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    Default Tentco Bundu Canopy - anyone using one?

    If you do use one, your thoughts please? And maybe if you have pics of the setup?
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    We're using a Tentco Bundu Canopy and can't complain about it.

    Takes little more time to pitch than a bat/ostrich type awning but imo much more sturdy in windy and rainy conditions and it provides enough shelter.

    One positive is that it does not have to be permanently fitted to the vehicle and can be used on any side where you have a channel to slide the bag section into (like a caravan tent - see pic). Folded with poles it fits on back seat or sideways in load bin of my vehicle and you don't have to drive with it fitted.

    The bag forms part of the canopy, closes up with a zip with the folded roof section, poles and pegs inside and its quite easy to carry around.

    Can also be used as a stand alone unit (just buy an extra middle pole). I have used it as stand alone gazebo when fishing.

    Tentco also supply sidewalls for the canopy. (Bought two sides but have not used them yet).
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    Default Re: Tentco Bundu Canopy - anyone using one?

    Thank you Advocatus, that is very helpful! And thanks for the pics.
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    I have one works well.
    If you decide to buy one PM me I will give you tip on how to
    erect easily.

    Pity you are not in W. Cape I may be selling one soon with sidewalls and extra pole.

    Here are some pics (off the web - not my pics) with it being used for shade (no sidewalls)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    I have one works well.
    If you decide to buy one PM me I will give you tip on how to
    erect easily.

    Pity you are not in W. Cape I may be selling one soon with sidewalls and extra pole.

    Here are some pics (off the web - not my pics) with it being used for shade (no sidewalls)
    Pity it is, I am tumurngone far away.
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    Hi,

    Definitely a good product. I have had mine for years and am very happy with it. I use it on both my vehicle and my trailer roof top tent combo. Would happily buy another.
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    Default Re: Tentco Bundu Canopy - anyone using one?

    Thank you Eric..some have mentioned it can be used "stand alone" - is it a viable option and are there fastening places for the poles that would substitute the vehicle support?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    Thank you Eric..some have mentioned it can be used "stand alone" - is it a viable option and are there fastening places for the poles that would substitute the vehicle support?
    The roof section which is attached to the bag has this where the extra support pole is mounted so that the canopy can be used as a stand alone unit.

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    Gents, thanks for the input. Have decided to go ahead and get one of these next week.
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    Riaan, I also find it to be more handy than the bulky usual gazebo. I never use it attached to the vehicle - I find that most impractical with the moving sun. Even though it is sturdier than the usual gazebo, I do find that in very windy conditions some of the guy ropes start becoming loose. Once this happens and a gust lifts a corner high enough, then the poles fall out and it collapses. I don't use the guy ropes any more for the corners, I now use tie down straps that I bought at camp world - designed to be used with gazebo type structures. They are also brightly coloured so people see them easier at night. With these it is super sturdy even in very strong winds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMacAfrica View Post
    Riaan, I also find it to be more handy than the bulky usual gazebo. I never use it attached to the vehicle - I find that most impractical with the moving sun. Even though it is sturdier than the usual gazebo, I do find that in very windy conditions some of the guy ropes start becoming loose. Once this happens and a gust lifts a corner high enough, then the poles fall out and it collapses. I don't use the guy ropes any more for the corners, I now use tie down straps that I bought at camp world - designed to be used with gazebo type structures. They are also brightly coloured so people see them easier at night. With these it is super sturdy even in very strong winds.
    Thanks for the info Andrew. When camping we use a 3x3m gazebo but I have wanted extra "under roof" space for ages ( can't load another gazebo on the roof rack) so this will work perfect for that. The fact that it can stand alone is also great. Our quick afternoon excursions to the sea will also be another application, it is a schlep to load the gazebo for an afternoon outing.

    Do you have a pic of the tie down straps you use? We live by the coast and the factory that produces the north easterly wind for Zululand is situated here.
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    Default Re: Tentco Bundu Canopy - anyone using one?

    Any pics?

    I am not sure how one would secure with storm straps?

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    Part of my normal tent kit are the "Max" pegs.

    They are spring loaded so keep the guy ropes tight.I have not used with the Bundu as don't think the Bundu is suited for high winds. Do use them on my 3m heavy duty Tentco gazebo with a brass frame .

    They come in two sizes normal and heavy duty. I am not suggesting these are the ultimate solution to wind or as a replacement for storm straps. I use both and sleep well.
    You can make your own but I bought direct from Max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post

    Do you have a pic of the tie down straps you use? We live by the coast and the factory that produces the north easterly wind for Zululand is situated here.
    Yes, I worked in Richards Bay for 4 years and that wind can be something!

    Hopefully the picture came through. The carabiner on the black strap side goes over the top of the pole and the hole at the end of the orange side goes over the tent peg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMacAfrica View Post
    Yes, I worked in Richards Bay for 4 years and that wind can be something!

    Hopefully the picture came through. The carabiner on the black strap side goes over the top of the pole and the hole at the end of the orange side goes over the tent peg.
    Thanks!

    Will see if it works with the plastic packet supports we use on the sand as in the attached pic, tent pegs have no use in beach sand

    I must really get some canvas ones made to keep in the car, the Spar bags look rather tatty now that I think about it.
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    Haha - those bags must come from the Essenwood Spar. Made as tough as the people who shop there!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMacAfrica View Post
    Haha - those bags must come from the Essenwood Spar. Made as tough as the people who shop there!!
    Hahaha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    Thanks!

    Will see if it works with the plastic packet supports we use on the sand as in the attached pic, tent pegs have no use in beach sand

    I must really get some canvas ones made to keep in the car, the Spar bags look rather tatty now that I think about it.
    Go for these Riaan, you'll only have to buy once!

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    https://maxcons.co.za/product/max-gu...m-double-rope/

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkk View Post

    Thanks - some interesting products there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    Thanks - some interesting products there.
    Pleasure! Ja Connie has thought up some interesting solutions.

    The maxpegs work great for tents and gazebos.

    I use them on my Tentco gazebo and don't need to storm strap anymore (the storm strap makes a huge noise in heavy wind and also started to make a mark on the canvas - over time I reckon the friction would have worn through the canvas, that's why I ditched that idea). The Vaal can also dish up some hectic wind (perhaps not quite as bad as at the coast, but I've seen canvas dome tents pushed down flat and their spring steel poles bent and plenty of gazebos becoming weapons as they cartwheel towards you!), but the maxpegs have worked well on both the gazebo and the tent.

    BTW great contributions in the "It are time" thread!

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