Light Weight Annex

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 at 08:02
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I live in Syd and I would like to get manufactured a light weight fully enclosed annex. I have been told the canvas ones are heavy and to steer clear of them. Can someone recommend a manufacturer to me. I am happy to travel to find the right company within NSW

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Reply By: Puma1 - Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 at 12:31

Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 at 12:31
G'day Deb! The're not all made of canvas so why would you want to go to the expense and hassle of having one made?
I bought a new 5th wheeler and a Patty 'O' Room annex made by "
'Dometic' it's a full annex that attaches to the awning it also includes the skirt for the bottom of the van, you can add extra panels to get the size you need, maybe this will suit you too as it is a light weight material (not canvas). Below is a link to the guys I got mine off (Puma RV) they are in Wyong (N of Gosford S of Newcastle) I did a google search and have not found another seller in Australia so I think they must be bringing them in from the USA like their 5th wheelers.

Or I found it on eBay (in the USA again) item number 160359682653

Gives you a place to start your research anyway, and it's got to be better (and cheaper) than having one built here.

Cheers Nigel
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Follow Up By: Deborah S - Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 at 13:40

Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 at 13:40
Hi Nigel

Thanks for info , at least I have a place to start. If the annex off the awning does it keep the insects / flies out I thought it might need to come off the side of the van to totally enclose it.
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Follow Up By: Puma1 - Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 at 16:30

Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 at 16:30
Hi Deb,
It clips to the side of the van too, so it is a fully enclosed waterproof room with flyscreens and transparent flaps too! I have been told to erect it inside out so the clears are on the outside, so if it starts to rain you just run around and drop them so the rain can't come in before you can zip 'em up.

If it's a Dometic product it's fair to assume plenty of thought has gone into the design.

I think the eBay number I gave you before is for a high room not for the starter room, so check his other listings he does have them - but I recon the freight from the states will be at least $500 so maybe getting it from the same place I got mine would be easier, at least warranty will be honoured!

The one I got is the standard room plus 2 extra panels (3ft long each) as I have a 22ft awning, but I could just erect the standard room (16ft) under the 22ft awning as it does not have to be the same length as the awning.

Total weight including the posts, clips, 2 extra panels and the boxes it was delivered in was 20kg not bad for 7m room (throw the boxes out and there's at least 1kg saved)

It all zips up into a carry bag that's included so it's easy to store.

Cheers Nigel
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Follow Up By: Daschin around - Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 at 18:44

Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 at 18:44
Hi Nigel

Sounds what I am looking for and Tuggerah is a stone throw from were we are staying on the weekend with the new van. I will go and have a chat with them .

Can't thank you enough for taking the time to respond to my request.

Many thanks
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Follow Up By: Puma1 - Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 at 21:17

Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 at 21:17
Hi Deb
Say hello from me, their names are Ann-Marie and Warwick - nice couple good luck cheers Nigel
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Follow Up By: Daschin around - Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 19:29

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 19:29

Will do, hope you had a nice day.

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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 at 20:46

Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 at 20:46
Hi Deb. I also have been looking for something similar to suit an Outback Sterling. My awning is 4.9 metres long. I have found one guy in Wollongong who vouches that his material made up into a full annex, four windows and two doors, would weigh 12kg for the annex and another 12kg for the Aussie traveller anti flap bars and annex poles. The price works out around $2600 with the wind break that attaches to the underside of the van and a detachable awning to fit on to the front panel. (Zipper attachment) I am still thinking about it. Cheers,Bob

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Follow Up By: Daschin around - Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 19:28

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 19:28
Hi Bob

Thanks for the info , I would be interested in speaking to the guy you are referring to , what is his details and I will give him a call and have a chat with him.
They cost o lot of money so I want a good job of light weight material . Once you order one you are stuck with it.

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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 20:02

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 20:02
Hi again.They are called GM Coastwide Canvas. 02 4229 7239 The reason I have hesitated is the guy rubbed me up the wrong way a bit. Especially the way he spoke to his staff. Other people(3 lots) that I have spoken to have said just look past him as the job they do is excellent. I probably will end up there as the value is good. I had a price from Nowra that was $3500. and another that was $3000 from a guy at Penrith. Regards Bob

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