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Old 03-06-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Cool I don't think we're in Kansas anymore...

At most places we go to gather with other Fiberglass Trailerites, I like to decorate the outside like it's Party Time!
It mostly means putting out the awning and hanging the decorations from that.
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Since the 1st of the year we have camped at Quartzsite and Temecula.
Both locations are Desert areas that have a lot of WIND (hence my title).
The wind keeps me from putting out the awning, so I don't have anything to hang my decorations from.

My next trip will be to http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ing-50105.html, another windy venue, but I want to get into the party mood and decorations are called for! (along with 6 bottles of white wine)

I bought a 10' "stick" of 1" diameter schedule 40 PVC irrigation pipe, because my awning is 10' long. Drilled 1/4" holes about 3" in from each end and tied boot laces through the holes.
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Then I ran the tube through my table saw to cut a groove in it just like the trak in the roll-up awning tube.
I've zip-tied my strings of lights to trak hangars. I slide the hangars into the groove in the schedule 40 pipe.
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Then I lay the pipe on top of the closed awning so the lights hang in front of the rolled-up fabric up out of the way of the entry door...
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...and tie the boot laces to the mounting bracket that attaches the top of the awning legs to the trailer.
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Wa-lah: Awning lights without the awning!
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:39 PM   #2
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Frederick thats GLAMPING!!!! ;-))
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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GREAT idea. Hummmmm (putting on thinking cap here).
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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HA! Gotta Love it!
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:09 PM   #5
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Cute!
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:26 PM   #6
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That's a very creative solution!
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:32 PM   #7
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Great solution. Lets hope no wind @ Aqua Caliente so I put upmy new flags that were bought in Quartzsite.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:21 PM   #8
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Very clever! How did you keep the pvc from rolling while cutting it on the table saw?
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lil asked the very question i had-----how to stop the rolling on the saw?????
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:52 PM   #10
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How did you keep the pvc from rolling while cutting it on the table saw?
I had help... It was too long for me to do by myself so my partner Robert held one end. I set the "Fence" guide on the table saw to the radius of the pipe and held it against the fence as I fed it thru. When it was 1/2 way thru I stopped so Robert could go to the other end and hold as I fed the last part thru.

Now I will have a 10' pole with me so I can "touch that with a 10' pole..."
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:02 PM   #11
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We have a feed through awning as in the attached picture, and when it is too windy we have feed the wire of our lights through the awning rail. Works too
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Neat idea, its so fun to have lights and you now have them even if the awning is not in use. Cool!
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Now I will have a 10' pole with me so I can "touch that with a 10' pole..."


And Barbara, I'm lovin' the matching color of your TV and boler!
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very cool,,,
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