Our backside awning mod!

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  1. 2girls1boy

    2girls1boy New Member

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    Well we have been trying to figure out a way to beable to keep windows open when its hot out and rains and also to cut the sun for the hot summer days. We had alot of differant ideas on the drawing board but all in the end became to complicated or bulky or expensive. But then we had an epiphany and DH (sladue) and I found a great solution to our dilemma. Make an awning for the huge back window that our 96' SunValley has. If that can stay open when it rains and get shaded when its sunny it should make a HUGE difference in the temperture.
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    Here's the breakdown:
    10 elbows @ .25
    4 "T's" @ .35
    2 length's of pipe that I think dh said were $4
    And the tarp we had which my mom sewed a channel for the pipe to set in.
    The bungee's were like $6.
    Total was around $15.
    No hardware to put on the pup just tension created from the bungees! Hope you all get the idea of how it works from the pics : ) Best part is it folds up super small and assembles easy.
     
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    DCampbell1969 New Member

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    That is a great little set up. very creative.
     
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    Very nice! It shouldn't, but it still amazes me how creative campers can be! :)
     
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    Twisty New Member

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    That is very nice
     
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    reidsd Kelowna, B.C.

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    Great mod. Very creative.
     
  6. bud121156

    bud121156 Western North Carolina

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    Nice mod!
     
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    ScouterWife Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.

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    That's awesome! Thanks for the great idea.
     
  8. Albert and Melanie

    Albert and Melanie The "pup" Palace

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    That's a great idea!
     
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    Snow Well-Known Member

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    I need something like that for the backside over the slide out, to help keep the sun from beatting in and be able to open the windows when its hot and rainy.
     
  10. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper Home is where you park it!

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    2girls1boy,

    Very neat.

    Looks easy to put up.

    It's a shame Carefree stopped making the Little Buddy awnings for the backside.

    Your awning is a lot cheaper and should work as well.
     
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    That's great. Exactly what I've been looking for.

    One question - did you glue the joints between the long pieces or are they just held together with the pressure of the bungee cord? [?]
     
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    No glue just pressure that way we can disassemble to store under the dinnette bench. I forgot to mention that we used a few pieces of heavy duty "velcro" to keep the tarp under the roof so the rain will run off.
     
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    Really cool idea
     
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    Awesome idea [8D]

    We just traded in our 96 Sun Valley ( ABS roof problems [:(]) in on a new Jayco, but loved our Sun Valley. Something that always bugged the DW was that big one piece window on the backside and not being able to let some fresh air in if it rained. I wish I would have thought of your idea when we still had it. lol
     
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    Very nice mod. I love simple and cheap solutions. I may have to copy this one. I've been sort of looking for a used awning to add to the street side but not seriously because I didn't really need the full size awning. This makes a lot more sense. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    bud121156 Western North Carolina

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    I been looking for a used one too, Dave. I have had my eye on the canopy on an old camper parked on the same road I live on, for a while. Finally saw it up close last week.....its junk.
     
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    Sharon Dover, FL

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    WOW! [8D] That's impressive. I so need to do this, Man, my mod list is getting longer and longer. But so grateful for all the wonderful people here.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Sharon
     
  18. BoatCamp

    BoatCamp Enjoy!

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    That is a great idea. [!]
    I'm wondering though, why didn't you put caps on the ends of the pipes where they might touch the canvas or the camper? Or am I not seeing something?
    I just added this project to my Mod list.
    Thanks for sharing w/ such detail. [HH]
     
  19. pandahelen

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    Great mod! I never even thought about putting an awning on the back of the trailer but it makes a lot of sense!

    What have you installed on the roof? I can see the pvc pipes up there as well and I am assuming that it is a bike rack. Can you give me some details about that?
     
  20. mruss1993

    mruss1993 Clarksville Tn

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    I like that, nice job.
     

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