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Old 07-11-2003, 11:11 PM   #15
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Thanks Jason! I'm anxious to see yours, probably not as anxious as you are though

Please post pictures when you can. I'll give Canvas Replacements a call when I get a chance...like I said, we are still aways out...just starting research...good lead though!

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I understand the awnings attach to the awning rail on the trailer by a bead or rope sewn into the awning fabric.

How do you know the correct size of the bead needed for a given trailer?
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The rubber ropes used to hold window screens in place could be a good alternative. It comes in different sizes, too. Just a thought...
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Shari, please let us know what you find out. I would like to do the same thing to our trailer, it's just not on the to-do list until probably NEXT winter. But I am eager to find out how you do. My trailer already has the awning rail, so I figure I'm half-way there.

I just returned from spending a day at a rally where I was next to a 1958 AS about the same length as ours. The owners, who had just bought it after sitting unused for many years, told me theirs had a tube underneith with what they assumed was the original orange striped pole awning, complete with fringe! Too bad it was too windy to set it up (it was REALLY windy), I would have liked to see that.
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Old 07-12-2003, 11:41 PM   #19
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Bummer Stephanie! Do you know who they were to get them to send a picture of it set-up? I'm in the "collecting photos" phase...like before I did our dinette, I just want to see all the options out there...then decide what to do.

BTW we have the awning rail too...just no awning. No worries, I'll post photos of ours once I make a purchase. I try to keep our website up to date on our projects too...

If anybody sees one of these "ol' time" awnings at a rally (or where ever) even if it's on a SOB, I'd like to have a picture...THX!

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I just know their names were Art and Kathy, and they are in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I think they were VAC members, and she said she's active online, but I don't think she knew about this forum (I told her about it, of course). So maybe you can get a hold of them on the VAC list. Cute little Bambi/Bubble, whatever they called them in '58. Almost everything was still original. They got a real gem :-)
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Shari, I'm flirting with the idea of a seperate screen tent rather than attaching awnings to my Caravel. No added weight on the trailer, no worry about matching appearance etc.
The tent would also hold my camping spot if I needed to move the trailer temporarily. I would of course leave a tuba on the picnic table to keep the neighboring campsites vacant.

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I have some hardware on my trailer that I suspect
has something to do with one of those kind of
awnings. What does the awning rail or pole look like?
What I have are 2 large eyes in the place where an
awning would mount. No pole though and naturally
I want an awning also.

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Here's a pic of something that sounds like it was
the original equiptment. No fringe or stripes and it
does have the ropes. Looks pretty vinage though.

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Old 07-13-2003, 02:28 PM   #24
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Rog ~ We have a separate canopy that we currently use...but we would like to have awnings too.

Heidi ~ Thanks for the links. That is similiar to what we are looking for...I'll add the photos to my file.

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Still wondering....

If I go to the camping store and order an awning, do I need to know the size of the insert I need for the awning rail on the trailer?

What would be the size of my '71 Safari?
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The other thing we are considering is...adding snaps to our window frames and having "mini-awnings" that sanp on so when the windows are own, they too have their own awnings...with scallops & fringe, of course!.

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I'm making awnings for my windows. I hope to have them done in time for a trip coming up next weekend. I went to the fabric store and they pointed me to the 'duckcloth' section, where there were lots of neat stripey canvas materials. I picked one with blue and white stripes, looks like it belongs on a yacht. So, how do people attach them so they don't blow away? I'm thinking just some clips for now (like those big clips you use to hold bunches of paper together. But I'm sure those of you who have been around more than I have have seen clever ways of doing it.

I'm hoping the window awnings will help keep the trailer cooler and prevent people from running into our open, hard to see, windows.
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I had those awnings on my previous Globetrotter. They were made by Zip Dee and held on with snaps over the windows and elastic bands on the lower window corners.

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Our windows have frames, so we'll rivet snaps in all four corners. But I've also seen Velcro straps that wrap around the underside of the window and the elastic bands that Ken mentioned. I would think that the elastic may be affected by the sun over time and lose it's elasticity...

I guess you could sew little triangular "pockets" at the bottom edge too...then snaps at the top...

In a pinch the "clips" will work too...but I would think that would be a temporary solution...I'd be afraid that the point pressure of them may break a Corning glass window.

Whatever you decide to do, post a picture when you're done!

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