Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-25-2004, 10:49 PM   #61
5 rivets, 1 loose screw
 
Rog0525's Avatar
 
1966 20' Globetrotter
Saginaw County , Michigan
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 1,555
Images: 11
Shari and Ms LR,

I may be able to help a little with the reference photos since I have been using them for wallpaper since Ms LR
emailed them to me some time ago.
Are these the ones?
Ms LR, I'll be glad to try to help you with info on resizing and posting photos if you like. I'll email you.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	May2903.jpg
Views:	470
Size:	59.1 KB
ID:	6814   Click image for larger version

Name:	May2903b.jpg
Views:	492
Size:	53.2 KB
ID:	6815  

__________________
Rog

May you camp where wind wont hit you, where snakes wont bite and bears wont git you.


Rog0525 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2004, 10:53 PM   #62
3 Rivet Member
 
imeynstein's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Texarkana , Arkansas
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 224
Images: 9
Blog Entries: 3
My husband and I have looked at several awnings, but man the prices are just too high for our budget at this time. This awnings would be a great alternative, but how does it store? Since they do not look like they have the tension rod (whatever that roll up rod is), in order for it to neatly roll back into place for traveling---how are they installed and how do you travel with it? Do you have to take the whole thing down and put it in the AS when not in use???
__________________
imeynstein
imeynstein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 12:26 AM   #63
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,433
Images: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by imeynstein
Do you have to take the whole thing down and put it in the AS when not in use???
Yep...you do, at least when traveling. The way I am going to make mine, we will be able to roll it up & tie it in place when we go away for a "day trip" or at night when the winds can kick up.

Shari
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | ACI - CO Unit (Formerly WBCCI) | BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 06:29 AM   #64
1 Rivet Member
 
Lone Ranger's Avatar
 
Pine , Colorado
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 19
Smile

Those are the pics Rog, Thanks

Mrs. LR
Lone Ranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 07:23 AM   #65
4 Rivet Member
 
Jabba's Avatar
 
1955 30' Liner Commodore Vanderbilt
Wayne County , Michigan
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 421
Images: 17
Here's a better one of ours, longer ropes helped tighten it up.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pic_31.jpg
Views:	468
Size:	87.2 KB
ID:	6816  
__________________
Jason & Veronica J.
S.E. Michigan
1955 Commodore Vanderbilt 30'
"Hawley"
TAC Member MI-6
2008 Chevy Silverado Ext. Z71 w3.73
Jabba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 08:13 AM   #66
Rivet Master
 
maxandgeorgia's Avatar
 
1995 30' Limited
Ashland , Missouri
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,610
I love the look! This reminds me of our first tent that we used for years with our family. We bought it used, a huge tall Sears family tent that had a canopy similar to yours with the scalloped edging. When we set her up, it always made me feel we were wandering troubadours from the medieval time! I would imagine that rolling it up and tying it in several places securely would make it travel worthy. You might even design a zipped cover for it that you could slip on once it was rolled up and even store your poles and lines in it. If made out of oil cloth and seam sealed, it could be pretty weather protective when on the road. Enjoy!
__________________
maxandgeorgia
1995 Airstream Classic Limited 30' ~ Gypsy
1978 Argosy Minuet, 6.0~Minnie/GPZWGN
Chev Silverado 2500HD Duramax/Allison, 4X4, Crew Cab
WBCCI #5013 AIR #2908
WDCU
Go, Mizzou...Tigers on the prowl!
maxandgeorgia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 08:20 AM   #67
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,433
Images: 108
Thumbs up Thanks for the additional pic Jason!

Quote:
I would imagine that rolling it up and tying it in several places securely would make it travel worthy. You might even design a zipped cover for it that you could slip on once it was rolled up and even store your poles and lines in it.
A & E makes an awning that does this just that...rolls up & stores above the door on the trailer.

The complaint I have heard is that it abrades & scratches the trailer as you're traveling. After all the hours required to polish, the last thing I'd want is to have the awning damage that shine...

Shari
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | ACI - CO Unit (Formerly WBCCI) | BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 12:10 PM   #68
5 rivets, 1 loose screw
 
Rog0525's Avatar
 
1966 20' Globetrotter
Saginaw County , Michigan
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 1,555
Images: 11
I've had 2 main problems in using the pole style awnings.
1. They collect rainwater and sag or collapse.
2. The top of the door rubs against them when you open and close it.

If I had it to do over, I would add 2 telescoping tent poles with a cord tied between them in clothesline fashion like in this sketch to increase the pitch angle and make more headroom.

Another problem with these awnings is of course tripping over the tie down ropes but after a few nose dives, one learns to be careful.
Bright colored rope might help.

The 14' awning on Mrs LR's Overlander (formerly mine) folded nicely into a compact little square bundle and was easy to store in a closet along with the tent poles. Rolling it would have created a storage problem. Installing and removing it from the track really isn't much of a hassle after you've done it a few times. Much easier than setting up a tent.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	awning sketch.jpg
Views:	410
Size:	7.4 KB
ID:	6831  
__________________
Rog

May you camp where wind wont hit you, where snakes wont bite and bears wont git you.


Rog0525 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 01:49 PM   #69
Rivet Master
 
AYRSTRM2's Avatar
 
1966 22' Safari
1979 30' Argosy
Armada , Michigan
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 950
Images: 4
Tents and awnings

Hiya, I've been lurking around trying to find out the options for a free standing awning. I like the DYI option and I searched the internet for poles. Whilst searching, I ran across this site:

http://www.tentsmiths.com/

Not EXACTLY relevant, but maybe somebody needs a yurt?

John
AYRSTRM2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 02:18 PM   #70
Moderator
 
Stefrobrts's Avatar

 
1968 17' Caravel
Battle Ground , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,144
Images: 50
Blog Entries: 1
We don't need yurts, that's why we have airstreams!

Cool site! I had no idea there were people who made this stuff. Amazing!

So, have you had any luck deciding on what the poles should look like? I'm guessing the grommit in the tarp should fit over them, and then there must be a stopper of some kind to keep it from sliding down too far. Then the rope ties to/threads through the top of it? Can anyone elaborate?
__________________
Stephanie




Stefrobrts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 02:20 PM   #71
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,433
Images: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefrobrts
So, have you had any luck deciding on what the poles should look like? I'm guessing the grommit in the tarp should fit over them, and then there must be a stopper of some kind to keep it from sliding down too far. Then the rope ties to/threads through the top of it? Can anyone elaborate?
I found tent poles at REI...they had several different styles to chose from in different lengths, diameters & expansion capabilities, although the link only shows a couple.

Shari
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | ACI - CO Unit (Formerly WBCCI) | BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 02:23 PM   #72
Just a member
 
thenewkid64's Avatar
 
1978 28' Argosy 28
Tampa Bay , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 4,543
Images: 21
Send a message via AIM to thenewkid64 Send a message via Yahoo to thenewkid64 Send a message via Skype™ to thenewkid64
The pole diameter should be the same size as the grommet. Then the pole should have a hole drilled in the center of the end, and a steel rod should inserted/tapped in with a hammer. The rod should stick up 1.5 inches or so so that it will go through the grommet. You may want to make the steel tips a bit longer if you are going to slip ropes over them.
__________________
Brett G
WBCCI #5501 AIR # 49
-------------------------
1978 Argosy 28 foot Motorhome

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. -- Plato


thenewkid64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 03:31 PM   #73
2 Rivet Member
 
MW64OVERLANDER's Avatar
 
1964 26' Overlander
Norman , Oklahoma
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 70
Images: 67
Here is a picture of our awning at the 2003 Rocky Mtn Rally. Sorry the detail is not better. This awning had the original poles, but I don't use them for fear of bending them. I found poles at Walmart that were similar in design but inexpensively priced so if you bend one it is no big deal.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P8080001_resize.JPG
Views:	446
Size:	62.7 KB
ID:	6833  
__________________
Mark Wilson
1964 Overlander/2000 f250 Crew Cab 4X4 PS WBCCI# 5600
MW64OVERLANDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 04:02 PM   #74
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,433
Images: 108
Thumbs up Thanks for the pic Mark!

I forgot about that one from the rally and I think I even took it, I know it's on the rally report!!! I lust over your trailer & awning! (I got it bad, huh?!)

Maybe if I keep watering Maxwell he'll grow-up to be a '64 Overlander just like yours someday!

Shari
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | ACI - CO Unit (Formerly WBCCI) | BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2004, 11:15 AM   #75
2 Rivet Member
 
64GT's Avatar
 
1964 19' Globetrotter
Glenside , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 66
My mom just made matching pole awnings for her '62 Bambi and my '64 Globetrotter from a trash picked house awning. My mom is very resourseful. I did have a dickens of a time finding the poles. They weren't at Walmart, Target, Dicks, KMart, Camping World...I finally did find them yesterday at REI. Wish I would have seen your post early Shari - would have saved me some time! I'll get some photos this weekend when we put them up for the first time.
64GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2004, 11:23 AM   #76
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,433
Images: 108
Please post pics...especially because it's another '64 GT

Shari
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | ACI - CO Unit (Formerly WBCCI) | BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2004, 11:55 AM   #77
Moderator
 
Stefrobrts's Avatar

 
1968 17' Caravel
Battle Ground , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,144
Images: 50
Blog Entries: 1
And especially for the 62 Bambi
__________________
Stephanie




Stefrobrts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2004, 10:14 AM   #78
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
bredlo's Avatar
 
1954 22' Safari
Deerfield , Illinois
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 1,419
Images: 23
Send a message via AIM to bredlo
Shari et al,

Our GT didn't come with an awning either, and I have the same door opening 90-degrees vs. flat to the trailer dilemma.

I'm strictly a visual guy. It's why I bought an Airstream, when a tent is quicker, hotels are everywhere, and I don't even travel very much. I'm all about the looks, and the nostalgia. So no offense to those that have these, but there's no WAY I'd put a large, metal, folding awning on our GT - it's too visually cluttered and distracting. I'm sure they work great, and with nothing to assemble, no guy lines to trip over... it makes more sense. But nope, I ain't gonna do it.

Now THIS is what I'm talking about...



Simple, effective, nostalgic looking. I think these posts are the cat's meow. They compliment the brilliance of the trailer, while their aged appearance nods to the fact they provide shade for a 41-year old Airstream.

I even found a Canadian supplier of fenceposts who quoted me $18 for a pair just like that, in birch, 3 or 4 inches in diameter.

Then, just pop the grommets of our waxed cotton awning (in any pattern we choose) over the 3" spike I'll have drilled into the posts, and game on!
__________________
Brad
bredlo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2004, 11:06 AM   #79
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,433
Images: 108
Thumbs up I agree 100%...

...and I'll bet yours will look just as nice as the $150,000 RL trailer in the photo!

Shari
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | ACI - CO Unit (Formerly WBCCI) | BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2004, 04:59 PM   #80
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
bredlo's Avatar
 
1954 22' Safari
Deerfield , Illinois
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 1,419
Images: 23
Send a message via AIM to bredlo
Woohooo! Thanks!
__________________
Brad
bredlo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vintage sub-units? Midamrail WBCCI Forum 47 12-10-2006 08:53 AM
What color are your awnings smily Awnings 44 08-01-2005 12:45 AM
How vintage is vintage? zamboni On The Road... 9 12-02-2002 03:30 PM
Vintage trailer rally 83Excella WBCCI Rallies & Events 0 08-13-2002 09:27 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.