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Author Topic: Homemade awning Thanks for the ideas!(pictures)  (Read 10897 times)
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« on: July 08, 2010, 12:46:24 PM »

Here's a picture of the awning I made I got the idea from a few other members on here and another forum. THANK YOU!

1)8 ft piece of wire ( about the dia. of a orange extension cord)
2)$10 Wal-Mart tent poles
1)$5 tarp (7'6"x8'6")
4)Tent stakes
2)pieces of rope about 12 ft each
Gorilla duct tape



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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2010, 01:02:08 PM »

I love looking at pictures of projects!!Thanks for posting the pictures!! Looks Great!!!! Will work about the same as mine will I just finished it a bit ago!! Now contiplating the idea of installing an air conditioner!!  Just can't figure out where to put it!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2010, 09:56:25 AM »

Nice job!

Oh, and nice camping spot, too.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2010, 03:04:38 PM »

looks good. howd you get the tarp to stay on the camper??i am thinking about making this
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2010, 09:04:31 PM »

Awesome job! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2010, 12:47:23 PM »

looks good. howd you get the tarp to stay on the camper??i am thinking about making this

I believe he did what Mrshadetree did:  see thread " latest modification: a canopy attached to Pop-Up, home job! New Photos!!" 

process: opened up old canopy, found end I wanted to feed through the C'channel of the camper, with knife cut a slit in the prefolded flap-end of the canopy, and same on other end, then taped one end of the rope to the electrical wire to use it as a snake to feed the rope through the pre-sewed flap end of the canopy rim, pulled the rope through the canopy rim, then fed the roped end of the canopy through the C'channel of the camper side, then with channel locks gently squeezed the C'channel to gently close the "gap" just slightly as to prevent the rope inside of the canopy end to keep from pulling out, then set up corner poles at other end of canopy, then ties the corner ropes (2 ropes each corner in adverse directions) then set-up center pole to raise the roof!

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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2010, 12:56:42 AM »

First you will need a C channel  attached to your camper.

I took the tarp layed it out placed the wire (some use rope or a orange extenstion cord) on one end of the tarp taped it down with gorilla duct tape then I folded the tarp about 3 inches over the cord to make a pocket and taped the flap down. It tool about 10 mins to make it.  It looks good and has been through 25-30 mile an hour winds.
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2010, 01:00:52 AM »

Someone posted a website about making one for a van camper... It is very easy and cheap. I think on the site they used a woodenrod but I just used wire like many other here have... The whole thing folds up into a  old air mattress bag. I will see if I can find that site.
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2010, 12:17:34 PM »

Great Idea, I am totally making one of these. I don't want to drop $230-400 for an awning.
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2010, 06:48:32 AM »

I am making one today too!  I cant wee wpending 3-400 on an awning when I only paid 500 for the camper lol.  I will try to get pics up tomorrow.
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