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Awning Reviews

Discussion in 'Camping Australia' started by jangle63, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. bay window bandit

    bay window bandit Active Member

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    I've got one of the Just Kampers driveaway awnings, and I'm really happy with it.
    These are just a couple of quick shots of it set up in a hurry in the front yard ;)

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  2. Scott Neilson

    Scott Neilson Member

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    Geees I am finding it hard to keep up with all these recommendations! I would love one of theses annex tents for ours as well. I would love to have an original one from late 70,s. Do they ever come up for sale? or does anyone know of one hidden away anywhere. New member first time posting. My profile is my Kombi 1978. All pretty original, in great nick & we just love him. I say him because I have three girls in my house & I needed a mate in my life. He is "The Jungle" & I often have beers by myself just staring at him in the garage.
     
  3. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome Scott - they do come up every now and then but do you REALLY want one? They are heavy, awkward and smell!! - well mine does - just smells of old canvas and no matter how long you leave it out to air, even spraying it with Febreeze still doesn't take away that musty old canvas smell.
    We find a Coleman gazebo next to the kombi is easy to drive away from- you can add walls and even a tent off one side is great for stashing things (and kids) in. Your choice of course.
     
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  4. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Get yee to the Bus Stop at Stanthorpe...... you will see every possible shape/ configuration of awning imaginable !
    Good way to see what works and why, for folks.....welcome to KC.
    Enjoy the ride :cool:
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Kombi Club Scott! :)

    Annex tents have come a long way since the 70’s.... just saying. ;)

    Enjoy the ride.....
     
  6. 76kampa

    76kampa Active Member

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    The annex on mine looks like its from the 70s... I haven't put it up yet to take a photo.
     
  7. VaiseW

    VaiseW Member

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    @oldman
    I have just done the same as you to attach an awning to the poptop.
    I have the same issue on weight and I see you added the steel link stuff and the swivel thing that tightens and loosens etc.
    I was wondering if you have to undo that completely when the poptop is taken down, or the loosening of the swivel thing (dont know what it is called sorry) to its longest point is all that is needed ?
    I have played with various bungee cords, stretchy things of many lengths to try and get it to stay up and also come down with no perm mods - but nothing has worked so I am resigned for a non stretchy permanent thing.
    I was going to try a ratchet tie downs - the ones with the hooks at the end for the holes - as I dont have stuff that can crimp the steel like in your picture.
     
  8. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, the swaged unit has to be removed completely (on mine) to drop the top.
    A simpler, quicker alternative is to drill a hole in the top of the channel that the arm rollers run in and drop in a bolt, vertically, when the pop top is up. This stops the rollers tracking back under weight.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     

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