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Old 06-03-2011, 09:01 PM   #1
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my new Awning

This is a completely manual awning
1. take out of bag and unroll. Make sure you have the 'right side up.
2. slide the plastic insert through the trailer's awning track.
3. put the center pole through the grommit, top off with your rope loop, and walk out approx 6ft and hammer in your stake. attach rope to stake and snugg up slightly (you'll make final adjusments once all poles are up.)
4. install poles the same way on both corners, but angle the rope out diagonally instead of straight out from trailer.
5. Loosen the ropes slightly, and raise the poles until you have them the height you want, then tighten the ropes.
6. Pour a glass of wine, and sit down in the shade!!
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:59 PM   #2
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:55 PM   #3
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Very nice! I had an awning made (by my mom) but haven't gotten a chance to use it yet. It's a light turquoise blue and will look great with my vintage owl lights.
This may be a dumb question - but what kind of knot is best for tying it to the stakes? And are you using regular plastic tent stakes or are they metal?
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:18 PM   #4
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I love the theme you've got going there.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:20 PM   #5
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Looks great!
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:05 PM   #6
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That is absolutely charming! Did you use Krylon Fusion paint on your tables?
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Very nice! I had an awning made (by my mom) but haven't gotten a chance to use it yet. It's a light turquoise blue and will look great with my vintage owl lights.
This may be a dumb question - but what kind of knot is best for tying it to the stakes? And are you using regular plastic tent stakes or are they metal?
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Use a "Taut-line hitch", which allows you to adjust the tension on the line.

Taut-line hitch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia this is the url for directions, very simple, on how to tie the knot.
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Jenny"

Use a "Taut-line hitch", which allows you to adjust the tension on the line.
Taut-line hitch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia this is the url for directions, very simple, on how to tie the knot.
Thank you for the complements! I cheated on the rope knot and just bought rope tightners/slides from the same awning maker I bought the awning from. The big table came in that red color (got it from WalMart a couple years ago) and the little quickfold tables came from a hardware that was selling matching color Adirondack chairs.
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Very nice! I had an awning made (by my mom) but haven't gotten a chance to use it yet. It's a light turquoise blue and will look great with my vintage owl lights.
This may be a dumb question - but what kind of knot is best for tying it to the stakes? And are you using regular plastic tent stakes or are they metal?
I'm bad with knots... And often use the wrong one... But I would use something like a truckers hitch for tensioning the rope. I have used a taught line hitch, but mainly for securing a dinghy to a dock.
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Use a "Taut-line hitch", which allows you to adjust the tension on the line.

Taut-line hitch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia this is the url for directions, very simple, on how to tie the knot.
Thanks! I'll keep practicing
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Very nice-the set up says `welcome, sit and visit`.
Like the awning-are those light around the awning?
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Yes, the lights are cloth (not paper, which are not for outdoor use). Got them at Lowes, but have also seen them at various other stores.
The more I see my trailer set up, the less inclined I am to add decals to it! I might just keep it basic white for a while. I need to wash/wax it for this year and continue to mull over what subtle but awsome thing I can do to the shell
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Hi: Pam Garlow...That brown and white decoration in the middle of the mat looks sooo real!!!
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Pam: how is the track attached to your roof?
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