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Old 09-20-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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Awning installed!

When I bought the Globetrotter, it had a white vinyl bag awning hanging on it. Unzip the bag, roll it out, and there you had a rope and pole awning. Pretty handy but really ugly. Thankfully a wind gust ripped it off in August so it was time to get to work. Craigslist found a Consew lockstitch commercial sewing machine and bought zipper, fabric and nylon/rubber welt cord for attaching to the GT. The fabric is Coastguard, which I think is the same that VTS uses for rope/pole awnings. Materials were all available at A couple of evenings of stitching and now we have a much more attractive awning, and it extends out 9 feet from the trailer, whereas the previous was only 7.5 or so. This was a fun project. Total materials $178.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:53 AM   #2
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Very nice job!

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Old 09-20-2011, 05:38 PM   #3
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Thanks, Tim!
I debated adding the "skirt" - few inches of fabric hanging down on the front and sides of the awning but the old one didn't have that and I'm not sure I ever missed it. We thought about stripes too but the blue looks so sweet and just about matches the traditional "Airstream blue" so I just went with it.
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