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Old 04-25-2003, 09:35 AM   #1
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Has anyone attached an awning to a 1985 14 foot Burro. What type and where did they get it?

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Old 04-25-2003, 11:59 AM   #2
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As we have few Burros here maybe we could get others to tell what they have in the awning line. We may already have some of that information in another thread, but not sure what it would have been called. :conf there's a pretty good thread here. maybe this will help

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Old 04-25-2003, 01:34 PM   #3
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Hi Ray! Welcome to the group!

The problem with adding awnings to older fiberglass rigs is two-fold:

1. The brackets holding the awning need to have the right angle-of-dangle or the awning twists ever so slightly, and doesn't corrent retract and extend. (Most awning manufacturers engineer their awnings to be put on right-angle, stick built rigs, not on the aero-dynamically curved roof line of our fiberglass wonders).

2. Mounting the brackets requires a little fiberglass reinforcement so that the mounting bracket bolts don't pierce the shell. Manufacturers found that awnings cases vibrate going down the road ... and awning flap around when extended, causing vibrations to travel through the bolts, eventually breaking the caulking seal and leaking into the rig.

Burro's shell within a shell, I think would be even trickier to install an awning "after-market."

I know it took both Scamp and Casita quite a while to perfect awning installation techniques and properly angled brackets.

You'd probably be best served with a free standing canopy.
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