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Date:         Mon, 25 May 2015 14:33:31 -0700
Reply-To:     Richard Smith <richard_smith@GNWC.CA>
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From:         Richard Smith <richard_smith@GNWC.CA>
Subject:      Re: Awning advice
Comments: To: Richard A Jones <Jones@COLORADO.EDU>
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The ŗPPO˛ (previous, previous owner :-)) did this on my van, too.

Sadly, they didnšt think to mount it up under the pop-top, it instead runs along the gutter and is visible all the time. It is strong, however, and the awning material they used is very good - a kind of rubberized canvas. You do still have the fiddly process of setting up poles and ropes, and running the canvas (which has a stitched in cord on one side to form a bead that runs through the channel) is fiddly, too.

Funny, Richard Smith replying to Richard JonesŠ Perhaps inevitable, somehow?


On 2015-05-25, 2:18 PM, "Richard A Jones" <Jones@COLORADO.EDU> wrote:

>> I had 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. > >The PO of my Syncro Westy did this. The rail is still installed, since >it is pop-riveted to the roof. It is completely hidden when the >poptop is closed. I took some pix for someone a few years back: > > >I don't use it. I have a roll-out equivalent of a Fiamma that I like. >Besides, I got only the rail when I bought the van. No awning, so I >don't know what it looked like. > >Richard

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