roofrack rollout awning

Submitted: Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:35
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hi all ,I cannot find many threads on this subject , i am in process of buying an awning for off passenger side roofracks also 1 off rear of roofracks, can any one reccomend a canvas shop in bris area that will custom make awning . cheers
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Reply By: fourplayfull - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:45

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:45
Howling Moon make a fabric with aluminium enclosure which holds spreaders & adjustable legs .Various lengths through Opposite Lock .
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Reply By: EXTREME1 - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:47

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:47
Try Copelands & Pickers Canvas & Vinyl (at the GABBA) these guys did my canvas canopy and a vinyl awning for me. PH: 3391 6622, 22 Wellington Rd
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Reply By: David (Bris) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:15

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:15
Hi jtb,
The Canvas Place at 25 Snook St, Kippa Ring ,Ph 3284 3212. They made my retractable awning and roof rack bag. Reasonably priced and I was very happy with the workmanship.
Cheers David
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Reply By: Well 55 - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:28

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:28
You can get a "C" channel rivitted to the side and rear of your roof rack, then have a rope sowen into the edge of the tarp and it is pulled through the channel which will hold it in place. Then a couple of poles and guy ropes to hold it all up.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:41

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:41
Can point you to half a dozen in Melbourne!!!
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Reply By: Jen & Geoff - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:52

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:52
G'dayjtb, We saw a vehicle by the side of the road with such an attachment, he was doing work for Telstra. Geoff stopped and asked him about the awning he had, as he apparently fitted it himself. This bloke said it was a canvas house window awning he picked up cheap and modified it to suit the roof rack of his Patrol. Looked good and worked wonders as I saw today when drivng past in the rain. Jen
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 19:50

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 19:50
Funny you should mention that! We were just discussing the possibilities of doing just that while up in Jurian on the weekend! Now I'm quite enthused as I know it must be a deffinate possibility!! ;-)
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 20:04

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 20:04
Hi Jeff... Is that salt water you are blasting through...???
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 20:30

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 20:30
Well we did get alot of salty crap on us on that particular weekend with a few fesh water crossings after and some good ol' hi pressure everywhere spraying when we got home. We did three mouth crossings that weekend one of which the tide was starting to come in and may have been bringing salt water in, but for the most part they were fresh water. I reckon I would have got more salt under the car from some of the wet sand we had to drive on, flickin' it everywhere! Dodging waves etc.
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Follow Up By: Jen & Geoff - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 20:30

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 20:30
Go for it and let us know if it works Jeff. Geoff said the bloke did some modifications on the casing and had a handle to roll it up. Looked quite neat. We will have to have a move on and make ours as time is slipping away before we head for the Gulf through to Darwin in July. Jen
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 20:35

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 20:35
Yeah that's how I was thinking of doing it. My first idea was to get some PVC water pipe (like you use for storing tent poles etc) cutting a rectangle slit all the way down one side and puting a pole inside with a tarp attached to it. Then somehow attaching a handle to one end of the pole. That way you could just pull the tarp out and then wind it back in again. But then I thought of the window blind as I have some old ones at home and thought it's already done for me that way!
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Reply By: Member - Oskar(Bris) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 09:45

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 09:45
2.4M 1.8M roll-out awning with aluminium poles and casing and retracting ropes $199 from Campmart in their latest catalogue.
Haven't seen one in the flesh but it looks interesting
Cheers
Oskar
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