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.