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Old 08-04-2011, 10:37 AM   #29
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I also have to throw this one out here again,it is not a 4 legged awning but will work without an awning track and is just another neat way to go I think.

http://busdepot.com/details/awning.jsp
That thing looks cool, and I would not have to put any holes in my scamp if I bought the suction cups. But it's upwards of $200 with the cups!

The site doesn't have any pictures of it used with an egg, that would be good to see.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:39 AM   #30
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:40 AM   #31
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Thanks Karen! And those suction cups work well?
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They will not hold in a windy situation but I most always tie all 4 corners down anyways. I also have the extra leg kit just in case I don't want to suction it to the camper. The height is REALLY adjustable and I do like that.

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Old 08-04-2011, 07:47 PM   #33
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I couldnt find a picture of the "Lady" with the awning up.
Where are the Window Boxes in the Pic?
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There is a picture of the flower box in My Trailer Profile.

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Old 08-04-2011, 09:24 PM   #35
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I think Kevin bought one of those awnings for our Eurovan. Tried it and never used it. For us, awnings are not the answer. I would not camp if I did not have a way to keep the bugs from bugging me. Our EZup does that plus it is our party room; a great place to enjoy wine and good conversation. I realize that it is not for everyone. I doubt that I could set it up myself easily, but Mama is not happy without the EZup set up with the Uhaul.

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Old 08-05-2011, 10:26 AM   #36
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Colorado tends not to be very buggy, but does tend to be very sunny with afternoon thundershowers, so an awning is a good solution (I think). Just trying to decide whether I should go that "nice" route for more money (money being in short supply right now), or the ghetto-rig-something-up route.
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:18 PM   #37
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Check out this Add-A-Room - Pricey but Nice

http://busdepot.com/details/addaroom.jsp





But it is $399 Yikes a bit pricey.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:05 PM   #38
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Maybe just a giant beach umbrella? Easy to put up, take down and stow away.

In my recent 18 day, 5000 mile trip I never put out the awning once. I don't claim to have any good awning ideas, most of my ideas will probably have you yawning instead.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:50 AM   #39
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Colorado tends not to be very buggy,
That is probably true in general, but the second worst infestation of mosquitoes I've ever seen was at around 9000 feet in the Uinta mountains of Utah - about 35 miles west of the Colorado border, so they can be a problem almost anywhere. I say "the second worst," because of the time in the Everglades when the mosquitoes were so aggressive a heavy application of deep didn't even deter them - drove us right back into our car. The poor guys mowing the lawn at the ranger station were wearing long sleeve shirts and hats with netting in an attempt to protect themselves from the mosquitoes. It was about 95 degrees with similar humidity! Here in Florida the biting flies and mosquitoes can get very bad at certain times of the year and make camping a real pain!

I guess I'm saying all this just to support my main requirement for an awning - that it has good mosquito netting.
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Mosquitos

In our 11 years of travel we've only run into significant mosquitos twice, once at mile 92 in Denali at Wonder Lake and the other time was at a provincial park in the NorthWest Territories. In Labrador and Newfoundland we've never run into them even in July, certainly not in any in quantity.

I can never figure out why there aren't mosquitos in FL during the winter or spring. At those temps we'd have them in NH. Certainly it's warm enough and plenty of moisture about.

We do carry deet.

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I can never figure out why there aren't mosquitos in FL during the winter or spring. At those temps we'd have them in NH. Certainly it's warm enough and plenty of moisture about.Norm
That is a puzzle. I'm thankful for it, but I wonder why it's so. Perhaps someone here with great knowledge of mosquitoes and biting flies will provide an answer?
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That is probably true in general, but the second worst infestation of mosquitoes I've ever seen was at around 9000 feet in the Uinta mountains of Utah - about 35 miles west of the Colorado border, so they can be a problem almost anywhere.
Oh, sure, I've certainly had my moments with them here. Just seems not to be a common or huge problem.
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