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Old 12-17-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Track Awning for Scamp 13

I recently purchased a new Scamp.. I didn't get the optional awning, as I didn't like the looks or the price.. would like to get a track awning, like I had on a previous popup camper.. any suggestions or ideas?
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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Hi Lawrence, welcome to FiberglassRV... we're glad you're here!


Track awnings? Well, anyplace that sells supplies for popup campers. Then, do you want a retro look? Vintage Awnings. If you're a member of Facebook: Marti's Awnings Or, you can make your own: DIY awning step-by-step

Other will pop in with more ideas!

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Old 12-17-2012, 10:09 PM   #3
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Track Awing

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)
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:40 PM   #4
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I added an 7' Shade Maker Awning to a 13' Scamp I had several years ago.
I used rivets to install the rail.
As long as your carefull, don't drill through to the rat fur the rivets will not be visible.
Shade maker also has an attachable screen room.
They also make a small wheel to add to the top left hand corner of the door that stops rips in the awning when you open the door all the way.

Your best buy for a Shade Maker is on ebay.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:15 PM   #5
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Thanks to perry j! one last question.. i'm a inexperienced in working on fiberglass.. and, want a proffessional job, in part, because I don't plan on keeping the trailer more than a couple of years, as most, and want a good resale value.. any recommendations for getting it installed? ..suppose I could take it back to Backus, but that's a long haul for me...
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:25 AM   #6
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Drilling in fiberglass is no different than drilling in wood.
Do you know a retired carpenter or competent handyperson?
It's not a difficult job.
Get your awning before you install the rail so you know how high to install the rail so the bag doesn't interfere with the door.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:48 AM   #7
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Another alternative which doesn't require any drilling holes or permanent changes to the trailer is to use the type of awning I made.

I went this route because, with the curves on the Scamp, the awning would be shorter than I wanted. The pole that rests on the roof is 12'. It breaks down to two 6' lengths for storage. With tie downs the pole sits firmly against the raised ridge in the roof.

Works for me. Whole setup cost about 50 bucks. I was going to use the white poly tarp as a pattern but it works so well I'll use it until it starts to deteriorate.

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:01 AM   #8
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I like your awning Ron. How big is the tarp and how do you attach it to the poles? Thanks and happy holidays all! Tony
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:38 PM   #9
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I really appericiate all the replies to my post, but, think, what I'm going to do, at least for the short term, is get a small screenhouse with side panels.. I already know that, when I'm traveling, I won't want to spend the time to set up an awning, and, for stops at a rest area or truck stop it's not practical. I'm planning on attending the Quartzside Meet in AZ... perhaps I wlll get some different Ideas there...
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:48 PM   #10
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Poly tarps are easy to sew with an ordinary sewing machine. My wife (I'm not allowed to touch her sewing machine ) just put a hem on either side. The poles just slide into the hem. I think the tarp was 12' x 14' but I didn't want it that wide which accounts for the flap hanging down. I was going to cut it off but then I found its very handy to have for low sun situations so I just flip it up on top when its not needed.

The pole, in the center, going from the trailer pole out to the outer pole does a good job of preventing "ponding" and collapse due to a huge pool of water collecting. The center ridge makes two shallow valleys that drain to the side. The unit got a very good test at this years Scrambled Egg meet when we had storm force winds and torrential rain. With the top pole a couple of feet back from the trailer side and conforming to the curve of the roof, very little, if any water leaks down the side of the trailer.

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Hmmm, they do sell awning track that is extruded PVC that is flexible

Awning Track Flanged White 96"

Couldn't you then do a 10 foot awning and have the person makeing it round the ends a little so this way you would have a larger awning?

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:17 PM   #12
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LOL Ron I bet I can guess where/when that photo was taken!

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Hmmm, they do sell awning track that is extruded PVC that is flexible

Awning Track Flanged White 96"

Couldn't you then do a 10 foot awning and have the person makeing it round the ends a little so this way you would have a larger awning?

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The PVC track is what I used for our window awnings. It is very stiff and would require heat to shape to body curves. Even then it would be a challenge to keep the groove from flattening. Nice idea, but fraught with challenges.
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Thanks John, it was a thought, but I didn't think about the groove flattening out.

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