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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.

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:

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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