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Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
TT Sublite awning on 06/04/2009 23:01:09 MDT Print View

Well I am 54 today , so to prove that I am not any wiser than yesterday , here is my added awning idea for the Sublite.
The challenge was to do it without modifying the shelter, using only two trekking poles (IE no extra pole...) and a minimal amount of additional pegs.
For the moment , this is it :
2 extra pegs required, so a total of 6, and a tarp with 6 guylines attached (second pic). A lot easier to do without the extra cover on my right but that would help in some (mildly...) wind driven rain.
Note that the tarp was custom made for the job. ( actually it is a cheap groundcloth folded in half...)
Franco
Sublite awning 1
Sublite awning 2

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: TT Sublite awning on 06/04/2009 23:10:57 MDT Print View

Happy Birthday!!

So...why does the tent need an awning?

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
TT Sublite awning on 06/04/2009 23:16:29 MDT Print View

I don't know..........I think the awnings on the DR are pretty cool.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
TT Sublite awning on 06/04/2009 23:23:43 MDT Print View

Nick
There is an old joke about males and mammary glands, apparently the reason we have them is "just in case"
Franco
Thanks BTW, I would be happier if I was getting younger, but that option will not be available for a while.

Edited by Franco on 06/04/2009 23:28:16 MDT.

Tony Beasley
(tbeasley) - MLife

Locale: Pigeon House Mt from the Castle
Re: TT Sublite awning on 06/04/2009 23:50:51 MDT Print View

Happy Birthday Franco

Tony

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: TT Sublite awning on 06/05/2009 00:50:26 MDT Print View

> BTW, I would be happier if I was getting younger, but that option will not be available for a while.

Franco, it is just a state of mind. I will hit 60 next year, and it is no big deal. I can still do all the things I want to do.

A little story. A few years ago I was sitting with my son and the kids on his high school track team. We were discussing music, life, and generally BSing. One of the kids told my son, "Joe, your dad is the coolest parent I have ever met." In a serious voice, Joe replied, "You guys need to understand something. In our family, my dad is the kid and my sister and I are the adults." One of the best compliments I ever received.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
TT Sublite awning on 06/05/2009 03:22:00 MDT Print View

Nick
Yes, that is it. I have met many "young" octogenarians and some not so young 30 years old.
Have fun !
Franco

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
TT Sublite awning on 06/05/2009 08:36:17 MDT Print View

I have never seen such a monstrosity on a perfectly good TT.

Happy b-day Franco and thanks (again) for the pics.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
TT Sublite awning on 06/05/2009 08:52:12 MDT Print View

If a Sublite user is set on having an awning I would think a small tarp such as the MLD "Dog Tarp" or an MSR "E-Wing" would work well. These small tarps provide a fair amount of coverage with a minimal weight penelty.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
TT Sublite awning on 06/05/2009 09:27:51 MDT Print View

Fifty did seem pretty ancient at one time, didn't it?

Donna C
(leadfoot) - M

Locale: Middle Virginia
Re: TT Sublite awning on 06/05/2009 09:43:40 MDT Print View

Happy birthday, Franco. Love the red shoes.

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
TT Sublite awning on 06/05/2009 09:59:42 MDT Print View

The red shoes are for his Walkabouts in the bush. And if he ever gets lost, he can just close his eyes, tap his heels together three times, and repeat "There's no place like home" over and over.

Of course, he might wind up in Kansas that way..........

Happy Hatch Day, Franco. Just don't let Henry see what you did with his tent or he'll never let you have another.