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Old 09-10-2020, 08:46 AM   #1
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Cool 270 Degree awning

Looks like a new idea for a Skoolie. Your mileage may very

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Old 09-10-2020, 10:02 AM   #2
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This looks cool...need one that tucks nicely on the front or back of the bus...or figure a way to double them up and do all 4 corners... with a traditional one on the "door side" of the bus.
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Old 09-10-2020, 11:23 AM   #3
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$1500+, nice , but pricey.
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Old 09-10-2020, 02:08 PM   #4
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Looking at it... my weld/fabricator has an 8 foot cnc plasma table. Wonder how much he'd charge for a custom solution.
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Old 09-10-2020, 05:38 PM   #5
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It might end up costing more to try to have someone "reverse engineer" something like this then sourcing the rest of the materials used in construction, than outright buying one at $1.5K, maybe?
On the other hand, shipping from down under might be reason to try to make one, maybe?

Cool looking awning...
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Old 09-10-2020, 05:48 PM   #6
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Not sure where you guys are looking, but I'm seeing these things for as low as $360. Only $900 for the bigger ones.

With that said, I think I could make something like this for much cheaper. Some 1" tubing and a few of those mesh sun screen type tarps, I don't think it would be too difficult.
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Old 09-10-2020, 05:52 PM   #7
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Not sure where you guys are looking, but I'm seeing these things for as low as $360. Only $900 for the bigger ones.

With that said, I think I could make something like this for much cheaper. Some 1" tubing and a few of those mesh sun screen type tarps, I don't think it would be too difficult.
Link for these models for $360?
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Old 09-10-2020, 05:58 PM   #8
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Link for these models for $360?
Here's a bunch;
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=270+degre...l_76qt2mmb7w_e

The $360 model specifically;
https://www.amazon.com/DANCHEL-OUTDO...ag=googhydr-20
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Old 09-10-2020, 06:35 PM   #9
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And there you get what you pay for, huge difference in quality between yours and the Aussie model. It's like comparing a Ferrari and a MR2, they are both sports cars.
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:21 PM   #10
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really cool awning....but I think I'll stick with copying the awning from Johnny Mullet's bus. More bang for the buck...
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Old 09-11-2020, 12:44 AM   #11
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Quite interesting, thank you for the post!
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Exactly. Almost apples and oranges.
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