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Old 02-12-2003, 08:21 AM   #15
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Sorry Suz, must be my browser... I get the following error

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80040e57'

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Yep. Exploder, er.. Explorer worked.

5x9 for $150!

8x10 with snaps (maybe $5), poles (have these), cord (this too), and tarp ($25?).

Nothing personal, but I'm too cheap for the recreational recreation business! :o
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Old 02-12-2003, 08:25 AM   #16
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Browsers, etc

Browsers, etc

I don't know anything about this kind of stuff. Mary and Michael will be on later and one of them can explain it.

Ever so often, my computer does whacko stuff. Thought it was the website in the early days, but had everyone else scratching their head as theirs was fine. I think it is just the way the planets line up over my computer once in a while.;)
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Old 02-12-2003, 08:31 AM   #17
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You moved to the next page!

Here, I'll repost.;)

Yep. Exploder, er.. Explorer worked.

5x9 for $150!

8x10 with snaps (maybe $5), poles (have these), cord (this too), and tarp ($25?).

Nothing personal, but I'm too cheap for the recreational recreation business!
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Old 02-12-2003, 09:02 AM   #18
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Overpriced "stuff"

$150 for an "awning" isn't really all that half bad - Take a peek over at one of the RV supply places (or JC Whitney for that matter) and price out RV Awnings, screen rooms or add-a-rooms. If I wanted to stick a conventional add-a-room onto the Boler, I'd be out roughly $500! If I ever get the impulse to go that far, I think I'll just find a cheap cabin tent, cut off the back wall and rig an attachment to the Boler.

Awning rails:
Adding one of these to assist in connecting something isn't really all that bad. I haven't bothered, but I've done enough other rivetted repairs though the outer wall of our little wonder that I don't think it would be too bad. I'm just very generous with the caulk as I'm inserting the rivet. I personally prefer the idea of a free standing awning because I don't HAVE to set it up next to the Boler. Going free-standing also will easily allow me to set up a screen room much larger than the width of the Boler.

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Old 02-12-2003, 09:20 AM   #19
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cut a hole in the back of a cabin tent.!!!!! what a great idea. wonder if they have one of those spring ones tall enough to be taller then the door of the TT. I just love those. where's all those catalogs my kid keeps trying to throw away. (Mom, you need all of these? :yep)
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Old 02-12-2003, 10:13 AM   #20
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A couple of options

The first is pretty small, but I think it would make a great ''front room.'' Believe it could easily be adapted for use with our trailers.

Check around for pricing. This website is the highest I found at $229. I think Camping World has it for $189. Even saw it on e-bay once.
http://www.buytack.com/products/ranch/nen/.../sportz-suv.htm

Here's another somewhat pricey option, but it does set up in a about 2 minutes. It is a screen room with flaps.
http://www.camptents.com/SpecPages/Shelter...eenHouse682.htm
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Old 02-12-2003, 11:38 AM   #21
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beat a dead horse again

snaps/hood pins---- try Cabelas on line- they sell snaps for boat tops that rivet on and have a little swivel cam built in to lock the tarp/top down also any marine or awning supply place should have them. Cabelas also sells a tent that can be free standing or attached to the back end of a pick-up with straps(over a truck cap and around tailgate) it would probably suck up to an egg's doorway
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Old 02-12-2003, 02:48 PM   #22
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pictures

OK....sorry about how long it took but finally went over to storage and took a couple of pictures of the home made awning's brackets on the roof.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e4ab114b25e4top.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e4ab134e3fcdtop2.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e4ab154635d3bttm.jpg/>

Tubing is standard 1 inch conduit about 54 inches long and plastic tarp about 51 or 52 inches wide and can be 96 or 120 inches deep.

Pretty much, what you see is what you get, obviously not finished enough for most people but meets your criteria of cheap and functional. It was done by the previous owner and so far I haven't seen fit to replace it.

See the awning extended earlier in this thread.

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Old 02-12-2003, 03:15 PM   #23
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Looks Good to me!

Noel, that seems like just the ticket. I'm not so afraid to try it now, or something like it. Thanks for your trouble!
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Old 02-12-2003, 03:41 PM   #24
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Clips

Thanks, Noel, for the pictures. Those are the clips that I was talking about. Made to hold down conduit, right? Glad to know they work!
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Tubing is standard 1 inch conduit about 54 inches long and plastic tarp about 51 or 52 inches wide and can be 96 or 120 inches deep.
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Noel, that is very ingenious. Not meaning to be a fuss bucket, but I have never seen conduit like that. I'm guessing you have some type of insulation around them?
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Old 02-12-2003, 05:24 PM   #26
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conduit

Jana

Actually the ends of the conduit and bracket have been painted, I guess for weatherproofing. The piece on the TT has rubber end caps like you have on canes and walking sticks to protect the fiberglass. Brackets are times two (one on each end) and the tarp has a fold over, making a loop, with the conduit going through it; just like a cutain rod. The pull out end of the tarp (also folded over to form a loop, with the conduit going through like a curtain rod has eye bolts wedged in with washers. The poles (which can be seen in the picture earlier in this thread) have home made spike wedged into the ends that fit into the eye bolts and hold the looped end of the nylon rope on the top and screw in tent stakes go into the ground.

WHEW !!!

If ncessary I could take more pictures but it is currently raining here in Mesa, AZ and may rain for the next several days.

Hope that helps a little :o

conduit can be bought cheaply at any home store like Home Depot or Lowes etc
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There are three types of conduit. 1) PVC, gray 2) Metal 3) Metal, spiral wound, flexible.
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Old 02-12-2003, 08:05 PM   #28
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Nope, that's great Noel. now just answer which conduit, and I'll know enough to do it - maybe. :)
I still so impressed. simple, but works well.
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