Post by John Palmer on Apr 20, 2014 22:05:51 GMT -8
I know....I know....without a photo, it did not happen.
I found a nice original "vintage canvass awning" for my latest trailer. I bent up some leg brackets and welded hooks on the leg brackets to hang my awning lights. But I was stumped on how to hang the lights and the power chord on the trailer end of the awning because I did not want to add another permanent bracket, or drill a hole in the new skin.
I made up some quick release brackets that attach "S" hooks to the rope rail after the awning is up.
From my local ACE I bought two each, of 3/8" stainless bolts, 10x24 stainless eye screws, and "S" hooks. I cut the threads off of the 3/8" bolts and just used about 1 1/2" of the smooth body. I drilled each body mid point, and threaded them with 10x24 threads. I then screwed the eye screws into the 3/8" bodies and attached the "S" hooks to the eye screws. When your ready to hang your lights, just slide the bodies lengthwise into the awing rail ends and tighten the eye screws. If you have the screws already threaded into the bodies it only takes one turn to hold them snugly into the awning rail.
It's simple, quick to put up, and take down.
Stop by and visit us at Pismo in a couple of weeks to see how the hangers look, and work. Your always welcome to take and/or post photos.