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Old 01-31-2020, 06:20 AM   #11
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One of the things I love about this forum is how we just keep shooting great ideas out there whether or not the OP ever responds. Good for us. I learn something every day.


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Agreed---in fact this is one forum I don't mind when a thread drifts a bit---almost every time that happens we uncover and (sometimes) solve other issues not part of the opening post.

So yeah..........
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Old 01-31-2020, 02:16 PM   #12
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I believe the bright blue stretchy thing that ctb posted is the same "beach tent" my friends have.

Which would be this, if I'm correct: https://www.rei.com/product/123573/neso-1-sunshade

Kind of cool, as it can be used not just to cover your doors / for an awning like they're using it, but anywhere. However, my friends use it as intended (with the sandbags, not as an awning) and it doesn't play well with wind. Maybe holds in place better when it's strung up to a van?
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Old 01-31-2020, 05:33 PM   #13
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Wandrly!!!! Thx and BINGO!!! That IS IT!!! I am techno challenged and trying to find out how to post a "link", but YOU CAME THROUGH!!! Thx!

The pics I posted don't show the ends or where I tied down...

Top two, I stretch over top (left and right of PH top) of the van. One ties to drivers side mirror, the other to the rear/spare arm. There are bags at the other end to fill with rocks/sand...I just use a tent stake for both sides or whatever is close enough to tie to....haven't used the bags as intended (yet) b/c always have found a place to tie/secure.

The only problems I have encountered is (depending how I tie down); the side swing door brushing the cover as we get in or out...nothing bad yet, but (maybe) getting caught in door as I close it.
Wind has blown and the balled poles (like the tennis balls on a walker) may fall over. Then I have to re-stretch fabric as I put them into place...though that is quite easy....

Thx again Wandrly!!!!
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Old 01-31-2020, 11:58 PM   #14
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I've seen a few rigs with a second ARB awning mounted on the back. I've considered doing one myself.
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Old 08-07-2020, 01:29 PM   #15
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We are in the process of designing our Sportsmobile conversion and want such an awning for the same reasons as Lyngby. The Sportsmobile website shows a conversion with a rear awning -- go to the Other Conversions tab, Tailgaters section, and there is conversion at the top right of the page. I will be asking Sportsmobile about installing something like that.
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Old 08-07-2020, 04:28 PM   #16
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I have been seeing this as an ad on my social media, not sure its any good but...

https://moonfab.com/
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Old 08-08-2020, 09:20 AM   #17
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This contribution gets a little creative: Not sure what you have for a budget, but recently I was looking at these Canopy privacy tents and your Post came to mind because of the simple deployment principle - could mount one across the back of your van.
Since the sides are attached with Velcro, you could just have someone make a cover that suits your needs (and retain the privacy tent concept - the unit just becomes a multi-use piece of equipment).
These are great - couple different Brands available, and all quick set-ups (Big price difference between them though)

Quickpitch (Safari green) $700
https://quickpitch.com.au/our-brands...uick-en-suite/

Ironman (Gold) $300
https://artemisoverland.com/products...suite-iensuite

Kickass (tan) $300
https://www.australiandirect.com.au/...nt/KASTENT-AWN

ALU-CAB (grey) $600
https://www.alu-cab.com/product/the-...b-shower-cube/
I've just started thinking about something like this for the BEAST. I don't know if what I'd like to do is possible though. I've done a little searching and can't seem to find what I have in mind or any pics of something similar done on a van.

What I'd prefer is something like one of these shower curtains that mounts on the rear gutter rail & I can leave it there, just like my awning on the side. Raising & lowering the penthouse would not affect it. I'd like to be able to open the back doors of the van, open up the shower arms and have the shower curtain drop down inside the space between the open rear doors so I don't have to worry about the inside of the doors getting wet. I'd like to have access from the outside, but also from the inside.

I could walk in from the outside, get cleaned up / rinsed off, and have access to clean clothes or what ever I need from the inside access.

Anybody seen anything like this?
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I like your idea, but personally haven't come across anything that has an opening on two opposite sides - nothing says you cant purchase something and have someone add a zipper to the opposite side - this way you would have access from both.
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I've just started thinking about something like this for the BEAST. I don't know if what I'd like to do is possible though. I've done a little searching and can't seem to find what I have in mind or any pics of something similar done on a van.

What I'd prefer is something like one of these shower curtains that mounts on the rear gutter rail & I can leave it there, just like my awning on the side. Raising & lowering the penthouse would not affect it. I'd like to be able to open the back doors of the van, open up the shower arms and have the shower curtain drop down inside the space between the open rear doors so I don't have to worry about the inside of the doors getting wet. I'd like to have access from the outside, but also from the inside.

I could walk in from the outside, get cleaned up / rinsed off, and have access to clean clothes or what ever I need from the inside access.

Anybody seen anything like this?
Glen, does your rear door look like this? No room on mine to mount one of these things on the back; the doors are too close to the gutter. I’m going to put together something that hangs from the doors themselves and make it as fancy as I have time or energy for. And a heckuva lot cheaper. A takeoff from this basic idea:

https://youtu.be/ULtKr0xXDPw

Of course, you could hang one of the ready-made ones from a board across the hinges or some such thing. Let’s keep experimenting!

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Yea, it doesn't look like there's enough room to mount on the rain gutter, which explains why I'm having trouble finding something like what I have in mind. I'm meeting up with a metal fabricator on Tuesday that Gooseberrry hooked me up with. I have a few things I want to talk over with him, including getting his thoughts on making something like this work.

It may end up being just too expensive for what the end result will be. Especially considering these other DIY options and the fact that I already own a free standing shower enclosure.
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