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Old 10-27-2016, 09:26 AM   #1
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Awning for 78 Trillium

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I just introduced myself on the Hi I am page, but I have a general question. Where should I look to purchase an awning for my 78 trillium 1300?

It does still have the rail attached to the trailer in good condition, I really like the ARB type awning for off road use because it is self contained without the real need for guy wires. Does anyone have pictures of a non standard awning on their trailer? I am trying to figure out how I would attach to the current rail without having to drill any new holes. Thanks for any information.

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Old 10-28-2016, 07:16 PM   #2
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Hi Josh, I installed a Shady Boy awning last summer on my Trillium. It is awesome - super easy to set up and take down plus no need for poles or guy wires yet. It is a great awning.

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Old 10-29-2016, 12:17 PM   #3
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Hi Josh, I installed a Shady Boy awning last summer on my Trillium. It is awesome - super easy to set up and take down plus no need for poles or guy wires yet. It is a great awning.

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Without any ground anchoring, at least from what I can make out from your picture, it doesn't look like it would have much protection from getting torn up if the wind catches it.
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Old 10-29-2016, 12:25 PM   #4
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Hi Josh, I installed a Shady Boy awning last summer on my Trillium. It is awesome - super easy to set up and take down plus no need for poles or guy wires yet. It is a great awning.

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I like the look, and in theory looks really nice, but I'd be concerned about the wind ripping it off the rail. Have you had any issues with the wind?
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Greg, I do have the optional poles and guy wires for the awning. I have set it up at home with them but while out camping have not used them. The actual fabric of the awning is held up by fiberglass tent poles that mount into the alloy base that is mounted to the trailer. The structure is surprisingly strong. There are ropes that attach near the front of the awning and attach at the side of the trailer frame. This stops wind from coming up under the awning and flipping it over. Also if the wind pushes the awning down from above it will return back to it's position almost instantly.

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Greg, I do have the optional poles and guy wires for the awning. I have set it up at home with them but while out camping have not used them. The actual fabric of the awning is held up by fiberglass tent poles that mount into the alloy base that is mounted to the trailer. The structure is surprisingly strong. There are ropes that attach near the front of the awning and attach at the side of the trailer frame. This stops wind from coming up under the awning and flipping it over. Also if the wind pushes the awning down from above it will return back to it's position almost instantly.

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I will look into them, knowing that they are strong now. Quick question does the set up fit in the existing rail attached on my trillium already?
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It will not fit in your existing rail. You will need to use the brackets supplied by Shady Boy.


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