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Old 02-10-2015, 11:43 PM   #41
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For those going camping this season here is a little something to get you in the mood, a view from our trailer in June. A bottle left on the table had over an inch of rain in less than an hour. But what's a little rain when you are cosy and warm.

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Old 02-11-2015, 12:32 AM   #42
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My only tip is to get some suction hooks and put them on the outside of the trailer, under the awning for hanging wet raingear.
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:03 AM   #43
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I was right, Fran and Dave, we don't have the tools or the smarts. No sewing machine here and the only sewing I do is very rare by hand. No doubt the material can be sewn by hand though.

What do you cut the PVC with? Have to have a place to put them and they would only be used in certain weather and when staying a while. Would have to have a good place to store them.
Hmmm, looks like awning frame kits could be a good Widget Works project......
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:54 PM   #44
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a lot of the camp grounds ive looked at seem closed or full -marked in red
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:39 PM   #45
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a lot of the camp grounds ive looked at seem closed or full -marked in red
I think a lot of them don't take reservations in the winter. And among those that do, I've noticed most are quite full for this weekend. Presidents Day I guess. We self-employed types don't always realize when 3-day weekends are approaching.
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Your video looks like it has some hail in it, Bob...
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:04 PM   #47
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Yes, Jim, hail and heavy rain. Notice the rivers of muddy water coursing through the campsite and down to the lake. I've never experienced a bigger downpour. That's when you are so glad you left tenting behind. (And in the middle of the night for some of us old timers, when we need to pee.)

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...a bigger downpour. That's when you are so glad you left tenting behind. ...Bob K
Been there. On one trip, we borrowed a tent trailer, left our tents home, and went to (among a variety of places) a campground in Wyoming. Sunny afternoon, waited 15 minutes, had clouds move in, a large temperature drop, and a huge downpour. We were high and dry. After that, neither of us would ever be convinced to go back to tents.


Edit: Oh, and the campers next to us were gone for the afternoon. They came back to 4 inches of water in their tent, and all their gear was soaked. They left it, went to a motel. Next morning, they came back, picked it all up, and threw it in the campground dumpster.
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Thanks for the tips on Rainbow Falls! That's too bad. I thought it was interesting that they had a fuschia garden. Oh well - Lots of other places on our list!
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I was right, Fran and Dave, we don't have the tools or the smarts. No sewing machine here and the only sewing I do is very rare by hand. No doubt the material can be sewn by hand though.

What do you cut the PVC with? Have to have a place to put them and they would only be used in certain weather and when staying a while. Would have to have a good place to store them.
Well, you may not have a sewing machine but all it takes is sewing an open ended hem at one end (big enough to slide the PVC through and sewing the other end to the corded tape you buy from Sailrite. You can hem the sides to prevent the material from fraying. If your fabric was not too thick you could sew it by hand for sure. The corded tape is pretty thick so it might take a hefty needle and certainly a thimble to protect your fingertips.

The PVC, purchased from Home Depot, is easily cut using a simple hacksaw. The suction cups were purchased online from Amazon. There is a specific 2 step glue for PVC that is readily available at places like Home Depot. The PVC pieces are short enough to fit in the overhead cabinet along the back wall - over the dinette. The fabric rolls up and can also fit in there. Works like a charm!
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