Post by LittleVintageTrailer on Jul 31, 2011 19:11:38 GMT -5
Has anyone ever made exterior window awnings for their trailers? I so want to figure out how I can add some cute little window awnings to the Shasta Compact but not sure how to go attaching them. I suppose some sort of metal clips attached the trailer itself above the window or on each side of the drip rail.
I'd like to have them where they protruded out some from the trailer so I'd need some sort of hardware for them to attach to I'm sure. Any ideas?
Post by lovnvintage on Jul 31, 2011 19:27:01 GMT -5
I am not sure how it would work out for exterior. but I have made inside kitchen awnings. You put your rod pocket up top and use one of the skinny round rods and then about 8 inches down you make your second pocket and use one of the 6" depth rods. I would think you could pretty much do the same for the outside if you were going to put them up on arrival. If interested I can go and find my old directions and send them to you. I will see if I can get the picture and send it. They were super easy and very, very cute.
Post by LittleVintageTrailer on Jul 31, 2011 19:36:09 GMT -5
That would be great if you could share a picture and instructions. What I'm hoping to do (and bear with me as I try to describe) is instead of making mine tilt far downward, they would tilt slightly and then have a scallop portion that would hang straight down.
Post by lovnvintage on Jul 31, 2011 19:42:01 GMT -5
I figured you would not want to block out the view by having them down. I will get instructions, I believe in the same book there were outside as well. I made roll ups for my porch a while back with the books directions. I will get them to you tomorrow morning. I am hoping to make some for mine soon as well. I also planned to go by the local canvas/awning shop in the next few days and I will snoop as to how theirs are made and mainly supported.
Well it is a typical Monday morning and I can't get my scanner to work so I will type instructions best I can for now. So bear with me: The main body of the awning is constructed from one or more fabric widths with seperate places for the rod pockets. Although the length of the awning may vary a suitable length for windows is 15".The awning is supported by 2 rods of equal length. The upper rod is placed flat against surface, and the lower rod with an 8" projection is used to hold the awning away from the window at bottom. On tracing paper draw a line for lower edge of awning width plus 16". Next Draw a perpendicular line at each end of lower edge, equal to desired length of awning(15" for most windows)Mark a line across width of pattern,4" above lower edge, this is the drop length.3) Mark a dot on marked line for the drop length, 8" from side, this marks the point of dart. Draw line from marked dot diagonally to upper end of line for for awning length. Repeat for opposite side. Measure length of diagonal line. 4) Draw vertical lines of same length as diagonal lines, starting at marked dots. Draw horizontal line across top of valance,this should measure same distance as rod width. Add 1/2" to all sides for seam allowance. Cut one awning pc from outer fabric and one from lining fabric. Transfer markings for dart points to wrong sides of the outer fabrics and linings.Tranfer line for drop length to the right side of lining. hope the pic comes out. I will write the sewing directions if you decide you want to try. Of course the directions always sound harder than they are. I am basically a beginner sewer and made them with no problems. These are directions to make the pattern. any questions I will try and answer.
We installed front and rear window awnings on our Compact.
Attached a piece of Awning Rail across the top of the window, just as you would for the main awning. The awning has a pocket sewn into the front edge to receive a piece of 1/2" EMT conduit pipe. Then use two 90 degree EMT elbows and 2 shorter pieces of EMT conduit pipe....these will become the LEGS for the awning.
I had to take all 3 of our dogs to the groomers today. 1 of them has to have happy pills to calm his nerves......thus this becomes an all day event. I will get the mock up posted by tomorrow afternoon.