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MBR

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spreader bars
« on: April 22, 2017, 09:20:29 PM »
Has anyone added an additional spreader bar?  Or 2?  I'm thinking of trying 2, out near the sides, both to support the door a little better, (It sags, esp. when rolled up), and to provide a place to hang some light hanging storage containers.  Thoughts?  Any concerns about water pooling on top?  Thanks

PDXcamper

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Re: spreader bars
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 05:41:19 AM »
On my 8.1 never had any problem with just one bar. I've also never seen water pool on the top section, just a little where the top seam meets the side. FWIW, my trailer is a 2011 model and to this day the top has never leaked a drop. My tent manufactured by Veada. Being in the Pacific Northwest, my top has seen its share of rainy days.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2017, 05:47:32 AM by PDXcamper »

MB

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Re: spreader bars
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 06:14:58 PM »
This belongs in the department of "Why didn't I think of that?"

Thanks to the first owner of our 10.0, these two combo spreader/LED light bars effectively stretch our canvas roof above the door & sink.  They also bathe us in ample light for nighttime reading and for my wife's make-up application and removal rituals.  (We rarely turn both LED strips on together.)

The only caveat is I need to remember to zip on our awning BEFORE we install the bars because they torque-up the canvas zippers where they cross the curves in the Bimini tubes.


Railsnstiles

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Re: spreader bars
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 09:43:43 PM »
How absolutely cool is that !

Any idea asto the led bar source?

markjazzbassist

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Re: spreader bars
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 10:05:36 AM »
there is a site that sells the parts.  you just have to buy aluminum conduit at home depot and have them cut it for you.  here's the site.

http://www.qs-parts.com/

i'm thinking about adding 2 bars, 1 on each side and having hanging storage (like hanging shoe storage) for additional storage.  the guy who makes these parts posted this on the QS facebook group.