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Old 01-26-2006, 12:20 AM   #15
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THANKS FOR THE PIC NOW I CAN BUILD IT
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Old 05-15-2006, 03:41 AM   #16
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Heres a little picture to explain what I'm talking about
The bag awning (not OEM) that came with my Trillium used a plastic material shaped like the quarter inch rope with a tab to sew onto the canvas. It slides in far better than the canvas sewn around the rope I had with the old tent trailer. It may be a problem to sew with a standard machine.
I was able to get some on eBay from "canvassupplies" for $2.50 a yard plus shipping.

[b]Important ream, round and smooth the ends of the aluminum C channel, otherwise it will cut the canvass or peel off some of the plastic.
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:57 PM   #17
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would it be practical to put this awning on the opposite side of my casita? that way i can have shade on both sides when at the beach
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:37 AM   #18
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I love this and was thinking of doing something very similar! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:24 AM   #19
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Hi

I am looking for the vinyl piping that is attached to the awning and slides into the rail. Want to replace my old awning and it looks like it has been sewn acouple of times.

Anyone know of a good source?



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Old 05-18-2006, 01:18 PM   #20
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Roy, do a search on Ebay for Vinyl Welt. I found a seller (canvassupplies) that sells white vinyl welt for 2.50 per yard.
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Old 05-19-2006, 01:19 AM   #21
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would it be practical to put this awning on the opposite side of my casita? that way i can have shade on both sides when at the beach
Yeah i guess it would be... I never thought about doing that! I guess usually I park that side next to the hook-ups so it seems that it might be in the way of the other sites, but if you parked a little bit away it would be fine.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:39 PM   #22
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I believe you have a "Do it yourself" - "Rope awning". My old Shasta had one, with poles and tie downs for the poles. I do love the idea of the flag holders and had mulled that idea over. Good to see the installation. I had considered a lower placement if I did an awning. At present, I use a 10ft. market umbrella, like most use on a patio. I take it and a base.

I have found the "Rope Awnings" at J.C. Whitney's website under the RV section, different lengths are sold, from about $120.00 U.S and up and I had considered ordering one, installing the track on my Scamp with some interior alum. strips for support. The metal legs I would try to mount in the flag pole brackets.

Overall, yours looks great and about all it needs to have to compete with Whitney's is fancy stripes.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:53 PM   #23
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Hi James,

I'm writing a couple years after your post, but I was wondering if your DIY awning setup works well with rain? Just looking at the picture, it would seem that water would accumulate? If not, I will definitely consider doing the same thing...

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Old 09-26-2011, 08:40 AM   #24
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Hi James,

I'm writing a couple years after your post, but I was wondering if your DIY awning setup works well with rain? Just looking at the picture, it would seem that water would accumulate? If not, I will definitely consider doing the same thing...

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Old 09-26-2011, 01:33 PM   #25
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You're right Donna. But who knows... it's worth a try.
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:26 PM   #26
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James,

I bought two flag pole holders but can not convince myself to drill eight holes in the side of our rig. Instead I'm going to try to make something that attaches to the belly band.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:56 PM   #27
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James,

I bought two flag pole holders but can not convince myself to drill eight holes in the side of our rig. Instead I'm going to try to make something that attaches to the belly band.
Norm, Did you jerry-rig something to attach to the bellyband? If so what did you come up with and how well did it hold up?
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:48 PM   #28
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Bonnie,
If I recall you bought a Dometic trimline. If so they have a bracket that is meant to work with your awning (2 rivets required). Randy posted pictures of his here:
advice re: awnings for 13' Trillium
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