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Old 03-09-2016, 04:01 PM   #11
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Here's a better shot of the bracket I added. I plan to cover it with a rubber cap when not in use.
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:45 AM   #12
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A bit of insight about tarp size -

my post shows a 9 x 12 brown tarp, which appears to be fitting.

Well, we were out in some heavy rains, and I would like to add that the rain splash coming down off the tarp can be quite significant. The brown tarp did hold up fine, but the rain splash got everything quite dirty, and wet, that was within 2 to 3 feet of the tarp edges.

I recommend a 12 x 16, with the 16 edge to the A frame.

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Old 05-09-2016, 04:29 PM   #13
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my post shows a 9 x 12 brown tarp, which appears to be fitting.

Well, we were out in some heavy rains, and I would like to add that the rain splash coming down off the tarp can be quite significant. The brown tarp did hold up fine, but the rain splash got everything quite dirty, and wet, that was within 2 to 3 feet of the tarp edges.

I recommend a 12 x 16, with the 16 edge to the A frame.

I remember that from my pop up days. An open weave RV patio rug can greatly reduce the splashing.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:48 PM   #14
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I got the official awning when I purchased my A122BH, but I've never even opened it. I was discouraged by the reports of it being tricky and time consuming, and I haven't actually been to a great campsite to set it up. The state parks here usually have you on a wide gravel pad, so I just haven't wanted to put it up. I might actually just sell it!

However, I have one of these Coleman 10x10 "instant" canopies: Robot Check

It's a bit small, and wouldn't be good right next to the camper, but I can put it up in a couple minutes by myself. I use it all the time and would recommend it!
If you decide to sell the awning/screenroom, please contact me.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:54 PM   #15
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open weave RV patio rug - right

I used a broom and soapy water to scrub that rug and get the dirt out from the splash/rain/dirt.

I am rethinking everything about camping in the rain.
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:03 PM   #16
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I finally got around to trying the "mickrock awning" on my aframe. The wife loves it! It's like a whole new living space that wasn't there before.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:13 AM   #17
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Timfuji - good job!

Your awning looks great, and it does work great!

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Old 07-26-2017, 10:44 AM   #18
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Timfuji it looks good. What size tarp are you using and how did you attached it?
Thanks!
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:17 PM   #19
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It's a 12x16 tarp. I'll try to get some pics of attaching tonight. Mickrock is the originator and if you search other threads you'll find his posts with how he did it
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I see mickrock's attachment was posted on page one of this thread. Here's some pics of how I attached mine.
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It's just some aluminum strips I bent up to hook over the bungie attachment point with 2 pop rivets.
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