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Old 06-19-2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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I was wondering what size of rope to buy to insert in the awning that attaches to the awning rail of my 74 boler and how much rope to get for the poles .
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:21 AM   #2
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Hi Perry,
Last year I purchased a Big Agnus awning with is supposed to be used with it's attached straps on the side of a car (off the luggage rack). I cut off the straps and attached an awning rope, which I purchased at Sailrite. Just do a search for Sailrite, and then search their website for awning rope. Several kinds come up. I used the vinyl 3/8".
It was alittle tough to work with, but in the end it does work great! I used an old singer machine, which I moved manually, with thick thread. I had also purchased a roll of double sided sticky tape which helped hold the awning rope in place because needles won't work. The stiff vinyl rope makes it easier to slide into the rail.
They also have softer ropes, which may be easier. Since you buy them buy the foot, just measure the rail on your trailer.
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Marjie
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:56 AM   #3
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Instead of using ropes as tie-downs i changed over to this method after seeing it used for the last couple of years at a Bolerama. It consists of a compression strap, a large spring, and a screw-in dog anchor. It holds everything tight and the spring allows for some movement of the trailer or a gust of wind.


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