Did you install your awning? We have a 1982 13' Burro and are interested in attaching an awning to it. Any advice from anyone that has added an awning to a 13' Burro? I'd love to see some photos!
Hi Rob, I am in the process of installing it now after much deliberation. First I took out the flange on the roof vent to see how the double hull looked and how thick the fiberglass is.
I had bought the bag awning from Interwest sports and since it is very light
I felt I could install it without drilling through both layers of fiberglass to add the rail.
I bought a tap set for 10-32 ss machine screws and some 1/2" screws. I installed it high enough so the door would clear the awning. I snapped a chalk line, screwed the 2 opposite ends of the railing and then screwed the rest in between. I also decided that some sort of tape or tube type caulking would prevent the rail from getting full contact with the fiberglass hull and since I was using only 1/2" screws I needed as many twists on the screws into the fiberglass as possible. I sealed each hole with blue lok-tite and believe that will prevent any leaks
I am very impressed with the Interwest awning. Once the railing was up it intalled in a few minutes. Deploying the awning is easy - but really needs 2 people for convenience. It is very well engineered. I did find that the side wall brackets for the leg posts won't work because the awning has to be put down so low the door won't open. So I will just use the stakes that came with it.
As a final touch I put industrial velcro under the awning bag so when towing it won't flap.
I'll put up pictures in the next day or so.