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Old 04-08-2013, 11:42 PM   #15
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Thanks Linda! I was debateing mounting a rail along the flat part of my roof. But on sunday morning when I woke up I felt my caravan moveing a bit... it was the wind trying to make a parachute out of the awning. Well since its not permanently attached, I wasn't worried since the hvy duty bungy cords can give a little with the gusts and I dont have to worry about it ripping out the track.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:17 AM   #16
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Deryk, That awning is really perfect for your camper! Despite the chilly weather, sounds like you had a good time.
One thing that I'd watch for, though, is surface wear from the rubbing action on your camper from the awning or bungies in windy conditions. If they regularly rub against one area of the camper, it might damage your gelcoat.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:37 AM   #17
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Deryk, Nice job and I too like the colors. I'm just waiting for the weather to break and then I'll do my awning thing.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:12 AM   #18
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Beautiful job Deryk! Have you got a really heavy duty sewing machine or will a household quality machine handle the Sunbrella fabric?
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Thanks! The awning isn't perfect but it will do the job. Brian about 10 years ago I bought an industrial sewing machine because the canvas work on sailboats is through the roof expensive and I have decent skills so I started maeking my own sail covers and sail bags...upholstery covering etc. Over the years Ive more then paid off the cost of the machine.

Pam I did figure the rubbing will probably wear on the gel coat but Its in a spot that won't be seen by many people up on the roof. I did move the bungies from the picture. Thursday night it got pretty windy and 1 side popped off the flat spot on my roof so since it was dark I disconected it. In the am, I moved the bungies to the opposite side of my caravan and a little further out and it handled friday and saturday nite fine(if i get the issue with the cargo carrier fixed and can safely drive with it I would be able to strap it to the that and be able to open my rear window). I am contemplating adding a grommet in the middle and running a line over the top and bungying it but that would be rubbing for sure . Wonder if fake lambswool or a pool noodle might work?
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yo dude, you can not put up a pool noodle on your Glamping Rig!
gonna have to be lambswool.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:53 AM   #21
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I'm glad to see you're enjoying your Parkliner! Awning looks great! A Little Guy Silver Shadow teardrop camper followed me home a few weeks ago, I'm in process of devising an awning for it. It'll be freestanding on pvc pipe, aft, over the galley, either side, or as a camperport [carport], in the yard. I told ya you should buy my anti-sway bar, but any full service U-Haul dealer can fix you up. Keep on truckin' bro!
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:03 AM   #22
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That's an awesome awning Deryk! You did a great job. I have been wanting to outfit ours but we are hesitant to install rails at the same time. After we tackle some more urgent items for ours, hopefully we can look at awning options soon.
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Hey Harry! Great to hear from ya! Yeah I am loving my ParkLiner! My latest item just showed up, will mount it on friday, a victorian hat hook to hang my fedora on!

I hope you get some serious mileage on that teardrop this summer!

Thanks Mimi, I decided against adding any kind of rail or track. I have a pipe going through a pocket I sewed in the sunbrella and have it laying up on the roof (on the flat part where the hatches are) and use a super strong trucker type bungy cord front and back holding it up there. Last weekend we had some heavy rain and wind... 2 tent pegs pulled out but the awning was still securely attached to the roof. Best of luck with your ParkLiner I'm lookin forward to seeing how you fit the battery boxes in.
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