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Old 03-03-2016, 12:35 PM   #11
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Free is good! I cut down a 20 ft "Super Shade" I removed from a wrecked S&S. It turned out that the recoil mechanism is a one size fits all deal so shortening the roller to 6 ft to fit my little bus was no problem. I tossed the ugly multi-colored vinyl material and replaced it with material made by Sunbrella (or something like that) awning material I found on ebay for a couple of bucks a yard.

Like Tango, I wanted the legs mounted to the bus and luckily this unit can be used either way.

If an awning isn't available at a local junk yard, Craig's List is bound to have one sooner or later. Jack
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:40 PM   #12
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Good news Jack. Honestly, I had no idea the mechanical part could be cut down. That opens up a host of possibilities. Thanx!
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Old 03-03-2016, 02:46 PM   #13
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Good news Jack. Honestly, I had no idea the mechanical part could be cut down. That opens up a host of possibilities. Thanx!
That's what I was getting at. All you have to do is shorten the awning tube.
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Old 03-03-2016, 04:48 PM   #14
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Very groovy! Will start a new hunt. Thanks all.
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Old 03-03-2016, 05:15 PM   #15
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I'll bet you will come up with some crazy-creative and well-fabbed solution.
I can't wait to see what sort of "mil grade" awning Tango comes up with!



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Old 03-03-2016, 06:43 PM   #16
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Ours came with one - but we may have to replace it....

I read a very nifty bit of advice in a book after the fact - make sure you have a cover for it when rolled up....

50+mph gusts...we had a sailbus for a few miles!! We don't yet know if it's salvageable - but the mechanism is still good and I found a place for inexpensive replacement canvas - I hope.
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:26 PM   #17
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I would like one on my project, have seen them on craigslist, when I do get one I would like the one that has the screen wall attachment, the skeeters down here will eat you for breakfast lunch and dinner.
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Old 03-15-2016, 12:30 PM   #18
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Could you send a pic of your used awning??
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