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« on: June 10, 2019, 07:39:36 PM »

I finally got one, a Batwing. Even Arnold liked it!  Full story on my blog;  https://poppageno.blogspot.com/2019/06/awning-on-land-rover-109.html
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 09:15:47 PM »

Looking good!!

That’s a very impressive area of shade!

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 03:42:37 PM »

Shade is NOT what we need this English summer !!!! A damned great umbrella with a built in patio heater is more like it
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 07:30:45 PM »

That's a huge great big awning. Where do you put it when not in use.?
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 08:52:37 PM »

it hangs on the rack, follow the link ;^)  Suprising how small it gets.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 11:30:20 AM »

I like that very much eclipsee_gold_cup

Rain or shine it's makes for a great day out or camping event.

Maybe I can get one for my Jimny, but suspect the overhangs even when folded will be a little long, going to look though cheers_man
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 08:26:06 PM »

Well a hell of a lot of googling and I've come to the conclusion they are too big, even the compact, for my Jimny.
However it's not beyond my capabilities to make one, possibly with fibreglass poles and ripstock fabric to reduce the overall weight and strain on the swivel joints.

So thanks for the idea cheers_man

Watch out for the swivel joints, unsupported the fabric weight and any wind may cause them to snap, the only criticism I have seen mentioned. Rhino do sell them as spares though eclipsee_gold_cup
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 09:51:31 PM »

Yep, must be an issue as they give you 2 spares......   It didn't take much of a breeze to lift the poles off the ground as I was setting it up.
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2019, 11:21:37 PM »

I like that a lot, very nice.  .....I was digging out the 9x9 this afternoon, ready for next weeks trip down to Devon and the S2C Rally. Looking forward to some outdoor living :-) 
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 07:20:46 AM »

I’m making a rear pull out telescopic awning out of some old gas pipe and bits of a railing. 
Hopefully it will be better than it sounds!
I’ll put up a picture if it turns out ok.

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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2019, 07:40:38 AM »

Sounds good, photos please.

I do find it ironic that you never have your roof covered ( not that I can remember) yet the car behind will be dry under your new construction laugh
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2019, 08:13:27 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2019, 06:06:53 PM »

PatnRob on this forum have one of the pull out the rear ones on a Dormobile. I was going to go that route but couldn't emotionally drill the holes in my roof. Perhaps if they were more available over here I would have. IIRC there was a thread on theirs.

searching;

Search was fruitless.  Did have these thoughts though. As you had mentioned telescoping, How about those telescoping poles that twist to lock in place or the new telescoping ladders with the cone shaped "legs"?

Also I would say if you want good coverage 7' min distance for the awning.
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2019, 08:16:59 PM »

Scimike, stumbled on this compact awning review might work for you; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KveCRRbvnbY

I think this is the sellers link;
https://www.suparvaustralia.com.au/collections/4wd-awning/products/erv-180-awning-2-1m-wide-x2m-out
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2019, 08:59:04 PM »

PatnRob on this forum have one of the pull out the rear ones on a Dormobile. I was going to go that route but couldn't emotionally drill the holes in my roof. Perhaps if they were more available over here I would have. IIRC there was a thread on theirs.

I did make a batch of these - as originally fitted to Carawagons with awnings, but can be fitted to any Series/Defender, LWB or SWB, though if you've got a Dormobile roof it does require holes drilling in the rear of the cap!

As fitted to a 109:






The poles slide into tubes in the roof, and are self supporting without needing vertical stays, even with an awning fitted.

Here's an original Carawagon awning fitted on the frame, and behind you can see two Carawagons back to back with a tarp over the awning frames.


Works great with just a sheet on as a sun shade for better climates than ours   cheers_man


Just about to do a few more if anyone is interested, and copies of original awnings to fit might be in the pipeline as well   whistle

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« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2019, 10:35:33 PM »

Those Carawagon one's look great. I made a similar one for my 88 and was very pleased with my invention until I discovered Carawagon had already invented them 30 years earlier  thud

Anyway, the length is limited with an 88 so my Mk 2 version has a length of railing inside a length of old gas pipe which goes inside the heavy duty hoodsticks.
It should give about 3 metres of cover. - if it works, not finished making it yet!

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« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2019, 04:14:51 PM »

A bit of progress.




The thinner bit of railing slides inside the bit of old gas pipe which slides into the thick hoodsticks set.
Each piece has an internal stop so they can’t fall out and the big washer on the end of the gas pipe stops it falling inside when closed.

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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2019, 05:08:57 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2019, 10:57:12 PM »

That’s because everyone is strange in Somerset!

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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2019, 06:19:30 PM »

By George it works!

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« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2019, 12:34:46 AM »

Yay! Do the poles slide just into the tub or do they go all the way to the windscreen?
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« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2019, 07:39:18 AM »

Just in the tub.

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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2019, 11:30:07 PM »

I did make a batch of these - as originally fitted to Carawagons with awnings, but can be fitted to any Series/Defender, LWB or SWB, though if you've got a Dormobile roof it does require holes drilling in the rear of the cap!

AJust about to do a few more if anyone is interested, and copies of original awnings to fit might be in the pipeline as well   whistle

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What usable length is the result on an 88 ?
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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2019, 03:20:07 AM »

What usable length is the result on an 88 ?

Around 1.3m on an 88, 2m on a 109.

The internal support could be placed closer to the rear of the roof to give a little more extended length, but that would limit the weight of canvas or tarp you could put on it.
Or, if you were willing to use legs, you could extend them fully to around 1.7m for SWB or 2.4m for LWB.
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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2019, 10:53:55 AM »

Thanks Pat.

1.3 m would make something long enough to have a sleeping area out the back of the tub....

Just mulling over ideas at the moment - main priority is to get the Ambulance-Camper up and running, it was supposed to be ready by now !

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