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Date:         Mon, 25 May 2015 11:44:47 -0400
Reply-To:     Eric Caron <ecaron1@COMCAST.NET>
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From:         Eric Caron <ecaron1@COMCAST.NET>
Subject:      Re: Awning advice
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Hi Jim,

The BD Easy Awning has optional parts that let you use it in different situations. If you were at a show with no grass you could attach the supports to the jack points. Or if you need to drive away and leave the awning you can purchase extra parts that let it free stand. when attached to the bus water stays out and the shade from the sun makes it very comfortable.

first time install seems complicated. After that it is a piece of cake.

I also prefer not to drill into the van or have something hanging outside.

Eric Caron 85 GL Auto

> On May 25, 2015, at 11:19 AM, Jim Felder <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM> wrote: > > I am thinking about an awning, too. I am thinking about the BD awning, and > already have the style of hemmed nylon fastened with the BD clips. It's > fine, but I would like something that attaches to the car and not the > ground for certain situations like outdoor shows I attend. I have also > considered the Shady Boy awning, which is very self contained, but I > believe it has the problem of a gap between the awning box and the door > that will allow water into the cabin area. > > I hd a camper years ago that had a commonly-available aluminum track that > you simply pulled an awning cloth into that had a welt sewn into it so it > wouldn't pull out of the track. Such an arrangement would be really good in > winds, and would be hidden when the top was down. it took only seconds to > install. That approach while really strong in winds would still leave the > problem of what to do about a freestanding (more or less) setup with struts > or poles. > > Jim > > On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 8:57 AM, The Bus Depot <> wrote: > >>> We are considering an awning purchase for our 87 Syncro. >>> We'd like something as desrete and slim as possible. And >>> does little or no permanent change to the vehicle. >> >> Have you considered our Ezy-Awning? It is designed to do exactly what you >> said and is just $119. It goes up quickly (less than 10 minutes once you've >> done it a few times), packs into a very small bag that can be stored >> anywhere when not in use, and requires no drilling or modification to your >> Vanagon. It's one of the most popular items we sell. >> >> >> >> Ron Salmon >> The Bus Depot, Inc. >> >>

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