Trim line Bag Awning - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-04-2013, 09:01 AM   #1
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Trim line Bag Awning

Howdy all.

I'm looking for a bag awning for my 13 foot 1976 Scamp. Any suggestions where to look?

Also, wondering if anybody has trim and weather strip alternatives to the $1.25 a linear foot option offered by Scamp.

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Old 05-04-2013, 11:43 AM   #2
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Shade MakerAwnings on eBay.
I've had 3 on various trailers and one slide in camper and had no complaints.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:52 PM   #3
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Jay, I know you're building an usual Scamp. Perhaps you'd like your awning to reflect the overall look of your trailer. Check with Marti. I understand her awnings are stellar and she'll work with you on the fabric of your choice: Marti's Vintage Trailer Awnings
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:32 AM   #4
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Thanks Perry and Donna. Marti's Vintage Trailer looks great! The shop will be down for a couple of weeks and I'll check in with them when I get closer to that stage.

Cheers

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Old 05-06-2013, 09:07 AM   #5
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I ordered from Marti this spring! She's a doll and so easy to work with. I haven't gotten to put it on the Casita yet, but plan to soon. Very happy with the detail of craftsmanship and cute factor. She had a death in the family and has taken a bit of time off to get her LO's affair's in order. But in my opinion worth waiting for.............
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:08 PM   #6
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I'm looking forward to working with Marti. I'm going to make a home made one first and try it for a while. That will act as my prototype when I order something nicer from Marti. I like the idea of having a crappy one (the one I made) for Burning Man and the nice one (from Marti) for everything else. Thanks guys.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:09 PM   #7
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How to build a quality awning for less than $100 - Expedition Portal

Above is the link on how to make a cheap awning.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:18 PM   #8
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It appears that making one of these requires a fair amount of beer.

Sounds like my kind of project
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:03 AM   #9
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Beer is on the materials list and specified in these instructions. Its a little misleading cause the $100 dollar awning does not include the price of beer.
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I made my awning (did some revamping of it over the weekend...get to set it up tomorrow!) Mine is 11.5' wide to just about cover my roof and comes out 9.5' (but since its on the roof its about 8' of useable space) Cost me $185 for the sunbrella fabric cause I wanted it to be fancy schmancy, $13 in bias tape, $20 for hardware(the front side has poles across it with 3 legs) $28 in 3/4" emt conduit from Home Depot, 50' of rope and 5 tent pegs.

Sometimes I debate if I should have paid another $140 for her to have done it but Im pretty happy with the results. Tried and failed at the scallop edging but not a big deal to me.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:58 PM   #11
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I'm considering ordering from Marti's too-

quick question- how do you attach the channel to the fiberglass trailer?
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As far as Burning Man goes, if you want a basic sun shade, there are people who have made nice but inexpensive awnings using sheets (not waterproof, just to provide shade) or else using indoor/outdoor fabric from discount stores such as walmart or the fabric 'lot-end' type of discount warehouses.
For long term top quality, Sunbrella is the best to use and I love my Marti awning.
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I'm considering ordering from Marti's too-

quick question- how do you attach the channel to the fiberglass trailer?
I can't answer you question Lynne, you have a double-hull trailer and it will require a different kind of mount.

I hope someone jumps in to give you some advice.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:31 AM   #14
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We are debating between a rope & pole awning from Marti, or a bag awning, for our CT13. Bag awning requires an attaching point on the trailer for the rafters that extend out from the trailer to the outer edge of the awning. This is easy on a vertical surface as when I installed a bag awning on a popup camper, but it won't work on the rounded roof of a fiberglass trailer. We can get a 7' bag awning for about $200, free shipping, just need to resolve the rafter attaching issue. Our Uhaul had an awning rail pop riveted to the roof, had to remove part of it because it was loose and bent. Will try the same method with new rail.
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