Author Topic: Darche 270 Awning on Trek Tech bracket MkIV  (Read 343 times)

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Darche 270 Awning on Trek Tech bracket MkIV
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:52:46 PM »
Just saw a Darche 270 Awning on a Trek Tech bracket posted on Facebook by Michelle Steven Palfrey.  It looked like a great setup.

Does anyone have any more detailed info about this type of setup?

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Re: Darche 270 Awning on Trek Tech bracket MkIV
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 11:41:22 PM »
I saw that too but I did have some reservations. It's a great set up if you are staying a couple of days but it looks like a fair amount of work and quite a few pegs for an overnight stop. I've got those brackets with a 3m standard awning and it takes no time to set up.  If I'm staying longer then I use the large awning supplied by Track.
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Re: Darche 270 Awning on Trek Tech bracket MkIV
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 10:34:31 AM »
Darche also sell a 180 degree awning.  It's 6 metres long.  Might be a better alternative to the 270.

Still have a gap between Tvan & awning, not good when its wet

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Re: Darche 270 Awning on Trek Tech bracket MkIV
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 11:42:45 AM »
Still have a gap between Tvan & awning, not good when its wet

We've added an extra piece to block the gap.   We used the same press studs as the fridge wall and a shock cord with a hook at each end.  I think that'll block the rain and any unwanted wind or sun.  The top edge uses the 'sail track' aluminium groove just like the awning proper (there is one on the top edge for the awning and the bottom edge for our extra bit).

The 3M x 3M awning is mounted using the Tech Trek brackets (thanks Paul).  The awning cost about $180 with a single side wall https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2M-3M-Car-Side-Awning-Extension-Roof-Rack-Top-Tents-Side-Shades-Camping-4X4-4WD/351933440494?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649.  We bought an extra side wall (about $35) and cut it down for the triangular gap filling.  SWMBO did the sewing :)

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Re: Darche 270 Awning on Trek Tech bracket MkIV
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 06:25:21 PM »
Love that infill section, nice work.
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Re: Darche 270 Awning on Trek Tech bracket MkIV
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 10:07:33 AM »
Infill looks great!