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Old 03-10-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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Does anyone have ideas on how to add an awning to the Park Liner? They have no rail to add one so was wondering about somehow using a tarp and attaching to bumper/hitch. Any ideas are appreciated! I know I could go the E Z Up route if all else fails.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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Add a rail. Lots of trailers don't come with a rail until it is needed to add an awning. They can be purchased from most any RV store.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:44 PM   #3
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Carol, I will be curious to see how it will look! I was debateing about doing it on mine, but honestly with the rounded top Im not sure how that track will look on the side of the ParkLiner. I think Im going with a 10x10 ez-up.

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Old 03-10-2013, 05:44 PM   #4
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Add a rail. Lots of trailers don't come with a rail until it is needed to add an awning. They can be purchased from most any RV store.
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And since your trailer's on order, you might even persuade Parkliner to install a rail for you.

Even if you never install a pulldown-type awning, the rail allows for other types. When I first got my Trillium, I used my (factory installed) rail to hold a plain old tarp with some aluminum legs rolled up in it.

Nothing beats having that solid, waterproof join to the trailer!

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Old 03-10-2013, 05:47 PM   #5
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I put a rail on my UHaul, at the upper portion of the 'curve' on the side. (6.5ft wide x 8ft deep) I think that it looks fine. I love the fact that if I am out in the rain with my awning, no water will run down my camper at my doorway area.
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We put a non-traditional rail on our trailer requiring no holes in the shell using 3M removable plastic hooks.
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Does the inner hull complicate installation on a UHaul, Pam? Are the rail brackets thru-bolted? That method would require access holes in the inner hull, would it not? I wouldn't have much faith in blind screws. Could it be that installers are using an expanding toggle or jack nut pulled in the outer skin of this type of trailer to retain the mounting bolts?

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My rail was installed using ordinary blind rivets, which strikes me as the most practical way on molded fiberglass- especially with a double hull.

No leaks there after 35 years, I might add...

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Pam, your Uhaul looks very cute all decked out!

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Does the inner hull complicate installation on a UHaul, Pam? Are the rail brackets thru-bolted? That method would require access holes in the inner hull, would it not? I wouldn't have much faith in blind screws. Could it be that installers are using an expanding toggle or jack nut pulled in the outer skin of this type of trailer to retain the mounting bolts?

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I installed my awning myself using butyl tape along the full length, and then mechanically fastened with blind rivets in every third hole. Its not going anywhere. It's held up in some mighty strong wind/rain storms. I just drop the leading edge down low and tighten up the stakes. I also move my SUV close to the side of the awning to block the wind from blasting under it and 'lifting' it. @Derek - Thanks for the complement. I do it up in a fun way for Chick Glamping Camping
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:54 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the ideas!
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:21 AM   #12
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Awning fabric has been ordered. Last weekend I pulled a ladder out and took a look at my roof...I do have room for a solar panel between the escape hatch and the front of the trailer...probably can fit a 100 watter...just need one that is wide and not as long since I wouldn't want it visible from the street.

Looking at the way the roof is shaped, Im gonna lay it in the flat spot so it goes over the "hump". and then ties (maybe heavy bungie cords front and back) I did think if needed I could buy a pair of those super heavy duty suction cups for moveing plate glass and use them topside to support the awning in the middle. Im gonna cover the whole 12' length... and stick out about 8' or so. Im hopeing the fabric shows up friday, but if not will be sewing during the week lol. Goin camping next weekend!
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:24 AM   #13
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Hope you'll be posting finished pictures,Deryk! You have such great ideas. Keep them coming It sure helps a newbie like me!
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Thanks Carol, I'm new to this too lol but I've been camping for a while...and I've always been about style lol

Wait till you see the crazy retro fabric lol
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