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Old 05-13-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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Canopy attach advice please

I Really like ednpat3's homemade canopy for their 13 foot scamp but I have a burro and although I know I should just do it - I am still searching for a similar connection to their three bolts but "glued" instead of drilled. Is it a hopeless search. Do you know of something that will hold. Id rather do something like that than an awning rail. My canopy is similar to theirs but only 6 feet wide by 4 feet deep.

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I Really like ednpat3's homemade canopy for their 13 foot scamp but I have a burro and although I know I should just do it - I am still searching for a similar connection to their three bolts but "glued" instead of drilled. Is it a hopeless search. Do you know of something that will hold. Id rather do something like that than an awning rail. My canopy is similar to theirs but only 6 feet wide by 4 feet deep.

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If it was me, would sew a cord into one side of the awning. Attach an awning rail with 3M VHB Tape. In I've thought about doing that.
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Ahh the world of canopys...I have been reading the threads and looking at canopys also. I do not like the roap and pole thing but on a small trailer that seems to be the easiest. Rails, do you think the rail attached with tape would hold up in a heay rain?
Especially if the awning is holding water. (Which it shouldn't) but sometimes does. Just curios...
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I Really like ednpat3's homemade canopy for their 13 foot scamp but I have a burro and although I know I should just do it - I am still searching for a similar connection to their three bolts but "glued" instead of drilled. Is it a hopeless search. Do you know of something that will hold. Id rather do something like that than an awning rail. My canopy is similar to theirs but only 6 feet wide by 4 feet deep.

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Ahh the world of canopys...I have been reading the threads and looking at canopys also. I do not like the roap and pole thing but on a small trailer that seems to be the easiest. Rails, do you think the rail attached with tape would hold up in a heay rain?
Especially if the awning is holding water. (Which it shouldn't) but sometimes does. Just curios...
You might want to read the specifications and recommendations in link I provided.
Short answer, that tape is used in several places on air planes, including Boing air liners. Once cured you have to used piano wire to separate the two item glued together. It's really, really tough stuff. Don't be fooled by other double sticky tape.
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You might want to read the specifications and recommendations in link I provided.
Short answer, that tape is used in several places on air planes, including Boing air liners. Once cured you have to used piano wire to separate the two item glued together. It's really, really tough stuff. Don't be fooled by other double sticky tape.
Thanks Byron, that sounds like a realy stong tape! I will try to find that thread... I put some of those sticky backed gutter rubber guards over my leaky windows and the tape that was on that rubber does not stick on the ends as I have wanted to curve them down. So I am interested in the tape. Thanks again.
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You might want to read the specifications and recommendations in link I provided.
Short answer, that tape is used in several places on air planes, including Boing air liners. Once cured you have to used piano wire to separate the two item glued together. It's really, really tough stuff. Don't be fooled by other double sticky tape.
Read it, thanks, where can you buy it?
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Read it, thanks, where can you buy it?
Amazon sells it.
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I have experience with the 4991 series, it's the gray stuff. If you Google 3M VHB 4991 I think you can find places to purchase. Amazon is always a good place to start. I think 3M has some good information on their web site. You can also look at 3M and find a local distributor. Distributors will often have a person that can really be helpful in deciding what you need, sometimes it's even a factory rep.
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If it was me, would sew a cord into one side of the awning. Attach an awning rail with 3M VHB Tape. In I've thought about doing that.
That sounds absolutely perfect and tons better than worrying about creating screw hole leaks! Thank you so much! : )
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Sue, where did you find that gorgeous canopy??

How do you make sure you get the 3M VHB tape on straight? I can never hang my curtain rods straight the first time, lol. Sounds like once this stuff is on it better be perfect the first time.
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Getting it straight is scary, but I'm thinking erasable marker. I'm another of those people that never hangs stuff once - so I'd better be positive! I've found a couple of local places that sell the tape so I'm hoping to get someone who has used it.

I made the awning, so thank you! Thank goodness for seam rippers! I sew like I hang stuff. (Sew,rip,sew,rip)
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Sounds like once this stuff is on it better be perfect the first time.
That is pretty much the case Melissa. I've used it to install body kits on cars. I can tell you from first hand experience that once you apply pressure to what you are mounting, it's stuck for good! Like Byron said, break out the piano wire if you want it off.
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Your sewing looks great to me... That canopy is beautiful Sue!
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