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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MayorMcCheese wrote:
Ok now I wish I had bought one

You can still get them for $29.99....... + tax + any shipping.

Buy two and get above $49 and get free shipping if you care to.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christopher Schimke wrote:
Looks like Barbie likes the new awning too.

I don't get it......
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Christopher Schimke wrote:
Looks like Barbie likes the new awning too.

I don't get it......



look at this pic...barbie gone camping, stretching her legs near the sliding door after boiling some water on the stove...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madspaniard wrote:
r39o wrote:
Christopher Schimke wrote:
Looks like Barbie likes the new awning too.

I don't get it......



look at this pic...barbie gone camping, stretching her legs near the sliding door after boiling some water on the stove...

I had to enlarge the picture to see that little pixelated doll on the floor.....

Oh how bored we must be!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

used my unexpensive awning yesterday at ski beach. not very easy to put up in windy conditions Sad . but it did provide shade!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just ordered 2 of them and used code KMART10PSAVINGS as supdude did and got them for 10% off and with free shipping. i wanted to pick up in the store but apparently theres no stock anywhere worth driving to and it wont tell you that until you get to checkout. i'll report back between the 14th and 18th when they arrive.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Used it over Labor Day and it blocks the sun just fine IMHO.

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The fabric in these is not UV resistant, so if you expect to be using yours a lot or leaving it up for extended periods you will want to treat it with some type of UV coating. I used mine as a sunshade while redoing my roof last summer and the fabric shredded from the exposure.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I set mine up in the yard (free standing without the van) and the breeze knocked it down several times. Mine might just be a bad one but the problem with it is that the pockets on the corners which are to secure the "X" cross pieces which keep the top upright are not at all deep enough. They are cut at an angle that allows the strut to pop right out with any appreciable wind. I suppose that I could sew proper cups in them but all in all not such a great purchase. I hope others are designed properly so you don't get the same results.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I set up my awning to test today. I put it together in a few minutes by myself.

You MUST tie the first flexible cross piece in the middle, otherwise it will flop away. Then put the other one in and tie it in the middle too.

Then be sure to attach the sewn on velcro straps too before you move the awning to the van.

Clip the awning to the rain gutter using plastic clamps from Walmart or Big Lots or Harbor Freight, as shown. The rest is easy.

NOTE: The awning bows. There is a gap between the rain gutter and awning.

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Rear clamp
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Front clamp. I would move the whole thing forward so I could open the door next time.
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As noted above, the corner pockets are not so great. That is why you need to be sure to attach the velcros to hole the cross members in place.
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The poles are kind of short at about 5 feet. I will try my Coleman poles from my $40 Awning next time.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=514383&highlight=awning

Thankfully the guy lines are pre-installed. They have nice little plastic things to tighten the guy line. No taunt line hitch required.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool thread... Kmart still has them for 29.99

After all I have spent I need to shave some dollars where I can...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

we had a whole kit kicked down to us
also came with a matching tent and 2 sleep bags
at that price I can deal with the orange/grey color combo Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have added an inexpensive blue tarp to the mix now too.

Not for a floor, but rather for more shade.

There is ALWAYS one corner that is sun, no matter what awning you have.

So I use the eyelets and more clamps and parachute cord and tent pegs and and and you get a nice lean to like shade added.

I may use left over poles next time as an experiment, too.

Easy peexy.....glad you like the awning.

If it is windy I use my Bus Depot EZAwning, but it is a heavy sob pita to put up.....

Wait and watch for sale and promo codes.....
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went on my maiden voyage withe the new motor and awning from Kmart. Small dub show and swap meet... for $29 bucks you cannot go wrong with this awning. Glad I found this thread Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How are these awnings holding up? Wearing well?

It seems some aren't using the guy ropes. Do the poles stake into the ground or do folks somehow weigh them down? (I've seen jugs of water used as weights for similar applications)

Along the lines of sewing in magnets, would sewing in a piece of EMT or similar to the hem at gutter be possible? To help keep the fabric from bowing?

Poles are only 5' long?

Thanks for posting the pics!

Neil. (who may just go with a 4 pole "drive away" type canopy but likes the portability of this model)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The support poles look like they have holes that they could be staked to the ground. I doubt that would be enough in even a light wind. The guy ropes should be necessary. The one picture you see here that doesn't have the guy ropes set up was from r39o. In that picture he is just test fitting it. I just bought one of these last night.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Comes with stakes and 5' poles with two guide ropes per corner,I used only one in some windy conditions... Worked just fine. I utilized the van for the other side. Closed front door on the guide ropes, on the hatch I just tied the ropes the furthest lift shock... In a huge gust it was going no where.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks people. I may end up getting something like this:

http://www.quikshade.com/products/187-st100-blue.html

but the Wallyworld awning looks great for the price.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vanagon Nut wrote:
Thanks people. I may end up getting something like this:

http://www.quikshade.com/products/187-st100-blue.html

but the Wallyworld awning looks great for the price.

Neil.

That is a HUGE / Heavy package.

The awning this thread is about came from K-Mart, btw and not Wallyworld.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

r39o wrote:
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I may end up getting something like this:

http://www.quikshade.com/products/187-st100-blue.html

but the Wallyworld awning

That is a HUGE / Heavy package.

The awning this thread is about came from K-Mart, btw and not Wallyworld.


Ah. K-Mart. I'm pretty sure we don't have any more K-marts up here so I tend to think "Walmart".

Tis heavy yes, and relatively large, but AFAIK, one can put a bug screen on it. And of course, drive away from it easily. Thread hijack off. Wink

The K-mart offering looks quite useful too. I'm torn.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have both. My canopy is this one. It is Weighs less than ten pounds. It is nice because it comes with a side wall. I would camp with both of them. The canopy works well over a picnic table or somewhere you can't put stakes in the ground like a concrete pad. There are uses for both.
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