I'm making my awning, but if I weren't I would definitely order from either Marti or Kristi. My reasoning is that if there is any issue that needs to be addressed, these ladies are very trustworthy and value their customers. Dealing with a large company is always a crap shot. Also, Kristi is a forum member and I think Marti is also.
Post by boandsusan on Apr 16, 2012 19:44:52 GMT -5
I am going to attempt to make my own and so I looked at several, to get an idea how I wanted to make it. I looked online at some made by Marti, some made by Kristi and some sold by VTS(they all use the same brand and quality of fabric). I would definately purchase from Marti or Kristi, their`s seem to be made soooo much better, not only that, but check the prices at VTS. I believe both Marti and Kristi take pride in their awnings, and it shows!
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Post by hellonwheels on Jul 11, 2012 9:24:48 GMT -5
Know I posted this somewhere else, but I LOVE my Marti awning so much! Mr. HOW thought is was going to be harder to put up than our rollout awning on our 2004 27' trailer, but after a couple set-ups, he has it down!
I recall looking at Kristi's web-site and I don't think her awnings extend as far. I think they are about a foot shorter.
We received ours from Marti on Friday and it is beautiful. Still no awning poles but I will post a pic when I purchase the poles. Marti was out of poles and made an Amazon suggestion for me. She is AWESOME!!!!
Post by Kristi Foster on Aug 27, 2012 9:45:32 GMT -5
Most of the vintage trailer awnings, that I make, extend out from the vintage trailer 8 or 9 feet. With very small vintage trailers, the dimensions will be more proportionate with the length of the awning rail. Many of the campsites in the Southeast have designated pads for trailers, leaving very little room for awnings to extend outward. There are trees, grills, lantern poles, drop offs, platforms with railings, and concrete picnic tables to try to set up an awning around. I have also found that it is much easier to sweep off your awning and hose it down before departing, when it doesn't reach the ground from the awning rail. Actually,a vintage trailer awning that extends out a shorter distance can be folded, as it is removed from the rail, without even dragging in the dirt. So of course, depending on where you regularly camp will determine how far you want the awning to extend from your vintage trailer.
Post by missblossom on Aug 27, 2012 19:55:21 GMT -5
I ordered mine last week. Not only did I order a big awning, but a matching one to go over my rock guard. My Compact is white and turquoise, and i got the yellow and white stripe. I can hardly wait to get it.