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Old 05-28-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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So does anyone with a compact have an awning? I am looking for a way to attach one but don't really see any where to hook one. So I am assuming if u want an awning you have to make and attach one yourself. So what have you done/ I would live to see some pics as inspiration
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Old 05-28-2010, 02:35 PM   #2
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Chuck h has a very cool awning he made for his Compact II.
Can't find pictures right now, but maybe he'll chime in.
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:46 PM   #3
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So do es anyone with a compact have an awning? I am looking for a way to attach one but dont really see any where to hook one. So I am assuming if u want an awning you have to make and attach one yourself. So what have you done/ I would live to see some pics as inspiration
something on this order? Just a simple one I had made. Has grommets that I put in: in the corners and in the middle. I put hooks in -each side and then one in the top (used Stainless washers and butyl tape/caulk to seal 'cause I drilled thru the walls) Also put in grommets that would align if the awning was installed without putting the poptop. Larry
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:10 PM   #4
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There is awning channel; like the letter 'C' with an attach leg. You sew light cord into the edge of your material and this slips into the channel.



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Old 05-31-2010, 08:10 PM   #5
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Here are some pictures of the awning that my wife and I made out of 2 blue tarps. I connected it to the trailer using hooks I put in the lip of the roof. We have used it for 2 years with no problems and have kept us cooler in hot weather and dry in rain.

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Old 06-02-2010, 02:10 AM   #6
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Here are some pictures of the awning that my wife and I made out of 2 blue tarps. I connected it to the trailer using hooks I put in the lip of the roof. We have used it for 2 years with no problems and have kept us cooler in hot weather and dry in rain.

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I like that! do you have any pics of the attachment of the tarp to the roof?
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:45 AM   #7
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I have always liked this one that I have seen on Karen K's Companion.

http://www.busdepot.com/details/awning.jsp

It is lightweight,easy to set up and can attach in a variety of ways.

Looks good too.

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Old 06-02-2010, 09:17 PM   #8
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Tinia, here are the pictures of the hooks attached to the lip of the roof. I hope this helps. The awning only took a couple of hours to make. If you need more info please let me know

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This shows the large washer I used to attach the hook on the inside of the lip

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This is an outside picture of the hook

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I rounded the door corner so it could not damage the tarp, if the tarp came in contact with the door

I use 5 poles to hold up the tarp. The only thing I would do different is make the tarp over the back door about 7' out from the trailer.

Let me know how you do
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:12 AM   #9
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Hi Tania,
I just posted an awning FOR SALE in the "Miscellaneous" section. What is the length from front to back? My awning is 9'2" x 10' . This may work for you! Let me know.
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