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
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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 Jones Perhaps inevitable,
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
>> you simply pulled an awning cloth into that had a welt sewn into it so
>> wouldn't pull out of the track. Such an arrangement would be really
>> 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.
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