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Old 08-21-2011, 11:22 PM   #1
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advice re: awnings for 13' Trillium

Hi, I'm a new member, looking for some advice on a replacement awning for my 13 ft Trillium (1974). I had an old-style bag awning but I lost it last month. The awning rail looks like it got bent at the rear end (I suspect in some big gusts of wind that came up while the awning was up), and it opened up enough to allow the bag to slide out somewhere along the highway (oops)

So I'm wondering what advice folks have for replacing my awning? I've been looking at the bag awnings on the Interwest Sports website -- does anyone have experience with those? Or, does anyone in BC know where I could find a decent bag awning more locally?

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I had an old-style bag awning but I lost it last month. The awning rail looks like it got bent at the rear end (I suspect in some big gusts of wind that came up while the awning was up), and it opened up enough to allow the bag to slide out somewhere along the highway (oops)
If you still have your awning rail, I suspect all bag awnings are generic enough to slide right in. Just make sure that the rail itself has not come loose from the shell. Once the awning is slid into the rail, I would put a screw into the rail on each side of the awning to prevent unwanted lateral movement. This is what my roll-up awning has.

I think all awning manufacturers make a pretty good product; just figure out which one gives you the best price.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:52 PM   #3
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thanks, Frederick. I also found a similar thread from a while back and it has some helpful commentary on the awning I'm considering from Intrawest (Shademaker).

cheers,
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If you still have your awning rail, I suspect all bag awnings are generic enough to slide right in. Just make sure that the rail itself has not come loose from the shell. Once the awning is slid into the rail, I would put a screw into the rail on each side of the awning to prevent unwanted lateral movement. This is what my roll-up awning has.

I think all awning manufacturers make a pretty good product; just figure out which one gives you the best price.
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:53 PM   #4
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i have an awning for a trillium trailer i purchased from a member awhile back
its still in the packages in which it was shipped
i have never used it because i painted the trailer and want to get a different
color
if your interested i can send you a photo and make you a great deal

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Old 08-27-2011, 08:05 PM   #5
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here is a photo again its still in the shipping package and its made for your trailer
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:06 AM   #6
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Question Your Trillium Awning for sale?

Hi, noted you have a Trillium awning for sale? If the other gal has not grabbed it up, can you let me know what you are asking and more details if they exist - looks like one big awning! i have a '78 Trillium/blue decals.

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here is a photo again its still in the shipping package and its made for your trailer
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:14 AM   #7
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Hi Jim,

Have been away for the w/e ... enjoying some camping in my Trillium so I'm just looking at the picture you posted now. Thanks. It's a nice looking awning! I have a few questions...

What fabric is the awning made of?
Does it roll up into a bag which slides into the awning rail (i.e., like my old one?) (And it's made to fit an 8 foot rail? )
And what are you asking for it?

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Old 08-29-2011, 08:43 PM   #8
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It was made for your trailer
It fits in a small blue bag that does not stay on the rail
So you dont have to worry about it falling off
The poles are separate from the bag. Not sure on the fabric but I'm sure it's the same
As the other awnings. Would like 140 plus shipping
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:30 PM   #9
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Good price -- I'm tempted!

But I think I'll go with another bag model that stays on the rail, and I'll just make sure it doesn't fall off next time!

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It was made for your trailer
It fits in a small blue bag that does not stay on the rail
So you dont have to worry about it falling off
The poles are separate from the bag. Not sure on the fabric but I'm sure it's the same
As the other awnings. Would like 140 plus shipping
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:05 PM   #10
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Denise,
I've got 6 Trilliums and have got 4 with awnings so far, all 4 are different (Trimline, Carefree, A&E, and Shademaker) and believe me the best one in the whole bunch is the Carefree.It's made with square tubing with locking tension adjusters...It has brackets that mount on the side of the camper so the legs lock into there instead of being staked to the ground..The Trimline has plastic mounts that also mount on the side but the legs only set in the bracket instead of locking, so a small breeze can send it over the top..The Carefree I've had it out in 45mph winds in Kansas and it took it with no problems..I'll set them up tomorrow and take pictures and show you the difference...I've been going to do this for awhile now because this same question had been asked before but just never got around to it been lazy I guess...I'll post pictures of the hardware, adjusters and all tomorrow...
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Randy, I'm looking for an awning, look forward to seeing your photos.

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Old 08-30-2011, 10:51 PM   #12
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Hi Randy -- It's good to get someone's first-hand experiences "in the field" -- and it'll be great to see your pictures. I find some of the pics on the manufacturer's websites aren't that helpful for seeing how an awning really works.

Are you able to put up the Carefree awning with 1 person?

thanks!
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I've got 6 Trilliums and have got 4 with awnings so far, all 4 are different (Trimline, Carefree, A&E, and Shademaker) and believe me the best one in the whole bunch is the Carefree.It's made with square tubing with locking tension adjusters...It has brackets that mount on the side of the camper so the legs lock into there instead of being staked to the ground..The Trimline has plastic mounts that also mount on the side but the legs only set in the bracket instead of locking, so a small breeze can send it over the top..The Carefree I've had it out in 45mph winds in Kansas and it took it with no problems..I'll set them up tomorrow and take pictures and show you the difference...I've been going to do this for awhile now because this same question had been asked before but just never got around to it been lazy I guess...I'll post pictures of the hardware, adjusters and all tomorrow...
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Hi Randy -- It's good to get someone's first-hand experiences "in the field" -- and it'll be great to see your pictures. I find some of the pics on the manufacturer's websites aren't that helpful for seeing how an awning really works.

Are you able to put up the Carefree awning with 1 person?

thanks!
Denise

Sorry guys I had to go out of state to bid a job and just got back tonight, I'll get those pictures posted up tomorrow I guarantee...

Denise,
Yes I can put the awning up by myself, BUT it an't easy at all. I'm around 6'3" so I can reach back a long ways...It's ten times easier with 2 people believe me, but the same goes with all awnings.........
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It's ten times easier with 2 people believe me, but the same goes with all awnings.........
Ahhh no. I bought an A&E case (crank style) awning because I often camp by myself. Easy, peasy.. all by myself. No guy lines to stake down either. But much more expensive than a bag awning.
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