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Old 05-05-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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Question awning help

I have a 1974 Ventura trailer that I have restored. I want to install an awning. I have a few questions first;
1. Did these trailers have an awning originally ?
2. What size did they have?
3. How were they attached to the trailer ?- pictures would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-05-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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Russell, Sorry I can't say if Ventura's came with a awning originally but I would assume it was an option. Was there not a awning rail on the trailer? There are several options and many topic's on this subject so I would suggest go up to the search query and click, type in awning and there should be pages of awning topic's for you.



I was looking at Vintage/retro awnings today. I just googled vintage awning and retro awning. Lot's of cute stuff out there.



Oh and Welcome to Fiberglass, glad you joined us. Please do post pic's of your restored Ventura..... We like pic's here...................
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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I think it has an awning rail, but it looks really small- compared to what I have seen when I googled it.
Hopefully a Ventura owner will chime in and have some information.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:01 AM   #4
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Russell, I don't have a Ventura either, but looking at the picture in the brand album, it doesn't look like there's much space for a rail above the door.... Ventura Picture from the Brand Album If you measure that and get back to us, maybe we can help... if I Ventura owner doesn't pop in first.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:26 AM   #5
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I think it has an awning rail, but it looks really small- compared to what I have seen when I googled it.
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Russel, I remember awning rails and the awning on trailers that my parents had when I was a kid. It seems to me that the awning rail was smaller than the awning rails you see today. What that is all about is the size of the rope in the awning that you draw threw it, is smaller. But you probably could replace the rope in any awning to make the awning rail you have work. Or replace the awning rail to let a new bigger awning rope go threw easier.


Can you take a pic of your awning rail?
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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Our Ventura doesn't have an awning, in fact it doesn't look like it ever had one. We don't have the 'protector over the door like in the picture Donna linked either! I guess that is something that happens when you buy used and cheap.

We use a 10x10 canopy from Costco. It has both bug screens and wind walls. If it is chucking rain we put it over the door side of the trailer for rain protection - but then we lose some of the advantages of the bug screens. I think I posted a photo a while back - maybe I should try to find it and post the link?

Our bed on wheels isn't perfect - but it is still more comfy than a pup tent!
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Hopefully a Ventura owner will chime in and have some information.
I'm not a Ventura owner, but I have a picture of one that was at the July 2010 Oregon Gathering.
It did not have an awning.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:25 AM   #8
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Found a person nearby who is parting out a Hard Top Camper due to water damage to the canvas. All other items are fine. Just so happens there is a awning in a bag that will fit my venture , complete - in A-1 condition, offered $75.00 and now its mine. "C" channel included .
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Good for you Russell, be sure to post a picture or two with the awning mounted and deployed.
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Sweet! And yes please do post pic's!
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