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Offline Chuin

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Extra Awnings
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:47:53 PM »
I'm looking for other's ideas and experiences about extra awnings on the Topaz. I am keen to add a small awning to cover the front window and maybe one for the RH side to keep the sun out.

Has anyone got these? Do they work in keeping the van cool? What set ups do you have?

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Re: Extra Awnings
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 09:27:51 PM »
We purchased a small one that slides into the shower j track for $37 from Dave Benson in Adelaide. Covers the back where the fridge is.

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Re: Extra Awnings
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 01:36:04 PM »
Hmmm, hadn't thought about the fridge - good idea though! Getting some quotes now for simple sails to slide into sail track.
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Re: Extra Awnings
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 05:32:05 PM »
I too am looking at an additional shade awning for the Topaz. Thule make a privacy screen that slides into the sail track on the awning. The sail track is smaller than the standard one used for the annex .
My thoughts are to see if the smaller sail track is procurable. If it is then would fit it to the Topaz roof on the opposite side to the awning.
Would then use the Thule privacy screen on both the awning side and the opposite side. Save carrying multiple pieces.
The possible downside is the cost of Thule products. Keen to consider all options.
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Re: Extra Awnings
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 05:59:25 PM »
  Rob
        We have a SunBuster privacy screen that slides into our awning track ok.  SunBuster are are readily available at some caravan accessory places or their factory is in Caboolture.
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Re: Extra Awnings
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 08:09:38 PM »
Thanks Gnome. I will follow up as it will almost certainly be a cheaper option
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Re: Extra Awnings
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2018, 03:53:46 PM »
Most probably too large but will post anyway for all to see.
Oztrail make a range of awning extenders for sailtracks.


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Re: Extra Awnings
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2018, 08:50:58 PM »
Fitted RHS awning. CGEAR 3000mm wide via awning guide which I pop riveted to pop up roof.

Very effective during the heat of the day in keeping direct sun away from the RHS surface.

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Re: Extra Awnings
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2018, 08:58:25 PM »
To provide more useable living space during the heat of the day. the LHS 2nd awning did the job well.

The Extra poles and ropes provided sufficient shade during sun rotation.

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