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Re: caddy tent/awning

Post by caddywupz » Tue May 22, 2018 9:35 am

jlaamweise wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:05 am
Regarding the stitches and steel awning - I have actually sent mine back to them.

The quality is unquestionably very very good, but the fitment just isn't great for a caddy.

Shame, as I could have got a lot of use out of it, but it just flaps about to much imo.

Plus being a wetsuit material, it's like a sponge in the rain. Takes a good while to dry out.
Yea it's a great design, but I too was skeptical about the neoprene material.
I had actually been in contact with them to see if they would make a caddy specific awning as there is a market for it, but unfortunately sounds like it's gone on to deaf ears.
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Re: caddy tent/awning

Post by jlaamweise » Tue May 22, 2018 12:46 pm

Unlike the T5 the caddy has different rear door sizes, so it fits well on one side, but not the other.

The pole holding the doors apart holds right between the doors, but with the low roof line of the caddy, I kept bumping my head on it...then the whole thing collapsed!

Keeping my eye out for a side awning one now. That way I can lock the door and leave it up. The rear one is a PITA if you wanna leave the van for a few minutes. Gotta remove it all to lock the van.

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Re: caddy tent/awning

Post by Lukehiggy » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:11 pm

https://sheltapod.com I'm thinking of getting one of these has anyone got one?

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Re: caddy tent/awning

Post by Joeyjones1994 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:27 pm

Be a pretty sweet idea for Glastonbury :D

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Re: caddy tent/awning

Post by Sam_mcafee » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:46 pm

Some awesome ideas on here!

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Re: caddy tent/awning

Post by thecolourpurple » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:01 pm

My set up Vango 'Noosa' low & windbreak at camperjam 19Image

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Re: caddy tent/awning

Post by Mattherat » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:18 pm

Great thread. I have been wondering about an awning, do many people sleep in the caddy and use the awning for space or sleep in the awning whilst keeping everything in the van?

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Re: caddy tent/awning

Post by thecolourpurple » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:21 pm

Both mate

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Re: caddy tent/awning

Post by anoneamus » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:02 pm

Mattherat wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Great thread. I have been wondering about an awning, do many people sleep in the caddy and use the awning for space or sleep in the awning whilst keeping everything in the van?
If you have a good bed setup it's way better sleeping in the van. I set up a small dome tent to store all the stuff that would take up space in the van (cooler, etc.). The van is quieter, darker (assuming you've dealt with the windows properly), less bothered by wind or rain. I always joke with people that ask me what it's like sleeping in the van, I say "it's like a double room in a Japanese hotel".

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