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Old 07-30-2017, 12:28 PM   #21
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The 2 side ends I installed a small stainless eye bolt to tie off to. Just check inside to make sure nothing is inside where you want to drill.
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:32 AM   #22
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Looks great thanks! That gives me some ideas.
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:51 PM   #23
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I mounted a pivoting "D" ring (Harbor Freight) at the peak of the roof to attach triangular sail/sun shades (Costco and others). A carabiner attaches sails to D ring. Carabiner can be attached to the D ring prior to raising the roof into place or, snapped on after the roof is raised by standing on a step ladder. I used 4' X 2" ABS plastic pipes with a cap and a bolt to attach lower ends of sail/sun shades with paracord and bungees to ground spikes. The ABS pipes give added walking height under the shade "tent" that is created. I cut 4 triangular "teeth" (with a saw) into the bottom ends of the ABS pipes to keep the bases from slipping during buffeting in the breezes.

With a little practice, it is fairly quick and easy to put up and especially, take down, when a big wind comes up! I leave the peak connected and roll up the base of the triangles on each other. Put a bungee around the roll and attach it to the roof handle and the distal ends can be secured with a bungee to the bumper (if taken to the back) or the front frame (if taken forward). The triangular shapes of the shades work perfectly with the shape of the A frame and almost look like they were made for this application! Have been extremely happy with the results! Very inexpensive overall: 2 sails, D ring, ABS pipes/caps/bolts, paracord, bungees...under $75.

Only downside are the parks that don't allow spikes in the ground to protect sprinkler pipes from being punctured. In those cases, I have used the tow ball on my vehicle and a heavy picnic table to secure the ends of the sails. Not ideal but, when shade is needed, one gets creative. We have been attaching 3 short strings of "chili" lights to the edges of the sails with small binder clips placed every 18-24"...looks great at night!
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Old 10-25-2017, 03:29 PM   #24
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Hello we are new on here.....nice to meet you all.
I too am looking for a awning for our Rockwood Hard Side....I am not really that fond of the Eye Brow style..it looks pretty flimsy....and other ideas ?
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:14 AM   #25
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I like the 12x16 tarp idea...does the door open OK with this tarp on since it is above the roof line when open?
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Old 10-29-2017, 12:02 PM   #26
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Peak Sun/Sail attachment

Hello,

We are thinking of doing the same thing.....using the Peak to attach a Sun/Sail shade awning to our A frame....it's seems nice and economical. we are thinking of using 2 adjustable 8ft. tent poles and 2 guy ropes then on each pole to tie down to....should work....any ideas will be welcomed ? I think this setup gives one many, many different ways to go with different sizes Sunsails...
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