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Awning type?

Discussion in ''How To' & 'Handy Hints'' started by MeMatt, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. MeMatt

    MeMatt Active Member

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  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    That seems as good a method as any.
    Awning looks custom made for the roof rack.
    Cheers
     
  3. Barry

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    Matt

    I wouldn’t be too keen. there are no tie downs and a bit of wind will send if flying.

    Not worth the risk in my opinion
     
  4. MeMatt

    MeMatt Active Member

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    I was hoping it was something that had been seen before. Im planning to use it with modifications and some guide ropes to secure it.
     
  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I would prefer to see a post at the end where pressure can be applied downwards and a guide rope off that.

    Just having a guide rope at the end won’t apply any “securing” force to be applied
     
  6. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Just so others can see

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  7. MeMatt

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    Thanks Barry!!
    Yeah my modifications will be: use 2 adjustable camp poles secured in a hole on the mainframe and a 'tab' to hold the steel rod in place.

    Was hoping this type of awning had been seen before....
     
  8. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That’s definately a fair weather, custom job.
    If all you are after is shade, it’ll work with your mods......
    It will pond horribly in the wet, though.....the water would run out the sides but everything depends on angle and rigidity.
    Someone has had a good attempt, however I think it really is just a shade awning in a little to no wind situation.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  9. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a home made job to me. should have two support poles and tie down ropes .
     

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