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Old 06-03-2016, 12:30 PM   #3661
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This morning we attached some more plant anchors, four on the awning frame and one on the front door, for hanging silk geraniums and various little party lanterns. We also attached, to the inside of the front door, a threaded rod (with end caps, and held up by two more plant anchors) to hold the curtain panel(s) the DW made. When the silicon is dry, we can see whether there's enough room for both curtain panels, or just one. It depends on how thick the gathers end up being, 'cause there's only about half-an-inch between the door and the screen.

We also found out that we don't have enough fleece left over from another project to make black out curtains for the windows by the bed, so we'll have to get more to do that project. At least we know that the design will work. :-)
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Old 06-03-2016, 12:38 PM   #3662
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This morning we attached some more plant anchors, four on the awning frame and one on the front door, for hanging silk geraniums and various little party lanterns. We also attached, to the inside of the front door, a threaded rod (with end caps, and held up by two more plant anchors) to hold the curtain panel(s) the DW made. When the silicon is dry, we can see whether there's enough room for both curtain panels, or just one. It depends on how thick the gathers end up being, 'cause there's only about half-an-inch between the door and the screen.

We also found out that we don't have enough fleece left over from another project to make black out curtains for the windows by the bed, so we'll have to get more to do that project. At least we know that the design will work. :-)
Can you share a pic of plant anchors on awning? Does hanging plants or water jugs from awning help for keeping awning open during slight winds? My DH is so quick to roll in awning at the slightest breeze that we are left in the sun... What do most of you do in wind?

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Old 06-03-2016, 02:50 PM   #3663
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Made the inevitable swap of a Coleman Mach digital thermostat for the crappy factory analog model in our 28DSBH White Hawk. Took ten minutes, wiring is identical. The digital is a bit deeper in size and it JUST clears the nearby cabinet door when it opens and closes. It's in a dopey location, right next to the kids' bunks and fairly low on the wall. It would have been great if it was installed on the bedroom side of the trailer near the adults...

Anyway, the digital thermostat shows you the actual temperature in your trailer and has a 1 degree swing, rather than the annoying 5 degree swing of the analog model. I often wonder why manufacturers try to save $30 this way - 99% of trailer owners would pay the $30 up front for something that actually works to keep them comfortable. At least make it an option...

Regardless, the new thermostat looks like it was always there and works great!
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Old 06-03-2016, 04:35 PM   #3664
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@ Country Mouse: Our plant anchors are for decorative hangings. Here's a pic of DH attaching one on the awning frame, whence hang our silk geraniums, and another of some on the front holding garlands (with bobby pins as cotter pins). Click image for larger version

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We don't pull the awning in unless the wind gets pretty strong and/or it starts kind of rattling.
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Old 06-03-2016, 04:40 PM   #3665
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Still in response to Country Mouse, re the plant anchors, here's another pic of the referenced silk geraniums.
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Old 06-03-2016, 04:41 PM   #3666
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In the geranium picture, you see us learning something else: mind how close you get to the trees on the awning side. We couldn't extend the awning all the way 'cause we were about 6" too close to the trees.
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Old 06-03-2016, 05:30 PM   #3667
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Wow, that all looks so pretty! I thought you were hanging them from the ends of the awning for weight to hold awning in place during wind as well as looks. Saw an experienced rv'er do that with water jugs during windy weather before. Maybe you meant to but couldn't because of tree. 😉



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Old 06-04-2016, 05:17 PM   #3669
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Today was mod day...installed the fridge ducting and fan with digital temp controller, still need to wrap up the wiring. Installed the electrical hot water heater conversion, all wiring done and tested. Strapped a 4" PVC pipe to the rear bumper for storage of some of the poles and some rebar planning to use for grilling on fire pits.

Also took care of some spring maintenance, greased the hubs, torqued the lugs, checked and caulked the seams, siliconed the risers...next cloudy day it get a bath and wax.
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Sitting here enjoying a second cup of coffee and waiting for the rain. At least with my new roof I can hear the TV.
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