Post by ladywendolyn on Jul 10, 2017 18:57:45 GMT -8
8x10 is pretty standard size for most vintage awnings. My trailer is a 17 ft and it is set up for a ten foot wide awning. But if your trailer is longer than mine it's nice to go a little wider if you have room.
"I don't care how much it cost, I don't care how long it takes. It's a dream and I am doing it right"
You will be glad to have it at that price. Down the road you will be thinking things like "I can't spend another cent on this trailer! Enough us enough"!! And you will be glad you already have the awning! 😂 What colour did you buy?
Post by pathfinder3081 on Jul 12, 2017 12:00:51 GMT -8
I did this a few years ago.. 5 years ago and I was scrubbing it down this weekend. I got the sandstone (I think was the color) it's holding up well. We got the 10 x 12. trimmed a foot off of it I think. Its a nice big awning. You can always trim it down. I have worked with grommets before, it can be tricky.. practice a little with your scraps first. I took some plastic from a note binder to reinforce the corners and stitched right through them..Works like a charm. I bought a "Hunters Green" one as well, just for good measure and to use in the future. I got them delivered at about $50.00 a piece. Good investment.. and super easy to work with. Regular Coax TV cable works as the sleeve filler on our Shasta.. Good Luck
Before that, during the first 2 years we just used a "Northern Supply" silver tarp.. Same concept and really supplied good shelter from the rain in a couple of stormy weekends..No stitching required, I just folded it over the coax cable and threaded thru. The grommets are already there.. From a distance in the woods you really didn't even notice it.
I sawed the scallop and altered my awning a little last night, I also added grommets. Harbor freight has a grommet kit in the tarps section, it worked pretty good. I'll post a photo when I get back from my trio the fabric was much easier to sew than I anticipated, my sewing machine handled it well.
Post by barefootonthefarm on Jul 14, 2017 19:27:30 GMT -8
Thanks for the heads up. I am also at the "I can't keep spending on this trailer" stage. New stove top, a/c, rv fridge, wiring, fabric for curtains all arrived this week. Oh well, I'll be glad I have it when I'm ready for it. I got the grey/white stripe one. Was really happy to find that color combo as nothing else really was going to work with my color scheme.
So I sewed on the scallop just how it came, so it has about an inch seam on the under side. And the awning was about 8" too wide, so I altered just the corners to I could have 4" hanging down on each side. I decided that I am going to sew on a loop tab on the left side to help be able to pull the awning on the rail. IMG_1704 by Mel L, on Flickr IMG_1703 by Mel L, on Flickr IMG_1700 by Mel L, on Flickr IMG_1707 by Mel L, on Flickr IMG_1698 by Mel L, on Flickr IMG_1697 by Mel L, on Flickr