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Old 04-22-2012, 07:12 PM   #841
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I'm not really sure where to look for sail makers.....especially small business types that would do something custom like that. Is there some type of sail maker database that I can tap into? haha
google pulled two up in rodchester... although the one is probably not interested.

look for boat canvas makers to .. ask them to do sail cloth for you...

local top and trim shop here loves making this type of stuff..

there are a lot of options .. I suggest sail material because it is lite, strong and water proof. wind proof to... cheap too..easy to work with .. you could do this on your mom sewing machine ... but I would not suggest it...
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:18 PM   #842
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sunbrella is the awning fabric of choice
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:19 PM   #843
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Actually call Wes Holiday at Holiday canopies he is Ohio ... he ill build you a really nice piece to your measurements..
http://www.canopyguy.com/index.cfm
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #844
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sunbrella is the awning fabric of choice
and twice as expensive as a good heavy sail cloth...
even the really trick sail cloth is 3 dollars cheaper per square yard.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:39 AM   #845
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Thanks for all the suggestions. keep em coming.

I have been pondering the awning question for a while. So the back of my trailer goes up like this...



I was thinking I could use this to my advantage and kinda get some type of awning going out the sides and front to really make huge area. I may be up in Northern NY where the bugs are really bad, so I was also thinking of getting mosquito netting and making some kind of porch/ 3 season room/ sun room out the back of my unit. I was thinking just because of price that a cheap walmart canopy tent with optional side walls would work for my side awning. I have two doors, so one door is going to have a privacy shower tent that will become my bathroom/shower (as I have an outdoor shower right next to the left side door). The other side will get the canopy tent, and the back will get some form of awning based off the raised door.

Any ideas on how I can make some awesome awning/mosquito proof area behind my unit? There are two poles that are to be placed underneath the rear door to provide it support if it is staying open for long periods of time.
I too want to put an awning on my Microlite Vymeron but after several emails to the Microlite people, it is not to be done. The top structural member is also the path of all electrical wiring. No drilling is allowed. I have a First Up canopy and that is what I'll use.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:31 AM   #846
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I would think a local awning maker would do this for you. After all, nearly everything they do is custom to some extent.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:18 PM   #847
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I too want to put an awning on my Microlite Vymeron but after several emails to the Microlite people, it is not to be done. The top structural member is also the path of all electrical wiring. No drilling is allowed. I have a First Up canopy and that is what I'll use.
I almost had a custom screen room installed, but I didn't like it and it was expensive. I may just do a bootleg job and have a first up canopy. nothing a boy scout with some tarp and rope can't handle.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:18 PM   #848
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:02 AM   #849
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I think I am going to mount one of these,



On my 5x8 vnose trailer,



What do you think?
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:14 AM   #850
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I foresee a trip to the ER if you forget you are 12 ft. off the ground when you get up in the middle of the night to pee.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:47 PM   #851
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I foresee a trip to the ER if you forget you are 12 ft. off the ground when you get up in the middle of the night to pee.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:09 PM   #852
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Fortunately I still have bladder control so that won't be an issue, it would be like this but on a cargo trailer,
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:20 PM   #853
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I think that may be the ticket. A fold up tent on a cargo trailer. All the benefits of a toy hauler and a pop up in one. Secure storage for bikes and gear. No gas fumes/dirt in the sleeping area. Cheap, light, easy to set up.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:46 PM   #854
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:53 PM   #855
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I think that may be the ticket. A fold up tent on a cargo trailer. All the benefits of a toy hauler and a pop up in one. Secure storage for bikes and gear. No gas fumes/dirt in the sleeping area. Cheap, light, easy to set up.

Thats what I think! kind of solves a bunch of problems with sleeping in a cargo trailer. I paid $2000 for the trailer and made it up nice inside for all our gear and spare parts/gas/canopy and then about a grand for the roof top tent so around 3 grand for the whole setup. Seems like it could work!
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