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#31 Old Iron

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:23 PM

I'm not seeing much shade under your awning:) Just giving you a hard time. Nice awning.


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#32 cvant

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:18 AM

Geez, tough crowd.......Yeah, I know. I didn't really need any shade as the sun was going down. I just set it up to take the photos.
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#33 JEMiller

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 01:07 PM

cvant, I just bought a Batwing and am replicating much of what you did here. I too don’t want to add holes to the camper. Have you made any changes to the design? Also wondering what you came up with for the tightening system at the end. They send what looks like a plastic boat cleat that you would hook to and pull the whole system taught at the end. I’m hesitant to use it and not sure where to mount it anyway. Did you come up with anything for the pop up latch? I’ll try and post pics of what I come up with as mine is being fabbed in steel. Thanks in advance, I know it’s been a while since the last post but there ain’t much out there in terms of a fabbed setup for a 270° awning on our rigs.
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#34 Aussiedor

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 06:18 PM

Hope these pics will help people out.  

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#35 Aussiedor

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 06:20 PM

This system is bolted to the support legs.  No holes were drilled into the camper.  


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#36 CougarCouple

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 06:52 PM

Very nice Aussiedor. I like! Clean and functional looking, best of all no holes drilled into camper.
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Posted 01 February 2019 - 09:20 PM

Nice! I haven’t changed my design as it seems to work okay. I only use it in the heat of the summer, so at the moment it is off of the camper and packed away. I do find that it is not a good thing to use when it is very windy, and the desert here can be very windy. I used the longer 1” square rod to get the awning height as high as possible. I still use the stock tie downs, and make sure to use them all in case of wind.
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Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:47 PM

cvant, I just bought a Batwing and am replicating much of what you did here. I too don’t want to add holes to the camper. Have you made any changes to the design? Also wondering what you came up with for the tightening system at the end. They send what looks like a plastic boat cleat that you would hook to and pull the whole system taught at the end. I’m hesitant to use it and not sure where to mount it anyway. Did you come up with anything for the pop up latch? I’ll try and post pics of what I come up with as mine is being fabbed in steel. Thanks in advance, I know it’s been a while since the last post but there ain’t much out there in terms of a fabbed setup for a 270° awning on our rigs.

 

JEMiller,

Here are some pics of my install, different awning and camper but might give you ideas.  I used 1x2 aluminum for the uprights to clear the roof so that it could be placed higher to clear the camper door.  The rear is solid aluminum bar and the front upright is tube.  Then, 1x aluminum angle for the awning attachment pieces at the top of the bars.

 

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:54 PM

Looks good! For a second I was wondering why there were a bunch of pigeons sitting your roof though.
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#40 buckland

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:57 PM

Aussiedor, nice work... is it still solid after use? Any updates/changes? Most importantly where did you source your mount materials?

If I could do the same I would be able to eliminate the install price.  Thanks for your photos = 1000 words. 


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