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Old 10-02-2013, 05:45 PM   #11
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I made hinged covers for just the ends that work great for keeping the water out of the ends of the awning.
Can you deploy and retract the awning with the covers in place? Could the full length covers be used in conjunction with your covers?
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Can you deploy and retract the awning with the covers in place? Could the full length covers be used in conjunction with your covers?
Could, but you would still have to get a ladder out and take off and re-install the other covers.
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Nice job as usual , Coot.
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I made hinged covers for just the ends that work great for keeping the water out of the ends of the awning.
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Brilliant. Just another great idea, fab, and install
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:40 PM   #16
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O C do you have a parts list? This is a must have, I hate having to clean the awning even when it hasn't moved.
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O C do you have a parts list? This is a must have, I hate having to clean the awning even when it hasn't moved.
I went to Lowes and bought a 24" length of 6" pvc pipe and an end cover and ordered a 4' length of 1" stainless piano hinge on ebay. Cut a 14" long pc of the 6" pvc and then split it to give me 2 pcs approx. 8" wide measured around the curve, rounded the edges with a belt sander so it wouldn't mark the awning material. Painted it white with a paint for plastic and cut the end cap to fit on one end. Pop riveted (3/16" large head) (removed the mandrel that breaks off in the rivet and hammered the hollow stub flat on the rivet) a 14" of the hinge to one edge, drilled 3 holes in the loose side of the hinge and used ss screws to attach to the awning rail. Installed hinge right over the vinyl filler strip. Filled the holes drilled in the camper side with silicone caulk and installed the screws. I did some modifying of the front to facilitate the lock I have. If you don't have the lock, there is no need to modify the motor end. You might have to heat and flatten the pvc slightly to make sure it doesn't 'catch' on the awning when deploying. Heat before painting.
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Thanks a million I really appreciate you sharing this, hope others will also.
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