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PostSubject: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyTue May 06, 2014 3:05 pm

How many of you are able to fit your awning in the cab roof rack? I am guessing that this could be and ideal place to transport it except maybe for the effect on centre of gravity.
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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyTue May 06, 2014 7:50 pm

When we take our awning (a Kyham Motordome Sleeper) we often use our rack - see below

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Always stays in place - even at this angle  Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyTue May 06, 2014 8:29 pm

ooh never thought to try and store it there, might give it a try on our cab roof rack.
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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 8:51 am

Awning, 1 chair and a clothes airer fits quite well!

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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 9:35 am

Don't forget, the more you pack over the cab, the more 'sway' your BraziBay will demonstrate in crosswinds! Very much like sitting at the back of a plane next to the rudder!  Wink 

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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 9:59 am

Quite, we removed the dog for that reason  Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 11:40 am

I do like the roof Rack!!
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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 12:47 pm

I put my vango no poles awning on the roof rack as it's only one bag ( not two ) . Leaves me space for other stuff too then like chairs etc
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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 2:46 pm

What model of Vango is that Jason, the Airbeam?
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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 3:33 pm

I have the Vango Kela. We sell them at Danbury. We also stock the Sapera. Fab awnings and no poles to carry/loose/bend etc… Takes no time to erect as well :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 4:11 pm

Id like to second that! Our Vango Kela was a great success, was easy to put up and take down, even for us! And it fits perfectly on the roof rack. (When do I get my commission?)  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 6:40 pm

@TimV wrote:
Don't forget, the more you pack over the cab, the more 'sway' your BraziBay will demonstrate in crosswinds!  Very much like sitting at the back of a plane next to the rudder!   Wink 


hmmm..... so it doesn't counter balance the weight of all the other stuff in the back then!
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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 6:44 pm

@Baylee wrote:
@TimV wrote:
Don't forget, the more you pack over the cab, the more 'sway' your BraziBay will demonstrate in crosswinds!  Very much like sitting at the back of a plane next to the rudder!   Wink 


hmmm..... so it doesn't counter balance the weight of all the other stuff in the back then!

Scooby has not had any trouble - but as you can see from the pic it is fairly flat in the rack!

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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 7:11 pm

Clearly the higher you pack stuff, the more of an obstruction it becomes for the airflow.  That's why you don't see many aircraft with roof racks.  Except this one:

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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 7:44 pm

Impressive but not as good as the stunt in Top Gun
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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 7:49 pm

@olive wrote:
Impressive but not as good as the stunt in Top Gun

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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 7:52 pm

Agreed, one of my concerns is the effect on centre of gravity. Still it seems a shame to waste a good roof rack.
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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 7:54 pm

@TimV wrote:
@olive wrote:
Impressive but not as good as the stunt in Top Gun

 Question  scratch 

Wrong movie......what a muppet! You will have to bear with me I'm having a senior moment.
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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 8:14 pm

When to comes to aerodynamics I don't think our kombis have much of a head start. Doubt you would notice much difference. Wouldn't worry about COG either. The hardest part will be getting it up there

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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed May 07, 2014 9:12 pm

We get our Khyam Motordome sleeper on the roof rack plus two chairs plus two foldable scooters. Barely makes a difference to handling !!  However with the object we put on the roof in the second photo handling is much improved as I am not constantly turning round to break up the verbal fights !!

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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyThu May 08, 2014 7:15 am

Just noticed Sunny in your photo JLS; I can see reflections in her side. So she was clean and shiny once then. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed Jul 30, 2014 5:49 pm

Jason.... How much could you do us a Vango Kela for ?

I think they retail at £449...thank you.

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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyWed Jul 30, 2014 8:35 pm

I can do you a deal on an ex display one I have at 420 collected or plus courier of you require delivery to your door . Hope that helps :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyThu Jul 31, 2014 9:51 am

Thanks for trying Jason, but by the time I get it back here with the courier cost it'l be about the same price as a brand new one. Thank you for trying though.

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PostSubject: Re: Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack   rack - Awnings that fit the Cab Roof Rack EmptyThu Jul 31, 2014 9:45 pm

I have a kyham 4 (pole less) and I can get that and our gazebo on our rack very easily and I dont think it effects the bus as its not a finely balanced sports car lol.
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