Wednesday, November 10, 2010

KOA Dog Friendly Lodge

Vintage Trailer Awning
Vintage Trailer Awning
Our latest camping adventure was in North Carolina at a new KOA dog friendly lodge.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Vintage Trailer Rally

The time is quickly approaching,for the Vintage Trailer Rally at Misty River in Walland,TN. Get your reservations in soon,for the weekend of September 10th, 2010. The "Shades of the Past" car show is also going on,that weekend,in nearby  Pigeon Forge,TN.It will be so exciting,to see all of the awesome vintage cars and vintage travel trailers in the local area. I will be bringing along a few,vintage type,rope and pole awnings,for the swap meet,on Saturday,at the vintage trailer rally. I have also made up a few vintage style,demonstrator trailer awnings.Folks will be able to slide the demonstrator awnings on their vintage c-channel awning rails,to check for a proper fit. See you there!

Update: Misty River Campground hosts a Spring and Fall Vintage Trailer Rally each year. Be sure to add them to your Rally schedule for 2014!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Frequently Asked Vintage Trailer Awning Questions

In the process of creating a useful Blog, to answer frequently asked vintage trailer awning questions, I inadvertently bogged down my Vintage Awnings Blog. I believe the problem has been solved and Vintage Awnings is functioning properly again. Thank you to all of the vintage trailer owners who frequent my Blogspot. Your patience, despite the difficulties you were experiencing is appreciated. I plan to continue updating and adding pertinent trailer awning related information regularly, so please visit again.   
Upate 2012: Scroll down the right hand side of my Blogs  and to find the sections that answers frequently asked questiosn about vintage trailer awnings.     for ordering information.  is my Facebook page

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Expand Your Outdoor Living Space with a Vintage Trailer Awning

Invest in a vintage trailer awning and expand your outdoor living space, while camping in your vintage trailer. Attach a Sunbrella vintage look awning to your vintage RV and instantly turn a sweltering, sunny, campsite into a shaded, ultra-violet protected, retreat from the sun. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

AAA's RV Plus Emergency Roadside Assistance

We experienced our first major tire blowout, on our 25' dual axle vintage Avion camper, coming home from our camping trip in Cherokee NC. As it occurred, our 4000 pound vintage trailer clanked, quivered, and shook, but never fishtailed out of control.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Connect With Other Vintage Trailer Enthusiasts

You may have seen some of my vintage trailer awnings at your local vintage trailer rally. Perhaps you have seen my rope and pole vintage trailer awnings in my personal photo gallery on the Teardrops and Tiny Travel Trailers Forum T&TTT. Maybe you have even seen my Vintage Look Awning ad in the specialty items section of the Airstream Forum's classifieds. Now, I have joined the Vintage Trailer Network USA too. Some of you have found my vintage awnings link on TCT. All of these are free organizations that connect vintage trailer enthusiasts with other like minded folks. Join one today!

Click to join Tin_Can_Tourists

Click to join Tin_Can_Tourists

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Vintage Trailer Awning with Period Correct Design

First, I purchased a 13-foot vintage camper, a Canned Ham called a Tag-A-Long. This vintage trailer had a 9-foot awning rail, but not a rope and pole awning. In my eBay search for a vintage awning, I was lucky enough to find an original vintage rope and pole awning that was period appropriate and exactly the right size. However, once it arrived, I was disappointed at the tattered, faded condition it was in. The decision was made to copy the design and make myself a replica, using Sunbrella Marine Grade Awning Fabric instead of heavy canvas. I used all technologically advanced weather resistant materials, yet stayed true to the period correct vintage awning design. Vintage Look Awnings originated from this basic plan. 

Update: Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi is the business name that is currently being used to distinguish my awning business from others that  have followed.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

What Does It Take ?

What does it take to turn a creative idea into a reality? First, you need to recognize what your own unique abilities and talents are. Then consider what could be done constructively with those skills. Dream, plan, envision, research, obsess for a while. Let your enthusiasm build, see the possibilities. Most importantly, think of the gratification and satisfaction of doing something you love. Achieve your goal. Make it a reality.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Custom Vintage Look Rope and Pole Awnings

Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi has updated this post 3/12/2017

I was like a little kid in a candy shoppe, as I tried to decide which vertical striped Sunbrella  patterns to buy. Re-stocking my Sunbrella fabric inventory, from a wide assortment of patterns, was so much fun. Now, many more yards of beautiful, striped, marine grade, awning material are available for my customers to choose from, for their own custom awning. All the way home, I kept imagining each different pattern made into a gorgeous vintage look awning.  Contact

Update: 2017 Sunbrella marine grade, vertical striped, patterns have arrived. 2017 patterns link

Monday, May 17, 2010

Vintage Camper Rally at Misty River TN

Misty River RV Park in TN was the location of the first vintage trailer rally that I have ever attended. I recently had some business cards printed, so I was able to distribute them during the tour of vintage trailers. Campers were able to view the vintage look awnings I had on display and ask questions about the fabric and the construction. It was a great way to meet people, have fun, and to let other campers know where they can find vintage looking rope and pole awnings for their trailers.