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    Default Trailvan "Wing" type awning

    Hi guys, I would appreciate some feedback on what "wing" type awnings are available for the Imagine Trailvan.
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    Default Re: Trailvan "Wing" type awning

    Aftermarket probably http://www.bundutec.co.za/bunduawn.html. There might be some other custom options also which I'm sure people will comment on soon.
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    The latest go! Drive and Camp magazine has a write up on various options available.
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    Imagine also make their own wing type awning, have a look on there website or contact Gideon for more info.
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    we bought one trailvan in 2015 and we asked Gideon to install a bat wing ; happy so far. rgds

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    Default Re: Trailvan "Wing" type awning

    Quote Originally Posted by Bester View Post
    Hi guys, I would appreciate some feedback on what "wing" type awnings are available for the Imagine Trailvan.
    I see you are in Paarl, talk to Dewald the Western Cape agent he is based in Stikland, there is no need for other makes of awnings as Imagine has their own purpose made awning for the Trailvan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Aftermarket probably http://www.bundutec.co.za/bunduawn.html. There might be some other custom options also which I'm sure people will comment on soon.
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    Why Vernon? I am considering one for the Serval!
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    I have a Imagine wing installed on my Trailvan by Gideon and his team.
    Nothing wrong with it just very small, i was also thinking to replace it with a Bundu awning.(Covers a bigger area for shade)

    I will also monitor the advice coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandveld View Post
    Why Vernon? I am considering one for the Serval!
    You have a short memory .....

    I sent you a repeat of a private email re the product .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vernon Wentzel View Post
    You have a short memory .....

    I sent you a repeat of a private email re the product .....
    Please explain. I am about to put one on my Trailvan as well.

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    We have the Comfortvan and got a 2.4m awning from Nelson at Canvas Tents in Durban, it came with sides with large windows to totally enclose the unit. I chose them as the ends of the 270 degree are square, not angled maximising the awning area.

    I had aluminium brackets manufactured and attached the awning myself which was a fairly big job, but doable. We have had it for about 3 years now and what a difference it has made to our camping trips.

    Only modification I needed to make was to add some support poles to the front section with some short stubs to stop rain water collecting, it runs off nicely now.

    https://www.canvastents.co.za/index.php/contact-us

    The attached pic is when we are taking things down so the front panel has been removed but it gives you a very good view of the actual awning itself.

    The second one is of us with camp setup and some of the side panels attached.
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    I had a bundutech awning on my companion and didn't have issues. What was your issues Vernon?
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    1st night on the road and the bundutop/bunduawn withstood itís first highveld thunderstorm and downpour very well.
    I love the idea of no poles.

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    I would not like to comment from a commercial point of view, as I'm no longer a commercial member, rather personal experience as someone that has seen all the "wings" manufactured in SA by now as we work on a number of them monthly.
    Here is my 2c worth and in no way am i trying to bash any products of any one manufacturer, simply my experience in dealing with clients that use wings on their different vans.

    The long and the short of a wing is that it is flawed in design as it cannot withstand water and some perform poorly in wind. More about water issues later.
    The first wings imported into SA were just that ...a fordable wing..no vertical poles or support for side panels. Typical South Africans that we are , we want to take the whole house with and live in luxury so came the vertical poles, to support side panels, Large oversize wings some bigger than the van they are fitted on and it did not take long for everyone to realise ...oops water is a problem.

    Due to the height limitations of the bracket holding the foldable poles, the wings have an inherent design flaw in that is cannot channel water fast enough or create a good enough away flow of water on flat sections.
    So, now everyone starts with all these afterthought mods like rain poles, spring-rods and a dozen other " quick solutions" to push up sections of the wing to try and help with water run off.

    Still, the wings leak and Ive seen a few folded and broken due to wind.
    Stripping wings of the vans and off their frames is also a costly exercise as manufactures have to bolt / glue/ rivet and Velcro the fabric to every single part of the framework to make fabric fitting tight and neat. This all must be reverse engineered and stripped off before repairs can be done on the fabric.

    Everyone has their own way of camping and we all believe our products work for us, just always keep in mind that any sort of wing does have a number of limitations / drawbacks. A good example is the Explorer range of caravans, they had no less than 5 awning designs, never attempted a wing until now on the new XT Trooper and eventually went back to standard slide in Rally type design.

    If one uses an wing for the purpose it was originally designed ( quick flip open for shade ) it certainly is a workable solution...more than that, in some cases takes just a much time as pitching a standard slide in awning.
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    So I still haven't made up my mind, but at this stage a 2.5m Safari Awn from Howling Moon is the leading contender as this will only be used for shade over the kitchen during short stays and good weather.
    Can anyone who has fitted another type awning (other than the standard slide-in) on a Trailvan or Comfortvan please post some photos of how it is mounted?
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    Bester.I have decided to bite the bullit and have ordered a Bunduawn 360 for my Trailvan.It will be ready tomorrow. I have asked Imagine to fit it for me.Will let you know on the outcome.Had a look at their quality and it seems fine.I also have a plan on how to make the awning waterproof against the caravan. Will share once I know it works.Rudu
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdp View Post
    Bester.I have decided to bite the bullit and have ordered a Bunduawn 360 for my Trailvan.It will be ready tomorrow. I have asked Imagine to fit it for me.Will let you know on the outcome.Had a look at their quality and it seems fine.I also have a plan on how to make the awning waterproof against the caravan. Will share once I know it works.Rudu
    Is your fitment completed, are you happy?
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    Not Yet. I did not get time to collect it this week.
    Will go tomorrow to Bundutec to collect my awning and drop it off in Pta by Imagine on Monday.

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    We have the Bush Lapa wing and it withstood a good shower and strong winds.

    Had very little water that collected on top.
    Was surprised at deployment and sturdiness in the wind.
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