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    Anyone made a rear awning for a landy ? recently found when breaking camp everythign got soaked when trying to pack the boot.

    I have a home made side awning just after any ideas for a rear one

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    Doesn't AJ have something?
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    I made one - well, it was a side awning really, but you need a back awning more than a side awning as you found out - getting stuff in the boot.

    I bought a couple of metres of waterproof canvas stuff from a sailmakers (black so it can't look any dirtier) and got SWMBO to sew webbing loops onto the corners. These tied onto corners of my roll cage. The poles were just some bits of ali pole I found kicking about, with some paracord down to pegs in the ground.

    I'm about to MarkII it, with turnbuckles on the rear corners of the roof that go through eyelets in the awning.

    The whole thing rolls around the poles and goes in the back. Takes about two minutes to deploy or stow.
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    I just use a sheet of tarp pulled half over the back of the roof tied down to my side steps / rock sliders then use old tent poles and guy ropes at the other end.

    If it's raining I leave it tied to the landy open the back door bundle it all in and close the door on the tarp, it's a bit flappy above 30mph though

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    Hi all,
    Here are some photos of our new rear awning
    it takes 2 mins to put up, has fitted pole, mozzy screens and windows
    all the sides are removable and it an be erected with no pegs or guys
    best bit is that it is avalibe for less than 100
    more pics in my profile
    enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyvern View Post
    Hi all,
    Here are some photos of our new rear awning
    it takes 2 mins to put up, has fitted pole, mozzy screens and windows
    all the sides are removable and it an be erected with no pegs or guys
    best bit is that it is avalibe for less than 100
    From where and do you reckon it would fit ok on the Dormobile, appears you have yours connected to the roofrack?

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    Hi Owens GD,
    Yep - it's on the roofrack, but I expect with a little 'modification' you would be able to have it on the dormobile top - the awning comes with a slider and fitting (male and female) as fitted to a caravan awning, which could be mounted to a board and fitted to the back as required...
    its for sale at the moment for 89 from JR leisure as a Khyam porch awning - their website says :

    SPECIFICATION:
    Flysheet: 2 oz polyester 185 T WeatherWeave 5000 with Flame retardant coating. Taped Seams including PVC windows
    Hydrostatic Head: 3,000mm
    Flysheet Features: 2 side tie-back doors with mesh vents and privacy curtains. Removable front door with large window and privacy curtain. Cadre & figure 8 compatible for fitting to caravan. Lightweight hanging point.
    Main Poles: 9.5mm diameter solid fibreglass poles, 1 manual and 1 auto joint.
    Bedroom Poles: N/A
    Porch Poles: N/A
    Inner Tent(s) : N/A
    External Height: 230 cms
    Pack Size: 103 x 20 cms. Strong Polyester fully zipped Carry bag
    Pitched Size: 180cm wide x 190cm deep
    Weight: 7.5 kg
    Porch Awning is designed for a standard rail height of 240 cm


    http://www.jrleisure.co.uk/category/...-0-0-0-0-0-0/1

    hope that helps
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    on the basic side i have made various cheap awnings useing basic woven pvc tarps which are cheap you can make or buy for a few quid elastic bungee type toggle ties that go through eyelets and tie to racks/roll cages etc use decorators telescopic aluminium pole for ceiling rollers etc with a spike or similar in the top and basic guy ropes.the bungees ties take the sting out of gusts save the day on all but heavy winds

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    Hi Wyvern,

    I'm new here. I just looked at the photo's of your awning............it looks great! Do you think it could be made to fit a Discovery 3 ?

    I have roof rails but no bars at the moment. How do you get a good seal along the top and sides?

    Many thanks

    Chox

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    Hi Chox
    Welocme to the forum! enjoy the banter and jump in when you see something you want to comment on!
    Awning - it will be a little high for a disco, but if you dont mind it being on a tilt it should be ok... the wall wil be on the floor but you can roll them up out of the way. the poles are not going to be in the way as they are arched. take a look at the dimentions above and measure your vehicle to be sure...
    We use some shock cord (Bunggie) from the top of the rack down to the vehicle lash down points on both sides, and then another shock cord accross the rack.
    The Awning ties to the bunggie cord to hold it to the waggon, but lets it have a bit of slack in high winds.. Sounds a but Heath Roberson but works well
    If you are resorseful the awning comes with a slider male and female to allow you to construct some form of fitting if need be.
    But for the price I think it's a good gamble .
    hope that helps!
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    Thanks wyvern, that's just the kind of info I was looking for. My new (well, 2nd hand really) Disco won't be mine until next week so as you can imagine I'm quite excited

    We did have a 110 V8 in the early 90's then a Disco 200 in the mid/late 90's. Not had one since! The reason we want some kind of awning is so that we can sleep in the car but have a 'little bit more room'. We haven't been in tents for years, but you know................kidz all grown up and left.........we wanna have some fun now!

    Many thanks

    Chox

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    Cool, I have a similar awning (from my caravan days) and was wondering if I could adapt it for use on my Ex Military 110 Tithonus. Your post and pikkies have been most helpful

    Grintz110 :-)

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