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Bolted on bits, factory and aftermarket accessories Discussion of after-market extras: winches, bull bars, tow bars (and Towing), roof racks, snorkels, and other cool stuff

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A friend had a baptism of fire with his Foxing on its first outing.
It was a perfectly calm day so the awning hadn't been sucured fully.

Then a whirly wind came through and tore it to pieces in an instant. Unimpressed he was . . . . and I haven't seen him use it since.

Nice bit of kit so long as you are aware of its vulnerabilities and take precautions. Same can be said of any awning I guess.
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This is about the most realistic i've seen for what your asking for.

Leg is there easy enough if the winds blowing & it'll be easy enough to erect & put away.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saBW4FTfTGA

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I dont know anyone who can predict when a sudden gust of wind will hit. Some of the canopies take less than a minute to pull out and so what if it takes 2 more minutes to secure it with a leg? No one is in that much of hurry during a roadside stop..
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The arguablly time consuming element in putting out and securing the awning is hammering the pegs in. What I've done for a quick stop when a complete setup is not required and for low risk of wind, is to run the support ropes back to the spokes on the wheels for 3 of the 4 poles.

Any 3/4 awning which is self supporting and safe from anything beyond a zephyr is going to be much heavier than simpler awnings. I (and most others IMHO) am close to GVM as it is and need to be careful of extra kilos.
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Thanks for all the personal opinions (especially your dicko) but that's not really what I'm after. So no one has one on their car or seen one in use?
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I have a Darche 270. The hinges and spars are pretty heavy duty, but as others have said, you never know when you might get a big gust of wind. I haven't been game to use it without dropping the legs and attaching some ropes. I suspect what you are looking for doesn't exist, unless you go for one of the very heavy units (which come with a heavy price tag to match).
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Definitely possible (although I would be putting poles down in the below example);

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRhF0cd_1ZI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QK9c0KCIqY


Looks like I'll be shelling some money out.
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