I have a short bed (5') Tacoma with crossbars at bed height. I don't have a roof rack on the cab. I'm looking for an awning solution to mount to the crossbars at bed rail height. I want to spend about $100 on the whole package.
I have the 20% coupon from REI, as well as some store credit. I see that they have the Kelty car tarp online. The short side is 70" so it's a little long for my 60" bed. The good news is that it's long enough to get some height out of it so we're not having to crouch down to walk under it. Any input on this?
Another solution would be a ~5'x'10 tarp. I have some tent poles, 550 cord and stakes to rig up some guy lines. This would be a super cheap awning, but I'm concerned with setup time and tripping over guy lines.
I saw evildave's DIY awning, but I'd like the awning to extend out more than 8' (which is the std. length of tent poles) Any other ideas to make this work?