Awning for Scamp 13 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-07-2016, 08:18 PM   #1
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Awning for Scamp 13

I wanted to make an awning for my Scamp trailer, and I knew that rather than buy one, I could make it myself. I went to the fabric store and bought outdoor fabric.

Because I wanted the awning to be 75 inches wide, I needed to seam two pieces of fabric together. Then, I wanted ruffles, which were a little difficult to sew. All in all, it took me a week after work and some time on the weekends to finish.

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Old 08-07-2016, 08:50 PM   #2
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Nicely done. It looks very cheerful. This makes me want to get my sewing machine out.
Do you have an awning rail on the trailer that the cord fits into?
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Old 08-08-2016, 03:18 AM   #3
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Do you have an awning rail on the trailer that the cord fits into?

Yes. I got a 12' length (already cut, so discounted) at a local RV parts store and cut to size. The flat area of the roof is about 6' 6", so that's what I cut it to. It's nice because it's white and blends in nicely.



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Old 08-08-2016, 03:36 AM   #4
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Looking good Chris .
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:34 AM   #5
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Very nice!
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Old 08-08-2016, 02:20 PM   #6
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Nice neat work ! (retired upholester) Now... about the color clash of the tow vehicle ! Aww, just kidding ! get out and enjoy ! Duane
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Old 08-08-2016, 02:45 PM   #7
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Looks GREAT! Well done.
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Old 08-08-2016, 03:06 PM   #8
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It looks VERY nice and nicely made. BUT, I see just one flaw with that design and you may have already thought of it. IF it rains, it WILL come crashing down if you dont roll it up. With no support bars in the center, it will puddle the water with GREAT weight. Just something to keep an eye on.
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When it rains you can just shorten the tarp poles to create a slope.
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Old 08-08-2016, 04:00 PM   #10
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Just make sure the poles are pulled TIGHT at their tie downs or it can still gather water.

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When it rains you can just shorten the tarp poles to create a slope.
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:17 PM   #11
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Sagging canopy in the rain

Hi again Darrl T is right about water sagging your canopy. I solved this by making up one extra taller pole and place it centered in the canopy to peak the roof. I found 2- 3" dia. round plastic end caps to protect the material from tears (top)and keep the pole from sinking into the ground(bottom). I think these were originally used as protectors from a shipping carton. Waste not want not, re-purpose things if you can. Plywood disc would work too with a partial depth hole for the pole to fit in. Just trying to help! Duane
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:10 PM   #12
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Yes, yes. This isn't my first camping trip :-)

I carry a third pole and a 3 1/2" length of a 2x4 (a square) with a hole drilled halfway through. That way I can "tent" the awning when needed.

All but the awning itself is recycled from our usual canopy - a tarp.


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Old 08-08-2016, 09:30 PM   #13
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Looks great! I've been thinking about trying this myself.


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Old 08-09-2016, 08:39 AM   #14
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Speaking of awnings, has anyone considered something like this and installing an awning track?

Reimo Caravan Sun Canopy - Travel Trailer Awning Canopies - Travel Trailer Awnings - RV Awnings RV & Auto

And speaking of awning tracks, like I said in another post, I don't like drilling holes on my beautiful fiberglass body (same as my own body and tattoos), so has anyone stuck one one with adhesive strip? Or is that not even close to strong enough?

I would have just gotten an installed awning on and used it only in perfect weather, but the Casita we found does not have a factory mounted canopy.
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