Slide out sunshade

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 07:17
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Hi guys!..Question, if I may. I was wondering if it is at all possible to purchase a pull out shade that could be fitted to the side of my 4x4..have seen them off the side of vans and RV's, and would be great to fit one to the roofrack. ( for those short stops along the track, when opening the camper not justified). Hey, just another thought!..I'm a cartoonist...would this site be the melting pot of opportunity!! Not vi-ing for business...just a thought! Regards
Bronco
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Reply By: wheeler - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 07:35

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 07:35
I would be wary of a slide out. Too many things to go wrong with the mechanism. There are several roll out awnings available including the Gunyah and ARB also have their own now. I think the Gunyah is about $500. Not sure on the ARB. In both types the poles fold up into an alloy track and you simply roll it up. The Gunyah rolls up into a vinyl bag with zips, while the ARB rolls up inot an aluminium case with clips. There may be others out there as well and I have seen some home made jobs as well...not as pretty, but just as effective.
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Reply By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:01

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:01
see post 30085 - I got some good ideas from there

The Gunyah ones have gone up to $600 & $700. No good on the Troopy, a bugger to roll up underarm at that height.

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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:03

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:03
Hi Bronco,

you can get them, try this company Open Sky...

http://apexleisure.com.au/index.php?module=Website&action=Text&content=1139467539593-0412

Lyn

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Reply By: glenno(qld) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:04

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:04
hoochie

and a couple of poles . Cheap hey .
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Follow Up By: glenno(qld) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:06

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:06
TYPE IN HOOCHIE in the search function .
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Reply By: Fast_Patrol - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:29

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:29
southern cross canvas do one that attaches to the side of a roof rack

cheers
andrew
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Reply By: cruiser - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:35

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:35
Supercrap have some for about $179, but, buy at your own risk.
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Reply By: Brett_B - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 13:03

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 13:03
Bronco

A mate of mine has one bolted on the side of his Hilux roof rack, it runs near the full lenth of his car (large roof rack with bull bar extention)

I think its a great idea, he has never had trouble with it, its great for rain and sun.

Would have one myself but dont want a roof rack :-(

Brett
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Reply By: Pterosaur - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 15:36

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 15:36
Maybe not quite what you're looking for, but I bought a bit of "rope track" (aluminium profile) which I fixed along the roofline above the gutters on my troopy.

Shade (a tarp with rope sewn along one edge) is slipped into the rope track, peg the other side - instant shade !

Total cost - less than $200

cya
Terry
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 20:08

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 20:08
Further to your follow up, Terry,
Rather than having a boltrope sewn into the tarp, I found things called sail "slugs" (9.5mm diameter) at a marine tackle shop.
They are laced to one side of the Tarp through the eyelets and run in the aluminium track instead of the rope.
I used cable ties/zip ties to attach the slugs to tarp.
Much easier to erect.

cheers
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