Re-posting Inexpensive Awning DIY - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-23-2005, 10:47 PM   #1
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OK here are some pictures of an awning I made from materials for sale at LOWS. The whole thing cost about 30 dollars and was pretty simple to do. Plus, you wont have to worry about trip lines!



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Old 11-24-2005, 03:14 PM   #2
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THANKS James!!

I know you had post more pics and maybe a drawing of all the measurements, etc???? before the hack. Feel free to add that information back to this topic.
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Old 11-26-2005, 03:16 PM   #3
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I had a problem adding the rest, the forum kept imputing my replies as modifications to my original post. Anyways heres a closup of the connections to the fabric. Its all PVC pipe and fittings with a few washers.

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Old 11-26-2005, 03:22 PM   #4
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These are the flagpole holders, they need to be attatched with bolts and not the screws that come with them.

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Old 11-26-2005, 03:25 PM   #5
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Heres a layout of the PVC and the fabric.

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Old 11-26-2005, 03:27 PM   #6
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This is the channel that was already attached to the trailer when I bought it, but it seems like one could be made by simply making a cut with a circular saw in a small piece of PVC or aluminum.

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Old 11-30-2005, 09:22 AM   #7
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I'm really glad you posted this again. I, personally, think it's one of the most interesting and feasible awning mods I have seen. You did a great job.

The awning rail is readily available at any RV shop. I think you can even order it on line.

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Old 01-22-2006, 08:53 PM   #8
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The only problem I see is how to get the awning into the awning rail. Hmmm, do you use a ladder and how do you slide it through? I remember having an awning on our old Scotty way back in the 60's but I can not remember how we hooked it up there. Can you tell me how you do it, please. I would love an awning like this as it is simple and easy and would not cost an arm and a leg..
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:50 PM   #9
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The Awning Rails are available at most RV stores. You attach them with Pop Rivets and seal the holes.

Here is a website with Rails:
http://www.all-rite.com/awningrails.html
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:21 PM   #10
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This type awning works great. I had one on my 1968 trailer. The only negative thing I have to say against it is it takes two people to insdtall.
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Old 01-23-2006, 10:37 PM   #11
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The Awning Rails are available at most RV stores. You attach them with Pop Rivets and seal the holes.

Here is a website with Rails:
http://www.all-rite.com/awningrails.html

i have that part on my tt i was asking about the peices or peice that slides into that..
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Old 01-25-2006, 03:21 PM   #12
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I dont need a ladder, but I'm 6' tall also. I guess you could use a little stepping stool if you needed to. This is also a one person installation. Everytime we go camping my wife sets-up the inside while I get the trailer leveled and the awning up on the outside. There was a question as to what slid in the railing. In the hardware department of most lumber and parts stores you can find chain for sale by the foot. Usually they have whats called rope chain and its simply woven braids of steel covered by a clear rubber coating. I bought 7 feet of this, folded the end of the canvas around it, and sewed it in with large twine. This then slides in to the rail and is ridged enough that it will not get stuck on the other end as long as the rail ends have been smoothed down. The canvas can still be folded for storage as well.
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Old 01-25-2006, 03:32 PM   #13
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Heres a little picture to explain what I'm talking about
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Old 01-25-2006, 11:45 PM   #14
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Thanks for the repost James! I was trying to explain this to my husband....a picture is worth a thousand words!
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