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Old 12-31-2008, 12:51 PM   #29
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Hi Greg,

I have an 8' rail on my Trillium and I got a 8' bag awning. However, I discussed how you could go to a 9' awning with the 8' rail as the bag has about 4-6" of space at the ends so the actually awning tab is sitting in 4-6" from the end's.

The thing to watch out for is how the top rails attach to the trailer. I discussed this a bit in this post:

Wanted ... awning
That.s the same awning as we have,
and our freinds also.
It's a great awning.
BTW...that,s the exact same kitchenette we have too.LOL
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:58 PM   #30
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Have everything dry fit and the awning extended. The Scamp 13 appears a bit more dicey than the Trillium install as there is more curvature and less flat roof to put the awning rail on. Where the awning rail has to mount in order to clear the drip cap over the door you can only run about 7 feet of awning rail. I'll try and get some measurements posted from my install that will be applicable to the Scamp 13 for anyone wanting to install one of these on a Scamp.

You would not be able to use anything larger than the 8 foot bag awning on the Scamp, and even the 8 foot will have about 6" hanging out on each end of the awning rail.

I love the awning and it is a perfect solution for the small eggs. I got the Supreme 8 foot, and would certainly recommend that model over the Classic due to the enhanced features.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:46 AM   #31
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Thanks for posting Greg. We still have not started installing any of our major updates yet, though we have been collecting the parts. I think we are going to start with the upper cabinets for the dinette area, then install the vent fan, then we will tackle the awning. I am pretty sure we plan to get the same model and size you got (8ft. Shademaker delux) Did you find you could extend a few extra inches of rail past the 7ft mark? I was thinking that if you could get maybe even a couple of inches more on there, it would help compensate for the hang over on the ends. I did take a measuring tape to our scamp roof, and it looked to be pretty close to an even 7ft where the flat space was. I was just curious about squeezing in a couple more inches if at all possible. I'm glad the 8ft'er works for the 13ft Scamp! Enjoy your awning!
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>>Where the awning rail has to mount in order to clear the drip cap over the door you can only run about 7 feet of awning rail. I'll try and get some measurements posted from my install that will be applicable to the Scamp 13 for anyone wanting to install one of these on a Scamp. <<

Greg - Please do post your measurements. Thanks.
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I cut about 6" off my 8' rail to fit my 13' Scamp. It's still raised off the roof at each end a little bit, but it doesn't hurt and doesn't look wierd. I have an 8' awning so it is about 6" longer than the rail. When the awning is on it I put the excess awning length on one side rather than splitting the difference. I then pull the rope on the awning and secure with a suction hook so the entire awning is tight and not droopy on each end.
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>>Where the awning rail has to mount in order to clear the drip cap over the door you can only run about 7 feet of awning rail. I'll try and get some measurements posted from my install that will be applicable to the Scamp 13 for anyone wanting to install one of these on a Scamp. <<

Greg - Please do post your measurements. Thanks.
Sheryl, I'm not Greg, but also wanted to mention that I mounted mine 6" over the drip cap and it clears the door well. Here's a picture of what the rail looks like mounted.
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Thanks. I cant tell from the picture, but is it screwed into, or riveted into the fiberglass? Our scamp is at the shop getting a couple of things done to it. We have a Catalina 2500 awning; we're told the parts that are needed to repair it are no longer available.
As such, the old awning will need to be taken off, and if we go this route, we'll need to fit the railing - most likely in between where the Catalina brackets are. I don't think I have any good pictures of the current brackets, but from what I remember, it's a V shaped mount that sticks out (with the point of the V) pointing towards where the awning would be pulled out. The top parts of the V are the "feet" that are attached to the Scamp (not sure if it's been riveted on). Until I get a closer look, I won't know if the awning rail can be attached to any part of that, or if that bracket needs to be taken off too. Anyone removed a Catalina awning and installed something else? The Scamp is mid 90's vintage.
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