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Old 12-13-2012, 04:54 PM   #11
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Re: Awning made of square tubing

Not exactly what you guys are wanting, but I have an idea using parts from a Costco carport that the canvas got destroyed...

I already have a 21' RV awning on the passenger side and have one waiting to be installed on the driver side...

My bus will be used a lot for taking our 4x4 out and I want somewhere to work on stuff when we are out... I have most of the tube pieces from the Costco carport my neighbor gave me... I'm thinking about mounting 3 of the feet to the back of the bus and when we get to camp pulling everything our and putting it up... Basically one of the open ends wouldn't have the "t" pieces, the 3 roof poles would slide into the feet that are mounted to the bus and the carport would extend off the back...
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:13 PM   #12
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Re: Awning made of square tubing

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... I recently bought an umbrella that is supposed to withstand 60 mph wind, it has vents in the top to let the wind out...
We had an umbrella like that that we used on the food cart when we first started selling hot dogs & sausages. It held up to some pretty good breezes. Then we moved out to NM. David almost lost it when the wind picked up really fast one afternoon. He was hanging onto the umbrella... couldn't let it go and couldn't close it. We started planning for a solid roof when he got home that day.

We have given up on awnings out here. We keep looking at all the damaged awnings in the campgrounds we've been in. We have decided that we don't need an attached awning. What we want is a semi stand alone awning that we can set up where we want to set it up. Most likely it will be two small awnings that we can either tie together to make a bigger awning (or enclose one as an "airlock" and have another as the "porch"). Or just set up one small one. I want a DIY one so we can just replace the awning material. Maybe similar to this one.



or one based on this mock up (just to show the fittings used) I think the "X" pattern would help hold a tarp up with less sag.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:23 PM   #13
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Re: Awning made of square tubing

That is made out of plastic, but you could use chain link fence hardware and top rail to build the same thing...
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Re: Awning made of square tubing

sure wish this thread would blow up again
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sure wish this thread would blow up again
No kiddin'... I was getting allot of info here
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:40 AM   #16
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Re: Awning made of square tubing

FASTENAL has both aluminum and steel square tubing.
http://www.fastenal.com/web/search/prod ... ubing%22|~

80/20 has tubing in wide variety, makes up excellent frames of all sorts, boxes, computer panels, I even used some to make precision fences for my table saw and bandsaw. The fittings they sell allow easy fabrication of most ANYTHING. Kinda pricey, in some respects...
http://8020.net/

WW Grainger carries steel, aluminum and stainless steel materials
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/raw-ma ... alog/N-bis

And you might find a used awning at car wrecking yards, I've seen them quite frequently at the larger wrecking yards.
Contact insurance adjusters in your area, they might know of an RV that got totaled, parts might be available.
Likewise body repair and towing places.
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Re: Awning made of square tubing

Ive been looking all over the net to put something together and can not find diddly squat on the subject.... so kind of adding to this to give it a bump to hopefully spur this some more.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:12 PM   #18
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Re: Awning made of square tubing

Not about tubing, but found a good place for material for awnings - http://www.greenhousemegastore.com/category/shade-cloth. You can get large pieces of cloth for what seems like a pretty decent price, plus they're specifically meant for outdoor use and customizable.
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