Wednesday, October 8, 2014

How Do You Set Up An Awning On Concrete?

A typical question I am frequently asked is, "How do you set up an arched awning on  concrete?" With so many folks using their vintage trailers for vending or on display in areas without grass, this has become a common question.

Here you can see how the weights help hold the adjustable height tent poles making it easier to set up an awning alone.
This picture shows how on concrete, the weights can keep the tent poles from sliding plus several stacked weights can be used to anchor the poles with a tie down line.
The low profile of the weights will also decrease the typical tripping hazard.
 Be creative and add greenery!
Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi answering your calls for help again, with a practical solution. How many of you have weights around the house, purchased with good intentions and now collecting dust? Some weights are rubber coated, which would be better, but I demonstrated with the ones I found in my own basement.

The weighted tie-down lines are just to keep the arched vendor's awning from being caught by the wind. Don't make the lines too tight or the shock poles won't be able to arch the awning up to their full potential.

Be creative:
Weighted suitcases, watering cans, flower pots, coolers, vintage oil cans are a few examples. Vendors should pick items that can be weighted, to reflect what they are selling.