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Old 07-30-2003, 05:15 AM   #1
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New Awning Installation

I have a 1972 25 ' Trade Wind. I had a person I thought knew how to install a new awning (14 Ft). Now I have holes and tear holes in my skin. How do I repair this? Where do I affix the brackets? I also need a Trade Wind name marque, where might I find one? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-30-2003, 05:36 AM   #2
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Confucious say

If you want it done right...... You need to do it yourself!

I often try to get photos from this website or others before I take on a challenge.

An awning install should have been a walk in the park.

I actually installed a full length awning by tieing a rope on each end and I threw the ropes over the trailer. I had my wife pull up on one rope while my son pulled the other from the opposite side of the trailer. When the awning was positioned where I wanted it, I tied the ropes off so it would remain in place.

I drilled the holes and applied some of the putty tape that you buy at the RV store, (it is very cheap and easy to use). I used olympic rivets on the awning. I believe that you could use screws if you like.

The awning arms should be attached to the ribs of the trailer. I recommend at least a number ten stainless steel screw to attach the awning arm brackets. Putty tape will work at this location but a good ol' tube of Vulkem may prove to be useful.

Jump in there and do it your self!
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Old 07-30-2003, 01:12 PM   #3
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Can do!. Thanks Ken.
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