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Old 04-05-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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Cool cool awning option for those 13 foot boler types

just got this from amazon http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-200000...l_mb_hu_c_5_dp and it seems to be PERFECT! the length is great and just overhangs the edges of the awning rail by a few inches on each side allowing for rain to drain off and the best is that it does extend a bit to the sides as it's not square giving you more "awning". I got 2 extra poles to use in the front 4 holes but I may end up buying 2 more as the poles that come with it are VERY long but i'm going to see if there is a way to modify them. I have a thick cord I plan on feeding through the back seam of the sun shade so that I can slide it through the awning rail and it should work perfectly. I'll post pictures when I get it done. will be a while I think but so far it looks like a perfect option. I will keep you all posted.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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I like that. It looks like it will work nicely. I might have to give that a try. I would like to get an awning for my boler this year.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:48 PM   #3
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I like that. It looks like it will work nicely. I might have to give that a try. I would like to get an awning for my boler this year.

I think it will work but I do have the rail that is already attached to the camper that I can slide this into. if you don't that may be something you need to purchase but i do think it will work. I'll post pics as soon as I can get it done.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:35 PM   #4
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Interested in seeing pics of set up for sure
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:07 AM   #5
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I think it will work but I do have the rail that is already attached to the camper that I can slide this into. if you don't that may be something you need to purchase but i do think it will work. I'll post pics as soon as I can get it done.
Yea, I still have the c-channel attached. My original plan was to buy a tarp and some nylon rope, attach the rope by laying it close to one of the edges, folding the tarp over the rope and sewing it in place. Then all I'd have to do is just slide the rope thru the c-channel and done.
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But reviews are not so good.................................


I check reviews now cause after purchasing a "easy up" I learned the hard way it was not easy to get up.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:31 AM   #7
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But reviews are not so good.................................


I check reviews now cause after purchasing a "easy up" I learned the hard way it was not easy to get up.

yes I looked at the reviews but it seemed that they were more concerned at the fact that it was not easy to put up with one person... I can imagine that it wouldn't be easy to put up a tarp with 2 poles only with one person however threading a rope through one end and installing it into the C bracket made for awnings I'm assuming will make it easy. i'll let you know once I put it together. should be soon!
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:00 PM   #8
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I have a 7ft x 8ft rope and pole awning that has the plastic edging made to insert into the c-channel. It's completely a one-person set up. I just slide it into the channel, and then go out and set up the stakes and poles.
5-7 minutes to do it all, and 10-15mins if I've been drinking wine. (and it never makes it up if I've had a few mojiitos)
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:24 PM   #9
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Hi Pam, is your awning the original or did you find one somewhere?
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:35 PM   #10
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OK I couldn't wait! I had to try it and put it up tonight despite the COLD temperatures and the DARK. IT WORKS! PERFECTLY. ok so keep in mind it's windy and dark and I wasn't interested in setting it up for real but just interested to know if it worked so bare that in mind when you go to look at the pictures as it truely looks like I don't know how to put up an awning. I think the front poles (the ones that come with it) are a little too long but the other ones are the coleman adjustable tent poles. I see now that they got horrible ratings but they seem pretty ok to me. we'll see I suppose. poles are easy enough to find. .

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looks very effective. only thing i would say is add some glow sticks to the guy wires,,,they are never where you thought they were in the dark. and those misplaced lawn darts can be hard to explain at the E.R.
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looking this over again,,,lots of complaints about hard to set up...i don't see it. i have set up all sorts of tents and tarps and all numbers of ropes and poles. this has two poles, and four ropes. someone clearly needs to spend some time with some boyscouts,,,,,lol<_<
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looking this over again,,,lots of complaints about hard to set up...i don't see it. ......... someone clearly needs to spend some time with some boyscouts,,,,,lol<_<
I don't get the hard to set up either. When boondocking we almost always set up a poly tarp with poles, as rain cover for outside stuff or shade. But we almost never set up with two poles in the type of configuration shown in the amazon picture. But as a former scout leader I guess I better know how to set up a tarp eh?

Our coleman 10x10 pop up canopy is a bit heavy and bulky but it can be walked right over our 13 ft scamp. Do have to use guy ropes so that a strong wind can not make it bump the trailer.

Looks like it works for you AVFN so thanks for sharing, I may get tired of that heavy pop up canopy.
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