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Old 02-26-2014, 01:57 AM   #29
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Problem ( temporarly) solved. Frabricated a new end cap that lets me roll up the awning without needing the springs. Have pictures, but don't have a clue how to attach them.
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:32 AM   #30
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A few pics of the temp awning fix.
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:56 AM   #33
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Maybe you can hook a drill up to that and speed up the rolling.
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:00 PM   #34
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I considered that, but the way my luck has been running lately I forsee an unexpected disaster. I already had the awning shortened to 5ft so it's not very much to take in. I also use a ratchet wrench which speeds things along. I feel very retro hand cranking my awning. At this point I'm better off taking things v e r y s l o w l y.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:18 AM   #35
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I've found a couple of spring manufactures down here in Florida. Good news is they will make me a couple of springs to whatever specs I desire. Bad news is that it would be about $500! I guess that's only $250/spring
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:06 PM   #36
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Domestic Corp. 46 Zatonski, Brantford Ontario (519 720-9588) make bagged awnings. Got mine thru Great Escape RV, 24265 Richmond Street London N5X 4B2.
Was around $300.00.Already had the slide in 8 foot bracket on trailer.(75 Trilliunm
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:13 PM   #37
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I've found a couple of spring manufactures down here in Florida. Good news is they will make me a couple of springs to whatever specs I desire. Bad news is that it would be about $500! I guess that's only $250/spring
I converted my awning to a regular just-like-the-big-boys' pulldown for about that. Bought arms, roller, hardware, used my striped awning fabric, and mounted it all myself. Takes thirty seconds to open/close.

On of the best mods I ever made!
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:16 AM   #38
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Help a newbie put up her Trillium 4500 awning?!

Hi everyone! So glad I found this particular thread....We bought a 1978 Trillium this past Fall and have been fixing it up all winter, first camping trip booked May 15th so it's crunch time

We have only opened the awning in our driveway (the SAME exact yellow/white tension one as your photos Francesca!) to examine/clean it and since we live in somewhat of a metro area there was never space to open it up with poles etc, see a "before" photo below the day we bought it of how close is is to our house, lol. We were able to move it about 3 feet over but that was all the space we could get.

Well yesterday my husband and I drove it to a large parking lot to finally open up the canopy fully with poles etc, and we are totally lost. We have NO idea which poles go where, into what holes, how to set it up (one person or 2), and in the process broke/snapped off a tiny pointed part of one of the poles (Having our toddler with us running around like a monkey didn't help either).

Would be EVER so grateful if you would post close up pics of your assembled awning poles? ie, at the joints and underneath so we can see which ones to use where? Better even, a video assembly would make me swoon!

We are soooo excited to take our first outing but this whole awing deal is an integral part or our enjoyment! Thanks so much! Here's a photo from the parking lot adventure yesterday, pre awning incident
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Welcome to FGRV Sandy.
Here is a suggestion, with a trailer dolly you can turn the trailer around in your driveway and have the door facing out. It would make it easier for some things.
Heavy Duty Trailer Dolly

Just noticed you have a window that opens in the door, nice.
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Sandy. I'd be happy to post a few pics of an assembled awning as it looks like yours and mine are identical.
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Lyle that would be AWESOME, thank you! We're not even sure if we have a complete set of the poles or if they function the right way etc so any help is so appreciated!
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Thank you Roy! We have seen those trailer dollies (the 75 year old gentleman we bought the Trillium from used his to turn the trailer from his backyard into his driveway for us to hitch, lol) but we were worried about using it on our driveway since it is an incline? My husband thought it might get away from him and roll down through our backyard fence, ha!
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