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Which awning ....

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:44 am
by ChrisF
So Elders is now ALMOST done (dis mos nooit klaar klaar nie ...)

We need shade while camping ....

Do I stay with the Easy pop Gazebo ??

Do I get an awning ??

What type of awning ??

- ostrich wing looks nice (not sure if it will fit though.. and struggling to get to see one in the CAPE)

- they "jack out" type ... have seen it in use and like it, yet have been warned these dont like wind ...

- en hierna is dit mos nou maar weer terug na awnings met pale, toue en grond penne ...


will appreciate feedback from those that have USED the different types - good bad and ugly, and why you will a specific type for your next vehicle.


dankie manne en dames.

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:57 am
by Thunder02
Ask Thys to show you his that we made for him, maybe we can do something custom for you as well :thumbup:

I use a gazebo and a awning on the vehicle as well, always carry both with.

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:35 pm
by ChrisF
ek maak so. Dankie

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:41 pm
by Donkey
Eazyawn? :think:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:49 pm
by ThysdJ
Eazyawn surely is the classiest, but in my experience it is bulky, cumbersome and always in the way of my camping setup.. Plus it is a pain to mount, and has left scratches on my Hilux. More trouble than what it is worth. :silent: :silent:

I asked Neil to make me a rectangular canvas awning, 1.5m x 2.5m with a rope stitchec into the one side. Then I attached a rope mold to the canopy. Now I can slide the canvas in when I need the shade, otherwise pack it in the custom made canvas bag I got with it. I will take pictures when I am able to. The rope mold stays, the canvas gets packed away when I dont need it. No more eazy-awn awning to cause wind resistance and increase fuel consumption. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Neil can give you a quote.. It is worth it..

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:06 pm
by pietpetoors
I have one of those Hanibal awnings which do not need poles. I like it very kwaai because I do not like ropes while camping. Also when you stop next to the road to have a quicky (breakfast) you can quickly pop it open. Takes a minute or two to open and fold back.

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:11 pm
by Thunder02
pietpetoors wrote:I have one of those Hanibal awnings which do not need poles. I like it very kwaai because I do not like ropes while camping. Also when you stop next to the road to have a quicky (breakfast) you can quickly pop it open. Takes a minute or two to open and fold back.
Is the quicky before or after breakfast :twisted: :lol:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:24 pm
by 4x4BEES
Thunder02 wrote:
pietpetoors wrote:I have one of those Hanibal awnings which do not need poles. I like it very kwaai because I do not like ropes while camping. Also when you stop next to the road to have a quicky (breakfast) you can quickly pop it open. Takes a minute or two to open and fold back.
Is the quicky before or after breakfast :twisted: :lol:
Maybe it IS breakfast :twisted: :twisted:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:30 pm
by zepplin
ThysdJ wrote:.......Neil can give you a quote.. It is worth it..
This option sounds bakgat! Neil, how about pricing? 2300x2500 (rope on short side). I already have a homemade awning with shadecloth so have 3x poles & ropes for the far end. My existing one rolls up into a 115mm PVC pipe with screw on end caps but as Thys says, looks untidy & resembles a Bazooka (I did spray paint it camo). Gave the border man at Vioolsdrift a mild heart attack. :twisted:

Sorry for the hijack Chris. :surrender:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:05 pm
by Thunder02
zepplin wrote:
ThysdJ wrote:.......Neil can give you a quote.. It is worth it..
This option sounds bakgat! Neil, how about pricing? 2300x2500 (rope on short side). I already have a homemade awning with shadecloth so have 3x poles & ropes for the far end. My existing one rolls up into a 115mm PVC pipe with screw on end caps but as Thys says, looks untidy & resembles a Bazooka (I did spray paint it camo). Gave the border man at Vioolsdrift a mild heart attack. :twisted:

Sorry for the hijack Chris. :surrender:
PM sent :thumbup:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:21 pm
by ThysdJ
Having a quicky like Pieter under my Chaber awning will be a bit of a time consuming task, so we have to keep our quicky stops short if there are no trees around. Or we wear hats... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:40 pm
by ChrisF
4x4BEES wrote:
Thunder02 wrote:
pietpetoors wrote:I have one of those Hanibal awnings which do not need poles. I like it very kwaai because I do not like ropes while camping. Also when you stop next to the road to have a quicky (breakfast) you can quickly pop it open. Takes a minute or two to open and fold back.
Is the quicky before or after breakfast :twisted: :lol:
Maybe it IS breakfast :twisted: :twisted:
believe it serves as the egg timer ....

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:42 pm
by ChrisF
zepplin wrote:
ThysdJ wrote:.......Neil can give you a quote.. It is worth it..
This option sounds bakgat! Neil, how about pricing? 2300x2500 (rope on short side). I already have a homemade awning with shadecloth so have 3x poles & ropes for the far end. My existing one rolls up into a 115mm PVC pipe with screw on end caps but as Thys says, looks untidy & resembles a Bazooka (I did spray paint it camo). Gave the border man at Vioolsdrift a mild heart attack. :twisted:

Sorry for the hijack Chris. :surrender:
not a hi-jack :)

WE are all here for AWNINGS .... :cooldude:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:44 pm
by ChrisF
pietpetoors wrote:I have one of those Hanibal awnings which do not need poles. I like it very kwaai because I do not like ropes while camping. Also when you stop next to the road to have a quicky (breakfast) you can quickly pop it open. Takes a minute or two to open and fold back.
Pieter het jy n foto van die setup ?

Hoe vergelyk dit met die "Ostrich wing" ?


ek verkies ook iets sonder pale en toue .... ook maar net vir so "vinnige" skadu ... :siffler:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:29 pm
by ChrisF
ChrisF wrote:
pietpetoors wrote:I have one of those Hanibal awnings which do not need poles. I like it very kwaai because I do not like ropes while camping. Also when you stop next to the road to have a quicky (breakfast) you can quickly pop it open. Takes a minute or two to open and fold back.
Pieter het jy n foto van die setup ?

Hoe vergelyk dit met die "Ostrich wing" ?


ek verkies ook iets sonder pale en toue .... ook maar net vir so "vinnige" skadu ... :siffler:
Pieter ek het so bietjie op hul site gekyk .... lyk NETJIES !!


en om die draai van een van my sites .... :shock2:


o-jitte .... ek sien n ding kom .... :siffler:


ek sal maar vir my vrou sĂȘ dis jou skuld ..... :surrender:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:56 am
by Thunder02
Are we still talking awnings :laugh2:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:12 am
by ChrisF
Thunder02 wrote:Are we still talking awnings :laugh2:
what awnings ? :siffler:


try to keep up ... :tease:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:35 am
by Thunder02
ChrisF wrote:
Thunder02 wrote:Are we still talking awnings :laugh2:
what awnings ? :siffler:


try to keep up ... :tease:
Sorry age kicking in :laugh2:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:47 pm
by 4x4BEES
Hahahaha... :slap: :slap:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:18 pm
by george
ThysdJ wrote:Having a quicky like Pieter under my Chaber awning will be a bit of a time consuming task, so we have to keep our quicky stops short if there are no trees around. Or we wear hats... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
So that why we have no pics :deadhorse:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:29 pm
by Thunder02
george wrote:
ThysdJ wrote:Having a quicky like Pieter under my Chaber awning will be a bit of a time consuming task, so we have to keep our quicky stops short if there are no trees around. Or we wear hats... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
So that why we have no pics :deadhorse:
I'm sure pics were loaded,but mods must have removed them :tease:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:09 pm
by george
I'm sure pics were loaded,but mods must have removed them
Probably better so :sick:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:48 pm
by ChrisF
Thunder02 wrote:
george wrote:
ThysdJ wrote:Having a quicky like Pieter under my Chaber awning will be a bit of a time consuming task, so we have to keep our quicky stops short if there are no trees around. Or we wear hats... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
So that why we have no pics :deadhorse:
I'm sure pics were loaded,but mods must have removed them :tease:
would the mods please crop out the good bits and repost the bits that actually show the AWNING ... :siffler:



would actually appraciate some close up shots of the Haniball unit .... seems like a nice DIY project in the making

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:28 pm
by george
Back to topic.When I was traveling I had the standard pop up which was great but I had to shed some weight so this was one of the things I left behind when I crossed the border.To replace it I we used our tarp with 2 poles.It actually worked great.Cheap and dirty.Just the way I like it.
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Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:30 am
by pietpetoors
Hey party van ons werk soms, sal gou vandag mooi prentjies vat.

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:45 am
by Haboob
Have Ostridge wing which works great. Quick & easy. Bit pricey, but worth it.

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:37 pm
by pietpetoors
At long last I took the pics.

The only things I do not like about this waning are:
1. I should have taken an Ostrich wing one, since my kitchen is on the tailgate most of the times, it would have been nice to at least do it in the shade.
2. When you fold those two arms rub against each other, not mutter how tight you roll it. Because it is aluminium it gives of black powder because of the rubbing and that makes the canvas very dirty and let it look bad. That is why I added those pieces of rubber to try and keep the arms apart when rolled up.

Oh ja and that scew bracket, I got it like that from Hannibal, I think the hinge of the arm was too small for the bracket so it bent the bracket when they tightened it, does not seem like it bothers them they just send it out like that.
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Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:10 pm
by Thunder02
Pieter,how do she handle wind :?:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:11 pm
by pietpetoors
Very well, that was my main concern when I bought it since we stay in the wind capital of South Africa.

One day I did get a bit worried but then I just tied a rop from the end of the awning to the ground to prevent it flying up. It does have Velcro straps on the inside of the canvas which you strap around the arms.

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:43 am
by ChrisF
Dankie Pieter

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:45 am
by Thunder02
pietpetoors wrote:Very well, that was my main concern when I bought it since we stay in the wind capital of South Africa.

One day I did get a bit worried but then I just tied a rop from the end of the awning to the ground to prevent it flying up. It does have Velcro straps on the inside of the canvas which you strap around the arms.
:thumbup:

Thankyou

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:56 am
by ThysdJ
Nice awning Pieter. I can like to want to also build 2 arms like that for mine... :thumbup: :thumbup:

Re: Which awning ....

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:06 am
by Shimano
Thyself,
Gooi n bietjie n pic van jou setup asb? Ek soek ook n bietjie shade vir my bles :laugh2: