|MoonShade attached to Airstream Basecamp
|Homemade awning for tiny trailer
The awning bag is small (28x6 inches) and includes the awning, two support poles (adjustable), a strengthening pole if necessary for attaching to something smaller than the awning, tent stakes and guy strings, suction cups, and I included the keder anchors for my Basecamp. A variety of anchors are available at the website, including magnetic anchors. The tent stakes are larger than some, but I immediately replaced the plastic stakes with metal spikes.Having erected and dismantled the awning about a dozen times, I can confidently say that the process is easy and gets easier with practice. The instructions help make the process easy--such as to attach the awning to the roof prior to inserting the crossing reinforcement poles. I bring along a two-step folding step-ladder, which makes the roof work easier.
Some of the appreciation of the MoonShade is in the details. Corners are reinforced, there are extra loops for attaching extra guy lines, and the underside of the awning has loops for hanging lights or for storage netting. I like how the support poles also have snap attachments to further secure the awning to the poles. Also, the support poles are adjustable so I can compensate for uneven ground or slant the awning if expecting rain. I add swimming noodles onto the guy lines because the lines tend to disappear, causing me to clothesline myself. This is especially true with the MoonShade's black and green "camo" guy lines!
|Sloping terrain needed the support stakes adjusted