Kulkyne awning

Submitted: Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 21:53
ThreadID: 119267 Views:1674 Replies:1 FollowUps:6
This Thread has been Archived
We're looking at purchasing a Kulkyne vehicle awning and was wondering if anyone on the forum actually owns ones.
We want an awning that is totally waterproof, not just showerproof. Does the Kulkyne fit the bill?
And, is it as easy to erect as the promotional video shows?
Many thanks.
Deejay.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 22:20

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 22:20
The Kulkyne will likely be the same canvas as the majority of awnings out there.
Very likely out of the same factories as most.

My Ironman awning is perfectly waterproof, but with all of them you really need to angle it down quite well when it's raining steadily, and tension it up well before retiring.

That material does stretch a bit when wet, and if not angled well and taut, they start collecting water, it will end up like a kiddies swimming pool full of water !
One morning I woke up and found it like this, very lucky it didn't split and dump about 50lt on my swag :/
AnswerID: 556242

Follow Up By: Member - abqaiq - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 08:02

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 08:02
Seems the latest version on the Ostrich Wing awning is waterproof. Just mounting one today so I can't verify from experience.
0
FollowupID: 842385

Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 08:43

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 08:43
Haven't seen a Kulkyne awning, Deejay, so can't comment.

Ours is an Ironman too, and at Easter it rained one morning and canvas didn't leak. As for putting them up, it doesn't take long, and no doubt practice makes perfect. Nearly poked my eyes out the first time I put ours up. :-)

Bob

Seen it all, Done it all.
Can't remember most of it.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 842386

Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 09:00

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 09:00
Yes, Ironman is totally waterproof, have used it often with kitchen setup and chairs under there :)

Looking at the page for the Kulkyne awning, I'd say exactly the same material as the Ironman and 99% of others . . .

I just bought a couple of smaller awnings, also the same material.
Will end up fitting the 1.6m x 2.5m (out) one to the RHS, and have a Freds Arm type of setup to bring it around to the back for cooking and shade,need this for when the main LHS awning is setup with the awning tent.
0
FollowupID: 842387

Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 13:41

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 13:41
Heading for Mareeba this arvo for next 4-5 days. Rain forecast each day, though only 1-5mm, so might be able to give a more recent report on the Ironman awning :-)

Bob



Seen it all, Done it all.
Can't remember most of it.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 842398

Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 15:28

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 15:28
Getting wet isn't the problem.

It's staying wet ;-)
0
FollowupID: 842404

Follow Up By: Top End Az - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 20:59

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 20:59
Our ARB awning wasn't initially waterproof after a heavy downpour in Townsville ( not angled down, trap for new players). We bought some scotchguard and coated it twice and now dry as.
0
FollowupID: 842424

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)