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Old 10-05-2011, 04:47 PM   #15
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Thanks for this excellent post.

We want to add an awning to our 1977 13' Scamp, and because of your post we're focused on the Shademaker Supreme.

I emailed Interwest Sports to ask if anyone has had any issues, and they suggested I purchase the 6' Shademaker Classic instead, because of the rail length.

Yet you have an 8' and it sounds like the overhang is no problem--correct? I'd hate to have to try to ship the awning back to Utah to exchange it, so I want to get it right the first time.

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Lauren
A good set of pictures and explanation, for sure. When we did our awning this year, I installed the black plastic ball socket receptacles shown in picture #4 using 3M - VHB tape instead of putting more holes in the trailer wall. It has held up very well and seems quite secure when we use the awning, plus was really easy to do.

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Old 10-05-2011, 06:30 PM   #16
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A good set of pictures and explanation, for sure. When we did our awning this year, I installed the black plastic ball socket receptacles shown in picture #4 using 3M - VHB tape instead of putting more holes in the trailer wall. It has held up very well and seems quite secure when we use the awning, plus was really easy to do.

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That's a great idea--thanks! I am reluctant to drill into the egg walls--I've already had to fix one leak on a side rivet. Yuck.

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Old 10-05-2011, 07:32 PM   #17
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Great job!! Thanks for taking the time to let us see it.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:50 AM   #18
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where did you get the black plastic ball socket receptacles did they come with the awning ordered a black bag and vulcan grey awning
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:12 PM   #19
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ball socket receptacles?

I hope someone can help me and Jimtesla in the previous reply. I knew something was missing on my bag awning setup...
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:55 PM   #20
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The ball socket receivers come with the awning--if you still have the box, maybe root through it and see if they turn up. As I recall, it was a small bag that also contained a patch and the instructions. Good luck!
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:40 PM   #21
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I'm in the process of doing this right now thanks to you awsome write up. I was wondering the arms that go back towards the scamp ner the awning rail obviously cut inwards by a few inches. Does this affect the awning in rain and or wind?
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #22
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I left my railing ends long with no support under them. Here are pics. I have traveled 10 thousand miles, thru Canada and Alaska. the awning flipped above the rail a couple of times going down the very rough roads in some areas. The bag has worn some rub spots into the gel coat. I do not take it down while traveling. I felt that there would be more support for the bag ends with the longer railing. I used #12 pan head screws. No machine screws. the holes drilled are 1/64" under the size of the shank of the screws. the screws are spaced every 7-8 inches. I just checked the screws for tightness and they are just like when first installed. I bought the center spring loaded rail, it really helps stabilize the the fabric, ( even though they suggest to use it on awning of 11' or longer) helps with rain not pooling in the center. it rolls up, with the awning at the same time.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:08 PM   #23
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Thank you for the write-up. I installed my awning last weekend and your directions made my installation very easy. Thank You for blazing the trail before me. I really appreciate all the help this site has given me.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:10 PM   #24
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Thanks Greg for all your info. I'm installing my rail tomorrow and my Shademaker should be here Monday.

Great work!
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:47 PM   #25
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I'm liking this idea for an awning as opposed to the crank-out awnings. Has anyone done a Scamp 16? What size did you use and how long a piece of rail did you use? Any info would be appreciated, as I'm contemplating doing this in the next few weeks.

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Rick G.... is 3M VHB tape available at stores? Does it have a special name? I asked at Home Depot and Advance Auto and they looked at me like I was speaking Klingon.

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3M VHB tape used in skyscrapers......

3M VHB tape - YouTube
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:43 PM   #28
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I used VHB tape for my solar panel (roof mounted), ordered from amazon with 2 day shipping.

Thank you for the video! (MS, chemistry)
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