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Old 01-31-2015, 08:32 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. I am considering a bag awning for my 13 ft burro. I have seen a supreme and a classic. It seems the supreme has square alum legs and the classic has round. I am not sure as to what length to get. Also, is it safe to attach to my burro. If I understand correctly, I will have to drill holes and use rivets. Will this sort of installation be strong enough? I don't want to weaken the structure of the burro. is this something that I can do or does it need to be done by a pro. I have done many jobs from building houses to plumbing but I have never drilled into fiberglass. As always I appreciate all help. Thanks

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Old 02-01-2015, 02:20 AM   #2
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Hi everyone. I am considering a bag awning for my 13 ft burro. I have seen a supreme and a classic. It seems the supreme has square alum legs and the classic has round. I am not sure as to what length to get. Also, is it safe to attach to my burro. If I understand correctly, I will have to drill holes and use rivets. Will this sort of installation be strong enough? I don't want to weaken the structure of the burro. is this something that I can do or does it need to be done by a pro. I have done many jobs from building houses to plumbing but I have never drilled into fiberglass. As always I appreciate all help. Thanks

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As far as a bag awning goes, I think most folks like the supreme better than the classic from what I've read from postings. It won't hurt your Burro to install it. Drilling a hole through FG won't hurt the shell. It seems that many on this site don't like the idea of extra holes because of a possible leak but that can be eliminated by proper sealing. Many threads you could look up for reference. There have also been members that have used VHB tape to secure the "C" track to the shell, along with solar panels also with great results. Some travel with the bag on the trailer and some remove it and carry it inside. You've got more than enough experience to do it, it's just getting over the idea of drilling that first hole
I have no idea of the length you need, others will chime in soon that have Burros.
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Well, don't know about bag awnings. I have a rope awning. But I believe the bag takes an awning rail like a rope awning does. I used rivets and they do just fine. My awning is 7' x 7' and works good.

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Hi Gage. Love your burro. I also like your awning. What size rivets did you use? Also your paint job looks terrific. Did you do it yourself? What brand of paint did you use? Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks.

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Hi Gage. Love your burro. I also like your awning. What size rivets did you use? Also your paint job looks terrific. Did you do it yourself? What brand of paint did you use? Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks.
Hey Joe, I used 3/16 peel rivets. I got them here: Dome Peel Blind Rivets | Rivets In Stock - Rivets & Rivet Tools. NOTE: When drillng for the rivets, be careful not to drill into the inner shell

As for the paint. It's automotive paint and I had a friend who paints custom cars and is now painting trailers, paint it for me. His web site is here: Resurrection Kustoms - Vintage trailer restoration - Bringing dead things back to life!
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