Shade for back of hunter 1 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-29-2015, 08:45 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: craig
Trailer: 1974 hunter 1
Colorado
Posts: 16
Shade for back of hunter 1

Looking for a shade structure for back of hunter1. Found Tailgator Sunshade that would probably work but they are not made anymore. Kelty IPA taigator would also work but they are also not made anymore. Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks
Craig
__________________

__________________
craigb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2015, 08:57 PM   #2
Member
 
Rob V's Avatar
 
Name: Rob
Trailer: New 1973 Compact II
California
Posts: 30
We tried an Ezy Awning, from busdepot.com. Works well, except the relatives crowd in so quickly there's no room left, and i have to sit in the sun. We tie it around the poptop, use two of the legs, with guy lines to stakes. Easily survived big wind gusts in Arches Nat'l Park.
__________________

__________________
Rob V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2015, 11:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Most folks I have seen with Compacts just use a pop up/ez up 10 X 10 shelter at the rear - seems to work just fine - Wally world currently has a fairly light one on sale for about $80 . Cheaper and easy to put up.
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 07:36 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Jon in AZ's Avatar
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Arizona
Posts: 5,562
Registry
Just a heads up on EZ-up awnings... There are two varieties: slant leg and straight leg. The cheapest ones are usually the slant leg type, and a 10x10 base tapers to an 8x8 canopy. The slanted uprights also mean you can't add sides, and it won't fit close against the side of a trailer. I'd spend the extra money for the straight leg type.
__________________
Jon in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 09:47 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon in AZ View Post
Just a heads up on EZ-up awnings... There are two varieties: slant leg and straight leg. The cheapest ones are usually the slant leg type, and a 10x10 base tapers to an 8x8 canopy. The slanted uprights also mean you can't add sides, and it won't fit close against the side of a trailer. I'd spend the extra money for the straight leg type.

Good point. The 10 x 10 currently on sale for about $80 at Wally World has straight legs.

I have a couple of EZ-up type pop ups.

One is the REAL thing and its VERY heavy (priced around $300) - tops and side are made of a heavy materials. I only bring it along in fall, winter and early spring camping when weather is going to be in question. Due to its heavy duty construction and weight its impossible for me to put up on my own no matter how creative I get in my approach to it.

The other is a cheap (under $90) much lighter knock off from Wally world that I use in summer months for shade or to keep the moisture from morning fog off the outside table when camping at the beach in summer. It has a light nylon top. It has been tested out in heavy rains though and worked out ok for that as well. You can also for about $30 purchase net walls to attach to keep the bugs out. Although cheap the last one I purchased got a great deal of use over 5 years before it stated to have issues & needed replacing.

Due to having had a pretty good experience with the length of life/use I got out of the cheaper knock off I am on the fence as to whether or not one needs to spend the extra money on the real thing or go with the cheaper knock off.
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 07:20 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Denece's Avatar
 
Name: Denece
Trailer: Compact II
California
Posts: 312
Registry
FWIW, check the dumpsters at any park after a windy weekend and you will find a pile of wrecked EZ ups. The BusDepot awning stands up to wind very well, packs ultra compactly and looks cool. That said, it's fairly complex to put together and more expensive than the EZ up so there is a trade off.

http://www.busdepot.com/ezyplusb#.VZMyDxZbLZ0.mailto




Sent from my iPad using Fiberglass RV
__________________
Denece is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 09:28 PM   #7
Commercial Member
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Boler13/trillium4500/buro13
Ontario
Posts: 657
Check out the shady boy awning we are using on the HCI . It is aprox 3 feet wide in its case and would fit nicely on the back of the compact. It is very light weight and easy to set up. I was very impressed on how it works and looks.
__________________
Mikmay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 09:34 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
Bobbie Mayer had a great solution! I can't find the thread. It's late in the day, I'm tired.

Bobbie???
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 09:46 PM   #9
Member
 
SouthwestOregon201's Avatar
 
Name: Dave
Trailer: 1979 Scamp 16 Delux
Oregon
Posts: 90
Registry
Compact II awning

[ATTACH][/ATTACH]I had an awning rail on this 1975 Compact II and decided to have an awning made. The two poles can be mounted to the rear bumper and the tie-down lines are used with a slight breeze. I have had the awning out when there was no breeze and the poles were used without the lines.


The dome affect in the awning is created by fiberglass rods inserted in the corners. The result is no sag from rain.


Dave Heffner
Roseburg, OR
Attached Thumbnails
back 1.jpg   side window and back 1.jpg  

__________________
SouthwestOregon201 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 07:57 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Name: craig
Trailer: 1974 hunter 1
Colorado
Posts: 16
I have found the taigator awning and just ordered on. Will let everyone know when I get it .
There is the link for Tailgator Sunshade
Eurow TailGator Sunshade (tm) Portable Shade - Blue : Automotive Accessories

Thanks
Craig
__________________
craigb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 08:11 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Bob Miller's Avatar
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
California
Posts: 7,912
RE: EZ Up.... Pleeeze keep in mind that EZ Up is a brand name of an American company and knock-offs will usually be of substantially lesser quality.
Knock-offs may look the same, but come back in a year and see which ones are still in good condition.
__________________
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 09:24 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Bobbie Mayer's Avatar
 
Name: Bobbie
Trailer: 2011 Escape 15A
Washington
Posts: 3,236
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
Bobbie Mayer had a great solution! I can't find the thread. It's late in the day, I'm tired.

Bobbie???
I have a Walmart Ozark Trail 10x10 straight leg canopy. I'm being specific because this particular canopy is tall enough on the sides to sit over the door on the Campster (and my Campster is tall so likely would on most Hunter types). You can buy screen walls for it though I've never even opened mine. I had one up a week ago on the Washington Coast and wind enough to flap it a lot at night did not come close to damaging it. I did have it staked down and had picked as protected a spot as I could to set up. It's also easy enough for me to take down alone although setting up alone is only sometimes do-able (depends on the day and the ground surface). I also have a hanging tent for it (Amazon) which makes it into an Add-a-room in colder weather, and you can exit from the trailer into the tent (it has front and back doors). I sewed an extra flap over one side of the canopy so it could attach to velcro on the trailer roof and prevent rain leaks between the two- haven't tried that yet, though.

Downside of a sturdy canopy is weight but this gives me lots of extra living space and room for a guest.
__________________
Bobbie Mayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 09:27 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Bobbie Mayer's Avatar
 
Name: Bobbie
Trailer: 2011 Escape 15A
Washington
Posts: 3,236
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Miller View Post
RE: EZ Up.... Pleeeze keep in mind that EZ Up is a brand name of an American company and knock-offs will usually be of substantially lesser quality.
Knock-offs may look the same, but come back in a year and see which ones are still in good condition.
And the actual "EZ up" is anything but. It's the hardest canopy to set up that I've ever had (at least, my ten-year old one was). On the other hand, when I left California, since the top had worn through due to two winters of being set up outside, I gave it to Lisa M. as it still worked fine for shade. The Ozark Trail canopy I have now is much easier. So was the cheap Kwik-shade I bought but that also broke very easily on about the third use (metal in the scissors part just crumpled).

Make sure whatever you get has a vent at the top and reflective material on the underside (should really be outside but still helps).
__________________
Bobbie Mayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 09:39 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Bob Miller's Avatar
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
California
Posts: 7,912
Both of my EZ-Up's, one a commercial model about 15 years old, and a consumer model, about 7 years old, are still EZ to erect, but the commercial one does have a separate canopy that isn't folded with the frame. The consumer ones I have seen that are easier to put up have been flimsier as well.


BTW: You can buy replacement canopies and frame parts for EZ-Ups, how about getting same for a WalMart special?
__________________

__________________
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Converting old plexiglass into new sun shade VIDEO kevin61 Modifications, Alterations and Updates 6 07-28-2008 08:46 AM
Awning -- Shade Pete Dumbleton Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 0 07-22-2006 04:42 PM
Trillium window shade - rusted shut? WendyM Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 2 05-10-2006 10:37 AM
Egg in Shade II Legacy Posts Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11 08-22-2003 02:19 PM
Privacy Shade Legacy Posts Modifications, Alterations and Updates 16 07-03-2003 01:16 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.