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Trailer awnings....

Post by motoridr09 » May 14th, 2015, 10:12 am

If I can get my other trailer to sell I'm considering putting an awning on my next one. How does a trailer with an awning pull down the highway? It looks like a huge wind drag. I was just wanting to know what you guys that have one think about them.



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Re: Trailer awnings....

Post by motoridr09 » May 14th, 2015, 10:14 am

Also when you guys want to sell a smoker how do you go about it? Just craigslist?



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Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » May 14th, 2015, 6:12 pm

It really would depend on your trailer design but yes they can act as a big wind brake.


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Re: Trailer awnings....

Post by noXcuse » May 15th, 2015, 8:12 am

Why don't you consider an RV retractable awning?

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Post by motoridr09 » May 15th, 2015, 8:53 am

Are the awnings worth the extra time and money?



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Post by Pennywise » May 15th, 2015, 9:04 am

I plan on using my tailgating tent. It just sounds easier.



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Re: Trailer awnings....

Post by Rodcrafter » May 15th, 2015, 9:07 am

I just finished putting mine on my trailer rig. When folded down it covers the sides of the trailer, when up it gives me 17'x14' of cover from rain or sun. I can serve on the back side and cook under the operator side.


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Post by bbroper » May 15th, 2015, 9:34 am

How about some pics RC



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Post by Rodcrafter » May 15th, 2015, 10:16 am

Sure when I get to my puter


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Post by Rodcrafter » May 16th, 2015, 1:41 pm

bbroper wrote:How about some pics RC
Here ya go!
I have got to do some more details and some more paint. But this should give you an understanding of what I did on mine and I really like it.

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I'll get a couple with it opened up. I just got the roofing sheets on before I left for vacation.


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Re: Trailer awnings....

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » May 18th, 2015, 7:36 am

RC, that might be the thinnest metal I've ever seen you use. For they life of me I can't figure out why you didn't use 1/4" plate on the top and sides. LOL


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Post by Rodcrafter » May 18th, 2015, 9:06 am

I know you're right CRS.


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Post by Rodcrafter » May 18th, 2015, 8:28 pm

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So there is your update on my shade tree.


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Post by forty_creek » May 18th, 2015, 9:04 pm

That is sweeeeeeeettttttttttt!!!!! RC


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Post by Big T » May 18th, 2015, 9:23 pm

:LG: :LG:


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Post by Rodcrafter » May 19th, 2015, 5:00 am

Thanks fellas, I will be removing the FB, and replacing it with an square one with vertical cabinet above it.


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Post by Pete Mazz » May 19th, 2015, 6:01 am

Really nice setup there RC!


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Post by Rodcrafter » May 19th, 2015, 8:03 am

Thanks Pete


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Post by motoridr09 » May 19th, 2015, 10:23 am

Have you pulled that anywhere after adding it?



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Post by Rodcrafter » May 19th, 2015, 1:48 pm

I have only with the frame. This weekend I'll be going to Daytona with it. I don't expect any trouble unless it would be cross winds. But my smoker is pretty heavy, so I will let you know.


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Post by motoridr09 » May 19th, 2015, 1:51 pm

Alright thanks



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Post by Smurf » May 19th, 2015, 3:14 pm

Nice job Rc. What's going on in Daytona?



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Trailer awnings....

Post by Rodcrafter » May 19th, 2015, 5:17 pm

Thanks Smurf

Oh it's 50+ friends having a party. So they asked me to cater it.


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Post by bbroper » May 19th, 2015, 6:32 pm

That looks great RC. I hope to have one myself one day.



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Post by Rodcrafter » May 19th, 2015, 6:42 pm

Thanks bbroper you can do it and we can help. lol


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