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Old 02-23-2015, 11:09 AM   #1
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How to connect dual awnings?

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I'm interested in purchasing an 8312 or an 8311 Rockwood from our local dealer. They have the dual electric awnings on the side of the camper. We're interested in screen rooms for both awnings. I'm curious if there are any clever solutions to connecting the two. I'm sure we can put an extra front panel to connect the front sections but connecting the two canopies up top seems problematic. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:20 AM   #2
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I've pondered the same thing myself with ours. Now I'm interested......
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:27 AM   #3
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Contact (OC) on this Forum! You are going to need (2) of his Awning Kits to (Support) the weight of the (Rooms) hanging on the (Elect.Awning)! Then you should be able to (Connect) between the (Support Poles)! Youroo!!
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:42 AM   #4
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Youroo, that still leaves about two feet between the awning fabric, and i believe that is what OP is talking about...
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Youroo, that still leaves about two feet between the awning fabric, and i believe that is what OP is talking about...
I think youroo addressed that with the statement of "then you can connect between the support poles."
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:52 AM   #6
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I think youroo addressed that with the statement of "then you can connect between the support poles."
Bingo! Youroo!!
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No, OC, your support poles are vertical. I can see how the screen rooms are attached there. He's wanting to know how to get the two pieces of awning fabric conjoined.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:33 PM   #8
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I was going to suggest purchasing sail cloth and a snap kit with installation
tool. This would allow you to put snaps on edges of awnings and snap
in a strip of fabric in between.
But thinking about this-- I realize that snaps on the edges would
probably create problems when the awning was rolled up.
Maybe not tho.... also strips of industrial velcro sewn to the edges could
hold a filler strip.
You will likely be charting new ground here-- so take pictures and post
results here when/if you decide to tackle this!
Good Luck!
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KyDan, that's exactly the direction OP was looking for
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same thoughts

We just got an 8528ikws with dual awnings. Brought it home and covered it for winter. Haven't spent one night in it yet. I have been thinking of ways to connect the awnings myself. I have considered the snap route and Velcro. I thinks snaps could be placed on the awning rollers and at the rv body, then Velcro for hooking the awning fabric itself together.
Another thought was to have the fabrics overlap some and stitch some kind if clamp to the removable fabric piece and attach them that way.
On the 8528ikws there is also the dining slide topper to deal with too.
I'm getting itchy to get this winter done so I can start my mods. We leave for Myrtle Beach on the 17th of April and I still have to install the hitch in the new truck and get my Progressive wired in surge suppressor installed.

I'm interested in any other thoughts and ideas for awning mods so keep 'em coming lol.
If and when I do anything I'll post pics.
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