Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Increase Your Camping Living Space With An Awning

Increase your camping living space, by adding a Vintage Trailer Awning by Kristi to your vintage trailer. An awning provides shade, UV protection from the harmful effects of the sun, and shelter from the rain. Awnings can also reduce the temperature inside your trailer plus help keep the upholstery and curtains from fading. dfoster@bellsouth.net

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Anticipating Spring Fabric Arrival

Awning pre-orders are already underway for the Spring 2017 arrival of my Sunbrella marine grade awning fabric.
Update: Getting close to Fall 2017 and time to order more Sunbrella awning fabric.

Anxiously awaiting my bulk shipment of classic, timeless, striped, Sunbrella marine grade awning fabric.
Here were some of my favorite patterns from Spring:


Some patterns that I haven't had before are in this order plus others that have sold out in previous years.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Honeycomb Campground Grant, Alabama SVTF Gathering

We just returned home from Alabama, where the Southern Vintage Trailer Friends held a vintage trailer gathering. We have already reserved the same campsite for next year's Northern Alabama event.
My Rock Guard Awning with vintage insect string lights.

Kristi and Don Foster's Campsite at Honeycomb

Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi

Strong winds came in off of the lake!
Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Small Window Awning Conception To Completion

Although I have already been making large front window awnings with detachable frameworks, the time had come to invent a smaller version for those cute little vintage trailer windows.
Small vintage trailer window awning with removable framework

Large front window awning with removable framework

Yes, I have also been making window awnings for the Airstream type of awning window, which some other brands of vintage trailers have too.
Airstream awning window with detachable window awning

In February 2016 I conceived the idea, ordered the necessary supplies, and proceeded by trial and error to develop a removable small window awning and framework. It needed to be light weight, easy to set up and take down, and most importantly require no drilling into our precious vintage trailers!

Using a vintage Avion's window frame for inspiration, and other similar vintage trailer window frames, the process began.
I even had a variety of vintage trailer window frames to experiment on at home.

Finally, after trying out different ideas on similar window frames at home, and then on actual vintage trailers, I completed what I had set out to achieve!
The first three small window awnings are being field tested in 5 mile per hour wind in the next picture.