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Custom Made Awning Update

Posted 08-02-2008 at 11:42 PM by codybear

Hi, We just returned from the Coast. Weather was beautiful with the usual afternoon fog creeping over the ocean and inland. After the usual setup at our site, we got all the accessories that went along with the awning. We set up the awning which went up quite quickly and it worked!..Over the next 2 days, we played with the poles and stakes, adjusting and readjusting them so that they'd all fit together. We also tried making the poles taller, and also moved the poles to the inside set of grommets at the 8' length to see how that would work if we wanted a shortened version. We also were ready to take the awning down if by chance some inclement weather might come our way..We did have some winds that kicked up about 25-35 mph during the late afternoons..I started thinking maybe we'd better take the awning down before night. Steve said let's see what happens. I was thinking that when we got back home, I'd go get a couple more poles, add some more grommets and guy lines to stabilize the awning in case it would come loose from the track on the side of the safari..we crossed our fingers and went to bed, hoping the awning would still be standing and just waving around like a happy flag in the morning .it did hold as for now, no adjustments..Here's some pix.
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  1. Old Comment
    guy99's Avatar
    Great! All the planning and effort have worked out.
    Posted 08-03-2008 at 01:10 PM by guy99 guy99 is offline
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    geezernbabe's Avatar


    Hi, just looked at your pics, the awning turned out real good, looks great. I'm glad we were a help to your project, & am looking forward to seeing you two.
    Posted 08-04-2008 at 11:03 AM by geezernbabe geezernbabe is offline
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    codybear's Avatar
    Thnx for the comments!..and thnx very much geezernbabe for the inspiration and very helpful suggestions with the project!
    Posted 08-04-2008 at 11:27 PM by codybear codybear is offline
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    Stefrobrts's Avatar
    That's fantastic! Am awning is on my to-do list, I've just never been brave enough to try. Yours looks great!
    Posted 08-05-2008 at 12:24 AM by Stefrobrts Stefrobrts is offline
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    codybear's Avatar
    Thnx Steph! It was fun to do this project, only straight stitches required!!
    Posted 08-05-2008 at 05:07 PM by codybear codybear is offline
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    ALANSD's Avatar
    I recently had a vintage style awning and fabric awnings to match my road side zip dees made. Affordable and we love the way they look. This is a nice way to vintage-ize a newer trailer too.
    Posted 08-12-2008 at 11:25 AM by ALANSD ALANSD is offline
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    maxandgeorgia's Avatar
    Your awning looks terrific! Isn't it great to sit under, an elf under a mushroom sort of feeling. Do err on the side of caution with wind, however. Max and I were camping in Idaho a few years ago, beautiful day--warm, balmy--when a sudden wind blew up and before we could get our wits together enough to take action, our awning whipped out of the fasteners to the ground, up in the air, and poles and all flew OVER our trailer. Luckily no damage, except to our nerves! Enjoy and take care ~G
    Posted 08-12-2008 at 04:49 PM by maxandgeorgia maxandgeorgia is offline

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