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Old 03-10-2016, 05:20 PM   #11
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If these work out, I could see you competing with Popup Gizmos for the Hybrid and Popup market.
Maybe but the cost will be higher and there is some hardware that needs to be mounted. Some people are scared to drill into the walls or bunks. So there might be a niche, but its not going to be huge. But if my efforts go to make others happy and enjoy their time in the hybrid camper, then I am happy to keep going down this path to make them perfect and producible.

Thanks for the encouragement!
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:04 PM   #12
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I like!
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:16 PM   #13
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Love it! I could be talked into ditching my pugs for this...nice work! I don't mind the pugs at all and will continue using them but this is another level.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:03 PM   #14
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They look great. I suspect they won't do much for cold weather, but for hot, they should work out well.
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:02 AM   #15
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I, for one, would be interested in a set. I would some more info/pics on how these attach to the camper wall/bunk ends.
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:51 AM   #16
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So I have taken a few pictures after the good rain we had yesterday and last night. Remember these are prototypes and they are in process.

The first pictures are of the rear bunk and how the awning looks from outside and above. You can see how the awning attaches. It uses the same type of track system the main trailer awning uses. This track is vinyl and is screwed and siliconed to the trailer. To put the awning up, you just open the bunk, unzip the rear window and screen, and walk out onto the bunk platform. The awning slides into that track in just a few seconds.

The awning frame or pole is in 4 pieces for easy storage and assembly. The 2 straight poles screw into the bunk brackets in 4 turns, then the bent frame is slid into the awning loops, then the poles slide together.

The last pictures show the attachment point of the side flap of the awning to the trailer. This is a simple D-ring screwed and siliconed to the trailer. The strap here does not see much load and is only to keep the awning from Flapping around (I may change this to a Bungee so the awning cant be over tightened). The main straps that do the work are around front of the awning and pull the poles down, which tighten the awning. Which has a (not shown) simple bracket on the bunk door that the webbing strap attaches to so the awning can be drawn tight.

And the last picture shows the awning frame attachment bracket. This has a large nut on the end where the poles attach. This bracket slides so when the bunk is closed, the bracket does not interfere with the closing latch mechanism.

All in all I love it so far. I was in the trailer in the rain last night admiring how the bunk actually didn't seem as loud when the rain was coming down in buckets. Then I proceeded to open the windows on all sides about 6-8" to let a breeze come through while it rained. I just smiled to think of all the times i could have used that when it was raining before. I think these will be great for me and if I can finish them this weekend, I cant wait to step back and admire the looks too.
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Nice. Using the awning rail on the trailer ends was brilliant!


My big question is does this setup work as well as the PUGS for preventing condensation? Once you get to try them in some colder temps with the heat on, let us know. I don't really like the looks of the PUGS and I only use them in the spring and fall when its cooler to prevent condensation. My son took one look at the PUGS & reflectix for the windows when I bought them and asked me if I was worried about aliens & UFO's...


Really like how you did that.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:50 AM   #18
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What an awesome mod....who did the sewing?
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:15 AM   #19
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I see that rail also acting as a mini rain gutter. This is a mod I could have come up with given enough years and a larger brain. Speaking of brains, if the powers that be at FR have half a one they'll try to add you to their design team.
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I see that rail also acting as a mini rain gutter. This is a mod I could have come up with given enough years and a larger brain. Speaking of brains, if the powers that be at FR have half a one they'll try to add you to their design team.

Surprised no one thought of this or adding small electric awnings to the front and back tent ends? I guess they don't to keep the prices down however they need a better design, this one is Awesome though


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