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Posted: 13.06.2018  ·  #1
Another awnings type question, but has anyone tried this type of product?



It’s more canopy than an awning. I’m looking for something quick and easy to pitch and light weight but sturdy. At least as sturdy as a gazebo anyway. My concern would be the depth though. It is 3 meters. Seems a little excessive. I would prefer 2.5 or less.
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Posted: 14.06.2018  ·  #2
I have not seen one before and have to say it looks good for being able to pitch quickly.
have you a link to where you saw it?
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Posted: 14.06.2018  ·  #3
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Another awnings type question, but has anyone tried this type of product?



It’s more canopy than an awning. I’m looking for something quick and easy to pitch and lightweight but sturdy. At least as sturdy as a gazebo anyway. My concern would be the depth though. It is 3 meters. Seems a little excessive. I would prefer 2.5 or less.


I saw a guy using one like that on a V/W in Killaloe, he had it connected over the van and out over the rear open doors and later he turned it to also cover the rear and sliding doorway.
it looked really handy.
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Posted: 14.06.2018  ·  #4
Looks quite handy to pitch alright. Link
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Posted: 21.06.2018  ·  #5
Well I ordered one from Charles Camping along with a magnetic driveaway awning attachment. The kit has arrived. I have not tried it out yet. Only got as far as trying the magnetic strip which is just not a runner. My roof is to irregular and not flat enough to accept it. Pity. It’s a nice idea and I am sure would work well on the right roof.

This leaves me on the look out for some awning rail c-channel that I can glue to my roof. Any suggestions for where to get this in Galway city area?
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Posted: 22.06.2018  ·  #6
Get back on to Charles they should have what you need ,shouldn't cost more then a tenner to ship to Galway.
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Posted: 03.08.2018  ·  #7
I tried out my Outwell sun canopy a couple of times now. It is just what I wanted. Can pitch it in under 10 mins and it packs away neatly. In the end I just glued a c rail to the van. You don’t drive away from this thing so there is no figure of eight piece. It has not been tested in windy conditions but so far so good.

Do you think it qualifies for an awning charge at campsites? It is technically a canopy and only touches down at 2 points plus a couple of guy ropes.
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Posted: 03.08.2018  ·  #8
Yes for some and no for others. I have heard of campsites charges for just the roll out awning. But each site will have there own criteria for some it will about the extra space required for an awning, others the potential harm to the grass, others to supplement their pitch fee.
In short there is no clear cut answer. I would no pay extra for an awning after I have paid for my pitch
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Posted: 03.08.2018  ·  #9
Cheers Jamie. We still haven’t made it down to Doonbeg this year but it is on the list so hope to get there, canopy n’ all!
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