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Old 09-21-2020, 06:35 AM   #21
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Those look like they would work too! So many options now!
Thats why I think you should read the older awning related posts in this forum. All these have been discussed before and the additional reading will help narrow down the choices.
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:31 AM   #22
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Not sure of why the Fiamma awning is so hated other than the price. Our Scamp had a brand new one installed on it and it seems awfully nice to me. Goes in and out nicely. I guess it probably does add some weight given the metal frame and housing. But I like it.
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:20 AM   #23
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Not sure of why the Fiamma awning is so hated other than the price. Our Scamp had a brand new one installed on it and it seems awfully nice to me. Goes in and out nicely. I guess it probably does add some weight given the metal frame and housing. But I like it.
The Fiamma is a bit fragile if you're not careful with it. I dug it on the Casita, and my son's old Westie Vanagon had one too...
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:15 AM   #24
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I have had good luck with King Camp on our "Little Joe". Have had it probably 5 years. Very light weight which I was leery of but it has held up fine even in some strong winds.

I do tilt it down at night just in case. Got worried in a rain storm one time and got soaked tilting it down so since then I do it when we go to bed.

Here is the link where I bought it. It is still available for $93.99 with free shipping from the King Camp Company:

https://www.kingcampoutdoors.com/kin...r-anti-uv.html

. . . . . Fred
Fred, this is awesome to know! Amazon told me that mine was no longer available, and was hoping that was not true. Mine stores in a little bag, does not require a rail or anything on the trailer, and is very spacious. The only drawback is that it doesnít have a ďvintageĒ look with pretty fabric.
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:45 AM   #25
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I used these instructions to install my bag awning I use a little longer rail and even longer 10 foot bag awning and just let the bag hang out over the ends. I bought my bag awning as new surplus on Ebay. saved allot of money but had to take what was available a 10 footer rather than an 8 footer. i remove my awning and keep it in the trailer when I am not camping. I slide it in the rail as necessary after I get to the camp site. a 2 step folding step stool helps to get the bag in the rail. You have to get the rail separately the bag awning doesn't come with it. I used butyl tape under the rail mounted to the fiberglass shell.

https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...amp-37219.html
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:54 AM   #26
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I like the idea of a rail for a tight, no-drip fit, but I don't like flat awnings. I have often wished Marti's Awnings or someone else would produce dome-style awnings from custom fabrics. If I can ever find the right 4-pole dome awning, I might convert it to a keder rail on one side.

Ideally I'd have one with four poles AND keder rail tape for maximum flexibility- attached or freestanding in one lightweight unit- and nothing dangling on the outside when you're going down the road.
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:02 AM   #27
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before the bag awning I just used a 10 x 10 quick shade awning and put a few RV leveling leggos under the feet on the trailer side, so the awning cleared the door. but the awning was soo heavy, hard to set up yourself and took too much room to transport. especially since it was so long. so I got the bag awning and solved the weight issues. the bag is longer and is very hard to put up by your self.
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:17 AM   #28
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when we're camping in a wide open area with no natural shade for an extended time, I often setup a 10x10 quikshade style heavy duty commercial awning immediately adjoining the Carefree built onto our trailer, to give us a bigger shade footprint.

sometimess even TWO of them, like this...



(with our Casita)
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Old 09-26-2020, 05:03 PM   #29
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Shady boy is nice, I just installed it recently and it did great on our 10 day trip in the Smoky mountains. It saw rain and plenty of wind at mile high campground and did well.
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Old 09-26-2020, 05:11 PM   #30
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Look at the busdepot ezy awning for about $120. They come in 2 sizes. I got the larger size ($149) for my 16 ft. Casita and it fits perfectly. I have been using it for about a month now and am very pleased. You can get two extra legs to make it stand alone, or you can fix one side to your trailer. I like it much better than the awning that came with my trailer.
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Old 09-26-2020, 08:01 PM   #31
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I couldn't find anything I liked last month so I ordered a heavy duty tarp and a couple of poles.Worked pretty well but still on the hunt.
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We went with a simple Free standing sun shade.
I set it up and leave it up no matter the weather. Rarely use more than two poles and sets up in under ten minutes. Flawless results in just over six years use. Even the National Parks have no issues as long as I use tree straps in securing the ropes.
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Old 09-26-2020, 09:19 PM   #33
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Market umbrella?

I used a $100 market umbrella I got at Sam's Club. It covered 2 windows and half the A/C. Made a noticeable difference during the Texas Summers.
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Old 09-29-2020, 05:50 AM   #34
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Luxe Batwing Tarp

This is what we use for an awning and so far so good! Itís lightweight and not too expensive.
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Old 09-29-2020, 05:56 AM   #35
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Thanks Emily cute!
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Old 10-06-2020, 07:58 PM   #36
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Intersting discussion. Thanks all.
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Old 10-07-2020, 05:47 AM   #37
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Oh I missed this post... ummm creative ��
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Old 10-07-2020, 05:49 AM   #38
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I used a $100 market umbrella I got at Sam's Club. It covered 2 windows and half the A/C. Made a noticeable difference during the Texas Summers.
Very creative! But need an awning that covers more area. Thanks 😁
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Old 10-07-2020, 05:51 AM   #39
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We went with a simple Free standing sun shade.
I set it up and leave it up no matter the weather. Rarely use more than two poles and sets up in under ten minutes. Flawless results in just over six years use. Even the National Parks have no issues as long as I use tree straps in securing the ropes.
Thatís a good idea. I have a couple of those sunshades that I use out in the yard sometimes. Thanks!
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Old 10-07-2020, 05:52 AM   #40
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I couldn't find anything I liked last month so I ordered a heavy duty tarp and a couple of poles.Worked pretty well but still on the hunt.
Good luck, me too. Lots of creative ideas here tho!
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