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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got around to installing my Transawn on my Bay Window. Bought brackets from the above mentioned Eezi Awn dealer. Plan to fab a third mount for center myself, after seeing them in person. Mine doesn't interfere with slider operation and is a breeze to open, set-up, etc. Love it.,,

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Rubbing Reply with quote

Our case rubs on the slider if I have the unit slanted down a good deal (to shed rain). The front door seal will rub just a hair, too. It all comes down to how you mount it to the brackets... A little attention on my part solves the problem so I haven't been motivated to fix it.

Oh, and I spent $50 on mine (pulled out of a barn in the middle of nowhere) and feel like I overpaid compared to some of you. Canvas was worn but has taken 10 more yrs of use without a worry.

Now to just find a replacement rivet/pin for the foot...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no problems with the case rubbing the slider on my Bay at all. I have heard from a few other Vanagon owners of the problem though. As you mentioned must be how some mount them.

As far as the pin/rivet on foot. Can you find anything locally to you at say a hardware store?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got around to installing the Bus Depot awning enclosure panels:

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I didn't like the way the sides attached to the front, so I added zippers at the two corners. I also added welting along the top of the front panel to slide into the accessory track. The sides are bit long for the 8' awning, but it's not a big deal (sides are simply clipped onto the awning fabric). Still need to work on making a side skirt for the van, but overall this will be a good lightweight enclosure for warm-weather trips (as opposed to the bulky, heavy-ass, great-for-winter enclosure that came with the van).

Anyway, if any other TA2000 owners are wanting a screen enclosure, the Bus Depot EZY-Awning panels are an option. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:30 am    Post subject: Pole Brackets. Reply with quote

My Transawn was probably opened and used only a few times in its life and in good shape with all instructions. I notice the rivets on the closing clasps like to rub on the awning material so I have to do something to protect those buggers from cutting into my awning !

I am curious if anyone has or made any of the vehicle brackets for the extension poles to clip in to, rather than stake them into the ground.

Or even better, if you don't use yours or want them or know where I can source some, I would entertain a purchase for them.

I'd rather the poles attach to the van than staked in the the ground for certain circumstances.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody using the gowesty brackets on a trans awning? I found these but at double gowestys

http://www.adventurerv.net/adapter-kit-van-mounting-p-20187.html
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Went with the factory dometic brackets. No holes!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps this has been mentioned already, but I believe Transawn became Dometic at some point. I have bought parts for mine from dometic.

My van is pretty trashed looking on the outside, even the outside of the awning housing, but the awning itself is in perfect shape! Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tilstad wrote:
Perhaps this has been mentioned already, but I believe Transawn became Dometic at some point.


Trans-Awn 2000 is the name of the awning. A&E is the brand, a division of the Dometic Corporation... at least, in 1989 that's the way it was:

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Wink

FWIW, I no longer use the cam straps when deployed to keep the tray off the doors (straps are getting worn and not holding well):

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I had chain left over from another project, so made one of these for each end (2nd owners had conveniently drilled small holes at each end of the case tray for me to use):

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They work splendidly. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kamzcab86 wrote:
FWIW, I no longer use the cam straps when deployed to keep the tray off the doors (straps are getting worn and not holding well):

[strap pic]

I had chain left over from another project, so made one of these for each end (2nd owners had conveniently drilled small holes at each end of the case tray for me to use):

[chain pic]

They work splendidly. Cool


Hunh. My awning doesn't interfere with the slider at all.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great idea.mine just barely touches the door
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rcook52459 wrote:
great idea.mine just barely touches the door


If you have the OEM TransAwn mounts, a couple of washers between the faces in the front raises the gutter quite a bit.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do have oem mounts.such a simple idea it just never occurred to me. going to go fix it right now. thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jake de Villiers wrote:
Hunh. My awning doesn't interfere with the slider at all.


There's a handful of TA's that will rub the door, for whatever reason (I've been contacted by a few owners with the same issue). Mine was installed with the 45 brackets rather than the 90 brackets; even shimmed with thick felt pads to tilt the case back a bit doesn't help. Second owners, way back in 2001, drilled the holes for their own "hold-up" method. The new chains install in seconds as the case is opened so it's not that big of a deal; in fact, they're faster than the straps.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kamzcab86 wrote:
Jake de Villiers wrote:
Hunh. My awning doesn't interfere with the slider at all.

Mine was installed with the 45 brackets rather than the 90 brackets


That would do it!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These polish up pretty nice

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vw4life wrote:
These polish up pretty nice

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Oh, I like that! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Pole Brackets. Reply with quote

metropoj wrote:
...I am curious if anyone has or made any of the vehicle brackets for the extension poles to clip in to, rather than stake them into the ground.

Or even better, if you don't use yours or want them or know where I can source some, I would entertain a purchase for them.

I'd rather the poles attach to the van than staked in the the ground for certain circumstances.


Ditto! Anyone? Just heard back from Dometic and the bracket in question, Part 830106, has been obsolete since 12/2/97. Sad

I get a hold of this though...https://www.scamptrailers.com/images/pdfs/Dometic_Catalina_2500_PartsList.pdf

and this https://vanagonwestfaliaparts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/dometicsubstitutions.pdf


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Pole Brackets. Reply with quote

mwilliamshs wrote:
metropoj wrote:
...I am curious if anyone has or made any of the vehicle brackets for the extension poles to clip in to, rather than stake them into the ground.


Ditto! Anyone?


I have them on my van. I'll post of photos of them later. AFAIK, those little brackets aren't available anywhere, so they'll have to be reproduced. Or, it's possible the Fiamma version might work:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: How Many Still Have the A&E TransAwn 2000 Awning? Reply with quote

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does this look right?


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