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Old 06-09-2019, 06:17 PM   #1
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My take on awning brackets. Your thoughts?

I know itís been talked about here for a while and there have been a few home made options here....Iím ok with my welder so I was going to fab up some brackets and use paint poles for the supports....then stumbled on a bracket for public rest room stall panels and an acme threaded adapter for paint poles, bull floats and push brooms. See attached pictures. Will attach the bracket when we arrive at our spot....What do you think? Grand total of about 12 for the bracket hardware and $30 for the poles. Thread the paint poles into the adapter, attach and plan on using ratchet straps to the clevis pin. I think it will work but curious if anyone has tried it?Click image for larger version

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Old 06-09-2019, 06:19 PM   #2
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Basically what some people were selling on the forum. I have a set and it works well to stabilize when breezy. I bring it in when calling for high wind gusts.
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Very interesting. Please let us know how it works. I prefer the option of not having the poles permanently installed to save the awning motor from having to lift the extra weight.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:46 AM   #4
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Ryand,

I think that will work just fine. I, too, use painter's poles, but in a slightly different way. Mine have holes in the end - like a broom handle - to hang them up. I use the poles with the holes on the top, secured to the brackets (that I got from Turbs) with the threaded ends toward the ground. On the threaded ends, I screwed on a paint roller handle. I had cut off most of the roller, leaving only a 2" spike extending out of the handle. The spike goes in the ground.

I don't leave mine attached when travelling. They store inside my rear bumper.

Where did you find the restroom panel brackets?
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Are the brackets aluminum or stainless steel, looks like ss? I made mine from abs, but I had access to an prototyping modelshop and time on my hands. Those brackets could be the quick and dirty alternative. Folding sheet metal with a narrow gap isn't always the easiest
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Thanks for the post. Will have to check this out. Let us know how it works for you.

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Old 06-10-2019, 09:41 AM   #7
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I looked high and low for those acme threaded adapters and could not find them. I just cut the threads off the Wooster poles and drilled a 1/4" hole through and use the clevis pin. Your bracket/design should be fine. Please share where you got those toilet partition brackets and are they aluminum or SS?
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For those who are asking...The panel brackets are Stainless Steel and the ACME thread adapters are aluminum. I plan on not leaving the thread adapter in place while not in use. See the links below for the parts and pieces. The pin I used is a standard hitch pin with a closing clasp.

Once I get it all together I will send some photos with some more input.

https://www.amazon.com/Sentry-Supply...gateway&sr=8-2

https://www.amazon.com/Bon-12-945-Th...gateway&sr=8-2
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:49 PM   #9
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Made my poles out of black sched 40 pvc. Light weight, stay attached and match awning rails.
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Not sure if this the right place to ask this, but since we are talking about awnings: What experience have you guys had patching small/large tears in awnings ? Gorilla tape ? Heat tape ? Flexseal ?
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:25 PM   #11
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I cut 1ľ 5061 aluminum channel pieces to make the brackets. Poles made from easy-up corner poles salvaged from storm damaged units.
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I like your idea. I used Bimini boat top parts with a pvc adapter to attach to the awning, a telescoping painters pole, and a pipe flange with an electrical emt adapter for the bottom. I use 2 gal plastic jugs for folding canopies filled with water to hold the awning down in light to moderate breezes. Anything higher Iím putting the canopy in anyways.
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Not sure if this the right place to ask this, but since we are talking about awnings: What experience have you guys had patching small/large tears in awnings ? Gorilla tape ? Heat tape ? Flexseal ?

I had pinholes in my last unit, I used the repair tape found on line and at camping world. It was essentially HD packing tape. Donít waste your money in my opinion.
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Not sure if this the right place to ask this, but since we are talking about awnings: What experience have you guys had patching small/large tears in awnings ? Gorilla tape ? Heat tape ? Flexseal ?
Eternabond. Works on the roof and awning. Pick a color to match or place it on the bottom with white.
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Pin hole leaks can be treated with HH66. Also very effective in sealing the threads that seem to shrink with age (>two years or so).
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I like your idea. I used Bimini boat top parts with a pvc adapter to attach to the awning, a telescoping painters pole, and a pipe flange with an electrical emt adapter for the bottom. I use 2 gal plastic jugs for folding canopies filled with water to hold the awning down in light to moderate breezes. Anything higher Iím putting the canopy in anyways.
That turned out great!
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That turned out great!
Thanks. Iím very happy with the setup, easy to set up and take down. There have been several times people have stopped to check out how I did it. Everything cost me around $60. The Bimini hinge has a quick release pin so I can remove the poles if I donít need them. I store them in my pass through.
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It all seems to work well. I bought stainless eye bolts to use in place of the lock pins, but I think I will keep things as they are. The acme adapter bang against the arm while stored and scratch the paint up I fear.
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Thanks for the part numbers. Just what I was looking for.
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A trick that I picked up from Burning Man a couple of years ago is to get 3/8" by 12" or 16" lag bolts with washers and use a impact driver to drive the bolts into the ground. You could put those through bottom of the uprights or attach a chain link to the bolt to connect the ratchet too. Way stronger than a tent stake or spike and you can put them in and pull them out without ever breaking a sweat swinging a hammer.

The winds get so crazy out on the playa that anything and everything must be staked down or it is going for a ride. Typically people have used 3/4" rebar to hold everything down but pounding a tent's worth of 3/4" rebar is a ton of work and pulling them back up is even worse.

You'll be the envy of all the other folks when you're driving in your lags with a zip zip zip. Then sit back and enjoy your cocktail while that wind blows everyone else's awnings around.

*disclaimer* A strong gust of wind could always cause damage to your awning and I would always recommend putting it away if high winds are expected.
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