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Old 03-11-2012, 08:59 PM   #15
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RE: Awning ideas
I would call that an exceptional job on the awning.
For those (like me) without the skills, you might take a look at the awning that the Bus Depot sells for use with VW Camper Vans. They also have additional accessories that expand on the basic idea as well as ways to attach without having to drill holes etc. Here's one link, you will have to look around after you get there:

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Old 03-11-2012, 10:38 PM   #16
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This looks fantastic! Great job, looks far better than the factory one when its deployed too...

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Old 03-12-2012, 12:46 AM   #17
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Look GREAT! Wish I had been possessed of your imagination and skills when I was using a trailer sans any awning or shelter!
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:42 AM   #18
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Maybe ya'll could start a little home business selling them! Earn some gas money for Scamping.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:58 AM   #19
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Looks fantastic!
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:14 PM   #20
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My friend has the BusDepot awning. It is nice when assembled (it's a bear to assemble). The bus has a rain gutter so you don't have to worry about rain.

The Scamp has the drip rail over the door. That will help a little when it rains. Maybe someone should come up with a better drip/rain rail for the Scamp.

I don't mean to rain on any parade. The workmanship is stellar and the design is great! I like using whats available and you guys did a great job!
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:17 PM   #21
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Nice job!

We don't attach our FirstUp to our Uhaul when we set it up as our canopy (really a screen room). We use the plastic rain drip catcher (I don't know the official name for this.) that we put around the top of the door. The metal for the FirstUp sits nicely in this.

We have the awning for our Eurovan that we have not ever used except to try it out. I wonder if it would work. It had some kind of attachment that connected to the rain gutter. We did not need it with the FirstUp. Looks like the same one as used for the VW bus.

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Old 04-28-2012, 02:57 PM   #22
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Smile What a terrific idea.

Originally Posted by ednpat3 View Post
My Wife and I decided to have a Canopy on our 13' Scamp, and after checking out the commercially mfd ones ($) we choose to make one ourselves. The attached photos show the result of our work and give a general idea of how it was made, the canopy is 8' X 8' and the cost was under $100........
I just ordered a 13' Scamp that I will be picking up in July and I think I am going to cancel the order for the awning. I like this idea much better and I am wondering if I can modify the tent canopy that I have to accomplish something similar to the one you have so cleverly created.
Scamp owners are so creative and I am learning so many things from joining this forum.
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:48 PM   #23
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I am glad to see this thread again as I am also looking for awning Ideas and this one is great!
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:54 PM   #24
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There are so many clever people and you guys are one of them. Really neat!!!!
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:37 PM   #26
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:58 PM   #27
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Adorable! great work. But have to ask, does it take both of you to set it up? Or can one person do it?
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:29 PM   #28
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Thanks for the great ideas for awnings! I was thinking about what to do with our galley area and this was very helpful!

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