Telescopic Awning 1.0

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CurrentlyRockhoundin

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A photo is worth a thousand words, so I a video is worth at least 1250 words.

So this is the first version of my telescopic awning and already I see changes and improvements I would like to make for the next one. Clearly welding vs hose clamps is going to happen but for testing this works fine.

The design considerations for my awning were as follows.
1. NO pvc pipe
2. Low profile
3. Affordable
4. Lightweight
5. Simple and sleek design
6. Replaceable tarp (sil, poly, or nylon) all work here
7. The ability to run a larger tarp simply by drilling one hole in the exterior tube.

I'm open to thoughts and constructive criticism since this is the first pancake.

 

persquank

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This is a great idea. Get some collapsible poles for the corners or just tie it to a near by tree.
 

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One additional design consideration for you is if you can nest one more smaller pole inside of your extending pole, then cut a square notch into the end of that middle size square tube, the smallest nesting pole can swing out on your locking pin as a hinge fitting snuggly into the middle tubes square notch at a right angle and give you hard sides to lash your tarp to. Make sense?
 

CurrentlyRockhoundin

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One additional design consideration for you is if you can nest one more smaller pole inside of your extending pole, then cut a square notch into the end of that middle size square tube, the smallest nesting pole can swing out on your locking pin as a hinge fitting snuggly into the middle tubes square notch at a right angle and give you hard sides to lash your tarp to. Make sense?
I like that idea.