As a member of “Sisters On The Fly”, my wife sometimes sets up her decorated vintage trailer for the public to view. This is often in a parking lot were she can’t drive tent stakes to anchor her vintage awning.
I designed and made awning pole weights for her, using 8 quart plastic feed buckets. The weights are 33lb., have j-bolts for awning line and a PVC pipe for holding cut or artificial flowers.
As we all know, vintage awnings don’t do well in strong wind. These weights will do no better than tent stakes in a strong wind, so if it is to windy leave the awning in it’s storage bag.
Will look better with bright flowers. Need bright flowers so visitors to trailer won’t trip over weights.
8 quart buckets come in a lot of bright colors and are available at farm stores.
Need bucket, 7” j-bolt, 7” piece of 1 ½” PVC pipe and ready-to-use concrete mix.
Made jig to hold 1 ½” PVC pipe in center of bucket. One 60lb. Bag of concrete mix will make two weights. Screws in bucket side is to keep concrete from coming out of bucket.
Dowels hold j-bolt untill concrete sets.
Weights holding awning corner pole.
Last Edit: Aug 14, 2011 22:17:30 GMT -5 by harmony