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does anyone have any quick shade setups they have developed for bush camping, looking for any novel or interesting ideas
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Reply By: OziExplorer - Tuesday, Dec 31, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2002 at 01:00
Do you want to attach it to your vehicle or what/how???

I have sail track on my vehicle that I use with 90% shade cloth that I sewed myself. Just use polyester thread and it sews like magic on a normal home sewing machine. For the other side I sewed in small pieces of thin canvas on the corners and bought an eyelet kit from a camping store. Got some good telescopic poles (not cheap) but high quality and only need one rope on each. Works like magic, quick to erect, cheap to make and most effective.
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Reply By: diamond - Wednesday, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:00

Wednesday, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:00
very simple idea didnt know why we didnt think of it ages ago we went to vic high country last week very hot hard to find shade pulled the shower tent down just a tarp not one of the cheap blue ones silver it was with black backing from bunnings pulled the four poles of our pop top flies stuck one in each corner a couple of guy ropes sat in the shade all day then with out getting cooked only hastle is have to follow the shade as the sun moves lol
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Reply By: Truckster - Wednesday, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:00

Wednesday, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:00
Theres a company in Mansfield the

Manufacturer and repairer of canvas products
Shop 2/ 165 Mount Buller Rd
Mansfield 3722
Ph (03) 5775 1105
Fax (03) 5775 1533

They make removable a pull out awning, that mounts to a single roofrack. This thing is magic, and worked off the back of a mates Troopy, top of mountain out woods point in snow and rain, we were dry! You can get sides for it too, that clip on... 2 poles, and 4 ropes, and your there.

To fit take out of car, and theres a flattish lug on each end, line that up and drop in to mount on roof rack, then turn it to lock it into place. It wont move.

Length of the pull out area there was about 6-9 of us under there so it was quite large!

Assembly time, under 20 seconds! packing up time under 20 seconds!!

$199(it is canvas, not crap) I think i was quoted month or so ago, Im getting one.

They will match it to your car if you want.
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Follow Up By: Dazza - Wednesday, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:00

Wednesday, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:00
Thanks, I will give them a call
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Reply By: rojac - Wednesday, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:00

Wednesday, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:00
Beach/pub umbrella with a mozzie net over the top.


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Reply By: rickwagupatrol - Wednesday, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:00

Wednesday, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:00
hiya dazza. had the same problem awhile back. dont have a roofrack on the gu(wont fit in the carport!!!). wanted some shade, especially for the baby, tried the old taarp of the car bit and all it did was flap in the wind.
solution was easy, send the missus to find something!!!.
she came home with one of those gazzebo's that concertina down and fot in a carry bag. it fits across the gu at the rear doors, behind the rearmost seats, dosent take up to much room and is huge when erect.
only extra we got for it was some decent guy ropes and pegs, it held up quite well in a 25 knot sea breeze at the beach last sunday. missus got it from action supermarket for $99.(geez, she's good to me :).)
hope this helps.
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Reply By: flappan - Thursday, Jan 02, 2003 at 01:00

Thursday, Jan 02, 2003 at 01:00
I've used both the "pull apart" type shelters and the "fold up" type as well. Both work OK, with the fold up type (you can buy them for about $100) best because of the self contained nature.
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Reply By: kezza - Friday, Jan 03, 2003 at 01:00

Friday, Jan 03, 2003 at 01:00
In summer I throw in a good sized piece of 90% shade cloth, its great as shade, mozzy protection, keeps the rain\dew from blowing under the tarp (we keep camps as simple as is practical), and as a quick shelter from hail damage. Cost 140 bucks - takes up little space, can be up as fast as I can string up a rope or 2 and can cover 3 vehicles K.I.S.

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Reply By: CJ - Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 22:40

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 22:40
I have rigged up a piece of 90% shade cloth to fit over the open rear door (or from the side) of my Forester. Attaches to standard roof bars with elastic cord threaded through shade cloth 'sail clips' and is held up with 2 telescopic poles and guys. Takes 5 minutes to put up and provides easy cool access to the frig and kitchen in the back of car. Also have an OUTSIDE windscreen cover and tinted windows to keep it all cool.
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