What kind of tarp would make a good awning? - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 03-19-2011, 12:05 PM   #29
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Boy, this has turned up some GREAT ideas! I hope everyone looking for awning ideas has seen all these posts!

Connie M.---you are like the McGiver of awnings!!!!! Awesome brain work!

Got my tarp---it is a VERY NICE one! I'll post pics when I get it done!

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Old 03-24-2011, 08:57 AM   #30
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I freecycled mine from from a damaged 16 foot roll out one that was on a 30 ft trailer.
RV dealers change these all the time and usually trash the old one cuz it will never fit anything else. because it's always bigger than anything we egg campers would need, it works out great. any tent and awning place will stitch the edges and sew in a channel bead and a couple of grommets. I have a big old sewing machine so I did it myself.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:21 AM   #31
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That looks super, Scott!

Well, so far I have cut the grommets off one end, turned a hem, and sewed in a new rope. Tried it out and it fits great in the track!

My only problem was trying to use a thicker cord type thread when sewing---my machine didn't like it much--no matter how I adjusted the tension, foot pressure, etc. So I just lumbered along for an hour (slow going for just 6 ft!) One side looked fine--the other side was a really loopy thread mess. However, it IS tightly stitched (I tried taking the stitches out!) and it doesn't show when in use---just bugs me. But I'm happy with it all in all.

Now I need to work on the screening and privacy panels.

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