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Date:         Mon, 25 May 2015 10:45:13 -0500
Reply-To:     Kris Seago <eljefeweizen@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Kris Seago <eljefeweizen@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Awning advice
Comments: To: Kk Al <kkalnsf@GMAIL.COM>
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I have a Shadyboy awning on my Eurovan Camper and cannot recommend it. I’ve had the Shadyboy for about a decade and I’ve learned to live with its idiosyncrasies.

It is small and a rather neat technical achievement, setup isn’t terribly difficult (label the poles), but it’s extremely (repeat extremely) unstable in the lightest breeze. If you buy a Shadyboy be sure to purchase the optional down poles and always (always) tie the awning down. I also recommend taking it down at the end of every day— it squeaks with any movement.

Buy the reflective fabric—the blue fabric actually magnifies the heat underneath.

Kris S. Seago 1997 Eurovan Camper 1984 Wolfsburg Westfalia

> On May 24, 2015, at 2:40 PM, Kk Al <kkalnsf@GMAIL.COM> wrote: > > Hi all. > We are considering an awning purchase for our 87 Syncro with no pop top . > We'd like something as desrete and slim as possible. And of course, does > little or no permanent change to the vehicle. > > Any suggestions are appreciated.

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