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Old 04-03-2015, 01:09 PM   #81
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Charlie, Adjustable would be nice, lower for more privacy or raise for a great view...
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:15 PM   #82
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Has anyone in BC found a local source for that track?

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Old 04-03-2015, 02:31 PM   #83
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Has anyone in BC found a local source for that track?

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Sailrite is the same company that mails directly to ETI the Sunbrella fabric for the cushions. I think they have a way to send in Canada. Also, remember it is not only the track you need but the awning rope as well.

Since these are "marine" products, I would think that you might try one of the boating outlets in BC to see if they carry or can order the products for you. Again, I know that Sailrite does a lot of business in Canada.
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Charlie, Adjustable would be nice, lower for more privacy or raise for a great view...
The way I adjust is just to cut a different lengths of pvc pipe. If you don't glue the cap or elbow on, all you have to do is substitute a longer or shorter piece of pipe when you put them up. A couple of different lengths take up virtually no extra space and cost pennies (unless you live in Canada.) My rule of thumb on these awnings has alway been KIS (Keep it simple) which is why I posted the directions for people to make their own. Tim
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Plus, we have found that you can make some minor adjustments just by moving the position of the horizontal arms - they still work even if not exactly horizontal - and that changes the awning coverage of the window.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:33 PM   #86
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Since these are "marine" products, I would think that you might try one of the boating outlets in BC to see if they carry or can order the products for you. Again, I know that Sailrite does a lot of business in Canada.
Thanks. I know these boating outlets well having outfitted two ocean going and numerous other smaller boats. Can't recall ever seeing it and nothing shows up searching their websites. If there was a local source I'd grab some and go ahead. Otherwise I'll leave it for now. I was surprised that Camping World doesn't seem to have it.

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Have you checked Nardone?
I bought some marine vinyl for a chair at home. See web site for marine upholstery. Under Second Narrows Bridge.
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Have you checked Nardone?
Not for that but I drive by their place frequently so I'll stop in and ask. If they don't have it maybe they know a local supplier. If not I'll wait until a friend who orders sail making stuff from Sailrite and have it included in his order.

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Website says they have Sunbrella ( under outdoor furniture )

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We are just finishing up our latest mod, replacing the standard shades. We were looking to make something warmer, more colorful, and help in eliminating drafts. We chose to use Warm Window material, which is very thick and has a reflective and insulating barrier inside. The three pictures below show the various modes. One is the back window rolled up with the outside showing white. One is the fully down mode where the sides are velcroed in place and the top and bottom snapped tightly to the window frame. The third shows the escape window in the bloused mode where it is tucked and held up by velcro on the sides. The clips are to help reduce the "puff" of the warm window material.

Anticipated advantages: tighter seal to prevent moist air reaching the window, prevention of night time drafts on our heads from the convection currents from the windows, better hot weather insulation, room darkening and elimination of the tensioning clips on the corners of the windows.

Anticipated disadvantages: a little more cumbersome to roll up or put in the partial up stage.
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