I manage to sew mine and get the gromments in while my son was napping today. However threading the cording through the sleeve is a PAIN. Anyone have any hints?
i agree, it was a PAIN. I straightened it out the best I could and pushed it as far as I could, then I had my husband push it as I held up the other end straight. Me holding the other end taught and straight seemed to help it push easier. It was also a pain to get into the rail the first time, had to have my husband pull as I pushed it. But then it slid right in nice and easy the second time.
Post by ladywendolyn on Aug 11, 2017 8:27:03 GMT -8
I'm curious about the "awning bags" that I sometimes see attached to the side of a vintage trailer. It appears that the awning sits inside the bag which is permanently attached to the side of the trailer. I guess you could keep your poles in there too.. It would be nice to not have to thread the awning each time you want to use it.
"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"
Post by cottontailfarm on Aug 11, 2017 18:40:06 GMT -8
I figured it out. I needed to use the smaller of the three cordings that came with the kit. Worked perfectly! Put it together while my toddler napped, the day before we went camping. The only problem I had is that the center seam was too thick to sew with my machine (even with the proper needle and thread) so will have to hand stitch a couple of inches. Also still need to press it. The awning poles were from Wal-Mart, they were running a site to store special where they were a about $5 each.
It looked great when we went this weekend. THANKS SO MUCH EVERYONE! I AM SO HAPPY WITH THIS!
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