Recipe for a simple
DIY vehicle awning.
1 x roof rack
2 x green fibreglass garden stakes
1 x 6'x8' silver tarp
2 x telescopic lightweight tent
2 x guy ropes
1 x 90mm or 100mm PVC pipe
1 x PVC cap for front end (glued) 1
x screw cap for rear
2-3 straps to tie pipe to roof
springy cord (ex cargo net or
- Lay the tarp flat and tie the garden stakes
across the 6' ends using the eyelets.
- One end attaches around the PVC pipe with
3 bits of springy cord through the eyelets.
- At the other end, put the 2 tent poles through
the outside eyelets and attach guys ropes which are angled out 45
- Adjust pole height and guy tension and
there you have it.
Total cost? about $40 if you use your
camper poles and guys.
When finished, simply roll the poles up in the
tarp and slide the bundle back into the PVC pipe. The 100mm PVC pipe will
hold a fishing rod as well as the awning.
Brian & Christine.