DIY Awning

Members' DIY projects
Post Reply
User avatar
WayneSchalk
Monster Truck
Monster Truck
Posts: 2193
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:22 am
Town: Krugersdorp
Vehicle: 2014 Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4D 4X4 Auto
Real Name: Wayne
Club VHF Licence: X117

Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:12 am

So as part of my trailer build I started building this swivel awning.
Attachments
IMG-20161002-WA0009_1475467841944.jpg
IMG-20161002-WA0007_1475467842262.jpg
20161002_175544_1475467873185_resized.jpg
20161002_175311_1475467874069_resized.jpg
20161002_175015_1475467874928_resized.jpg
20161002_174954_1475467875556_resized.jpg
20161002_174945_1475467876045_resized.jpg
20160929_124713.jpg

User avatar
Mud Dog
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 28387
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:18 am
Town: East London
Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy

Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:25 am

Looks very good so far! :thumbup:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

Image
Image

Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

User avatar
ismail
LR 4WD Full Lockers
LR 4WD Full Lockers
Posts: 756
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:05 am
Town: Cape Town
Vehicle: Hilux '03 2700i SC 4x4
Real Name: Ismail
Location: Cape Town

Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:00 am

No thats a solid frame, nice work
'93 DC 2.2 4x4 33" BF KM2's 60mm lift, Fakawi Canvas Canopy. SOLD
'03 SC 2700i 4x4 32" BFG KM2, SAC stage 1, OME springs, Rancho 9000XL shocks, ARB, Escape Gear seatcovers - goes like a bomb!!!!!!!!!

I surf more than I work

User avatar
TertiusK
Low Range 4WD
Low Range 4WD
Posts: 238
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:23 pm
Town: Oudtshoorn
Vehicle: 1990 Hilux 2.4D 4x4 DC Full MIKEM Suspension front and back + 2007 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDI 4WD
Real Name: Tertius

Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:05 pm

Looks good Wayne!!

You obviously seem like a very practical person!!!

I need a cheap and easy to set up idea to get some shade behind my SFA for when I am angling. Any ideas ?

lukestoyzx
Low Range 4WD
Low Range 4WD
Posts: 173
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:13 am
Town: Griffith
Vehicle: 07 Hilux SR5
Real Name: Luke

Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:30 pm

Awesome job mate! When do they go on sale!

Sent from my SM-N920I using Tapatalk

User avatar
WayneSchalk
Monster Truck
Monster Truck
Posts: 2193
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:22 am
Town: Krugersdorp
Vehicle: 2014 Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4D 4X4 Auto
Real Name: Wayne
Club VHF Licence: X117

Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:54 pm

Thanks guys, I just have to clean up some of the welding, paint and make up some brackets for the trailer :thumbup:

Will keep you posted.

User avatar
WayneSchalk
Monster Truck
Monster Truck
Posts: 2193
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:22 am
Town: Krugersdorp
Vehicle: 2014 Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4D 4X4 Auto
Real Name: Wayne
Club VHF Licence: X117

Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:08 pm

TertiusK wrote:Looks good Wayne!!

You obviously seem like a very practical person!!!

I need a cheap and easy to set up idea to get some shade behind my SFA for when I am angling. Any ideas ?
You have to DIY it if you want to go cheap. My "offroad" trailer is not as pleasant on the eye as the commercially available ones. But it cost a fraction of the price and has the same features.

Same with the awning, but having said that, Tentco does a small awning that slides into an aluminium rope rail that you have to attach to the canopy or roof rack. Cheap and the whole thing comes off if you don't need it.

:thumbup:

User avatar
TertiusK
Low Range 4WD
Low Range 4WD
Posts: 238
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:23 pm
Town: Oudtshoorn
Vehicle: 1990 Hilux 2.4D 4x4 DC Full MIKEM Suspension front and back + 2007 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDI 4WD
Real Name: Tertius

Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:53 pm

Thanks Wayne, will have a look there!!!

User avatar
WayneSchalk
Monster Truck
Monster Truck
Posts: 2193
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:22 am
Town: Krugersdorp
Vehicle: 2014 Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4D 4X4 Auto
Real Name: Wayne
Club VHF Licence: X117

Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:48 am

TertiusK wrote:Thanks Wayne, will have a look there!!!
Or you can order one from me....hahaha.

Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk

User avatar
TertiusK
Low Range 4WD
Low Range 4WD
Posts: 238
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:23 pm
Town: Oudtshoorn
Vehicle: 1990 Hilux 2.4D 4x4 DC Full MIKEM Suspension front and back + 2007 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDI 4WD
Real Name: Tertius

Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:40 am

Hehehe. I was thinking of something easy like a bracket in which you place 2 tent poles and then simply pull the net or what ever over. To remove simply take it off and hide it behind the back seats. I have the design in my head, will try to find someone who can build it for me.

User avatar
WayneSchalk
Monster Truck
Monster Truck
Posts: 2193
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:22 am
Town: Krugersdorp
Vehicle: 2014 Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4D 4X4 Auto
Real Name: Wayne
Club VHF Licence: X117

Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:38 am

So I have made a bracket to mount the awning to my trailer, painted it (poorly as I am the worst painter ever). And fitted. Now to get the canvas done :thumbup:

I should have opted for stainless steel instead of mild steel.
Attachments
20161009_111152_1476081084503_resized.jpg
20161009_110727_1476081085253_resized.jpg
20161009_110722_1476081083727_resized.jpg
20161009_110354_1476081085782_resized.jpg
20161009_110345_1476081086264_resized.jpg
20161009_110343_1476081086754_resized.jpg
20161008_105259_1476081087294_resized.jpg
20161008_105250_1476081087761_resized.jpg

User avatar
Stef
Monster Truck
Monster Truck
Posts: 3108
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:54 pm
Town: Pretoria
Vehicle: '98 LTD
Real Name: Stefan
Club VHF Licence: X107

Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:21 am

@ Tertius: Froll did a nice one some time ago that he posted somewhere, one of those roll up types.

Nice job Wayne

User avatar
Mud Dog
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 28387
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:18 am
Town: East London
Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy

Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:07 am

Looking good Wayne. Mild steel is fine but I would have rather done hot dip galvanising instead of paint. :winkx:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

Image
Image

Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

User avatar
Froll
Monster Truck
Monster Truck
Posts: 3296
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:13 pm
Town: Vioolsdrift
Vehicle: 1995 2,4 D/C Hilux SFA 4X4 , 2010 4.0 V6 Fortuner 4x4
Real Name: Roger
Club VHF Licence: N/A

Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:38 pm

Stef wrote:@ Tertius: Froll did a nice one some time ago that he posted somewhere, one of those roll up types.

Nice job Wayne
still have not finished mine, will get back to it once the truck is on the road again. :thumbup:

User avatar
WayneSchalk
Monster Truck
Monster Truck
Posts: 2193
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:22 am
Town: Krugersdorp
Vehicle: 2014 Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4D 4X4 Auto
Real Name: Wayne
Club VHF Licence: X117

Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:50 am

Ek het die naweek reg gekry om die awening klaar te maak :thumbup: Nog net so paar klein dingetjies hier en daar.
Attachments
20161022_092624_1477282361678_resized.jpg
20161022_092531_1477282362503_resized.jpg
20161022_092523_1477282363122_resized.jpg
20161022_092518_1477282363704_resized.jpg
20161022_092509_1477282364356_resized.jpg
20161022_075525_1477282364916_resized.jpg

User avatar
Mud Dog
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 28387
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:18 am
Town: East London
Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy

Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:33 am

Very neat! Well done! :thumbup:

What will happen if it gets windy? Do you have some poles and 'guy ropes' on stand-by if needs be? :think:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

Image
Image

Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

ROOFER
LR 4WD Full Lockers
LR 4WD Full Lockers
Posts: 994
Joined: Sun May 23, 2010 10:03 pm
Town: grassy park cape town
Vehicle: 99 s/c hilux 4x4 2.7i long range tank & dual battery; 2003 nissan x-TRAIL (4X4)
Real Name: charl

Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:46 am

looking good Wayne :thumbup:

User avatar
WayneSchalk
Monster Truck
Monster Truck
Posts: 2193
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:22 am
Town: Krugersdorp
Vehicle: 2014 Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4D 4X4 Auto
Real Name: Wayne
Club VHF Licence: X117

Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:54 am

Mud Dog wrote:Very neat! Well done! :thumbup:

What will happen if it gets windy? Do you have some poles and 'guy ropes' on stand-by if needs be? :think:
I know of someone who built the exact same awning and he reported the awning held up in some strong winds. I do have guy ropes that I can attache to each arm. But I think the best plan of action is to close up the awning when a storm hits.

I opted for this route as the previous awning needed too many poles and the setup time was ridicules. This one is much faster and I don't have to carry any poles that takes up space, but the trade off is I have less shade. So Ill camp close to trees, its cooler in any case :thumbup:

User avatar
Mud Dog
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 28387
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:18 am
Town: East London
Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy

Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:23 pm

Whatever the considerations you made, it's still a great job!

It's also a quick fold away if the wind does pick up too strongly. :winkx:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

Image
Image

Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

User avatar
Haboob
Monster Truck
Monster Truck
Posts: 2406
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:57 pm
Town: King Williams Town
Vehicle: Hilux
Real Name: Edge
Club VHF Licence: HC129

Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:59 pm

Looks great Wayne.
Firstgeer (Tony) also built one, but he used stainless.
When the wind blows, it will get under the awning and buckle the arms of the awning over the roof. All you need to do is anchor the ends of the arms to the ground with guy ropes and strong tent pegs. Mine has faced the elements without a problem for six years. The only problem, do not leave it open overnight when you are not there if there is a chance of rain. Mine collects rainwater on the roof, which is the one downfall that I have with it. I close mine up every night before going to bed.
TersiusK, you will have to go a long way to beat a 270* Awning.
Quick up and quick down. You cannot even try to compare it to just about anything else.
Image
HABOOB means "Dust Storm"

Post Reply

Return to “Build your own:”

  • Information
  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users