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Old 02-03-2013, 05:28 PM   #29
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Deryk, Looks very nice.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:29 PM   #30
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I like it too Deryk. Nice job on matching those stripes at the seams.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:39 PM   #31
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OH! OH! That looks AWESOME! I just received the ones I ordered from Scamp, $380.00, because I was too scared to sew myself because the cost of foam and fabric would have been too much had I messed up. They are not even close to looking as beautiful as the ones you made. Great job!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:30 PM   #32
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Great Job Deryk! You have a very nice camper!
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:00 PM   #33
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Thank You folks very Much! It wasn't that hard. I watched a bunch of you tube video's and just gave it a try. Fortunatly the cushions were brand new, I just didn't care for the colour. Im seriously looking at a custom vintage style awning (mostly green) and maybe lightly sanding my belly band and painting it a dark green instead of that yucky light brown lol.

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Old 02-04-2013, 04:20 AM   #34
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that looks much better
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:26 PM   #35
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deryk, i hear you on the simple color mods.
I'm thinking we will do black for the waist band to match our van's whilte/black theme. The other thing i might do is match the fender flares that i put on the van:



The flares i used on the van were these:
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They come 1 3/4" wide by 58" long. You cut them to size. I think 58" should be more than enough to work and the added flare on our van really cuts down on the road splach behind the wheels.

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:26 PM   #36
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Im seriously looking at a custom vintage style awning (mostly green)
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I needed an inside winter project so I just made a vintage style awning. It came out great except I had a hard time adjusting the machine for the heavy fabric. I have a good quality Bernina, but still had difficulty. Wish I had your heavy duty machine. I found a good deal on the fabric and the rest of the materials were from Sailrite. Best price on the Texsport adjustable poles was Amazon: $37 for 3 including Shipping and tax. The 8' rail and "awning line tensioner" was from Vintage Trailer supply. I used vinyl bead welt instead of rope in the rail. It glides very easily. Next sewing projects are an awning bag to carry everything, blinged out spare tire cover and cover for gravel guard (to look like a window awning, matching the big awning).
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Congradulations Linda! Im debateing about sewing my own if I can find the fabric I want lol. I got quoted $300 for a 12x9 awning but the fabric I found that I like is 20 some dollars a yard and I need 16 yards lol...Obviously that person is getting it cheaper. I need to start looking and maybe I will put an awning track in...I debate about it

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I need 16 yards lol...Obviously that person is getting it cheaper. I need to start looking and maybe I will put an awning track in...I debate about it

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16 yards! Are you sure? Look around for fabric. I managed to find some cute fabric for just $9 a yard and its 54" wide. I would think you can easily make it with 11 yds. That being said though, there's a lot of other materials needed that run up the cost: bias tape binding, webbing, grommets, outdoor thread. It starting really adding up. And it took a long time to make it--longer than I thought. I think the price they quoted you is really good. The prices quoted usually often don't include poles, rope, tighteners, gadget so you can put it up by yourself, and the rail--so that's all extra too. Even so, $300 is a great price. For my little 13' trailer, I made mine 8' x 9'. 8' seems to be the widest you can do on a 13' trailer because of the curved body. Since I'll usually be putting it up alone, I thought smaller would be easier too. Its amazing how much it weights too, once the scalloped edge and trim is added and its all sewn together. Whichever route you take, I think it will be a great addition on those hot August days. Wonder if you could hook up an awning mister to it?
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Yeah, If I dont put an awning track in, some people have used a pvc pipe(or 2) and laid it on the roof and bungy corded it down... I was looking into the idea of the kind of suction cups they use to pull dents out of cars or carry glass. There rated for supporting over a 100lbs. I thought of putting one on the front and the back and bungy cord the pvc pipe to it... only thing is if it rains is it going to be strong enough? Standing on my tongueIm not tall enough to see the roof and Im not gonna carry a stepladder with me lol. The track for the awning Im just worried it will stand out too much when the awning isnt attached.

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Yeah, If I dont put an awning track in, some people have used a pvc pipe(or 2) and laid it on the roof and bungy corded it down... I was looking into the idea of the kind of suction cups they use to pull dents out of cars or carry glass. There rated for supporting over a 100lbs. I thought of putting one on the front and the back and bungy cord the pvc pipe to it... only thing is if it rains is it going to be strong enough? Standing on my tongueIm not tall enough to see the roof and Im not gonna carry a stepladder with me lol. The track for the awning Im just worried it will stand out too much when the awning isnt attached.

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I wrestled with that all too. That's the kind of thing that keeps me awake at night. After looking at all the options I decided the track was easiest as it would stay up all the time and isn't that conspicuous. Most of the screw or rivet holes inside will be inside cabinets. Like most, I'm reluctant to make screw holes in the trailer, but this butyl tape stuff has put me more at ease about that. I think I saw those large glass suction cups at Harbor Freight at a good prices--if you decide to go that route.
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Yeah Linda I am thinking more and more about adding a track... just dont know if I will like how it will look on the caravan lol

The track does make the most sense, I guess I should just do it... will use stainless steel bolts and locknuts vs rivets though. Just need to find material I like lol


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