Post by dbrennfoerder on Sept 5, 2011 22:38:03 GMT -5
It finally got cool enough here in the Midwest to do a weekender. We got an awning from Kristi early in July, but temps here have been in the 3-digits since then, so waited until Labor Day weekend to try our new 9x12 awning. We've had the trailer since '86, but this is the first "real" awning, other than trying to tie blue tarps on with rope. This awning is great. We had 2 days of wind; the material took it in stride. The rope pulls on either end made it a breeze to insert and remove; it couldn't have been easier. I pried the ends of the rail apart slightly to make more of a "funnel" shape so the cloth wouldn't have any opportunity to snag on the way in. I only used 3 ropes; one on each pole, but with all the wind, I think I'll redo next time and anchor each pole 2 directions for better stability.
Post by dbrennfoerder on Sept 5, 2011 22:43:06 GMT -5
The trailer was already in full sun when we decided to try on the canopy. I could tell almost immediately that it was cooler inside because of the shading on the side of the trailer. Thanks to Kristi Foster for a job well done. See www.vintageawnings.blogspot.com . (Not the ideal campsite, karaoke on one side, gas tanks on the other.)
I realize this post is a year old, but dbrennfoerder, I think I recognize that campground (at Point 13 Table Rock Lake). In fact I'll be there this coming Labor Day weekend for our initial outing with our 59 Airflyte.