Friday, March 9, 2018

2018 Vintage Campers and Glampers Rally in Pine Mountain, Georgia

Is your trailer at least 30 years old? Are you looking for a Rally to attend from May 31st -June 3 or 4? Certain re-issues of vintage trailers are also invited. Check out the details by clicking the link below.
I am just helping to get the word out about this Rally in Georgia. 
2018 Vintage Campers and Glampers Rally

Click discussions, on the left side of the page, to see the details of what is being planned for each day and night.

 Get your reservations made, and then help with getting the word out, about this vintage trailer rally in Georgia.         #vintagetrailerrally2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018

My Latest Project is another VW Arched Awning

My latest project is another V W Bus Awning. This Westfalia has a luggage rack, so I need to attach the Volkswagen awning a little differently to the rain gutter. This is an arched awning, with shock poles for extra height underneath and incline for rain run-off.
This customer selected Colonnade Redwood for their VW Awning

 The 7/16" diameter shock poles are cut to fit each individual arched awning. They ship in a separate box with the rain gutter pole. The price will vary by zip code due to the poles with attachments. The awning ships in a medium flat rate USPS priority mail box which is $18.00 with insurance.
Contact Me for more information.
Volkswagen Bus Awning
 Almost done. Today I fitted the shock poles and tomorrow I will sew on the tie-strap, to secure where the poles cross. Last, I will be placing the grommets.


Thursday, March 1, 2018

More pictures of the 8' x 8' Manhattan Classic Arched Awning For Sale

8' x 8' arched vintage trailer awning

Shock Poles arch up the 8' x 8' awning

The shock poles hold the arched shape

Center tie to secure where shock poles cross

Pockets are formed in the facings on the underside, for the shock poles

The c-channel awning rail needs to be straight/level for at least 8' for an arched awning

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

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Next Inventory Awning In Progress

The next inventory awning in progress is an 8' x 8' arched awning. This awning will be made from Manhattan Classic marine grade awning fabric with Sunbrella Black braid trim on the scalloped valances.
I made one for a Honey Vendor out of this pattern.

The arched awnings come with shock poles, which provide extra height underneath and incline for rain off.
Vendors like them because the awning will be taut without staked out lines. It will still need to be anchored.  When setting up on concrete, like many Vendors due, they use weighted, decorative props on the tie-down lines.#inventoryawning

7 1/2' x 7 1/2' Arched Awning For Sale

As I await the birth of my Grandson, I have been working on inventory awnings. 
This is a 7 1/2' x 7 1/2' arched awning with shock poles. The material is Grey/Beige Chip Fancy Sunbrella marine grade awning fabric. It has Sunbrella Grey braid trim on the scalloped valances.
Pockets are formed in the facings for the shock poles.

There is a tie strap on the underside to secure where the shock poles cross.

The 7/16" diameter shock poles arch the awning up for added height underneath and incline for rain runoff.

The shock poles hold the shape, however tie down lines are still necessary to keep the awning anchored due to the wind.

 Testing out the shock pole lengths in my dining room!

The awning ships for $18.00 in a medium flat rate box.
The shock poles ship separately in a 36' x 5' x 2' rectangular box weighing 2 pounds 13 ounces. So this cost varies by zip code. (Ranging from approximately $17.00 West Coast, $12.00 Mid-country, $10.00 East Coast) 

Contact Me:  #archedtrailerawning

Thursday, February 22, 2018


Since my children are grown, and flew the coup many years ago, sometimes it takes a while for me to catch up with the times!
I was told that searching with the pound sign is what is common now. Excuse me, hashtag I mean!
So this is an experiment!

Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi
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Saturday, February 17, 2018

2018 VW Arched Awning Ready To Mail

The first VW Arched Awning for 2018 is boxed and ready to mail. This Volkswagen Westfalia Bus awning is 8' x 8', with shock poles to arch it up, for more height underneath and incline for rain run off. It is designed to attach to the rain gutter on the vintage VW Bus.

Here I am testing the lengths on the shock poles, to arch up the VW Awning.


 As pictured, you can see that the shock poles hold the form of the Westfalia arched awning even when upside down.

The shock poles will have a tie on the underside to secure where the shock poles cross.
For the picture, while testing the poles a Velcro strap is temporarily holding them.

A rain gutter pole inserts into the casing along the edge and is held into the rain gutter by a variety of different types of clamps. Due to the rain gutter pole and the shock poles, shipping costs vary by location zip code. 

Inquire at for pricing and shipping estimate.
I do have Pre-Made VW awnings in 7 1/2 rain gutter lengths boxed and ready to mail. One is Fern Heather Beige Block Stripe Sunbrella and the other is Baycrest Pacific. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2018 Starts Off With A Variety Of Awning Projects

Despite the brutal Georgia temperatures, and having had the flu, I managed to complete a variety of projects so far in 2018.
Pictured are some different types of awnings.

  Some customers own several trailers. So, in this case their main awning fit both trailers, and they wanted two different sized matching Rock Guard Awnings.

Another customer wanted an 8' x 8' arched awning. Here the shock poles are being tested for size. This pattern is Sunbrella Forest Green Natural marine grade awning fabric.

17' x 8' BayCrest Sky Awning

95" x 24" matching front window awning

 This customer ordered a very long awning with a large matching front window awning.

Up next is a VW Westfalia Bus arched awning, which I am working on today. This one will be 8' x 8' in Taupe Tailored Bar Stripe. Pictured is an example of another VW arched awning that I made last year.


Moving forward I will be making a 12' x 9' Airstream awning made with Sunbrella Manhattan Classic.

Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi also makes clip on window awnings for some of the vintage Airstream crank out awning windows. Hope this information gives you an idea of some of the other products available for orders.

Happy Valentine's Day, Kristi

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Another Snow Storm In Georgia!

Since I work from home, I have no excuse for being unable to get to the office. However in these poorly insulated southern homes, the 17 degree temperature with an even colder wind-chill, makes my basement workshop an ice-box.

It is supposed to be in the 60's by the end of the week. 
This has been a very cold, unusual January, for living south of Atlanta.  
Days like today, I am able to cut out awnings upstairs, update my Blog, and answer awning questions. However, I will not be sewing!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Back To Work In January 2018

Due to the arctic blast in Georgia, I started back to work a little later than anticipated. 
When the temperatures were in the teens, with a windchill that felt more like 5 degrees, my basement workshop was like an ice-box!
This week I was able to make the first two awnings for the 2018 awning making season. 

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We also had a rare snowfall in mid-December, so I will share a few pictures.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Inventory For 2018 Awning Orders

I am in the process of finalizing my Sunbrella patterns for 2018 awning orders. My bulk order of marine grade Sunbrella awning fabric will be arriving in December 2017. Here are a few patterns that I am waiting on:  #awningfabric

Link to patterns 

The link on the right hand side of my Blog's home page will show a more up to date version of available patterns, and others that I am still trying to confirm.