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Old 06-02-2010, 11:11 AM   #1
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Would like to buy an awning for my 1976 Surfside under construction. If anyone knows where to buy them , I would appreciate the info. When I try to google it, I just seem to get sites that are for larger Rv's. I have seen awnings on Bolers, and other small trailers so I know they must be available somewhere. Thank you for the help. Kathy Provost
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:52 PM   #2
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try somewhere like camping world, you would most likely be looking for a " bag awning"

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Old 06-03-2010, 07:08 PM   #3
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Try this company.
http://www.interwestsports.com/bag%20awnings.html
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:02 PM   #4
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Would like to buy an awning for my 1976 Surfside under construction. If anyone knows where to buy them , I would appreciate the info. When I try to google it, I just seem to get sites that are for larger Rv's. I have seen awnings on Bolers, and other small trailers so I know they must be available somewhere. Thank you for the help. Kathy Provost
We got the awning for our Boler from Interwest Sports.It was shipped USPS to us in Ontario within a week of ordering.The cost with shipping was only $214.00.We have a seven foot but you would probably want a longer one at least eight ft.We love our bag awning.Its very easy to set up and a screen enclosure can be purchased to fit the awning.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:36 PM   #5
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We got the awning for our Boler from Interwest Sports.It was shipped USPS to us in Ontario within a week of ordering.The cost with shipping was only $214.00.We have a seven foot but you would probably want a longer one at least eight ft.We love our bag awning.Its very easy to set up and a screen enclosure can be purchased to fit the awning.

Thank you very much! That is exactly what i was looking for! Much appreciated!
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:24 PM   #6
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Vintage Trailer Supply sells some very much like the originals.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:13 AM   #7
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i've found one for my casita at a vw bus parts place. http://www.busdepot.com/index2.jsp

it's an 8" lightweight awning made to fit a vw camper bus. the awning along with the optional suction cup adapters works great on my 13' for less than $200.

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Old 06-17-2010, 01:13 PM   #8
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Just a "consumer report" on the intrawest - supplied bag awning. After one three month stint in Florida, one vertical arm became almost impossible to deploy to full height. When I got home I disassembled it and found corrosion and a metal flash on the locking piece. There was a groove on the aluminum lower arm from the flash on the steel insert . Taking it apart to buff and lube the offending plate involved drilling out the 1" rivet. None are available locally and the manufacturer does not return my emails. Also corroded was the detent/spring-loaded button on the one rafter arm. The bag covering fills with rainwater due to the height of the "C" tube on the side of the Trillium (had to raise it to be able to open/close trailer door)...so i have poked drainage holes in the bottom of the bag.
That being said, the awning does the job...but I am not impressed with the quality and response to customer complaint.
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Hi: All...I would certainly buy the rope& pole awning from Vintage Trailer Supply. They are made out of Sunbrella type fabric and made to be period exact for a vintage trailer...they arn't cheap but look great. The smallest sized one will work on a 13' trailer. VTS
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I'm getting rid of my awning. I found it too hard for one short person to put it on, especially in the rain! What is a fair price for a used one? It's gold and white stripes with a fringe all around. No rips, in very good condition. Probably because it's hardly been used.
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:21 PM   #11
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Just a "consumer report" on the intrawest - supplied bag awning. After one three month stint in Florida, one vertical arm became almost impossible to deploy to full height. When I got home I disassembled it and found corrosion and a metal flash on the locking piece. There was a groove on the aluminum lower arm from the flash on the steel insert . Taking it apart to buff and lube the offending plate involved drilling out the 1" rivet. None are available locally and the manufacturer does not return my emails. Also corroded was the detent/spring-loaded button on the one rafter arm. The bag covering fills with rainwater due to the height of the "C" tube on the side of the Trillium (had to raise it to be able to open/close trailer door)...so i have poked drainage holes in the bottom of the bag.
That being said, the awning does the job...but I am not impressed with the quality and response to customer complaint.
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Alistair, I was just wondering if you have the classic or the supreme awning??
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:34 AM   #12
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Paul, I bought the Supreme...the one with square tubing and the rafter tensioning device. Like I said in the posting, it is "OK"...does the job...but in a seashore environment you will get corrosion between the dissimilar metals used in the manufacture and the water that stays in the rolled up unit. Just spray lots of silicone or "Jigaloo" on the telescoping parts.
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Paul, I bought the Supreme...the one with square tubing and the rafter tensioning device. Like I said in the posting, it is "OK"...does the job...but in a seashore environment you will get corrosion between the dissimilar metals used in the manufacture and the water that stays in the rolled up unit. Just spray lots of silicone or "Jigaloo" on the telescoping parts.
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Hi there Alistair, I'm thinking of getting the supreme awning. I was just wondering what size of rivet did you use to attach the rail to the trailer??

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