Homemade Awning???

Discussion in 'Canvas / Awnings / Add a Rooms / Tarps / Tents' started by Jeex64, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. OffTheGround

    OffTheGround Member

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    I checked my roof more closely and some of the pictures of other people's PUP's and realized that when the previous owner restored it he must have removed the channel and didn't replace it. So it looks like if we are going to have an awning I am going to have to replace that channel part.

    Julie
    Omaha, Nebraska
    PU: 1985 Coleman Williamsburg
    TV: 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette
     
  2. Grim54

    Grim54 St. Clair Shores, MI

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    Yea, gotta have the channel on the side of the roof.

    Grim '54 <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Evil"> Paige '56 <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kisses.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Kisses">
    Sadie (4 legged baby) '06 <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_hotdog.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Hot Dog">
    '95 Coleman Sequoia <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"><img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> '02 Chevy Blazer
     
  3. nauticalwheeler

    nauticalwheeler New Member

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    Julie,

    Sorry it took me so long to respond. I just got the notification that this thread was active. My awning looks just like Grim54's and I think the only difference is that I used steel rod instead of rope. I used 2, 4 foot sections and sewed them in the cavas seam. I used tent poles instead of painter polls but either would work. Have fun with your 85. My 86 always makes for good conversation at the campground. Those old colemans are really built!

    Jeff
     
  4. EnglishTeacha

    EnglishTeacha New Member

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    This might be an odd question: Is there a reason why you couldn't get a particularly large tarp, attach it to the street side of the roof with some clips, and flip it over the roof itself so all you have to do is use some poles to keep it up over the door side of the camper or tie it off to some trees? This might work if you don't have a channel for an awning. We have an awning but it's getting pretty worn out, so we're exploring options for replacement.

    Also, we bought a $50 EZ-up style awning at Christmas Tree Shops. We built a parade float under it in the rain, so we know it'll keep us dry. We haven't brought it camping but it would be really handy if you don't have an awning. It takes up space in the truck, but it is very easy to set up.

    Chasing roller coasters with a 1986 Palomino TXL!
     
  5. Canufixit

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    OK, Old thread - but I'll add my update info just in case it helps someone else. I have an old (1968?) Slide in Skamper pup up truck camper that I have been fixing. I have the Awning track but no awning. I just want a simple tarp to slide on the track on one end and support with twp poles on the outside end. I plan on buying the following ;

    http://www.sailrite.com/Awning-Rope-Vinyl-3-8

    And stitch it into one awning fabric edge.

    Video of the process here - at time 17:42

    http://www.sailrite.com/Hem-Construction-Techniques-Video
     
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  6. HeatherTS

    HeatherTS New Member

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    I just made these tarp clips to attach tarp to C-rail and then use poles on other end. 2 bic pens, few washers and little bit of cord.
     

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