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Old 10-22-2010, 10:05 AM   #1
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All, I took the plunge and added a Shady Boy Awning to my van. I should have done it years ago! I've tested it in the desert and in the rainy southeast. Is it perfect? No, but it did everything that I wanted and it only weighs 15 lbs, is compact when stowed, and is a snap to deploy and stow. It seems to handle wind gusts well and is acceptable in keeping the rain out of the side doors and providing a bit of shelter.

Here are some pictures of it stowed and deployed right after I installed it. It took only about an hour to install as well!

Well that is all for now, got to get back on the road againÖ

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Old 10-25-2010, 01:42 AM   #2
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Those need numbers between the tags.. you can copy directly from the gallery under your photos.
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:43 AM   #3
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Also, looks like it's wider than the storage- does it fold out into a trapezoid or is it rectangular when out?
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:31 PM   #4
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It folds out to a rectangle when deployed. I just got back from dragging the van through the brush on the way to and from Medano Pass road and the awning held up great!
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:04 PM   #5
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Re: Shady Boy Awning

Looks nice. I might be in the market since my Fiamma is now in pieces.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:22 PM   #6
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Looks nice. I might be in the market since my Fiamma is now in pieces.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:57 PM   #7
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How does this awning deploy? I doesn't look like it has a roller. Do you have to basically unfold it and then insert rods? Looks like it might be combersome.
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I just posted about the OZ Tent Fox Wing...it kind of looks similar but much larger.

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Old 01-31-2011, 06:56 PM   #9
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Cumbersome is rather subjective. It takes a few minutes to set up and takedown with only one person. I have ALS so Iím I have a bit of a disadvantage rigging things. There are some nice videos on youtube that shows how to deploy and take them down. I liked this solution because of its size and weight. It is tiny and featherweight compared to everything else that mounts to a vehicle. It seems to withstand wind fairly well also.
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Tried set up and takedown of our new Shady Boy awning today. Here's the review: http://www.advanturetrek.com/2012/03/gear-reviews/
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