Sunday, April 3, 2022

Arched Vintage Trailer Awning with Shockpoles

 Arched Vintage Trailer Awnings can be made for vintage trailers with straight awning rails, an 8' x 8' is the largest that I make. An Arched vintage trailer awning provides extra height underneath, and incline for rain run-off. Because the arched vintage trailer awning is held taut by the fiberglass shock poles, you can anchor your tie down lines, instead of staking them out tightly with tent stakes. This makes this design suitable for trailer shows, where you need to set up on hard packed soil or concrete. I also make Arched VW Bus Awnings.

Image of Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi Arched Awning

Image of a Coleman Steel Tent Stake with a top for attaching a spring to the tie-down line.

Did you know that there are heavy duty tent stakes in longer lengths? I found that during a heavy rain, the upper most level of soil sometimes gets so saturated that the tent stakes let loose. The longer length of tent stake goes deeper into the ground and holds better.

Did you know that marine grade awning fabric is just as vibrant on the underside as the topside?

My personal awning is about 13 years old now, past the 10 years expected before showing signs of fading or leaking.  It has never been treated with anything, only kept clean and never stored away damp. We sweep off the debris, treat discolorations with Dawn dish soap, and several times a year go over it with a hand vacuum and a lint brush.

Image of a pulley and spring attached to a Coleman tent stake, recommended for those who set up their vintage trailer awnings and leave them up in all types of weather

Some of the blog issues that Google reported to me were that the print was too small, the pictures didn't have captions, the alignment didn't translate for mobile devices, and clicking some pictures redirected to a no longer existing link. Finding the time to correct my long standing blog is a challenge! I am devoting a little time each day, to make it more enjoyable, informative, and up to date. Stop by again as my blog is still under re-construction.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Vintage Trailer Awning Fabric Has Arrived

I recently purchased a load of Sunbrella marine grade awning fabric roll ends. Many of the fabric rolls, only have enough fabric for a small vintage trailer awning. So, if you have a small vintage camper, you are in luck. Or if you just want a little Weekender Awning, when you don't feel like putting up your big vintage trailer awning. Contact with your awning rail length.

Although I am saving the pictures of the original Sunbrella roll ends from years ago, I am updating with more information for 2022. A blog update in progress! Thought it might be fun to go down memory lane and see what the old Sunbrella patterns turned into. Of course I have supplemented some of the same classic patterns over the years too.


Image Sunbrella Cooper Black Arched Vintage Trailer Awning 
Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi has made many arched awnings over the years. The largest arched awning  that I make is 8' x 8'. The awning rail needs to be straight for an arched awning.

Image of Sunbrella Grey/Black/White made into a vintage trailer awning with Sunbrella Black Braid Trim on the scalloped valances.

Image of Sunbrella Cooper Black made into a Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi arched awning. Testing out the shock pole lengths in this picture.

  I couldn't find pictures of some of these patterns made into vintage camper awnings. I can't even recall the pattern names, it was so long ago.

Sunbrella Grey/Black/White marine grade awning fabric

Sunbrella Manteo Cardinal marine grade awning fabric

Sunbrella Red Braid Trim on the scalloped valances of a retro style awning using Manteo Cardinal Sunbrella

Small Window Awning out of Ginza Onyx Sunbrella

2022 Westfield Mushroom Sunbrella fabric is available for a Vintage Trailer Awning by Kristi

Sunbrella Cooper Navy marine grade awning fabric

Looks like I turned this Cooper Navy Into a V W Bus Arched Awning

2022 Sunbrella Ginza Onyx fabric is available for a Vintage Trailer Awning by Kristi

Captain Navy Classic Sunbrella with Captain Navy Braid trim on the scalloped valances. Here you can see the facings on the underside which add extra structure and reinforcements for the grommets.

2022 Sunbrella Forest Green Fancy Stripe 8' x 8' Vintage Trailer Awning for sale on eBay seller dlf1954 

Just completed an 8' x 8' Forest Green Fancy Stripe Vintage Trailer Awning, and listed it on eBay under seller dlf1954

The vinyl welt slides into a c-channel awning rail with a 3/8" diameter opening on the rail end.

Sunbrella marine grade awning fabric pattern Forest Green Fancy Stripe with Forest Green Sunbrella braid trim on the scalloped valances

Facings are on the underside for added structure and reinforcement for the three brass grommets

Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi 

Image of a Small Arched Awning on an Airstream
Image Sunbrella Mediterranean Canvas Block Stripe Awning Fabric available 2022 for a Vintage Trailer Awning

Image of Mediterranean Canvas Block Stripe Sunbrella made into an arched vintage trailer awning. Here I was testing the length of the shock pole, to be sure they were long enough to hold the arched shape.

Image of Cooper Black Sunbrella Awning Fabric This classic pattern is available again for a Vintage Trailer Awning

Sunbrella Cooper Black 7 1/2' along rail X 8' awning for sale on eBay by seller dlf1954

Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi has listed a 7 1/2' x 8' Sunbrella Cooper Black Awning on e Bay

Sunbrella Cooper Black with Sunbrella Braid Trim on the scalloped valances

Image of an Arched Awning on a van Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi

Image of Sunbrella Cooper Black Sunbrella Fabric set up as  an Arched Awning Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi

Image of Captain Navy Classic Sunbrella as Rock Guard Awning

An arched awning can be set up in the tradition flat style or use the shock poles to arch it for more height underneath and incline for rain run off

Here we have an arched vintage trailer awning made with Mediterranean Canvas Block Stripe

Contact: with your awning rail length. Thanks,Kristi

Update 2022: dlf1954 eBay seller has Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi for sale