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Old 04-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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ParkLiner Awning

Well I got to set my newly made awning up this weekend and Im pretty happy with the way it came out. I was able to get it up on the flat part of my roof and use those black thick bungy cords to hold it on. Was really windy on the mountain top I was camping on, and had to run the bungy's from the other side of the trailer and it did a great job of holding the awning on. Was nice to have something to sit under and for about 12 yards of 60" sunbrella material... was worth makeing. I used 3/4 inch heavy conduit from home depot for the poles. I might add 2 more poles in front to get a crisper front look on the awning. I still have to add a few grommets... I made an inner flap all the way around the awning on the 3 sides so I could attach side pieces for privacy or to block the sun.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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Looking good, I like the colors.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:50 PM   #3
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Nice handiwork!

What type of thread did you use to stitch it up? We use a 'first up' type free standing awning, but I am considering adding a small awning that attaches to the trailer - to serve as sort of an entry porch.

I really like what you have done.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:00 PM   #4
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Thanks, I looked for a while till I found something retro looking that I liked. I used an exterior uv stable bonded polyester thread that I had for sewing sailbags. It wasn't hard to make and I like the way it came out...might add fringe if I can find what Im looking for.
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Deryk, it looks very sharp! We will for sure consider this for our ParkLiner. I'm interested to hear how your overall experience was, too. Still a million-dollar trailer?
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Ah Polly, I had a great time this weekend. Headed out on thursday afternoon, Outside temps were cold at night but the heater kept me real warm. She towed well, had some issue with wind and I think I need an anti sway bar to help out with that. Ive towed the ParkLiner 500 miles with no issue priorly, this weekend it was real windy and I felt it moveing around behind me....but other then that it was great! Its high enough off the ground that I didn't bottom out while climbing a steep dirt path up a mountain to boondock at my friends families place. Got to take a nice hot quick shower on saturday... need to watch my water useage, was just about empty on sunday morning lol
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I really like this awning deryk. Cool beans!
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Thanks Donna! Yeah was a bit early in the season where I was to need an awning lol...on friday morning I dragged my chair into the sun for warmth lol. But soon enough shade will be a great thing lol.

It was real windy on saturday night into sunday and I felt my caravan rocking cause the wind was grabbing at the awning like a parachute...but I felt ok with it because its not adhered to the ParkLiner, the heavy duty bungies would just stretch a little to compensate for the load.

Im glad I didn't add a rail!. I might add a grommet in the middle on the roof side and run a line to the backside of the parkliner and bungie it to the frame to spread the load out a little bit...but I remember a pic posted here of an awning that kinda blew over the top of the trailer and the frame was all twisted... nice to not have to worry about that lol...still need some fringe lol
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Deryk, I knew you were a closet Glamper. Awning is nice, great choice of fabric!
Only a suggestion, don't mean to dampen your high...maybe think about the benefit of a center piece through the middle to give a little more support during heavy rain...
a rope would also work. Just a thought.
Really, you have done a beautiful Job, keep up the good work!
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Thanks!

Dianne, Im not sure what you mean, a pole going down the middle from roof top to front or side to side?

I am thinking of 2 more poles, and drill holes in them to sit on top of the uprights to make the front edge look more straight.
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"Closet Glamper" LOL.
OH i do believe deryk has come out of the "Closet"
Luv U Bro.

On Sunbrella fabric...
For any who happen to be Costco Members, they currently have a 2 pack of nice Sunbrella fabric sofa pillows in various colors. I picked up 2x2packs of the light coco brown that should go well with our interior (The DW picked it out of all the choices). They had a blue, tan, coco brown, green and a couple of others...i think the 2 pack was $23.99??

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oh yeah closet was a long time ago lol
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It's beautiful Deryk!!! You can be proud. It looks a lot like the one I made (different fabric pattern though). If I ever get it set up I'll post pix. I purchased a rail though at Vintage Trailer. I decided to go ahead and permanently mount it to the Scamp. And watch out for those pole ropes!
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