home made awning for roof rack

Submitted: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 18:17
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Hi - does anyone have experience with a successful home made awning for a roof rack? I did see a post about it in 2006 but can't find it now! Where is best to put it? Along the passenger side of the roof rack? Thanks in advance?
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Reply By: Fatso - Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 18:38

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 18:38
Get a cheap tarp of whatever size you want.
An appropriate length of 25 x 25 x 1.6 box section.
Bolt the box section to your roof rack on the outside edge. (whichever side you preffer. Do both if you want.)
Tec screw the tarp to the box through the eyes.
Role your tent poles up in the tarp when you roll it away against the box section & secure it with 2 bungee chords.
Should set you back about $35 plus tent poles, depending on the size of your tarp.
Weighs only a few kilos.
My tarp was 2.4 long x 2.2 wide & I used 2 poles on the side of a Nissan Patrol. It could have been longer & wider & still only used 2 poles.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 19:22

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 19:22
Image Could Not Be FoundFor the $200 for a South african 2.5mtr unit, i personally dont think its worth the hassle. They are self supported and easy to erect.. pics belowImage Could Not Be Found
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Follow Up By: Matt(WA) - Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 22:09

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 22:09
Hi Michael,

Where did you get yours from?

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 17:23

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 17:23
Matt!! I bought it from a guy on Ebay,,, search ARB store.. just outside of Melbourne.. I just checked, he is now selling them for $269 plus $30 delivery. I picked mine up when i was in Melbourne over Xmas !! Michael
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Follow Up By: Matt(WA) - Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 20:46

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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 21:16

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 21:16
Do as the previous poster said on the roofrack attachment then on the outer edge get a length of plastic pressure pipe about 30mm dia and tek screw the edge of the tarp to it.
drill a hole at each end of the pipe to take the metal pin on a tent pole, two ropes and pegs and its up.
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Reply By: slave - Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 10:45

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 10:45
Try thread 22139, it worked for us.


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