Originally Posted by wlarrydac
Thanks for your reply! my main concern is instalation.. the track can't extend into the curvature of the fiberglass shell, which limits it's length to about 7 feet... also, my trailer has the "Rat Fir" over the foil insulation on the inside.. any fasteners (pop rivits?) I don't want to protude thru that.. a bag awning
would also work, with a screen house enclosure... (same instalation issues)
had never had an awning
when I got it. I did not want to drill holes in the fibreglass shell to install a track for a bag awning
So I designed an awning using PVC pile that slides into a hem on both the rear edge (that sits on the roof up against the bump) and the front edge to give extra stability. It works great and sets up in 5 minutes or less. There are grommets in the four corners for the front poles and to tie the rear of the awning to the trailer. The front window guard can be up or down and it still works.
The PVC pipe is cut in 2 pieces that fit back together easily because pipe is designed to do that. My awning is 9 x 9.
Advantage of the is that the awning can be set up on either side of the trailer depending on the angle of the sun or the view:-)