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Old 05-14-2012, 08:36 AM   #1
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awning rail needed

Where can I buy an awning rail that works with slide hook awning tabs, I purchased the tabs at Walmart for our other camper. Now I need rail for our newly purchased camper.
We now have a 16 ft. 2001 Scamp.
Have checked several places but not sure the rails I found will works with the hooks.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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Rich can you post a photo of the tabs to give folks a better idea as to what you are after. I'm not sure I have seen the type of tabs you are after - have only seen the slide in awning hooks for lights.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:12 AM   #3
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awning slide hooks

I believe they are the same.
On the older Casita there was aluminum rail that we slid the awning into -a thin rope sewn into the awning-pulled through the rail. These hooks can be slid into the rail and we can attach lights or a tarp and use that for an awning.
Hard to explain and I have no pictures of the rail.
Dont know how to post pictures and hubby is out of town now.

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Old 05-14-2012, 11:57 AM   #4
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i think you will find they are the same as sailboats use for their luff .

they come in different sizes depending on diameter of the rope.
so thats another option for you to look at.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:05 PM   #5
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Have decided against the awning rail idea. Found some and just dont think it is what I want.
I have decided to go with the suction cup idea to hold my tarp awning in place.
i have found the single suction cup type that you use in the bathtub-to hold onto.
Talked to a camper that has used these and said they really work.
This weekend at Kamp Kansas will be the test.
Thanks for all the help.
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Rich the good news about that idea is that it doesn't cost a lot and no holes in the trailer so if it doesnt work its not a great loss. When I had a dog I used suction cups on the outside of the trailer to hold his leash and dirty towels by the door - I went through a couple of different brands until I found some that actually worked well - a lot of them didnt have the holding power they claimed to have.
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Carol, what brand did you find that worked the best?
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suction cups

I bought 2 suction cup hand grips at walmart in the pharmacy section.They are used in the bathroom to hold on to when getting in and out of tub. i put them on this afternoon and they are still holding-I even hung from one just to see if it would hold . Glad no one was around to see my experiment!
I then tried to get one off to move it and it was really on tight.
I think they will hold pretty good.
No holes drilled. Yeah
Will try to post some pictures tomorrow.
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Carol, what brand did you find that worked the best?
Your asking me to remember such details!! you know me better than that!!! What I can tell you is the big ones I purchased at London Drugs from their bathroom section - I think they were called Power something - they fell off all the time. I also tried some from Rona - not so great. But some smaller ones I picked up someplace else for a 1/4 of the price did work - may have been a dollar store!

Still have some in the trailer will give them to you to try - they may work better for you.
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Will try to post some pictures tomorrow.
Will we be getting to see a photo of the experiment
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