We also were thinking about installing a bag awning
instead of this rope & pole awning
. George Lauver was great with some information as to how he put one on his Uhaul
, and I appreciate the time he took to answer my questions. After some debate we decided to go with the rope & pole for now, but the bag awning
may have been just as good a choice, if not better. We'll see how this one works out, maybe try a bag awning later as the price is about the same. A few years ago I did install a bag awning on our daughters popup camper, and we are very happy with it. I particularly like the rafters that extend out from the camper and that all the parts fold and roll up into the bag. We were just a little concerned about that weight
on the uhaul
roof and possible flapping while traveling, but most likely it wouldn't be an issue. I was also concerned about alignment of the ball & socket part of the rafters on the bag awning due to the curve of the roof, but George says he had no problem there. Another reason I did a test piece with the awning rail was to see if the rivets would have any effect on the fiberglass when they were set. No problem with the test piece. Because the Uhaul
has an inner shell I couldn't get at the rivets from inside the camper, if I could have I would have put a washer on the inside.