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PostSubject: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:48 pm

Just browsing new season camping goodies and noticed that Funky Leisure have once again tinkered with the design of their sun canopy which is available in 4 colours.

They are currently offering 20% discount with next day despatch.

Worth a look if you're in the market for a sun canopy - also useful to keep things dry!

Funky Leisure Sun Canopy

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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:06 pm

They now offer a shorter length sun canopy to take into account those of us with roof racks!

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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:52 pm

@Surfwagen Stan wrote:
They now offer a shorter length sun canopy to take into account those of us with roof racks!


Result!

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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:16 am

We like our Funky Leisure sun canopy - have removed our rack to accommodate the full length canopy
See pic below from last year's Sleepover

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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:00 am

We now have a selection of canopies for different occasions and like them all!

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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:26 am

@Surfwagen Stan wrote:
They now offer a shorter length sun canopy to take into account those of us with roof racks!


I'd be interested in a shorter one as I brought a full length one and have had to make alterations due to the roof rack. I can only see one size option on their website @Surfwagen Stan so any pointers in the right direction would be appreciated!

I also fancy a crack at erecting it free standing as shown on their website. Might have to have a play around in the front garden over the weekend!

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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:53 pm

I'm glad I bought one a couple of years ago, they don't seem to do them in green now. You can't see from the photo, but I had my roof rack fitted, and I used figure of eight, with a short strip to fit between the legs of the rack.




I know some don't like figure of eight, mainly due to the fact that the kombi gutter is so thin, it doesn't grip, but I bought some gutter bulk strip from Fishbrain (which doesn't exist anymore) and found it much better.





It is a handy way of attaching the canopy if you are only stopping for a couple of hours and don't want to put the roof up to accommodate the pole and clamp.

I think the canopy is now shorter at the back so it can be attached with a roof rack as explained here.......

http://www.funkyleisure.co.uk/blog/2015/07/02/funky-leisure-vw-camper-sun-canopy-awning-features/

I also find these useful if you are doing a freestanding version, and want to add extra guide-lines without damaging the fabric

http://www.clingons.co.uk/uses.html

(They have all sorts of uses if you have a tarp or couple of ponchos for building a bivvy etc) Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:21 pm

From memory the original awning was 300cm along the van edge. The revised one is shorter 60cm shorter. I am visiting them next week so will check.
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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:34 pm

@Surfwagen Stan wrote:
From memory the original awning was 300cm along the van edge.  The revised one is shorter 60cm shorter.  I am visiting them next week so will check.

That's right, 2.4m along the attached edge, 3m along the outside edge.

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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:23 pm

yep the originals are bigger 3m Wide so guess what our first proper purchase of the year will be. Thanks for heads up @tallulah and @surfwagenstan

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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:11 am

Are they difficult to put up? 10 minutes seems a long time! Am quite tempted though.
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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:35 am

@gordonmac wrote:
Are they difficult to put up? 10 minutes seems a long time!  Am quite tempted though.

No, not difficult at all. I can go from bag to bus in 9 minutes !
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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:06 am

We got a green one before they stopped making them:


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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:40 am

@gordonmac wrote:
Are they difficult to put up? 10 minutes seems a long time!  Am quite tempted though.

It's easier (obviously) with two people but I've put ours up on my own plenty of times. It's very easy, I just lay everything out in its approx position first so when I need it its all there ready.

Tougher when it's windy, I nearly turned into Kiteman on one occasion, the only thing missing were the dreads!

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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:29 am

@dizzylizard wrote:
I'm glad I bought one a couple of years ago, they don't seem to do them in green now. You can't see from the photo, but I had my roof rack fitted, and I used figure of eight, with a short strip to fit between the legs of the rack.




I know some don't like figure of eight, mainly due to the fact that the kombi gutter is so thin, it doesn't grip, but I bought some gutter bulk strip from Fishbrain (which doesn't exist anymore) and found it much better.





It is a handy way of attaching the canopy if you are only stopping for a couple of hours and don't want to put the roof up to accommodate the pole and clamp.

I think the canopy is now shorter at the back so it can be attached with a roof rack as explained here.......

http://www.funkyleisure.co.uk/blog/2015/07/02/funky-leisure-vw-camper-sun-canopy-awning-features/

I also find these useful if you are doing a freestanding version, and want to add extra guide-lines without damaging the fabric

http://www.clingons.co.uk/uses.html

(They have all sorts of uses if you have a tarp or couple of ponchos for building a bivvy etc) Smile

I assume that Fishbrain bought the gutter bulk strip rather than manufacture it themselves. Does anyone have any idea where it might still be available? Presumably it is manufactured for some other purpose, but just happens to do the job.
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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:00 pm

@t24fun sourced a supplier of these last year. It might be worth sending them a PM.
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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:01 pm

Hi

We have a Bus Shelter awning if anyone is interested.

It is advertised on their website as Maroon ,( it's a dark red colour.) New it is £120 but would be happy to sell for half. We used it a couple of times and is in perfect condition.
Just pm me , Thanks Jill
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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Thu May 12, 2016 10:57 am

Hi Jill, is there any reason you're selling this one? Are they not any good. We are torn between that and the funky leisure one. Is yours still for sale?
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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Thu May 12, 2016 11:31 am

Link to Bus Shelter: Bus Shelter

Link to Funky Leisure: Funky Leisure

We like our large Funky Leisure canopy (for use without the rack)


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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Thu May 12, 2016 11:40 am

Marjorie - Jill has sold her van. I think that will be the reason.

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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Thu May 12, 2016 11:41 am

@Marjorie71 wrote:
Hi Jill, is there any reason you're selling this one? Are they not any good. We are torn between that and the funky leisure one. Is yours still for sale?

Jill has sold her van, hence the sale. Hopefully she will reply to you anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Thu May 12, 2016 4:30 pm

We've got a new Puck Buddies awning.


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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Thu May 12, 2016 4:42 pm

@AbsintheKombi wrote:
We've got a new Puck Buddies awning.


Really like that and the colours work well with Absinthe.
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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Thu May 12, 2016 5:04 pm



Inside, looking out.

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PostSubject: Re: Funky Leisure Sun Canopies   Thu May 12, 2016 5:58 pm

Hi
Yes I'm afraid sadly we did sell our camper.

The awning was great. Good quality and I think I bought it on other peoples recommendation.

I really like yours Martin.

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