Picked up a new Dometic bag awning today for 25 bucks.

pandpcamper

Lifetime camper, newer to pup
Jun 25, 2012
1,136
Menards has all kinds of pipes. We think that the main pole at the end of our awning was replaced. It is heavier and like a galvanized pipe with holes drilled at ends to accept the side supports.
 

StPeteClipper

Member
Jan 3, 2015
65
Re: Picked up a new 12' Dometic bag awning today for 25 bucks.

Thanks for the response pandcamper. I'm thinking about building something myself. Some aluminum square stock, electrical conduit? Maybe one of those easy up canopies and pillaging the four adjustable corners for starters? I'm open to suggestions. Has anyone else made/modified their awning support system?
 

skeetercampsintexas

Super Active Member
Jun 26, 2012
1,759
Wylie, Texas
On our old pup I used electrical conduit, two 90s,and more electrical conduit. Built 3 sides of a rectangle, then attached them with adjustable flag pole holders puchased at lowes for about $9 each, screwed right to the frame with self tapping screws.
 

MNTCamper

Super Active Member
Jun 14, 2014
1,350
MN
EMT conduit is your friend. It is cheap and the right size. It comes in 10' lengths normally, but electricians can get it in longer lengths. I bent some stuff on my awning and for about $8 it is even better than new. Replaced main spanner pole and a couple of the ones that come out from the camper with springs in them. I also replaced the plastic insertion pins with metal ones that I got at the jayco dealer for a reasonable price. Like I said, it is better than new.
 




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