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Originally posted by Oliver Oliver wrote:

I agree Outbound. I have had my R-dome for 2 years and never used it. It's brand new. So I thought I would like to have a simple awning at the entrance side, and took the monster out of the bag. I immediately saw what an impossible puzzle it was to assemble, so I tried to get it back in the bag..couldn't do that either. Forest River really dropped the ball on that one. Who want's to go to all that trouble to put that piece of blank up. But I used the long adjustable poles to fashion a prototype of an awning. I'm creative, it looks like I'll have to be. Anybody with an idea, please post pics.


FR didn't design the "dome" it is from the pop up world, and much loved there.. It also, isn't hard, to put up. Here is a video link, all by myself, less then 10 minutes, no rush or fuss.

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Evidently it's not so much loved here. You should have had your camera showing what you were doing inside. Who want's to go through that every time you stop, and then you have to disassemble it, pack it up, and store it. No thanks. If somebody makes a simple quick awning for the thing, they're gonna have something.
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In general, we never put it up for overnights.. We do our best to be "out" 7 or more days whenever possible. All I did on the inside is put up the rafters. Those 3 long poles. My wife wasn't shooting a tutorial, just wanted to document how long it took to put up.

I don't know where "here" is, but over the years, a couple polls have been run on the forums and FB group, and the dome is much loved, usually a 90% preference rate or so. But as you state, it isn't for everybody, or every situation. (few things are)

That said, I suggest you look at PahaQua's website, and check out their offerings. It sounds like the "visor" might be what fits your uses better. Most, who want a flat, squarish awning make it themselves. You need to either enclose some rope in a fold, or source 14mm keder tape, and then add corner grommets and poles/tie outs to the other side of the sheet of your choice. A home grown awning can be as simple or complex as you want, and done for anywhere from about $30 to $300..

EDIT: since you hate yours, may I suggest you join the FB group, and list it for sale there? People are always looking for one over there.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oliver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Aug 2018 at 5:42pm
Thanks furpod. I'm planning to do some traveling and I won't be staying in one place long enough to use it. But I will hang onto it for possible future use.Thanks for the video, it should be easier for me now. I can see how families might enjoy it, it's just me. By the way, it looks like Outbound posted a homemade awning, but I'm having trouble clicking on it...
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I'm one of the 10% that didn't care for the RDome, went with the PahaQue visor, which I have also seldom use.  Into simple and din't need the added space.  I agree with with Furpod those that deploy them love them, just not my cup of tea.
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