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Old 03-09-2016, 09:11 AM   #1
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What is a good inexpensive awning for a 16' Scamp?

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Old 03-09-2016, 04:09 PM   #2
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I've been looking at this one, which I learned about on this forum or one of the other similar forums. You might find the stuff I read about it with Google. I don't own it (yet).
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:00 PM   #3
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That looks very promising. I'd like to add one to our Bigfoot 17. Anyone else use that? Sorry to hijack your thread


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Old 03-09-2016, 05:16 PM   #4
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I got this one for a Trillium and they often have discounts - $127 and I think I got 20% off that.
http://www.jcwhitney.com/shade-maker...?filterid=u0j1
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:28 PM   #5
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That looks very promising. I'd like to add one to our Bigfoot 17. Anyone else use that? Sorry to hijack your thread
I dont have time to review these but I think they will be of interest to you.

Canopy attach advice please

Anyone have an awning from Busdepot.com?

Bus Depot awning - weather tested

Excellent inexpensive awning

Need some advice, please

Shade for back of hunter 1

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Old 03-09-2016, 06:29 PM   #6
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I think someone posted you a link for this. I use the shademaker bag awning. Can be had in various lengths (I use 7' for scamp 13, but you can go longer). Awning and poles store in bag on side of trailer when not in use. Requires awning rail and riveting in of plastic mounting brackets that hold awning material to those very support poles. If you buy I can walk you through install of plastic mounting brackets or awning rail if you don't have. Around $170 and change.


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Old 03-10-2016, 05:33 AM   #7
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i have used the bus depot awning for several years (i actually have 2). works great! i would suggest the optional suction cup for mounting to the roof. setting up is sorta like pitching a tent (it can be done solo but, a helper makes it a lot easier). there's a set of additional corner poles that will allow you to set it up as a free standing shelter. packs up small...the larger version lives in a 5" plastic fence post (a lot of us use these for sewer hose carriers) that's mounted to the rear bumper of the 16' casita between the taillights.

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Old 03-14-2016, 05:10 AM   #8
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Hi Pat,

Thank you for posting about your awning. I became curious after reading your post and went to their website. How do you use their awning? Doesn't seem like it can be mounted to an awning rail, and I'm baffled how suction cups could secure to trailer, even in a moderate wind.

Their website also talked about some anchoring system at wheel wells? But it appears that's for a vehicle with front and rear tires. Anyway, I look forward to hearing from you. Have any pics of unit set up on your trailer?

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wendy,

here's a photo of the awning deployed. it's not mounted to an awning rail. you're correct about the anchoring system they offer...it will only work on a car (as fas as i can tell). the suction cups will adhere to the roof but have to be moved a bit toward the center of the roof to find a flat spot. before i attach these suction cups i clean the spots underneath with alcohol and add just a bit of a product called "suck a lot" (no, i didn't make that up...it intended for use on windshield mounted gps units, etc. i suspect it's watered down glycerine) and no, the suction cups will not withstand a serious wind and that's why i also use a tie down cord from each inboard corner and stake them in the ground (you can see these in the photo). like any awning, if you expect strong winds it's best to stow the awning. on occasion i've left it assembled but removed from the roof placed it on the ground staked the corners until the storm passed. it's only blown away once but then the whole awning just wound up in the front yard and went back on with no issues. in this case there was no damage to the trailer.

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Thank you for writing again Pat. I noticed the awning comes in 8x8 or 8x11. With a scamp 13, would I be stuck with the 8x8, or could the 11 footer simply hang off the ends of the trailer by 1/2 foot each end? 10 foot box on 13er. I guess that answer would depend on how many suction cups it takes and where you stick em. Did you just buy your own anchoring rope or did they supply it with awning?

I like this idea as my bag awning gets soaked with rain, even in zipped up bag (common problem I guess). I sealed zippers and seams, even put in drain holes. Awning material still gets slimy and mildewy. I appreciate your thoughts.

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wendy, with my 13' casita i used the smaller awning and it worked great, covered the door and most of the length toward the rear. the suction cup devices are sold in packages of 3 and i usually space them somewhat evenly on the top of the trailer. and yes, the awning came with the tie down cords.

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Old 03-15-2016, 12:25 PM   #12
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I'm new to this conversation myself, since I can't use my existing awning (it takes two people to do it and I travel solo)--has anybody tried a patio umbrella? I saw a picture and it looked like an intriguing option, at least on the surface.

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Old 03-18-2016, 07:32 AM   #13
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I am looking at adding a Shadyboy awning to our Scamp 16' - Trillium with new Shady Boy

More info about the shadyboy here: way cool Batwing awning info
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