We have an awning! 🚐👏🏻 We never had one before because a) we didn’t know if our fibreglass roof could handle it and b) they’re expensive as hell.
That’s all in the past now, and even better, it cost us a fraction of the price of a regular van awning. 👍🏻💰
Some of you might have caught the details of this #vanhack on Insta stories, but for those who missed it, here’s the details. 👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼 We picked up a Kings awning side wall from @4wd_supacentre for $40. You could use whichever brand you prefer, just make sure it has a rope seam.
Then we visited a local caravan repairers and picked up a length of sail track. (Which cost us a grand total of $16). Then just glue and screw your sail track in your preferred spot on your van and your hack is complete. 👍🏻 When you’re ready for some shade, the side wall just slips into the track. Pop in some poles and guy ropes (we had some of those already) and you’re all set. 😎
It’s also great if you’re after a bit more of a stealth look. 🕵🏻♂️ We’re happy as Larry to finally have a bit of protection from the sun and rain, just in time for our journey north. ☀️