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Old 10-14-2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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We have a 2014 Sunset Trail 270BH.Want to add an awning over the kitchenette. Has anyone done that?
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:24 PM   #2
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MIK,
I have not done that but have seen awnings of all shapes and sizes at CW so I'm sure you can do it. We are actually considering them as they are a nice energy saver in the hot summer. Anything you can do to assist with the cooling is a good thing.

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Old 10-15-2013, 12:37 PM   #3
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Thanks Jim. In the size we want it's actually a bit limited, because we are in between a window size and a standard awning. It's really just to cover the kitchenette for rain and an EZ Up is awkward. But I'm working on a custom awning.... Will have the specs and prices soon. Pictures if we we do it.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:27 AM   #4
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I just took an 8 x 10 poly tarp and sewed a rope bead on one side to go into the same c-channel that the awning sits in . then clamp it to the side of the awning and put a pole with rope and stake to the outer corner .
You will have to stake down the awning arms to keep awning taught .

it has worked so far . 10 minutes to put up and under $10 for the poly tarp.





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Old 10-18-2013, 10:11 AM   #5
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Looks great!
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:29 AM   #6
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Excellent ! Thanks for the great idea . Do you roll it up when not used? If so how do you keep it up there?Otherwise do you climb up every time?Or some thing else.......
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:13 AM   #7
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that is what picnic tables are for ..just stand on it and slide it in or out of the channel
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Great Idea Do you need to remove the rubber downspout to slide in the rope?
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:39 AM   #9
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no , just cut 3" off the bottom of the c channel and worked ok.
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thanks I give that a try this coming spring.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:43 AM   #11
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some may have noticed that I also took out the fridge for the out kitchen . We rarely get sites with power ,and the extra space is good for counter top use and chair storage.also a place to keep bbq when traveling.
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Harley can you please include a picture of the rope bead
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:42 PM   #13
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no can do ...in storage.
But just look at how your awning was sewn.. Have a sewer fold over the edge and sew in a 1/4 " nylon rope(yellow crap works)...and leave about a foot not sewn at the awning side so you can clamp the new tarp.
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Harley you are quite the handy individual. Let's start with how you leveled the picnic table that is attention to detail. Then I like the win guard for your cooktop. The awning is a great idea. And are those mud flaps on your rig?
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yes bert ,I try to be handy .and I will try out the new 'thanks' button.
2x4 firewood works for leveling and 1/4 " plywood for the wind guard will work till I get my tin knocker to fab a tin one. and yes ,they are mud flaps..really helps on the driver side as keeps crap off of the crapper valves.
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This is why I love pictures. I'm a visual person and I like to look at how people set up their camps. Harley, did you have to make a bracket for the mud flaps?
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I just used 90 deg shelf brackets sideways and screwed to frame for the right side ,knotch out the skirting and the flap a bit to fit the flap. The driver side I screwed to the metal frame under the slide.It moves with the slide.
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Bert , I'll try to get you a pic of the flaps.



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Old 12-12-2013, 11:43 PM   #19
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That picture was worth many, many words. Thank you!
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Great idea! Going to put them on the CR 31RK this spring.
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