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RE: The Coleman Sunshade/Awning

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:48 pm
by Eribanut | 2.024 Posts

Quote: Ralph79 wrote in post #15
Hi Steve

That looks great, but I was thinking of something that was very easy to put up for those overnight stops when a full awning is just too much faff.

Ralph


Have you looked at Isabella Shadow https://www.amazon.co.uk/Isabella-Shadow...n/dp/B0728413H9 Its what a lot of people have ourselves included.

Mike


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RE: The Coleman Sunshade/Awning

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:22 pm
by Ralph79 | 162 Posts

Quote: Eribanut wrote in post #16
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Have you looked at Isabella Shadow https://www.amazon.co.uk/Isabella-Shadow...n/dp/B0728413H9 Its what a lot of people have ourselves included.

Mike


Yes i did look at that one, although it looked a little shallow at 2m....but it is difficult to tell without seeing it in the flesh. I also quite fancied this one.... nice and retro for my 20 year old puck, not sure about the quality though judging by the reviews.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/OLPRO-Outdoor-L...92320590&sr=8-2


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RE: The Coleman Sunshade/Awning

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:41 pm
by mr_underhill | 688 Posts

This is a water buildup bulge !

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The poles were 18 inches into the ground.
Randa was there as well..Sunny Cambridgeshire.


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RE: The Coleman Sunshade/Awning

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:51 pm
by Ralph79 | 162 Posts

Quote: mr_underhill wrote in post #18
This is a water buildup bulge !



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Blimey.... that would make a perfect post lockdown camp shower !


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#20

RE: The Coleman Sunshade/Awning

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:29 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.277 Posts

Looks like double hammick.

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RE: The Coleman Sunshade/Awning

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:48 pm
by SOULBLUESMAN68 | 1.108 Posts

That's certainly an impressive amount of water.

On our second trip with the Isabella in Kendal we got the makings of a pool during a stonking Lake District downpour.

Kath an ex-girl guider sorted it by dropping the two outside poles a bit and raising the central pole higher. We still got a little bit but not much.

The Shadow for our Troll is the 300 one with just two poles but following reading something that I think Randa or Colin posted I had bought a cheap third pole to go in the central eyelet along with the guy rope.

We had another heavy storm on a trip to North Wales last summer when the same method worked again.No photos I'm afraid.

(It was all worth while as we had a day of sunshine to watch Lancs cricket give Glamorgan a bit of a smacked bottom at Colwyn Bay)

What I did mean to say to Ralph was that it is the speed and ease with which the shadow goes up that makes it a top choice for us & we have always found enough room to sit and remain fairly dry under it..

MikeT



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#22

RE: The Coleman Sunshade/Awning

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:14 pm
by mr_underhill | 688 Posts

If it had any more water in it there would have been enough to take a bath in it.


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#23

RE: The Coleman Sunshade/Awning

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:46 pm
by Ralph79 | 162 Posts

Thought I would give a quick update. Having looked at the Isabella Shadow we noted that the smallest one was too wide for the Puck awning rail and would need some major adjustments to get it to fit. So we needed to find a 2m wide sunshade. There are not many options out there. Vango used to make one that looked good and was pretty cheap, but is no longer in production.

https://www.caravancanopyshop.co.uk/coll...ts/primo-canopy

However after a bit of research I have now ordered a Primo sunshade from the Caravan Canopy Shop for £119. This is a German made canopy that seems to fit the bill. We will be trying it out on our trip to the Scottish borders next week and will report back.

Ralph



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RE: The Coleman Sunshade/Awning

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:27 pm
by SOULBLUESMAN68 | 1.108 Posts

Ralph
I think it looks good and seems not too dissimilar to the larger Shadow.

Enjoy sitting out under it in the Scottish summer evening sunshine with an appropriate beverage.

MikeT


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RE: The Coleman Sunshade/Awning

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:23 pm
by Ralph79 | 162 Posts

The Primo Canopy arrived yesterday, very quick service. The quality of the material looks good and it is actually made by Wigo. It is a very simple design and looks similar to the Shadow, but has aluminium poles rather than carbon fibre.

Will be testing it out on Saturday. I will post a picture....after consuming the appropriate beverage obviously!

Ralph


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#26

RE: The Coleman Sunshade/Awning

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:22 pm
by Ralph79 | 162 Posts

A little late, but here is the picture of the Primo Canopy.

It has been well road tested in Scotland, the Lake District and Wales. It is very quick to put up and seems quite sturdy.

As with the Shadow, there are similar issues of pooling in the rain...not sure how to stop this other than getting a 3rd pole and having the middle slightly higher than the sides.

Ralph

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RE: The Coleman Sunshade/Awning

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:02 pm
by Randa france | 12.844 Posts

Shouldn't have any pooling at all with that Ralph. See photo when enlarged
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RE: The Coleman Sunshade/Awning

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:17 pm
by Ralph79 | 162 Posts

It's true...inverted does resolve the issue :-). Don't know why my pictures always turn upside down when enlarged?


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#29

RE: The Coleman Sunshade/Awning

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:30 am
by SOULBLUESMAN68 | 1.108 Posts

Hi Ralph

It looks good. You seem to have your poles set higher than we do on the Shadow.

Have you got an eyelet in the middle to take a third pole? As I said earlier that seems to be the thing that stops our's pooling in heavy rain.

MikeT


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RE: The Coleman Sunshade/Awning

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:59 am
by Ralph79 | 162 Posts

Hi Mike

The height of the poles is purely optional. I am 6ft and I set it there so I can walk around at least part of the area without stooping .

No there is no eyelet, or third pole in the pack, so I was thinking of installing one and getting a pole off amazon.

Ralph


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