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Old 08-23-2017, 12:19 PM   #1
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Door Hits Bag Awning

Just purchased a 1982 16.5 Sunline. The upper rail for an awning was already on it, and remnants of an old awning were still in the groove, so at some point this trailer had an awning. There are no signs of any brackets ever being installed for a rollup awning, so we assumed it had a bag awning. We purchased a 9 ft Shademaker bag awning and installed it, only to realize that now the door won't open unless the bag (closed with awning inside) is lifted out of the way. There is not enough room for the bag between the rail where the awning bag attaches and the top of the door, so some means is needed to hold the bag up out of the way. If anyone know of a fix for this (straps, brackets, etc.) we would be very grateful to hear. In the meantime we have removed the awning.
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:07 AM   #2
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I was wondering what that extra piece was for. I had to take the door off to get some of the siding off. There is an extra piece of aluminum above the door. I didn't know what it was for. Makes sense now.

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REAL-LITE thank you! I have come up with all kinds of ideas, not sure yet which way to go. Aluminum brackets was one idea but I suppose they need to have very rounded edges so as to not rip the awning when it is hanging down. I then thought of replacing the rain guard over the door with a wider one, perhaps made of nice varnished wood or smooth edged aluminum. Another idea is to use webbing straps and stainless snap fasteners to strap the whole affair up out of the way. The photos posted by Thomascine show a bag that doesn't hang down nearly as far. Maybe the Shademaker awning was a bad choice.
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