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  1. #1
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    Default Home made awning

    I've done a search but couldn't find any relevant info.

    I want to make an awning for my 110. I've thought of fixing some of the stuff that you slot a caravan tent into along the length of my roofrack and then having a piece of canvas the the same stuff you find on the edge of a caravan tent made up. The opposite edge (away from the vehicle) could then be supported by 2 poles and guy ropes. It could fold up quite small when not in use and should be pretty cheap. Sorry, can't remember what the "stuff" is called.

    Comments or advice please. Will it work?
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    Caravan extrusion? And ropemould? I have exactly the same plan, and I know Stockman has already done one like that. My alu is at home just need to mount it now.

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    Hi Imvubu

    I have exactly that on my Disco - in fact it rolls up neatly whilst in the track which is fitted to my roof rack. That way I always have it with me - get's a bit of weather damage, I suppose, but it works for me.

    I also put the 2 poles inside the awning when I roll it up - no loose items lying around. My poles are normal fixed length - I am thinking of replacing with the telescopic ones so you can always have the awning running away from the vehicle if it rains.

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    Hi the photo is what i did on my custom built ali canopy. Tentco in Jetpark did the sewing of the rope mould.

    The caravan extrusion you can get from any caravan dealer/ Campworld. I have just find a place in PTA that can supply nylon material and want to replace the current oxford green material as it is a bit heavy.
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    Thanks guys. Looks like its off to the caravan centre for me.
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