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Old 11-24-2012, 04:29 PM   #351
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Francesca,

We made an almost identical awning for our's son's 1997 Scamp 13 and he used it at the NOG this year. I posted a picture on the Preparing a 1991... with some description. It worked well for that extended weekend.

Our awning is 12 feet long and about 9 feet wide; his was 10' x 9'. It's not super colorful but I will tell you that Seattle Fabric has more colors than I could imagine.

This is the link to that page.

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Looks good!

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Old 11-24-2012, 04:32 PM   #352
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Carol,

I can read that you've taken offense.

It was never my intent to offend you. Every year I report my trailer weight because I think it's important

This year I can only report the tongue because our weigh station is closed on Monday when we leave.

My reporting has nothing to do with you but rather my tongue weight and the requirment to manage tongue weight in smaller tow vehicles like ours.

I am not seeking to re-open the Honda towing discussion.
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Bottom line is you and I both clearly have different towing practises and will never agree on what is or isn't a safe practice.

Yep, this summarizes it nicely......until the next towing thread.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:59 AM   #354
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Every year I report my trailer weight because I think it's important
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The last sentence of my last post should have began "I 'am not' seeking....

A keyboard not rated for coffee drinkers??????

Safe year to all. We head out in the morning just beating the expected snow.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:51 PM   #357
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Every year I report my trailer weight because I think it's important

This year I can only report the tongue because our weigh station is closed on Monday when we leave.
I don't know if you care to find out, but you can do it by putting a long board on top of a bathroom scale on one end, and a piece of 2x4, etc. on the other end. What you multiply by depends on where the tire is on the board in relation to the scale. It's not perfect, but wi get it quite close.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:06 AM   #358
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Thank you Jared for your idea.

I do have an alternate method to measure and will probably give it a try. I used to use it on the motorhome and turned out to be relatively accurate when compared to scale weighing of the motorhome.

I suspect the trailer is very close to last year's scale weighed 2400 lbs because we have not added anything to the trailer of significance compared to last year and actually have removed some stuff.

The fact that the tongue weight is nearly identical to last year is another indicator.

I'll report sometime next month when we get settled for a couple of months.

Happy to be back on the road.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:53 PM   #359
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Hey Norm and Ginny,

I know you're out on the road enjoying yourselves (I'm so jealous) but before I forget, I need to tell you that I'm very interested in seeing more pictures and getting more details about your awning. I'm a little confused about what kind of "loop" was sewn into both ends. At first, I figured it was just an extra large "hem" that the poles could fit through but I'm not sure that will allow the top pole to hang on those hooks.

Anyways, no hurry -- everything is frozen here so I won't get out there to work on it for a couple more months. Happy trails!
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:38 PM   #360
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Steve,

We're mostly goofing with the bees this year until we leave for Newfoundland in the spring for the Newfie Fiberglass Rally and a number of weeks of exploration on the 'rock'.

We make a fairly substantial loop in the material, adequate to slide the pipe thru. This loop is not dis-similar to the loop for a curtain rod except bigger.

We do not cut out where the pipe slides over the 4 brackets though we originally thought we would. We simply drop the pipe and loop over the brackets. So far ir seems fine though if I were in the business I might have made a finished hole in the loop.

I'll make a picture and post it in a couple of days.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:25 PM   #361
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Thanks Norm. I think you answered my question. The idea to add rivet/eyelet holes came to me but I thought it might add time to the setup without good reason. Did you buy your posts/poles at Seattle Fabric too? Detailed pics of trailer side and the other side would be great but there's no hurry. I'm going to busy myself duplicating your table idea first! I only have to figure out how/where to mount the stock leg so it fits and I'm off to the races. Thanks for all of your great ideas! Have fun with the bees.

Oh, and this is Steve's better half. I'm way more crafty and obsessive thanhim so I usually do all the planning and starting which motivates him to join in and make a mess of things! Just kidding, he's a good fish.
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Rosemary,

I don't think groumets are necessary. It seems to work fine. For poles we use 1/2 inch white plastic pipe from Lowes. We cut the pipe so no piece is longer than our rear fence post where we carry the pipes. There are 3 pipes. The two end pipes have a cap on them so they slide thru the hem easily.

Our tables pieces are 30 inches wide and about 23 inches deep. The center of standard leg is 18 inches from the rear wall. When folded it points towards the front.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:08 PM   #363
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Norm, that's perfect. I think you've answered my question except for the posts I was wondering about are the ones that hold your awning up at the end away from your trailer. Did you just buy some metal ones or did you use metal ones from a gear store or did you make those out of plastic too?

As for the table info, thanks again! I'm going to finish my "design" this weekend and maybe even get started. What a terrific idea!
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Across the front I used a 3/4 inch plastic pipe with elbows in each corner. From the corners a plastic post goes to the ground. The corner posts have a plastic tent peg fit into the bottom of the corner post. It makes a wicked looking weapon. I'll post a picture.

I also tried an alternative approach. Picture next time on the computer.

Wickedly urethaning the table top is really effective.
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