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Old 05-03-2009, 02:18 PM   #15
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hmmmm, I was just thinking (Scary I know!) But do any of you think a local awning co could make one? There is actually an awning co here in town that I trust, They did a awning project for my Mom's home that was pretty tricky and it came out beautiful! I suppose I could take a pic of what I want to them and see if they can make one. I would not have them apply the awning rail, I would take the Casita to a rv guy here who has worked on Casitas awnings. Hmmmmm, now I am really thinking. Send inspiration pics of European Awnings if you have them. Thanks Robin
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:33 PM   #16
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Willar, how much do you venture to guess the shipping would be? It's got that curved rounded cute factor thing going. I just like the ones on the European caravans, they look different from our square box look. LOL...............
Hi Robin,
That's the one I was quoted "about 300 pounds" , which is $446 these days, to ship to the U.S .
They do have a cool factor, plus they are quite light weight compared to a roll up awning and separate screen room. Some of them store attached to the awning rail like a bag awning for travel.
I'd like of forgotten about them until you mentioned it...but Norma wants some kind of screen room this summer- maybe I'll keep trying.
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:54 AM   #17
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Yes, shipping rates from Europe to US are high, sometimes twice the price of shipping the same item by the same carrier from the US to Europe - I've never known why!

If anyone wants some help with sourcing/shipping an awning from Britain, let me know - I live 2 miles from this place: Awnings Direct

However, I think there are a few issues:
- the majority of caravan awnings are intended to provide protection mainly for rainy conditions, not shade for sunny conditions, so they tend to have clear plastic windows, limited ventilation and limited screening;
- most awnings are designed to slide into the standard awning rail fitted to most Euro caravans, so that would need to be added to an egg;
- all awnings are designed to work with a vertical-sided caravan, so the curved side of some eggs could be a problem.

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Old 05-04-2009, 07:00 AM   #18
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Hi: Robin G... Have you looked at the Bag Awnings and Add-A-Room from bag awnings & add-a-rooms I don't know how well they would fit an "EGG" but worth a look.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:08 AM   #19
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Andrew, Thank you so much for the info about the Caravan Awnings, I didn't even think about them not fitting the curve aspect of my egg. Very enlightning information! Also it makes sense that awnings there would be built for wet weather versus the need for shade and air movement required here most of the time. I had checked into shipping, which in some cases was almost as much if not more than the cost of the awning. Again, Thank You for such valuable information.

Alf, I have seen the Bag awning info here a lot, so that is a option. I just like the curvy asspect of the caravan awnings. It's was the cute factor thing I was seeking. But after the info Andrew posted about the caravan awnings being made more for their weather versus our weather, it makes me rethink the cute factor.

Hmmmmm, now I think I will look into the local awning company to see if they can make one that looks like the caravan awnings but more friendly to our Hot weather issues here. I am on a quest for something different than the usual awnings. We'll see if I suceed in finding a cute awning. LOL.......... Thanks Everyone for all the info. Robin
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:40 AM   #20
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Robin,
Try A boat canvas place as they are use to doing different shapes and size,s.

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Hmmmmm, now I think I will look into the local awning company to see if they can make one that looks like the caravan awnings but more friendly to our Hot weather issues here. I am on a quest for something different than the usual awnings. We'll see if I suceed in finding a cute awning. LOL.......... Thanks Everyone for all the info. Robin
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Great idea Bill! Thanks! I hadn't thought of them, but your right, they fit all shapes and sizes and think out side of the box, or should I say square. Robin
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