly.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:26 AM   #22
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Frank,

Those window awnings are the nicest I have ever seen. The valence around three sides adds a very nice touch.
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Friends of ours made window awnings that attach to the windows. I have attached a photo. As you can see, there is a pocket at the bottom for the window to slip into, and an elastic strap which goes around the window and holds the awning at the top. No metal parts to rust. Throw it in your washer.

This photo was taken in February 2001, the awnings are still in use.

Very simple.
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I also made window awnings for our '64 GT...they match the awning, have pockets on the bottom corners and snaps at the top...they work great!



Love 'em!

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These all look awesome. I feel like the window awnings really take the look of the rig back to the good old days.

Grand Master, Thank you for the compliment. I wish I could take credit, but the original example was found from a very early rally photo. I had to super enlarge the image, for it was not really in the foreground. Marti was the one that reproduced it almost perfectly. There were also main awnings rolled up and tied to the side. I do not think at todays highway speeds it would hold up long. Unfortunately the photo was lost during a hard drive crash and I have not seen it again.
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Awning Update

The new awning set up at Fort Wilderness over April break. It takes us about 10 minutes to set it up. My wife and I slide it into the rail, and then the kids help me with the poles and ropes. Very happy with it.
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The new awning set up at Fort Wilderness over April break. It takes us about 10 minutes to set it up. My wife and I slide it into the rail, and then the kids help me with the poles and ropes. Very happy with it.
Could you explain that "bridge" that you have at the bottom of your lines near the stakes? I'm imagine that you use those to lock them without knotting from the looks of it?
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Exthemius,
They are small plastic pieces with two holes for the line. They work just like a slip knot, just a fancy way to tighten the lines. Came from vintage trailer w/ awning.
I also bought 8" utility springs at Home Depot that I attached to the top of the lines to give some flex to the awning if some high winds come up.
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