Shade wall question

bigcol

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Might have to get something made up similar to what you've got @dagree .
I don't want to run the sail track down the caravan wall.
I think it does run on the sail track on the side of the Van mate - by the looks of that picture

if you dont run the sail track, how will you get it to secure to the side of the Van......... thinking you must have something in mind......
 

BigSkiddy

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I just want it like shade screens. They don't use sailtrack on the side. But I guess the wind passes through shade cloth, if it were canvas it will probably act like a sail and blow in.
I might by a cheap tarp and knock it up and test the theory.
 

Drover

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I sometimes use an old Army Hoochie, some velcro straps on the rails and stretch it out pegged to ground with oky straps, works okay to keep weather out so I suppose a tent fly would do the same, lighter and less cost than a vinyl wall.........I know my annex is a flamin heavy thing and I leave it at home.
 
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BigSkiddy

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I sometimes use an old Army Hoochie, some velcro straps on the rails and stretch it out pegged to ground with oky straps, works okay to keep weather out so I suppose a tent fly would do the same, lighter and less cost than a vinyl wall.........I know my annex is a flamin heavy thing and I leave it at home.
I just googled Hoochie as I didn't know what it was. I got this...
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chartrock

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We just bought a cheap tarp, Mrs CR cut the top at an angle (lots of measurements before cut :D) then sewed a rope into the angled edge. This is just pulled into the track on the AFK and peg the bottom out. We did make it long enough to pull out a bit and put poles in then reach the ground.
 

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I use the Aldi annexfloor matting ($30), added some eyelets to each corner and works a treat as good as the stuff 3x the price, used one for the old 14ft and carry 2 for the 22ft van.............................................the big bag of Okky straps is the way to go use the same ones myself.

Also the rope in the Camec shades is a bit smaller than the Coast to Coast shades.
 
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