Awning

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 13:02
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Just put a canopy on the new ute am now looking at fitting a tigers 11 awning 2.5 x 2.5 .

My last ute I had the Ironman version had a lot of use with no problem, I'm hoping for a similar run fron this one. Only going to this model due to slightly larger.

Anyone with any experiences with these?
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Reply By: Keir & Marg - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 14:49

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 14:49
Bought Tigers11 at Xmas (2mx2.5m) for the Pajero as it was a very good price from the 4WD centre. It's been very useful but the tubing is extremely thin-walled. A couple of weeks ago a gust of wind pulled out the pegs for the guy ropes and flipped the awning over the roof, completely bending the horizontal poles. I've sinced replaced the poles with thick-walled paint roller handles from the local hardware and they are much stronger. So, I guess, it's pay your money and take your choice. Perhaps check out the other offerings and see if the poles are any stronger.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 14:56

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 14:56
Have a mate in the club with one that wraps around the back of his Prado, had the same thing happen first time he put it up. There was a much stronger version at the show this year but at $1500 thats a lot of shade
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 14:57

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 14:57
As you can see in my Avtar I also use guy ropes
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 15:00

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 15:00
Forgot to say thanks Keir, getting old and my manners are out the window
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Follow Up By: Keir & Marg - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 19:17

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 19:17
Hey Ian and Nola,
I forgot to say we had a 10 year old with us, his first time camping, and he was desperate to help, so I let him put the awning pegs in, and I didn't check them afterwards, so the failure is really my fault!! Anyway, if I could have afforded it, I do like the look of the Foxwing, which covers 270degrees, but it was about 5 times the price. Perhaps I should just buy bigger tent pegs, a bigger hammer, and an older child.
Cheers, Keir
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 09:19

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 09:19
Thanks Keir, gotta love em, mine filled up my tank with the garden hose.

Foxwing, thats what my mate had, as I said it went right up and over when we camped at Peak Charles

I think the one at the show was an Osterich wing? not entirly sure, but was made of a lot stronger alloy tube. I've ordered the Tigers 2 as you say need to peg it down right away
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Reply By: Gotlost - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 09:36

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 09:36
Noldi,
I had a Tiger 11 awning, 2.5 x 2.5, for a 60 Series, took one look at it and decided to change it, got rid of the legs and other bits that came with it, I was just left with the awning itself and the bag it came in, I then took it to a trimmer and got him to put eyelets in one end, ( for the 2 poles I had, these were stronger than the ones supplied), then I got the trimmer to put a canvas sleeve under the front of the awning so I could roll the poles up inside itself., it worked well and was stronger than what was supplied, here in Exmouth it gets windy and I thought the bits and pieces supplied would not be able to handle the winds we get.

Cheers
Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 09:40

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 09:40
Thanks Mark, I'll keep that in mind. I found the Ironman a bit flimsy as well, but fot the price. I'll check it out when it comes, lots of work to do to get the ute livable
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Reply By: Member - Peter G20 - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 21:18

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 21:18
Hi Noldi.
We recently bought a Supa Peg deluxe awning which are made in Qld.
We are presently on our road trip around Oz.
So glad we bought the quality product as it has already paid divid ends in 40 + degrees in Coffin Bay on the beach sitting out the heat wave!

It oozes quality and is very robust with high quality fittings.

Order on line and you have it in a week!

Cheers

Pete
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 10:15

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 10:15
Thanks Pete, they look a quality unit, I've not heard of them before

Rgds
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