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    Posted: 30 Mar 2019 at 2:34pm
Love your response! I haven't got an r-pod actually..I'm fence sitting of either buying a new r-pod 191 or a used class c. I have learned a lot of info on r-pods on this site which has helped with my pro and con list for both purchases. Thanks again for the response on the dome, something else to think about.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote furpod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Mar 2019 at 3:50pm
There is no doubt.. an awning is a one trick pony, the dome does the awning thing just fine.. but then it does so much more..

The dome is home.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pod People Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 2019 at 8:31am
We have both-the rdome and an awning(8'x10')  that we made. We use both depending on the circumstances.  We use the rdome if we are staying more than a couple of nights, if it will be raining or if we need the extra space. we use the awning if we set up for just one night and need some rain or sun protection.  sometimes the campsite isn't big enough for the dome, so we will use the awning instead.

I used 6" round pvc pipe with screw ends to carry the poles.  the pipe is mounted under the pod frame and across the width.

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I forgot to include the picture of the awning

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You must taste good. We’ve been all over ( Salt st Marie over to Quebec then down around Lake Huron and northern Lake Erie) Ontario in June and had no problem with flies or mosquitos.
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How did you make your awning?
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True dat
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pod People Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2019 at 9:16am
We made the awning from a heavy duty tarp.  we ordered the keder tape and sewed it to the edge of the tarp.  A standard home sewing machine will do this. check the size of your rail-there are 2 sizes depending on the year/model.  be sure to order the correct size keder tape. We used standard telescoping tent poles with guy wires.
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Originally posted by Pod People

We made the awning from a heavy duty tarp.  we ordered the keder tape and sewed it to the edge of the tarp.  A standard home sewing machine will do this.

Adding to Vann's comments just in case it's needed/helpful - be sure to use a larger needle (#14 or #16), longer stitch and stitch slower. Stories abound but the one I most remember is a friend who threw off the timing of his brand new (home, not industrial) sewing machine by sewing too fast on canvas. The friend is a really good mechanic so I figure if he could make that mistake, anyone can. 
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His:Ford F150 double cab 4WD; Hers/mine:Tacoma V6 double cab 4WD
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