Car Awning Required

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Re: Car Awning Required

Postby Titch » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:36 pm

Picture installed will be good.
How much?
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Re: Car Awning Required

Postby stevo. » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:15 pm

yeah i'll get some pics up of it installed, hopefully tomorrow. I'll find out a price for ya.
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Re: Car Awning Required

Postby stevo. » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:16 pm

I thought it was going to be simple and just bolt in on, but i had to make some brackets so it sits in the right spot. Just finished them and paint is drying.

If it rains i assume you have to drop it down so it doesn't fill up like a pool and collapse.

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Re: Car Awning Required

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:03 pm

Hey....looks pretty good Stevo.
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Re: Car Awning Required

Postby Titch » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:44 pm

Looks good to me, well done.
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Re: Car Awning Required

Postby Komodo » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:06 pm

I know these ones shown are the free standing type. But for a lot less $ you can just stick a bit of sail track on the side of your roof rack slide in a poly tarp and then use cheap poles and some guy ropes.
wrap the tarp up on it self and hold in place with velcro.
I saw this about 6 years ago before these awnings really started showing up on the market (at least I'd not seen them) Worked brilliantly. Old bushy had it on his troopy and said it had been there about 10 years (and going by the look of the tarp I don't doubt it had been there that long)

Just another option to think about
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Re: Car Awning Required

Postby Titch » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:10 pm

That's the way we are heading,Von is sewing up a bag for it tho.
using a fly we have spare in the shed.
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Re: Car Awning Required

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:12 pm

Not quite the option for those who take a great deal of pride in the appearance of their vehicle though Komodo.
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Re: Car Awning Required

Postby Komodo » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:34 pm

Easily resolved with a canvas bag over it gypsy. If your fussed that is.
I'll be honest something like that I would only be using whilst touring (ie when I have my roof rack on) and I'm not overly fussed by how my vehicle looks in touring mode as much as how practical it is. So if its practical and cheap I'm all for it.
Camping and touring isn't all about looks, gizmos and gadgets - its about getting out there and enjoying this great land and sometimes function has to rule over form especially if the old sky rocket is feeling a little light.
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Re: Car Awning Required

Postby Dodgy_Dave » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:43 pm

Komodo wrote:Camping and touring isn't all about looks, gizmos and gadgets -


Yeah, that's right, It's just half of the fun :)

I recently put some roof racks on my 4B and added a rola vortex basket, I put my camping chair, jerry can and swag up there, not that I didn't have the room for it inside the car, but only because It looked good. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Car Awning Required

Postby stevo. » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:05 pm

Titch wrote:Picture installed will be good.
How much?
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Just got a price, $325 from ARB, $50 for a mouting kit if you need one.
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Re: Car Awning Required

Postby Titch » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:07 pm

Thank you,
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Re: Car Awning Required

Postby chippy 76 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:08 pm

I have always liked the idea of these ....
how do they hold up if there is a breeze ? or are they stronger than they look ???

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Re: Car Awning Required

Postby Komodo » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:38 am

They are made (the ones I've had a good look at atleast) of similar framing to that which is used in the OzTent.
They can also be pegged down.

Dodgy_Dave wrote:I recently put some roof racks on my 4B and added a rola vortex basket, I put my camping chair, jerry can and swag up there, not that I didn't have the room for it inside the car, but only because It looked good. :lol: :lol:


Do you hate fuel ecconomy and love wind noise? I cant stand having my roof top basket on when not required
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Re: Car Awning Required

Postby stevo. » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:32 pm

I finally got to use my awning!!

The photo isn't the best, but, the awning came in very handy. It rained a little, and was a bit windy, we sat under it and was very comfy and stable just with the supplied dodgy guy ropes and tinfoil pegs.
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