Interesting! I couldn't see the Facebook photos but could get to Tim Heintz's setup. The wood pole supports look like a definite option. I've never thought of the long one-piece wood support poles as an option but they look terrific! And hanging walls like you said would work well.
For the sides you could do the same wood pole setup but sling them through sewn in fabric tabs.
I have an original canvas walled room awning for my 1964 Airstream Safari. The sides attach to the trailer with rope and slide channel like the top of many rope and pole awnings. The sides and front zip together at the corners and they all clip onto the top with D rings at the top and spring clips on the sides and front. It has a door and screened windows with roll down canvas coverings. It also has a snap on skirt attached to the trailer. Here is a link to many photos I have posted on "FLICKR" www.flickr.com/photos/dennis-blakesley I hope this is helpful for you all who like the idea. Mine does not require ropes at the poles to be supported. I have never seen another like it. We think it is pretty cool.
Post by gonekayaking on Oct 14, 2013 7:35:55 GMT -8
Db1955...thank you for all the excellent pics of your set up. It would work great on a smooth sided trailer without brakes. An awning rail on the sides of a shasta might be a little distracting though I have seen that on a Shasta Airflyte here in CA that is owned by the fellow who publishesVintage Camper Trailers. I think some combination of the screw in snaps on the sides with a flap that folds over to create a "seal" of sorts along with the other pieces you have here would work just about right. I know that Martihas been working on these for a couple of years as well.
I have come up with another idea on how to attach side walls and will be trying it out next week. I plan on putting grommets in the wall sections and grommets in a separate double layer flap that hangs down just inside the scallops. Then I am figuring on getting small carabiners to easily attach and detach the walls. I'll let you know how it turns out (with pics, of course....)