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Grimreper

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I am looking for recommendations for a 3 sided batwing awning for a uev390
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luke s

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I'm keen to see how this may or may not work as I have 390.  the mount for wing appears simple as upper attach to rail section on fridge side but how to secure it when in use as I'm guessing the tent blocks the restraint area to keep it out /. tight.
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luke s

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thanks for photos - can you please show close up photos of the mounting bracket you had made. Then is this bracket high enough and can you still easily fold/roll up the tent cover to stow away or would you make higher if you had your time again. then finally please show the final pole near the entrance to tent where you keep the foxing taught as I was of understanding the the wing always got strapped back to something solid to keep tension on the wing.
 The last one is when it rains I'm assuming you simple lower the poles so rain runs away from camper. 

thanks in advance.
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another question more curiousity - what is the black tube/cable you have running along the length where you mount foxwing ?? 
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The camper is elsewhere at present so I can't take any photos.  The mount though, is just some flat stainless steel plates that I re-used from a previous tarp attachment - they are just bolted through the side of the camper using stainless steel bolts/nuts. I use the channel on top of the camper (the space between the tent and the Foxwing) to transport a pole bag, and when I set up I just replace the pole bag with the rolled up tent cover - there's plenty of space. Height wise I wouldn't go any higher, mainly because it sits fairly high already and there's a bit of wobble at speed - plus at 174cm I fit under it fairly easily without having to duck ! I'd call it ideal. Yes - if it rains we just lower it....a really minor problem is there is a small gap across the back of the camper (between the camper and the foxwing when it's out)....but if it rains heavily we just close the kitchen up and shut the back door. Light rain is not an issue - there's barely a gap there. Below are photos of a pole clamp that I use - I clamp it on on the horizontal pole, put a tie down through it, and it hooks through the square hole in the tent and around the vertical pole of the 390 (the internal pole holding the 390 tent up). It's not ideal and a bit fiddly, but only takes a minute and works for me....I haven't been able to think of a better way.
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We had a canvas gutter infill (sail slide) that press buttons onto the batwing to cover in the gap between back of kitchen and the batwing. Works a treat and no stress about middle of the night dash to shut the kitchen.
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Did a similar setup but with risers to allow more headroom.  Currently working out an extension that will go back past the entry, will post once its all done.


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luke s

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hey damien
how do you keep the tension at the 390 tent side to keep foxing tight ie- same as the earlier post
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We had a canvas gutter infill (sail slide) that press buttons onto the batwing to cover in the gap between back of kitchen and the batwing. Works a treat and no stress about middle of the night dash to shut the kitchen.


any chance of photo 
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Damian Meadows

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Luke,

At first I was just tying it off using the frame just inside the entry door, works fine but you can't secure the tent at night.  As a result I had me engineering mate come over yesterday actually and we worked out a way to extend the rear arm to cover the full tent with another arm extending out at 45 degrees to a pole.  Once I have it made up I will head off to the sail maker and get an extension made up so the rear side oif the awning will finish square in line with the tent, I'll made sure he does up some zip in walls to act as wind breaks just in case.  Once it's finished I'll post the results, hopefully within a few months.
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Hi Damian,
can you supply what the measurements are for the posts? Really like your idea and would like to use on mine!
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Larry
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Larry,

Above are the rough dimensions, and some photos of the top bracket which slides within the larger base and can be tightened off with the bolt as shown, 'B' slides into 'A".When speaking with my mate the other day I asked him to do me up as 300mm extension to raise the awning for more headroom and allow better air flow on hotter days.  Just a simple slide in extension that I can carry in the camper easily, just a reverse of 'A' and 'B' for 300mm.  The base is fixed with 2 x 10mm stainless bolts on the baseplate and 2 x 6mm stainless bolts through the upper frame to stop lateral movement.

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Damian
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