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Tailgate - Awning Tent or Tarp ?
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I have the gas stove on a drawer that pulls out from the back with the tailgate up. Normally no problems but was thinking about adding a bit of shelter to cut out side winds and any rain that might get blown in.

I came to the following thoughts on various options, and wondered what the general wisdom is on the subject:

1, Tailgate Tent.
Can be left standing while you close the tailgate but perhaps a bit of a faff to put up with the frame etc.

2, Tailgate Awning.
Easy enough to put up, but then you can't close the tailgate at night or when you go for a walk etc so needs to be folded up and put away.

3, Tailgate Tarp.
A simple tarp hung over the tailgate. Easy enough to use and put away but not so stable as an awning and only on 2 sides.

Thoughts and comments welcome.
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A tarp may be noisy when windy, depending on the material. I have yet to figure out a simple enough one for summer camping. Just a simple bug screen made of curtain right now but easy to fix with magnet strips and velcro.

   
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Nice picture, was that in the UK?

I spent a bit of time yesterday looking at awnings and came up with 2 possibilities, from Reimo & Brunner. The tarp idea appeals most as it'll fold up small and shelter the sides which was the main objective but the idea of having 3 sides covered and an option to extend the shade outwards is starting to look more attractive.
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#4
My wife bought one called a Carnopy a few years ago and I suppose it would fit a variety of vehicles with tailgates. Side panels were available but the whole thing seems to be no longer available. VW Transporter is well catered for in the awning tent department by a firm called Reimo. something for that may be adaptable.

[Image: reimo-upgrade-tailgate-tent_8.jpg?v=1649854086]
So where does this bit go then ?
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#5
Yep, Reimo seem to be well established with a large selection.
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(06-01-2023, 08:39 AM)cancunia Wrote:  Nice picture, was that in the UK?

Thanks! No, mainland.
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What is the difference in height between a Berlingo and a T5?

Peter
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(09-01-2023, 06:06 AM)Romahomepete Wrote:  What is the difference in height between a Berlingo and a T5?

Peter

Here's the comparison site that I normally use:

https://www.automobiledimension.com/car-comparison.php
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Good site CC. I also used this one:
https://www.carsized.com/en/
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I am not really interested, but asked the question because if T5s and Berlingos are broadly similar in height then a T5 awning would fit or could be made to fit.

For example we have a Romahome small coachbuilt motorhome - it is a hitop and we have an awning that fits on the back but ther is enough flexibility in it for it also to fit my canvas roof classic land rover.

Peter
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