Monday, September 29, 2014

Picture Illustrations of the Set Up of a Vintage Trailer Awning by Kristi with Shock Poles


A customer requested a 9' rail length awning that extended out from the trailer 8'. This was my first attempt at making a shock pole awning in this larger size, that wasn't a square shape either.

Be careful, because the shock poles are long and will be under tension.

After sliding the awning into the awning rail,
 from underneath, insert the shock poles into the reinforced pockets in each corner.
Slide the shock poles until they cross in the center and lift the awning fabric.

Extend your adjustable height tent poles.
Insert the tent pole tips into the corner grommets first, then the center grommet last.
The shock poles are shown in the correct position on the underside of the awning.
This image shows the incorrect shock pole positioning.
Slide the poles until they cross in the precise spot arching the awning fabric upward.
Tie the  shock poles together to keep them from slipping out of position.



To take the awning back down,
remove tent poles first, then shock pole seconds, then slide the awning out of the awning rail third
.

Remember that the shock poles are under tension.
Be careful to prevent personal injury.
Be careful to prevent damage to your trailer too, when you remove them from the corner pockets.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Attract Attention with a Trailer Vendor Awning

As vintage trailers have become very popular for food vendors, there has been an increased interest for my small awnings that arc up with shock poles.

I originally called them Weekender Awnings. Customers, who already had a large vintage awning, were inquiring about a small awning just to set up in front of their trailer door. They just wanted a little shade for a quick weekend camping get away. Thus the name Weekender Awning.

 
So since I am using up my fabric remnants, I decided to make some small vendor awnings, with pockets for the shock poles.
 
It seems like vintage trailer vendors are setting up in groups, to sell all kinds of interesting things, attracting visitors to
come visit small town America. Maybe that splash of color and  speck of shade, that Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi can provide, will attract attention to your vending trailer too.
 
eBay seller dlf1954
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

6' x 6' Vintage Trailer Awning by Kristi For Sale with Shock Poles

As promised, I have been using up my leftover 2014 fabric inventory to make some small awnings to list on eBay.
                                SOLD
This 6' x 6' vintage trailer awning is made out of Laurel Bay Meadow marine grade awning fabric, which is equally vibrant on both sides, resistant to rain, stain, tears, mildew, rot, will not crack on fold lines like vinyl does, has a high UV rating to protect you against the harmful rays from the sun plus prevent the fabric from fading and deterioration. It is also a breathable fabric for comfortable air flow.
Pockets have been formed in all four corners for the shock poles. The shock poles lift the awning to add extra height underneath and for rain run off. An elastic strap is centered on the underside as a shock pole guide.
The vinyl welt slides into a 3/8" diameter c-channel awning rail. Spraying Blaster Dry Lubricant on the welt and into the awning rail will help it slide along easier.
The fiberglass shock poles have a 7/16" diameter and are cut specifically for this awning. There are 8" scalloped valances on three sides, and the edges are bound in Sunbrella braid trim.
Two brass grommets are placed in the reinforced front corners.


Wondering about the price?
6' x 6' awning is     $175.00
Braid trim is extra    $20.00
Shock poles (2)          $25.00
Shipping and insurance will be calculated based on zip code destination.
7% sales tax for Georgia shipping only.

Listed on eBay seller dlf1954

http://www.facebook.com/vintagetrailerawnings

Monday, September 15, 2014

6' 2" x 6' 2" Vintage Trailer Awning With Shock Poles and Fringe For Sale

This vintage trailer awning measures approximately
 6' 2" x 6' 2", it is made with Sattler awning fabric 320-443, which is equally vibrant on both sides, is resistant to rain, stain, mildew, tears, wind, is a breathable fabric for comfortable air flow, will not crack along fold lines like vinyl does, has a high UV rating for protection against harmful rays from the sun plus prevents the fabric from fading and deterioration.                         SOLD
Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi Image


The awning has 8" scalloped valances on three sides, with custom matching edge binding and 2" heavy bullion fringe. The fringe has been treated with Scott's water repellent.
Vintage trailer Awnings by Kristi Image

Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi Image
Yellow shock poles are included instead of the black shown here.
Facings surround the underside for added structure, reinforcement for the two brass grommets and reinforced pockets in all four corners for the shock poles.
Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi Image

Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi Image

The 7/16" diameter,  yellow, fiberglass, shock poles add lift underneath for extra height and incline for rain run off.
Vintage trailer awnings by Kristi Image
The actual shock poles included are a coordinating yellow color, instead of black.
 
Be watching for it to be listed on eBay by seller dlf1954 on Saturday September 20th.

Trying to figure out the price?
Awning                     $175.00
Fringe is an extra     $25.00
Shock poles (2)         $25.00 (Yellow)
The yellow fiberglass shock poles and the awning fit into a large flat rate USPS priority mail box, which ships for $25.00 with insurance and signature confirmation in the USA.
7% sales tax for Georgia shipping only.

dfoster@bellsouth.net
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

6 1/2' x 6 1/2' Vintage Trailer Awning by Kristi for Sale With Shock Poles

This Vintage Trailer Awning by Kristi is 6 1/2' x 6 1/2' and made from Sattler 320-959. The awning fabric is equally vibrant on both sides and resistant to rain, stains, tears, rot, mildew, wind, is a breathable fabric for comfortable airflow, will not crack along fold lines like vinyl, provides you with UV protection against harmful UV rays and prevents fabric deterioration and fading.

The awning is designed with pockets in the corners for shock poles, and an elastic strap as a pole guide. The 7/16" diameter fiberglass shock poles are included.
Poles being fitted before awning was completed with edge binding, fringe, or elastic strap

Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi
Coordinating fringe and custom matching edge binding on scalloped valances.

Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi
Pockets are formed in the facings for shock poles.

Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi
dfoster@bellsouth.net
eBay seller dlf1954

Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi
dfoster@bellsouth.net
eBay seller dlf1954


The vintage trailer awning has 8" scalloped valances on three sides, a fabric covered pull cord that slides into a 3/8" diameter c-channel awning rail, custom made matching edge binding on the valances, facings surround the underside for added structure and reinforcement for the two brass grommets. I have added coordinating heavy bullion fringe to the scalloped valances.
Please note that the fringe is not treated for weather resistance. Spray fringe with a water repellent and UV protection treatment. Let it dry thoroughly before taking the awning down and folding for storage.

It is boxed in a large flat rate USPS priority mail box. So, shipping and insurance and signature confirmation is $25.00 in the USA.

$185.00 awning, plus $25.00 for fringe, plus $25.00 for shock poles=$235.00 Add $25.00 shipping. $260.00 total.
7% sales tax for Georgia shipping only.

dfoster@bellsouth.net  or  listed on eBay seller dlf1954

http://www.facebook.com/vintagetrailerawnings

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Instructions For Arching Up A Vintage Trailer Awning by Kristi With Shock Poles

Recently, I have had numerous orders for small awnings that arch up with shock poles. So, here are the instructions for making them arch up.

Once your shock pole is extended, slide the pole through the elastic loop, centered on the underside of the awning, aiming it in the direction of the corner grommet. If the shock pole has one end narrower than the other, that is the end that goes toward the pocket next to the grommet. Seat the tip into the reinforced pocket as deep as it will go.
Elastic strap centered on the underside of a 6' x 6' Vintage Trailer Awning by Kristi

Narrowest end of the shock pole seats down into the pocket next to the grommet in a Vintage Trailer Awning by Kristi

The thicker end of the shock pole seats into the pocket next to the trailer edge of the Vintage Trailer Awning by Kristi

With tension exerted on the shock pole, it will arch as you insert the thicker end into the pocket that is closest to the trailer edge of the awning. Repeat the steps for the other pole. Now swing the shock poles toward the awning, which will force it to bend in the opposite direction.. Then center where the poles cross each other, it will be close to where the elastic strap is sewn on. Slide them a few inches in either direction to find the exact spot. Go prepared with something to tie the X where the poles cross, because if it is windy it may slip from the correct  position.


Laurel Bay Meadow marine grade awning fabric. Thread colors names are Red, Cream, Honey and Medium Green
Now the shock poles will both be under tension, so you need to swing them, one at a time toward the awning. This will force them to bend in the opposite direction providing the lift from underneath.

The shock poles need to be perfectly centered where they cross each other. The elastic strap is sewn on in the center, which will give you a close reference point, but slide them a few inches to see where the best result is. Have  something available to tie the X, where the poles cross, to keep them from slipping out of position if it is windy.

The 7/16 diameter fiberglass tent poles and the rolled up awning fit into a 5" x 5" x 52" box weighing 7 pounds 7ounces.
You can figure the shipping from 30236
For sale on eBay dlf1954 seller  9-11-14  SOLD  6' x 6' vintage awning Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi

http://www.facebook.com/vintagetrailerawnings                               dfoster@bellsouth.net

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Spoon Sisters & Circa Antiques Vintage Trailer Show on the Funky Junk Trail

Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi attended the Vintage Trailers and Treasures Vintage Trailer Show in Tyrone ,Georgia on
September 6th, 2014. Yes, that is me!
https://www.facebook.com/funkyjunktrail/info

The Funky Junk Trail highlights antique stores in small towns in Georgia and Alabama.
FACEBOOK.COM/FUNKYJUNKTRAIL
FACEBOOK.COM/SOUTHERNHOLIDAYLIFE
I met Kelly and Leisel Caldwell who are looking for vendors for upcoming Funky Junk Roadshow events.
 

Funky Junk Trail events bring many visitors to towns located off of the beaten track.
A great way to stimulate the local economy, give trailer vendors business, and trailer food vendors too.


An opportunity to see a Shasta for sale. Or maybe it will be for sale, once their new trailer is restored

Rick Hawkins Cabinets was also in attendance handing out flyers. He has the birch interior sheets of wood for restorations.
See his Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/thcabinetguy?fref=ts 









One of the vendors at the event was
studioonthirdavenue.com
Cheryl W. Morrison
When you send her a picture of your trailer,  she designs a wooden painted wall hanging replica of your trailer.
Really cute!
These are pictures from her Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Studio-on-Third-Avenue/120947651285154
 








An opportunity for me to hand out business cards and let folks know that I am the local awning lady.
dfoster@bellsouth.net
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It was a beautiful, hot day, in Georgia for visiting the event. There was live entertainment in the afternoon, after we left. Sunday the vendors will still be set up from 10:00 until 2:00.