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Old 02-12-2003, 08:45 PM   #29
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FWIW, there use-ta-be two kinds of metal electrical conduit. Rigid (like gas pipe), and EMT (bendable thin wall tubing).
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Old 02-12-2003, 11:27 PM   #30
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Rigid.....metal....one inch diameter.

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Old 02-13-2003, 02:30 PM   #31
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pick up conduit at home depot or any electrical supplier- use emt- also called thinwall, it weighs half what rigid does, and looks the same as the old tent poles

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Old 02-13-2003, 11:25 PM   #32
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Hey Don,

:E :E I don't know how heavy this is. But, it's 56" coverage and less than $100 - at the moment.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...item=2403284364
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Old 02-14-2003, 08:39 AM   #33
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Benita, interesting awning, However I installed the snaps last night. I'll install the tarp snaps tonight. I'm taking my boy fishing this weekend. Gonna need the shelter, I'll bet, rain expected.:reyes
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Old 02-14-2003, 09:20 AM   #34
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Don A.

Dang, dude. You work fast!
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Old 02-14-2003, 09:27 AM   #35
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Dang, dude. You work fast!
Not always!:L
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Old 02-14-2003, 09:51 AM   #36
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In our experience!

I not sure how well snaps or a rod attached at either end would work when it rains. I say this because our Trillium didn't come with the awning rail and we had to install one ourselves (which is cheap and easy). First time it rained the water followed the curve of the trailer, ran under the rail and poured down the wall of the trailer:crying The door had to be kept shut or it dripped inside. We caulked along the whole top of the rail and then no more leaks.

These curved roofed trailers especially need a waterproof seal between the awning and roof.
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Old 02-14-2003, 10:03 AM   #37
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good point, Nancy
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Old 02-14-2003, 10:03 AM   #38
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Nancy, this had occurred to me. Whether I can make it work...
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Our little trailer is old and the roof sags just a bit. I followed the upper contour instead of the lower one with the snaps. Also I hope the water that runs down the side will hit the rain gutter above the door. Also, the snaps let me take the whole thing off and fold it up to put away for travel. Right now there are nine snaps across the top, I ran out. When the new ones arrive from JC Whitney I'll double them to 18 or 20 for good measure.
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>>when they arrive from JC Whitney

This has absolutely nothing to do with nothing, but I live about 40 miles from the JC Whitney warehouse and distribution center. I stop everytime I go by it (on I-80), because they always have great deals on stuff, such as close-outs, returns, etc ... and, of course, you can order anything from the catalog and have it delivered while you wait.

If you're ever driving through Illinois on I-80 ... and enjoy the JC Whitney kind of stuff ... consider stopping in LaSalle, at the distribution center.

Give me a shout and maybe I'll meet you there!
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I used a length of co-axiel cable (flea market) fed it through a hem I made on the tarp and slid it through the track on the Boler,2 extensible tent poles for corners 1 for centre. I can<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e4e94ef37787F1110013Small.jpg/> add sides if needed.
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Old 03-09-2003, 12:08 AM   #41
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Awning

(I already posted this on the Care & Feeding site before I realized this one is more to the point.) I'm in the process of cobbling up an awning for my Bigfoot 11.5 slide-in. Thinking about materials, I remembered a good source from my boat cruising days: www.sailrite.com. They're an outfit in Indiana that sells supplies to boaters and boatbuilders, including a variety of awning yardgoods, most of which are UV protected; a selection of rustproof snaps and twist type fasteners, fibreglas battens for stiffening, and even heavy-duty 12v sewing machines. Many geegaws made for yachts would work very well for campers. There are generally more expensive, but if you want stuff that will last, e.g. parts made of stainless steel and heavy plastic rather than potmetal, then marine is the way to go. West Marine stores are a good place to check out.
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What I'm planning on picking up when spring comes closer is a large (14x12) free standing screen room ($60 at WalMart). I'll set it up NEXT to the Boler having one side resting on top similar to the way I did the awning. My intention is to have this screen room serve as our 'living room/kitchen' That's where we'll set up our little table & stove and sit around most of the time. Since it connects directly to the Boler however - we'll be able to go directly from there into the Boler, which will serve as changing room and bedroom.
Mike,

I bought one of those screen rooms at Wal-Mart. I took it back after reading the instruction booklet. That thing had 63 (count 'em) individual, unmarked pieces for the frame. I figured it would take 3 or 4 hours to sort all that out and assemble it. I bought one the same size at Target and it has shock corded poles and everything is marked. It also has fine no-see-um mesh.

See a picture:

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/read.php...?TID=596&page=3
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