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BuckBlu110



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United Kingdom 1994 Defender 110 BMW M57 3.0 Diesel CSW Buckingham Blue
2m awning recommendations
Hi all, I’m on the hunt for a 2m awning with walls. I’m just looking to see what you guys have got and what you recommend?
I’ve seen good reports about the ARB awnings but there seems to be a bit of confusion about whether the walls that are on offer at the moment fit the newer model awnings.
I’ve also seen packages that combine both walls and awnings from the likes of Direct4x4, Tuff-Trek and various sellers on eBay. Has anyone any experience of these lower priced articles?
Thanks!
Post #992931 17th May 2023 8:43am
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wyvern



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Firenze Red
my partner has howling moon awnings for her 110, a long one on the side and a short one for the back, and they are very robust with the side walls as well ..
They are quick to put up and away and mount with a ‘sail slide’ system so are flush to the rack.


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sorry but cant find the photos with the side bits on - but have this to give you some idea ..


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Post #992940 17th May 2023 9:56am
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BuckBlu110



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Thanks Wyvern, the howling moon awnings look to be competitively priced, do the wall sections completely enclose the awning area with a zip up hole for access to the vehicle or is it open/ missing a wall on the vehicle side?
Post #993046 17th May 2023 9:35pm
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Martin 01



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The Howling Moon awnings are great quality & will last.
I'll be putting my 2.5 awning with walls & front panel up for sale shortly.
Think sides have window panels in them & front has the door.
Think ive only used the walls & front twice.
Post #993263 19th May 2023 1:10pm
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Bows



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Wales 2006 Defender 110 Td5 SW Alpine White
I have a simple tarp from DD Hammocks, some guy ropes and some extendable locking poles. This gives me the option of setting up on either side of the vehicle or just off the rear. This doesn’t really answer your question but I thought it might introduce some lateral thinking. There are numerous different ways of erecting a tarp to provide shelter from sun wind and rain. My set up cost around £80 all in.
Cheers 2006 TD5110 station wagon
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Post #993266 19th May 2023 1:23pm
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geobloke



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If you can get/afford a self supporting awning then go for that. The roll out, slide out arms and legs versions (I have an ARB 2mx2.5m side awning on Miffy) are cumbersome to do solo as they are longer than your arms are able to stretch out. Tricky to do on a calm day... "interesting" and "challenging" on a breezy day.

I really wish I had held on to my old Hannibal self supporting awning Rolling Eyes
Post #993273 19th May 2023 2:31pm
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BuckBlu110



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United Kingdom 1994 Defender 110 BMW M57 3.0 Diesel CSW Buckingham Blue
Thanks for the suggestions guys, keep them coming. I could really do with a full room with 4 sides with access to the vehicle side as I intend to fit to my trailer with the roof tent on so we can hop out of the tent and into the awning without going outside.
Post #993439 20th May 2023 10:01pm
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Tompoole



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Howling moon
Got howling moon on one side with walls no issue very robust over 10years abuse …. Use a ridge pole in middle to stop water pooling …..



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Post #993738 23rd May 2023 8:37am
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