What length awning to get for the side of a D22 / Prado?

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 03:56
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Guys.....

Just wondering what length Awning people buy to fit to the side of their car??..... Specifically a Prado 150 & Nissan Navara D22 Dualcab ( I want to be able to change between the 2 vehicles).

From what I can find out, most suggest to buy the 2.5 long one where it comes out from the vehicle 2mtrs... For those that have one, what are your experiences?

What sort of things to I need to look out for when shopping around for one? A few of my mates have teh Tigerz11 one and they seem happy with it considering the $$ they paid for them....

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated....


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RobM

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Reply By: graham B9 - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 07:10

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 07:10
Hi Rob,

I have a 1.9 meter long Hannibal awning but bumped into a guy that has a 2.4 Hannibal and it is much better and has alot more under cover room than mine. They are not the cheapest but great because they are self supporting and do not need ground legs, setting up time is fantastic. You can also fit them with walls but I did not get this option. I have mine fitted directly to my Hannibal roof rack but you can also bolt them directly to a rail as well.

They are in Brisbane but have distributors around the country.
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Reply By: Skulldug - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 09:37

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 09:37
Rob,

I have fitted the smaller of the ARB Awnings. I think it is 2m. Common sense told me to get the bigger one but I felt it just looked too long. I guess its like buying a boat. When its on the water, you want the biggest one you can afford but when its behind your vehicle, you want the smallest.

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Reply By: Johnhu - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 10:17

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 10:17
I actually find that the 2m along the vehicle (2.5 m out) suits the prado better, but thats just my preference. I've used the Ironman one - no issues/problems. Pretty much the same as the ARB, TJM, TigerZZ, etc.

John
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Reply By: Member - Fab72 (Paradise SA) - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 10:28

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 10:28
G'Day Rob,
I have the Tigerz11 awning fitted to my Pajero io. It's 2 metres along the car and 2.5 wide out from the car.
The awning itself is great quality and I'm very impressed at how well it packs back up after use. I'd have no hesitation in recommending one.
In answer to your question of how big/long etc. I guess what is your intended use? I use mine predominantly to sleep under. At 2M long, I can fit two swags side by side and at 2.5 wide it means both swags are covered in the event of a rainy night without our feet sticking out in the weather.
For my car, more than 2m long would have looked odd. On a full size 4by, you might get away with a 2.5X2.5.
Good luck....but once you have one, you'll never look back.

Fab.
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Follow Up By: RobMac (QLD_Member) - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 22:28

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 22:28
Thanks for all the info fellas....

I didn't realise that they make a 2.5x2.5 version....Do Tigerz11 make one in this size?
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Follow Up By: Member - Fab72 (Paradise SA) - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 07:56

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 07:56
Rob,
Pretty sure they do...check out their website to be sure.
They've got heaps of good stuff....their winches are pretty good too.
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Reply By: Dough Boy - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 11:28

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 11:28
Gday Rob M
I have a ARB 2m tr(wide) x 2.5 mtr (out) on a D22 Navara mounted to my roof cage
Its great and easy to put up on my own (that had to be a feature for me)
The only issue I have with it is the extendable poles locking in tight are a bit like a lazy teenager.......they only work when they want to !!!!!
I am led to believe all of the awnings on the market use the same pole system , so that mite be a question to ask of the retailer ?

Hope that helps
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DB
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Follow Up By: RobMac (QLD_Member) - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 22:34

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 22:34
Cheers for that... I've got a mate with a D22 also but he chose to have the 2.5 long and 2mtr out version. 2mtr in any direction is not that long when you're 1.8mtrs in height to start with.
2.5x2.5 would be great but I didn't realise that anyone makes this size.

On a D22 I would have thought that the 2.5 long one would be prefect as there is plenty of length from rear of tub to the front windscreen, but I want to be able to interchange it from my D22 to our Prado 150 and I'm not sure how 2.5 long one would go on the Prado

Anyone have the 2.5 on the Prado 150's ?
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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 09:01

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 09:01
For us it was simple.

We chose ours based on the three facts:
1. the sun is not always overhead,
2. rain very rarely falls straight down, and
3. we wanted protection and shade at the left hand side of the car.

We got the longest and widest that would fit our car and roof rack. At the time it was a 2.5 x 2.0 meter one. And if we were after one now I would still choose the longest and widest that fits the car.

Phil

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Reply By: RobMac (QLD_Member) - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 18:46

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 18:46
Thanks for the replies..... Think I might focus on a 2.5x2.5 one
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 19:19

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 19:19
I don't know about the other brands but the ARB awning has a sail track extrusion on the outside bar and if you buy a replacement awning sheet you can slot it straight into it and double the awning width when you peg it out, it makes a great area to set your tent / swag under in foul weather or heavy frosts
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 19:22

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 19:22
Forgot to add that I paid the extra couple of $$$ for the ARB one as they stock replacement parts if you break a leg clip etc. the others may too but something to consider
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Reply By: RobMac (QLD_Member) - Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 16:47

Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 16:47
Looks like I'll be leaning more towards a 2.5x2.5mtr one.
The mounting systems for these awnings, how does that work if u have the H/D Rhino Roofbars?? Is it purely a "L" shape bracket that simply bolts to the top end of the bars?

I have the H/D Rhino bars on both the Prado and D22 Dualcab but the roof bars are at different distances apart..... Would this be an issue when wanting to swap between vehicles??

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Rob
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