Need some advice, please - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-06-2016, 07:55 PM   #1
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Need some advice, please

Hi, I have a 1983 Burro and I would like to make (or buy) an awning like I see on a lot of campers. There is no keder track or anything to attach it to on the fiberglass. The previous owners put a couple of those stick on hooks that I could hook lights or bunting to, but nothing substantial. I do not want to drill or screw into the fiberglass. Thanks for your feedback, in advance.
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:03 PM   #2
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I believe it is possible to attach a standard awning rail with VHB tape. If you do a Google site search on "awning rail VHB" I bet you'd get an old post or two.
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:08 PM   #3
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thank you, Jon

I read a few of those threads you were referring to. I will check out #5952 of the VHB tape. Thanks again
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:25 PM   #4
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I have riveted the awning rails I've installed over the years.
The first one I did was on a 93 Scamp 16 5 years ago.
It's still in the family as I gave it to my son.
It has not come loose or leaked.
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:48 AM   #5
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I use a bag awning from busdepot.com that's made for use on vw bus campers. It is a bit more trouble to set up but works great with no holes required. It attaches to the roof of my casita with three serious suction cups (optional and extra cost). It packs up small and lives in a pvc fence post mounted to the rear bumper (like a lot of folks use for sewer hoses).

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Old 01-07-2016, 07:45 AM   #6
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I know of at least one Uhaul owner that has attached an awning rail with VHB tape with good results. I riveted mine and use a bag awning.
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:11 AM   #7
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First advice is to use better subject lines. More descriptive subject lines bring more and better responses.

Second is in regards to the VHB tape, of which there are many variations and no doubt knock offs of lower quality.

The 3M VHB web page has a lot of information and data sheets that might help. They also seem to have a chat option and phone number in the brochure where they will offer technical support. I would call them and discuss the intended application. We would like to know what they say if you do.
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:36 AM   #8
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We use a popup screenhouse propped with one side open that the door opens into. We used it on our previous Burro also.

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Old 01-07-2016, 11:36 AM   #9
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The great thing about Cindy's idea is the pop-up shelter can be moved to various locations around camp if so desired. The bad part is they do take up space while traveling.
I also have an 83 Burro and the pop-up works pretty good.
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:26 PM   #10
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It keeps out a lot of bugs too, but not the darned noseeums!

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Old 01-07-2016, 02:49 PM   #11
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Cindy, if they are noseeums how do you know they are getting in?
Ok I'll be quiet now!
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Cindy, if they are noseeums how do you know they are getting in?
Ok I'll be quiet now!
Because in the middle of the night you will wake up and feel like your !egs are on fire. In the morning if you look very closely you might see them at your windows. I think they get bigger after they've eaten. I've only had them get in the trailer twice, once in Maine and once in North Carolina. Two of the worst nights of my life. Raz
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I've only had them get in the trailer twice, once in Maine and once in North Carolina. Two of the worst nights of my life. Raz[/QUOTE]

They got in our Uhaul in Florida. Looked like specks of pepper all over the white fiberglass interior. We set off a bug bomb in the trailer to be sure we got rid of them, after we left that campground. Funny thing, just before they showed up there was a crop duster type plane flying around that had "mosquito control" on the wings.
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I am very familiar with noseeums. My comment was an obviously failed attempt at humor! That's ok my wife doesn't think I'm funny either!
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