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Tvan Tropical Roof Canvas End Mod
« on: May 03, 2018, 06:22:44 PM »
Currently in Broome and the canvas end is facing west. The inside of the van get very hot with the sun beating down on the canvas. Moving is not an option.
Has anyone fixed an attachment on the other side of the hatch to attach the tri sale and spread it back over the canvas as a tropical roof?
Ive just done it but using 3 poles and it works a treat to keep the van cooler.
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Re: Tvan Tropical Roof Canvas End Mod
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 06:29:58 PM »
Do you have any pictures?
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Re: Tvan Tropical Roof Canvas End Mod
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 09:52:26 PM »
I used a silver-sided tarp with eyelet holes in the corners, that exactly fitted over the canvas roof, and used two cut-down occy straps to hook it into the catch points at the end of the hatch, and used tent poles at the outer end, lifting the tarp about 20cm above the canvas roof, giving lots of sun / rain / bird droppings protection!

As I found I already had a tarp that fitted exactly, the total cost was zero.
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Re: Tvan Tropical Roof Canvas End Mod
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 10:07:22 PM »
You could use clips as per attached photo.
Attached clips to the 'D' rings on the roof, across the back window,
attach clips to the sail then 3 poles on the sail, or any combination of poles.
These clips are available from BCF, Bunnings etc.
I use these clips to attach my sail to the front of the annex for extra shade

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« Last Edit: May 03, 2018, 10:13:52 PM by Mal.W »
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Re: Tvan Tropical Roof Canvas End Mod
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2018, 11:50:55 PM »
Not using a shade sail, but did use another sheet of canvas.
Had a canvas/caravan repair business 'ADP Services in Kilsyth', make up a sheet with pockets and a zip edge.
The pockets are for holding pvc conduit as ribs, the zip edge fits the zip on the hatch and eyelets for poles.
With the sheet fitted two poles can be used with ropes and pegs to hold the roof at whatever height needed.
Or you can hold the roof end with occy straps down to the floor edge.
You can get the Canvas sheet made longer than the roof of the tent and have it draped or roped and pegged down too, for extra shade.
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Re: Tvan Tropical Roof Canvas End Mod
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 03:49:11 AM »
Hello Robert,

Do you happen to have a pic to explain your set up?

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Re: Tvan Tropical Roof Canvas End Mod
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 10:31:47 AM »
Not at the moment.
Trick with the PVC conduit was to warm it up without burning or melting it.
Bending a slight curve in it, then letting it (conduit) cool down and set itself.
The conduit shaped the roof so rain ran off.

If you have been to the Tvan Gatherings at Eildon.
I have had it in place, over the tent, on some of those occasions.
You fit it to the zip edge that the net zips to, on the bottom or outside end of the hatch lid.  Before you erect the canvas in the Hatch lid.
Once you've done that, it sits on the tent, and you just put the tent up normally.
You can still fit the annexe roof too, as well as the family room.
I hope to be there again this year, so you're welcome to do a walk around it.

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Re: Tvan Tropical Roof Canvas End Mod
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 08:21:45 PM »
G'day,
We've been using this tropical roof setup since we purchased the Tvan from new, I custom made it up as a trapezium shape:-
  • Attaches via a sail-track of end of hatch
  • Heavy duty silver poly tarp
  • Sets up using 2 or 3 poles
  • Can be occy strapped over tent section without poles
  • Is long enough to store chairs etc. out of the weather
  • Reflects heat, stops bird poo, rain, snow!! etc.
  • Dries quick and enables canvas to stay dry for pack-up
  • Used as a privacy screen and windbreak when we use the Canvas Bra for quick set-up
We use it at every set-up and it has lasted well.

Cheers Nige :)
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Re: Tvan Tropical Roof Canvas End Mod
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 08:22:39 PM »
Another Pic
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Re: Tvan Tropical Roof Canvas End Mod
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 08:24:12 PM »
Last pic :)
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Re: Tvan Tropical Roof Canvas End Mod
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 06:57:54 PM »
Nige,

That is an absolute corker! I'm not a Fortune Teller but I can clearly see one in my near future😆

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Re: Tvan Tropical Roof Canvas End Mod
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2018, 07:00:54 AM »
Great setup I'll be going to see a canvas guy & getting one made up[emoji106]
Thanks for sharing

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Re: Tvan Tropical Roof Canvas End Mod
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2018, 08:19:58 AM »
How did you attach the sail track to the fibreglass?
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Re: Tvan Tropical Roof Canvas End Mod
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2018, 10:07:30 AM »
Usually attach sail track just like Track do, Pop Rivets into tight fit washers, through the fibreglass shell.
Have to be careful where you fit the sail track because the edge of the hatch can get damaged by rocks chucked up from the road/track.
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Re: Tvan Tropical Roof Canvas End Mod
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2018, 10:56:16 AM »
Ah! I see now where the attachment point is: right at the end of the roof hatch. This must mean that the tarp/canvas tropical roof is very close to touching the actual tent roof at this end.  I always thought the attachment would be further back, over the crest of the hatch, so as to give a full 6 inch space for airflow, etc. between the tent roof and the tropical roof over its entire length...

When I've used my Tarp, I fix it to the over-centre buckles that hold the rear floor against the hatch. This places it a lot further back up the roof.
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