Side Awning for a Patrol

Submitted: Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 15:35
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Hi all,
does anyone have any suggestions on how to make a side awning that i can errect when down the beach or parked up along the road, some thing that is quick and easy would be good.
My plan wwas to have it attached to some roof bars and a couple of tent poles, but i am sure that there are better ideas out there and ones that look like they have been made by the professionals.

If any one has any ideas i would appreciate it

Thanks to all
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 15:51

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 15:51
ARB have a good one, quite cheap. The other is www.opensky.com.au. I found the manufactured products, by the time you have added up all the stuffing around, etc end up being just as cheap and usually better.

The ARB product is about $300 or so.

Wizard
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Gold Coast
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Reply By: Pathfinder 97 - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 15:55

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 15:55
Thanks Wizard i will have a look at it on the web
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Reply By: Member - Bernard - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 16:42

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 16:42
Have a look at site for Gunyah Outdoors -- some good looking awnings.

www.go4x4.com.au

Good luck.
Bernard
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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 16:57

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 16:57
I believe Southern Cross Canvas is also manufacturing one of these units. If it's anything like the quality of their tents I will buy one soon.
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Reply By: slave - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 18:34

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 18:34
Search the archives, there are heaps of ideas

Post 107317 is the version we used (thanks rickwagupatrol)

It worked really well when we were rained in Innamincka recently. We used an extra length of flat and square aluminium across the centre and found we only needed 2 poles. When assembling we fixed velcro ( instead of the occy strap )so that the velcro holds it altogether when rolled up.

Mrs Slave
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Follow Up By: Pathfinder 97 - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 19:24

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 19:24
I have search the archives and i cant find any thing, or it could be just a case of i dont know what i am looking for.
Any hints

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Follow Up By: rickwagupatrol - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 21:17

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 21:17
my pleasure mrs slave. :)

rick.
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Follow Up By: slave - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 10:51

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 10:51
Pathfinder 97

try using 'shade awning' as a topic search and search 'both' archive and active.
I just used this and came up with the thread I am refering to - more options to choose from.

We used the heavier silver/green tarp.

If you can't find it get back to me

Mrs Slave
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Reply By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 20:47

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 20:47
G'day Pathfinder 97,

I thought about making one also, but figured after all the stuffing around you still don't end up with the same " ease of erection" result as the comercial ones. We opted for the Gunya brand for it's quality construction, one person setup and fold up, and no ropes or pegs. Would never look back now, money well spent IMO.

Avagoodn
Pezza
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Reply By: A-TREK CAMPING HIRE - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 00:40

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 00:40
G'day Pathfinder 97, we manufacture roll out awnings, made from high density polyethylene & using an aluminium frame which includes telescopic poles within the frame itself ( no loose poles ), one man operation, takes about 60 seconds to set up & pack up, they pack up neatly into a heavy duty PVC zip up cover, their on special for $299.00 cash including GST, check our web site for details.
www.atrekcamping.com.au
Cheers, Dave.
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Reply By: Member - John (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 08:02

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 08:02
I think Hannibal do one that requires no tent poles.

John
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Reply By: rob&kev&roo - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 13:30

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 13:30
All we use is a tarp conected to the roof rack with 3 clips then 2 poles to hold up other end about 2minutes to put up and cost $10 tarp, $30 for 2 alluminium poles and $5 for 3 clpis. Thus far has worked fine
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Reply By: MAVERICK(WA) - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 16:59

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 16:59
rob and kev and roo i'm with you - have been using a couple of blue plastic tarps for many many many years - cheap as chips and when the wear out a new one is under $10 - broom handles even cheaper than ally poles - cable tie to the roof rack - roll out and depending on the size attach one end to the roo bar with an occy strap and either peg directly to the ground or use the poles. also good to attach to another 4wd. as for $300 - you must be joking - either that or we really are an excessively rich country. rgds
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 21:30

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 21:30
Maaayte i was scrolling down and gonna say it till i saw your post - Some people have 2 much money. I had an aluminimum pole laying around so I tied it to the roof rack and bought a blue tarp for BA I then got 2 extendable legs which are made in china and are less than 10 bucks each. The tarp rolls around the legs to the roof rack and just unrolls when you need it. Some of that guy rope and 2 pegs topped it off. All for less than the price of a carton and oh so simple to use. I am not that cheap and will sped money on things I have to but dont believe in the latest and greatest that i can easily knock up myself for a fraction of the cost
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