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Old 11-13-2002, 02:58 AM   #15
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Hi Rob
Thanks. :cblob
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Old 11-13-2002, 03:43 AM   #16
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Rob, I wouldn't do it, if I were you ...

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Morgan, my long time bud, unfortunately found that out while trying to secure his folding boat to the side of his fiberglass trailer.

Any bolts or fasteners would vibrate in short order, causing the fiberglass to crack and possibly leak.

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Charles misunderstood my reasons for moving Origam to the top of the truck. I wasn't concerned about cracking of the fiberglass. In fact, after several thousand miles (kilometers), there was no evidence of stress cracks on the fiberglass.

I foolishly (see my sign) installed the front bracket with bolts through the double wall of the bathroom. That meant the inner wall was being pulled outward and started to separate from the riveted trim around the black water tank. I caught it before it even popped a rivet. It did no damage to the fiberglass itself and the separation has healed itself.

If it is necessary to attach something to the trailer, use fender washers inside to distribute the load. Don't overload it and don't mount something that will vibrate; make it rock solid.
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Old 11-13-2002, 06:39 AM   #17
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My mistake

My mistake. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding.

All I remembered was that hanging the boat on the outside caused unexpected problems with the side of the trailer.
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Old 11-13-2002, 08:20 AM   #18
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Know of some one that installed an awning, last Aug., they bought through a dealer. and are having no problems. they had the brackets made to fit the Scamp locally. It was a Carefree awning, the Freedom II model, which one person can work with no problem. you can get screen rooms that attach to them too.

myself, I'm going freestanding. I've heard of the weight added makes the trailer lean, but don't know that for a fact. could be a vicious rumor. :splat

Just rememberd this awning that is portable, but attaches like an attached, kind of. then you could add a large bed canopy and your all set. Well it's worth looken at any way.:m http://www.tailgatershade.com/
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Old 11-13-2002, 08:44 AM   #19
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Awning lean

Hey Jana
You may be thinking of tent trailers leaning with awnings attached and that's only the older awnings that have guy ropes. Free standing awnings don't cause that problem.

We have the awning and screen room from our old tent trailer. It has 3 guy ropes and made the tent trailer lean but doesn't do a thing to the Trillium. :wave

I like the looks of that tailgater awning.
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Old 11-13-2002, 12:35 PM   #20
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Well in all honesty I think it was a trailer that had tire wear problems, and they were hunting a reason. or wanting a awning and had tire problems and afraid of making it worse. Or I could have been dreaming :zz again :bed

Nancy, are you talking when it's out and up or going down the road?
I was talking on the road. hadn't even thought of the other possable problem. Glad to know it's not.
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Old 11-13-2002, 12:40 PM   #21
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My mistake. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding.

All I remembered was that hanging the boat on the outside caused unexpected problems with the side of the trailer.
Hey, not a problem, Charles. I'll still respect you in the morning. :kiss
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Old 11-13-2002, 12:44 PM   #22
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I could have been dreaming :zz again :bed
Whichever, Jana. Nancy D's right, that tailgater awning is pretty interesting. I could see using one of those on our tow vehicle, even (or especially) at times when we leave the trailer at home... Thanks for the tip! :sunny
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Old 11-14-2002, 06:42 PM   #23
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Easy-Up, Yes, Easy-Down, No

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* * * * * * Last week I purchased a "Fast pitch" tent as a multi purpose room. *I must have something that I can erect on my own ... trying to put up the "Easy Up" was anything but. *
My Easy-Up won't go down. It is still in my garage, flatended out but standing tall. I got it to go into its carry sack once, during the return period. Of course, when I tried to use it after the 30 days were up, it absolutely defies me when I try to collapse it down.
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Old 11-14-2002, 08:08 PM   #24
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eazy up

I have a Quick something, and it takes two to put up and down. I got mine down by going from one leg to the other pushing the support down the leg. might only go 1/2", but every once in a while it would mover big time. but it did come down. maybe some WD-40 on the legs?
Mine got bent up in the rain. just rain, but a lot at once, and it didn't run off. splat. :cblob at least on one side. trashed it. got a new top, any one need one.?
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Old 11-16-2002, 07:56 PM   #25
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Easy up? I don't think so

Hi all I've just come in. Those shelters are good up to a pont but as they age I guess the insides get oxidized and hard to raise and lower.i got tired of fighting it!
The hard part for me is the opening of the expandable 1xx1 1xxxx1
you need someone to hold the other side. as Jana said. I did like it though, I put a tarp over it and the egg totally rain proof and protected from the sparks.Had 5 yrs with it so can't complain.
Sounds like your legs are bent Benita??? Well,you know what I mean:lol
Jana, Revy hardware had sides to the easy up in case your interested.
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easy up

Pippa,
i don't have an Easy Up, I have a set of bent sides, and a top that has been used twice. :duck

Went looking in my camping gear and I think I have something like your Fast pitch. It's has that little unbrella part in the middle. You have to realize I shop at the end of season sales, and love easy to put up tents for the g-kids when they come over. If it's cheap and around 6 ft high I was buying it. I got one of the spring ones and this one. It's some kind of screened tent room with a rain cover that covers up the sides if you need the privacy or protection. haven't used it yet, must have been saving it for the trailer. It's called North Pitch (maybe). :chatter got to talking and got carried a way again didn't I. :red
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Old 11-17-2002, 11:59 AM   #27
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Ez-up olympics

11: 42am

Reading the thread about how hard the Ez-up canopy is to handle.

11:42:30

Picked up the digital camera and went out the back door.

11:43

Got the 9-1/2' x 9-1/2' ez-up canopy out of the storage building, brought it outside and took picture No. 1
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3dd7d8cfb1df5Casita ez-up1.jpg/>
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ez-up

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Step 1
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3dd7d9490e9b2Casita ez-up2.jpg/>
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