The awning and roof cage

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So last year Jerome and I drove 15,000km around Australia and camped in our awesome RV4 Oztent – my favorite tent ever! Anyway we just bought the Foxwing Awning to mount to the side of the Troopy. The Foxwing is a collaboration between Oztent Australia and Rhino Rack and is compatible with our RV4 – so we can zip our tent onto the awning. We have also fitted a full length alloy roof

cage (The RV4 sits perfectly in it). The vehilce will now be a very tight fit in the 20ft shipping container…..

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Back to the Foxwing. Zip on a few a few extra Foxwing panels and voila – we have a very decent sheltered space to camp in as an alternative to sleeping in the Troopy. I tested everything out on the driveway so the pictures don’t do it justice. In a camping situation the side panels will be taught and more angled. You can also use them as extensions to the awning (with poles) for a huge shelter with no sides.

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The Foxwing folds in on itself really well – you wouldn’t know that it’s so big when it’s all zipped up

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The additional panels that we bought easily fit into their bags (I reckon we can store the poles elsewhere and fit two panels into one bag)

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Next we need to go for a test camp and get the RV4 zipped onto the Foxwing for the full effect. Amazing how much space you can create with a bit of canvass bolted to the side of your car! 😉

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