Awning attachment question - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-16-2008, 07:50 AM   #1
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Has any one ever tried any of these vacuum suction cups on their trailer?


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My question will they hold on a fiberglass trailer when used for a awning attachment? I don't want to drill any holes in my trailer. Also don't like the look of a awning bracket permanently attached to the top of the trailer.
I JUST LOVE THIS SITE with all its GREAT information. This suction cup might look funny when attached but it will make for a good conversation piece when camping, if it will work.
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:33 PM   #2
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Altho it may give you a convenient attachment point at a couple places, keep in mind that the rail serves a bigger purpose than just being an attachment point.

You would be amazed at how fast a 2 ton puddle can form on an awning. Once too much is too much, the water tipping point could easily be on the trailer side and really ruin your day if sitting under it. Not to mention the cups probably would not provide enough beef to hold that much weight.

I lower one leg of my awning to allow water to roll off in a storm, but it requires that all of one end stay up as a "top" point to roll from. With cups.. I think it may just pull down the center of the cloth and pool anyway.
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:18 AM   #3
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My question will they hold on a fiberglass trailer when used for a awning attachment?
It might, we use small suction cup hooks on the inside, but they don't hold well for long.

Karen K. posted using suction cups on an awning about a month ago. You might want to ask her how it worked out.
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...mp;#entry277721

If you look at the picture, it addresses Gina's concerns.

On second thought, I'll PM Karen with a link, because I'm interested too.
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