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Ron_L
04-10-2011, 05:56 PM
Now that we have the Toy Hauler I am planning on using the ramp as a cooking platform and I'd like to be able to put our pop-up canopy (Under Cover brand) over the cookers and the ramp. This means that it needs to be taller. Has anyone seen leg extensions got these things?

EatonHoggBBQ
04-10-2011, 06:07 PM
Ron, talk to Ford. He made extensions for his canopy for the same type of set up.

Coz
04-10-2011, 07:01 PM
Ron, I have seen Fords maybe he can post a pic. If the guy pics up my salmon rig this week I most likely will be makin a set or two for my self.I can maybe do an extra set.

The_Kapn
04-10-2011, 07:08 PM
Ron,

I raised a canopy over CheKetta with 1.5" PVC.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34015&highlight=CHEKEETA

Easy Peasy and Cheap.

Holler if you want the details.
I did learn "a couple of lessons" whilst buiding them :wink:

TIM

Captain P.J.
04-10-2011, 08:41 PM
No pictures of your new toy? :-P

Ron_L
04-10-2011, 08:49 PM
No pictures of your new toy? :-P

Of course there are :-D

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101830

Captain P.J.
04-10-2011, 09:22 PM
Very nice! I missed that thread... Can't wait to see it at PoorQue. (your going right?)

Rick Hamilton
04-11-2011, 07:30 AM
I also cook off the back of my toyhauler. I tried the ez-up cover and found one huge issue...it dumps rain on all sides. That means it dumps rain into the opening of your TH.
I saw a couple teams with an awning that attaches to the trailer and got one of those. Called the Outback awning by Carefree of Colorado. Works fantastic and was easy to install.
Be sure to vent your smoke out from under it or the smoke will end up back into your TY.

Ron_L
04-11-2011, 09:17 AM
Very nice! I missed that thread... Can't wait to see it at PoorQue. (your going right?)

We'll be there!

I also cook off the back of my toyhauler. I tried the ez-up cover and found one huge issue...it dumps rain on all sides. That means it dumps rain into the opening of your TH.
I saw a couple teams with an awning that attaches to the trailer and got one of those. Called the Outback awning by Carefree of Colorado. Works fantastic and was easy to install.
Be sure to vent your smoke out from under it or the smoke will end up back into your TY.

Oooo.... Good point, Rick. I wonder if having the side of the canopy that is away from the opening one notch lower would help with that.

How long ago did you buy the Outback Awning? I was looking at them online and found a link to the company that makes them for Carefree and their web site says that it was discontinued.

Ford
04-11-2011, 10:36 AM
Well best I ever saw were PVC pipe filled with cement and put in bolts to attach the feet to. Dr Porkenstein made them. That way it has a fair weight to hold it down. Also bungee to the trailer sides. Make it tall enough to just get over the roof so the roof drip rail will stop you getting wet. And for rain you'll need 1 or 2 sides up.

Rick Hamilton
04-11-2011, 11:15 AM
Ron,
I got mine about 1 1/2 or 2 years ago. Try rvsupplywarehouse.com or toyboxcovers.com. Their websites still show but don't know if they are accurate. You can also see if your local rv dealer can order them...thats where I got mine.

Smoke'n Ice
04-11-2011, 10:13 PM
I have a bag awning on the back of my trailer for the ramp. the website is http://www.interwestsports.com/bag%20awnings.html

They work good and you can also buy an add-a-room which will enclose the ramp for additonal work space.

They don't cost an arm or leg and are easy to install and deploy and store.

Smokin' Hicks
04-12-2011, 11:39 AM
we Raised our pop up tent over our smoker which is mounted on a trailer with PVC pipe extensions like the ones used to raise tables worked awesome

Ron_L
04-12-2011, 11:52 AM
Thanks guys... I may start with extensions on the pop-up since i already have that, and then take my time looking for other choices.