Opinions on this as a day canopy?

Discussion in 'Camping Accessories' started by baygeekster, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. I bought this from ebay for £15 after seeing it on a T25 parked next to us at Vanfest 2010. As Birdy will tell you, I tried (and failed) to put it up against the side of our van at Brighton Breeze last year, mainly due to the fact I'd never put it up before. It got packed away and chucked back under the back seat. I got it out today to have another go, and 15 minutes later, success!!

    What does everyone think about this as a day canopy? It actually secures by drawing the ties across the roof of the van and they hook quite nicely on the securing hooks usually used for the fasteners that keep the poptop roof down. Obviously when I'm not on a concrete driveway I'll secure it all down with pegs.

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    I thought not bad for £15. It's actually a canopy designed to go with the 2007 range of Vango tents.
     
  2. Looks good, always handy to have a porch to walk out under...
     
  3. Can't complain for that money, sometimes having a small porch area like that is all you need..good find I say..
     
  4. The slightly periwinkle colour doesn't do that beautiful blue bus any aesthetic favors, but it would certainly be advantageous during a light rain. It also looks like it must pack down to nearly the size of a walnut. You have to love that.
     
  5. I think it's a great idea and perfect for when you haven't got time for the full awning :thumbsup:

    I've been trying to look it up but haven't a clue what it might be called. Do you mind if I ask what it is?!
     
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  7. Birdy

    Birdy Not Child Friendly

     
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  9. Birdy

    Birdy Not Child Friendly

    The party bus with the party lights will be there. GnG are coming :) and I've got disco on my iPod.
     
  10. I love the way you're all standing under the gazebo just watching his pain ;D
     
  11. Birdy

    Birdy Not Child Friendly

    It was raining. My hair goes curly when wet.
     
  12. sorry I would not buy one, I don`t think it`s worth the effort... C:)

    you could use it as a kite?
     
  13. Bay,

    Question have you had your roof refitted ?

    seems to open the wrong way for a dormoble ?
     
  14. I've never really felt the need for one before but I have a grandson now so might be handy for shade
    I did look at this one from campershop and thought I could make a similar one from a tarpaulin from Tool station for
     
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  16. Just my opinion, but I wouldn't buy one (a day canopy). They seem pretty pointless, offering little protection from the sun, none from the rain and the big gap at the side takes away any privacy that you might have otherwise had. You could buy a small cheap proper awning, which could be put up in the same time.
     
  17. It only takes me 30 minutes to set this up. That's not so bad is it? I mean, assuming you're spending the night. All three sides can either roll up or extend outward on poles for almost 200 sq. ft. of canopy.

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    If it's just for a drizzly one-afternoon outing, a simple tarp clamped to your bus with two tent poles and Bob's yer uncle. (to use the vernacular :) )
    Better yet, a colorful matching sheet, maybe with a tapestry pattern. Punch two grommets in it for the tent poles and spray it with waterproofing. Looks better than a tarp, packs down smaller/lighter and can just be used as a sheet when you need one. I stake one down and use it as a floor. See picture #2.
     
  18. Birdy

    Birdy Not Child Friendly

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