Custom Annex

Submitted: Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 16:00
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Hi,
We are planning a trip around Oz in our Mitsubishi L300 4wd van and was after some advice or ideas on where to puchase or get an annex custom built that will run off the roof (roofrack) out about 3metres with 2 sides.

I was thnking there must be a way to store it in a roof rack system and then when its needed unfold it or unroll it, pop up some poles and guy ropes.

Or any other ideas ?

Also, can anyone recommend where we can buy and get a bullbar fitted ?
We are on a bit of a tight budget so need some cheaper options.

Regards
Adam
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Reply By: Member - Alex B - Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 16:30

Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 16:30
Hi Adam, where do you live?
Custom awnings are great but can be very expensive. We spent 10 months on the road using a $12 silver tarp attached to our r/rack and had 2 poles & guy ropes -works a treat, takes about 3 mins to set up. If you want you can roll the poles up in the tarp and use a couple of Velcro ties or ocy straps to keep it stored tightly in place on the roof rack when traveling.

Not the Taj Mahal (spell check) but about $$950 cheaper than a custom built pull out annex.
Cheers
Alex
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Reply By: flappan - Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 16:39

Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 16:39
Agree.

If its Budget you want . . . custom annexes aren't it.

Silver tarp around PVC pipe attached to the Roofrack (rolled up when not required), and a couple of smaller tarps as walls.
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Follow Up By: flappan - Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 16:41

Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 16:41
Oh yeah, there's probably enough Bishi vans in wreckers to pick up a bullbar from them.
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Reply By: Blackie - Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 16:53

Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 16:53
Any decent canvas specialist could make you a bag awning i.e. the awning rolls up into a zippered bag which could be attached to a sail track attached to your roof rack. The poles could be stored in the bag as well.
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 17:39

Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 17:39
Hi Adam

I have installed the awning (and rooftop tent) that you see in the photo on this webpage link text
Cannot recommend them highly enough, excellent rig

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Reply By: AdamMC - Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 18:38

Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 18:38
Thanks for the feedback guys :)

One question though..
Any tricks on keeping the tarp tight so you dont get a build of of water in the center ?

flappan,
How did you attach the smaller tarps to the sides ?

Many thanks in advance
Adam
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Reply By: charlie - Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 18:50

Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 18:50
Just bought a roll out tarp in a bag that attaches to the roof racks. As mentioned above it is similar with two poles that role up in the tarp and straight into the zipperred bag very easy to use and am sue it would be very easy to put side skirts on if required. Cost $200 so not cheap for a 2.? x 3 m tarp in a bag on a rail but it works well especially if you hate setting up tents. We sleep in the back of the cruiser anyway. Its made by Campout products Brisbane.

Good luck on the trip we had many a good time in the mates L300 on all the local Islands in southern Qld. A bit of work some times but it all added to thew fun.

Cheers,

charlie
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 20:18

Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 20:18
Snowy River Rug CO (Something like taht) in Mansfield does one that attaches to roofrack,and pulls out.. Made for side or rear, and is canvas.
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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 15:23

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 15:23
Adam, do a search and read posts 2268, 2761 and 3426 for some more ideas.Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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