Making an awning for side of 4WD

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 08:56
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Hi all I have a Vinal tarp and have attached it to a sail track that is riveted to a piece of 20x20mm RHS I want to do 2 things one is to weld 3 lugs on so I can bolt it to my 3 Rhino bars ,yet I want to have a bag with a zip made up,so do they just make up a bag and put 3 slitts in it so the brackets I weld on can still work? as I have never had a good look at one and am unusre what way to go,
any help on the matter would be great .

reagards John.
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Reply By: Malleerv - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 09:08

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 09:08
the awning bag is usually attached using the sail track or channel on the back egde of the bag. The awning is then sewn into the bag amd when unziped the awning can be rolled out yet stil attached to the bag and sail track.

Hope that makes sense
Cheers Matt
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Reply By: Member - Teege (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 10:08

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 10:08
John
I have a home made awning similar to yours. Rather than put it in a bag I had my wife sew up a little closed sleeve that slips over the front and is held in place by a velcro strap. It's about 20cm long.(see pic) This stops the water and dust getting in from the front and keeps the wind out. It's done some hard k's and never let me down.Cheap and easy and does the job.Image Could Not Be Found
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Follow Up By: Member - Teege (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 10:12

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 10:12
John
Sorry, I should have added, this works because my setup protrudes about 30 cm forward of the roof basket it is attached to.

teege
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Reply By: Von Helga - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 11:58

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 11:58
I have a slightly different slant on the one I have yet to build.
I have a Standard 100 series cruiser with barn doors. I have a homemade awning that rool up at the back and ties off at the rack
I want to build the same outfit as Johnny Boy but I want to make mine as long as the side of the Roof Rack with a quick release so I can put it on the back of the Roof Rack when required.
The extra length in the rack will make for a wider awning when fitted to the rear.
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Follow Up By: Member - Teege (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 12:20

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 12:20
Von Helga
Could I suggest that you simply instal separate sail tracks to the side and the rear. A couple of easily removed selftappers throught the sail track will hold the awning in place while travelling. To change location simply remove the selftappers, slide the awning out, and slide it into the other track.

teege
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Follow Up By: Johnny boy - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 08:06

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 08:06
Hi all,
I have now welded brackets on a 20x20 gal rhs with a sailtrck riveted on,it will stay on the 4b and I have just put a length of sail track on the external shower side of the van and have made a cool C channel that I can fold up 2 teliscopic cam lock poles it attaches to the tarp so now the guy making the bag for me just has to sew a bag on the other end and attach a 6mm rope sewn in to it ,I then can interchange it between the 4b and van :)

Cheers John.
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 12:01

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 12:01
My awning uses bolted on brackets. The whole awning is encased in a zipped bag and the mounting brackets bolt to the outside, through the bag and the internal "c" channel.
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