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Old 06-14-2004, 06:55 PM   #81
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Is there a manufacturer out there that has ready made awnings, like the one's pictured, or have you'all made your own ?
What kind of fabric would you recomend? Is there an online source for fabric?

They all look really cool ! No pun intended

Campingworld.com has a wheel that you can attach to your door which is supposed to prevent the awning from being torn.

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Old 06-15-2004, 12:31 AM   #82
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We have talked to a local awning maker about making one. It will be made with the same Sunbrella Awning fabric that Zip Dees are made with. I'm just waiting to see if we need to rebuild or buy a new fridge first...burp baby burp!

I got a quote of $466 for the poles, stakes, guy lines, 9'x8' awning (with scallops) & snap on 'mini-awnings' for all the windows...not bad eh? For that price I'll have it made!

The Sunbrella fabric can be purchased online at Beacon Fabrics

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Old 06-24-2004, 11:13 PM   #83
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Hi Shari,

I am interested in individual window awnings and a large awning for my 58' traveler. The window awnings you described, do they have poles w/snaps? how do these work? Thanks for your help...

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Old 06-25-2004, 02:31 AM   #84
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No, the individual window awnings literally snap onto the window frames, no poles are needed. When the windows are open they help make them more visible and also provide a bit of shade & privacy. When the windows are closed, the awnings will 'close' as well or you take them off.

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Hi Shari,

hmm...do you have any pictures of this/where did you get the idea from. I did see a 58/59 traveler with window awnings and he had poles that dropped down with the awnings - the owner told me it was original, have you ever seen this?

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Old 06-25-2004, 09:35 AM   #86
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Here's a picture...the window isn't open much, so you don't really see it well, but it'll give you an idea of what they look like. I do think they were an option as I have seen several trailers with the snaps on the window frames. This of course wouldn't work on the frameless Corning Glass windows.

I've not seen window awnings with poles...brackets attached to the trailer yes, but poles no. Doesn't mean they didn't do that, I've just not seen them.

Another idea is window awnings with two corner pockets and some kind of clip or band that holds them in place. I believe there are a couple of folks here on the froums that have made this style.

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Old 06-25-2004, 09:49 AM   #87
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I used to have front and rear window awnings on my old trailer that zip dee made - had snaps above the window and elastic corners straps to hold the bottom of the awning.

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Hello - we have one of the vintage (looking) awnings that came w/our 78 Argosy. Has the scallops. Poles need replacing as the screw mechanism that allows poles to telescope up/down are wallowed out and do not hold at all well. I was wondering if it might be possible to create some type of sleeve on the side of ours so that there would also be poles or something running lengthwise down the awning to help hold it out (no sag). Saw one in your pictures, Shari, (green w/red stripes, I think, w/wonderful vintage car) that showed that, but don't know if it came that way or if they created.
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I don't know Leigh. Most of the pictures I have collected have been over the internet, not in person. REI and Campmor have a variety of poles, icluding a ridge pole that might work with your set-up...good luck!

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Shademaker makes a vintage style pole awning as well as several 'bag' style awnings.
The bag style awnings have optional screen room/ add-a-room.

I have found them at the following sites:
jcwhitney.com
rvworkshop.com
idahocanvas.com
onthegocanvas.com (or www.storesonline.com)

Does anyone have one these bag awnings? Good or bad? The price seems very reasonable when compared to zipdee?
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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?
Does you coach had a awning rail? The size is the widthc of the awning rail. On our 22t theawning rail rins end cap to end cap and measures 12ft.

J.C. Whitney lists a pole awning that is supose to fit the awning track. I think we may go with that on ours. It has a scaloped fringe trim on the end away rom the coach but I don't recall if it has it on the sides.
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I had a bag awning on the Traveler - it worked ok, took it off though, because the bag kinda flops around and scratches the aluminum

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Oooops...Thought this was a new thread not the old one

Here is the current link to the Jc Witney. Seems they changed manufacture but I think we will give it a try for a while. If I am not happy with the material then I atleast have the hardware and can get a local shop to make a new canvas.
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I saw this posting on the vintage airstream email list.

Looks like a nice deal on pole awnings. If I had an extra $250 I'd get one.

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If anyone has tried one of these, let us know how you like it.
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What does the term 'bag awning' mean? That's a new one on me.
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Stephanie,

I think it means the awning is rolled up and zipped into a bag that stays on the trailer hanging from the awning rail. It would have a tendancy to bounce up and down, back and forth and rub at your trailers finish.
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Thanks. I don't think I'd like that. It doesn't seem like that much trouble to set up when you need it.
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rumor has it these folks will make you whatever type of awning you want.

have had no personal experiance with them, i wonder how jason's awning is holding up? ya still out there jason?

looks like they have been in business for a long time.

http://www.canvasreplacements.com/

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rumor has it these folks will make you whatever type of awning you want.

have had no personal experiance with them, i wonder how jason's awning is holding up? ya still out there jason?

looks like they have been in business for a long time.

http://www.canvasreplacements.com/

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Jason posted a couple of weeks ago (post #66) and he sounds happy with his Canvas Replacement awning. Unfortunately, I called them a couple of weeks ago...and got nowhere with them. They gave me the names of two local distributors...and I got absolutely nowhere with them either. All they wanted to do was 'sell me' on a bag-type awning or Trimline...they were not at all interested in selling the Canvas Replacement product, they gave me the impression that they would rather sell anything else...at least here in Denver. Even when I suggested to them it wasn't a cost thing (at the time) it was the look I was after...they were both very uninterested in helping me find what I am looking for. Must be a regional thing, both our local distributors were really, really bad.

That's when I went to the yellow pages and started calling around. Referral after referral, I finally found someone (post #83) who was willing to make what I want for a fair price. Then my fridge went out...so until it's fixed, the awning is on hold.

Then out of the blue last week, Forrest gave me a call one afternoon and said he discovered an old vinyl awning in his 'new-to-him' '67 Overlander that might just do the trick for Maxwell! It is 8'x10', has scallops (no fringe) and it's a perfect fit for our GlobeTrotter...it's even shades of aqua/turquoise! We got some poles at REI and used it this last weekend and it worked like a charm! Gotta find a picture...or take one next weekend when we go out ~

Sure enough, it's just about perfect...it'll definately let us see if we like the pole-type awning & see how much trouble it is to set-up/take-down and save our pennies for the 'long-term' canvas solution.

BTW...it was super easy to install, even on our first try! Looks great...we may even use it a couple of years...we'll see!

Thanks Forrest...you're the best!!!

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Here's a couple of pics of our 'new' awning. We were in Cheyenne, WY this weekend and typical...it was HOT & windy! We we very happy to have the awning, although we had to take it down when the late afternoon gusts came through...but so did the ZipDee folks...one M/H's tore off the frame, no one in our group though!

Thanks again Forrest..we love it!

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