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Old 01-21-2007, 12:27 PM   #15
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Old 01-21-2007, 02:13 PM   #16
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It does sound like a vaguely personal hygene problem, doesn't it?
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Old 01-21-2007, 03:52 PM   #17
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A good possibility for a track for the awning is the same as has been used for years for the main awning, the aluminum tracks are available in 2 or 3 designs and some are even a nice white in colour with a small rain channel. Should be available at any RV supply shop. Here are some pictures from the Coast Distributing catalogue.

With these you just need to make a rope hem in the top edge of the awning and put a lower hem in to support the fiberglass rod and as was prevoiusly suggested, the trusty old bungee cords hooked to the belt line for tension against the wind.

If there were multiple windows on 1 side you could just put a single track the length of the trailer, then fit the 2 or 3 custom sized awnings in the same track, this would give a real tidy and organized appearance.
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:28 AM   #18
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Ouch! $600+

Maybe elsewhere in the catalog, or a RV parts place willing to sell a single length...

Whew! After searching for RV awning rail, found several spots selling bits. Since they tend to be rather long, might be best to look for a place that sells local, or make a deal to have them cut to reasonable length before shipping.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:34 AM   #19
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Steve, I purchased a small piece at a local rv shop. I don't remember how much it was, but it wasn't very expensive. Still have it. Intend on using it ... someday.

I think it was about 6' long and it was (most likely) less than $10.
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:01 PM   #20
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Another suggestion for fabric is to look for a local awning manufacturer. They will surely have useable size pieces of fabric left over from orders.

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Old 01-24-2007, 03:31 PM   #21
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I agree Steve with the $600+ ouch part. I usually buy that type of item that is shipped in bulk from my local RV shop in the smaller quantity that I need, actually I buy about 80% of my trailer things from them, the business relationship I have built with them over 25 years gets me some very nice cash discounts, and has moved me close to the front of the line if I needed service in a hurry.

I just happen to like the Coast Catalogue as a reference guide for pictures and variety, my RV shop can get anything in there.

By the way, the link I put up to that catalogue is the Canadian version so the prices will be adjusted to cover the $ exchange and import duties. The US price on the same item is about $427 for 160 ft. about 1/3 less!!!
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:05 PM   #22
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Hi: Check out http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com They might sell just the material only??? but they have nice looking stuff. Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:20 PM   #23
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Here are the awnings that I made for my crank out windows.
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:02 PM   #24
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Here are the awnings that I made for my crank out windows.
What a happy looking trailer! I'd love to see photos of the inside too. You must have to give lots of tours!

Your awnings look great. Do they stay in place when it's windy? How are they attached?

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Old 02-01-2007, 09:50 PM   #25
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Hi Nina, welcome to Fiberglass RV.

Those are cute, as is your paint job.
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Thanks Jeanne, it is a happy little trailer! I haven't been in much wind with the little awnings so.... so far so good. There is a sort of an S shape at the end of the rods to fit into a small hole on the window frames, top and bottom. Here are some inside pics.
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Hi Gina, thanks. Instead of paint I had vinyl graphics made (and I got to help). It was fun making "stickers for big girls".
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... Here are some inside pics.
Thanks Nina for the peek inside. It's so charming - I really love it!

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