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universe74

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Awning mod - idea/pic needed
« on: May 13, 2013, 11:07:58 PM »
Awning poles didn't come with my pup.  I plan on doing the awning mod after some reading.  My awning has a round pole with a hole in one side.  I understand how everything is attached trailer side, but using telescoping painters poles, what is done at the awning end?  It  has to be like a tent pole.  Anyone have any pictures?  Thanks!

denmarc

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Re: Awning mod - idea/pic needed
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 11:13:43 AM »
Not sure what you are asking for?  Maybe a better explanation and/or pics of your situation might help. 
Mark

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universe74

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Re: Awning mod - idea/pic needed
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 11:41:48 AM »
Sure.  I want to do the awning mod but the pole ends need to be like an awning pole.

http://www.towsure.com/images/products/6401/detail/tent-extension-canopy-poles-pack-of-2.jpg

How is this achieved or are they attached some other way?  Ones I have seen the bar on the awning itself is square, not round with a hole for the awning pole tip.  That make sense?

denmarc

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Re: Awning mod - idea/pic needed
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 12:41:00 PM »
Makes perfect sense.  Judging by your pic, looks just like the 2 pc. poles used on my Jayco PUP awning/screen room.  Bottom half is spring loaded, right?  Might be some variations, but basically the same.

Not sure what you meant by making a "mod" to the awning, but replacement poles can be bought about anywhere associated with camping.  Do some shopping and make sure you measure to make sure the poles you purchase fall into the height range you require.  Most generic replacements are adjustable for height.  Make sure of door clearance and swing with awning extended before ordering. 

Shouldn't be a big deal.
Mark

1994 Jayco Eagle 370FB on 24 acres of paid off paradise in Michigan.

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Alfa38User

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Re: Awning mod - idea/pic needed
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2013, 04:14:22 PM »
Should you be looking for the plastic "pointy" tips look in any big marine store. Those kind of tips are often used on the end of whisker poles etc. used in the sail boat domain and they are sold as replacements for broken ends. Diameters of the matching poles will vary, or, you can buy poles but the prices will be $$ higher than a camping outlet..
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universe74

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Re: Awning mod - idea/pic needed
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2013, 10:42:48 PM »
Thanks all.  By mod I guess it means running the poles back to the trailer frame instead of the ground like in this mod.

https://picasaweb.google.com/Brad.recumbentman/AwningMod

My used trailer came with no poles.  Gotta rig up something!

 

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