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Iguana



Member Since: 05 Jun 2016
Location: WSM
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 130 200 Tdi HCPU Chawton White
Awning suggestions for 130 ex Ambulance

Hi all,

Now that the camper is done, I think I now need an awning that can be secured to the roof.
Link to finished camper video


Fixing it to the body/roof is going to be the issue though. Sides are thin and no possibility of attaching awning to a rack as well as roof also being thin

Needs to be lightweight, give cover against rain and sun, but hopefully quick to put up and pull down. Would consider 270 degree one but I think weight would scupper that.

Any thoughts and suggestions appreciated Thumbs Up Iggy/Ieuan
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Vehicles:
- 1992 Ex-Mountain Rescue Ambulance 130/200tdi
- 2005 Discovery 3 S
- 2001 BMW 535i V8


Last edited by Iguana on 9th Jan 2022 7:28pm. Edited 1 time in total

Post #936960 9th Jan 2022 7:01pm
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Bluest



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

Awnings like the ARB ones have a t track on the back so you can use as many fixings as you like to spread the load. That combined with spreader plates (or really big washers) under the nuts on the inside should allow you to mount securely on a thin skin I would think. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

Post #936961 9th Jan 2022 7:23pm
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stew 46



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England 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Bonatti Grey

Iggy can you fix a 100 x 100 alloy angle on the top of the side you want it , that would give you a permanent strong fixing 👍

Post #936968 9th Jan 2022 7:49pm
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Iguana



Member Since: 05 Jun 2016
Location: WSM
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 130 200 Tdi HCPU Chawton White

I'm considering that Stew, where the roof joins the walls, there is metal, although rounded. So I could attach to this.

Also thinking that I could attach an awning rail? Iggy/Ieuan
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Vehicles:
- 1992 Ex-Mountain Rescue Ambulance 130/200tdi
- 2005 Discovery 3 S
- 2001 BMW 535i V8

Post #936980 9th Jan 2022 8:10pm
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stew 46



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Might pay to get your awning and then configure how and what brackets to get welded to the angle Thumbs Up

Post #936984 9th Jan 2022 8:26pm
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landy andy



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2006 Defender 110 Td5 USW Zermatt Silver

The fiamma and Thule side awnings used on motorhomes are surprisingly light and are designed to be attached to delicate side which are only plastic, polystyrene, and thin layer of ply. Possibly not the look your going for

Post #936988 9th Jan 2022 8:56pm
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