A dedicated page for Canopy Downunda owners

to share photos of their Shade Canopy set up on their own vans

M .& L . -  "We love it! Thank you for inventing something that makes our life easier".

K.  -  "We love the lack of weight and ease to put up. It takes no time at all! Takes up so little space to store as well. Seriously, we have now retired our heavy, bulky canvas tracked awning to the spare room under the bed!!"

J. M.  - "Very pleased with the canopy etc., so light and bright ..... another satisfied customer!"

R. & M. 'Silo art' at Kimba S.A.

G. - "Canopy arrived this morning impressed with the quality and presentation".

K. & W. -  "All the very best with your business in 2018, you certainly have a product worthy of promotion.  Well done."

 B. & G. -  "Parcel arrived,  all good,  very impressed. Looking forward to trying it, thanks again for the efficient service.."

C. - "Thanks for your product, very happy and will recommend to Avan owners this canopy"

M. & F. - Camping at Girraween


R & M.


M. & L.


P. & K.


A. & N. - camping at Croki


D. - "...your after sales service, which is always a measure of the quality of a product and it’s manufacturer, was superb. Cannot recommend this canopy more highly. Every Avan  pop up should have one."

"...We don’t use our standard annex now we have your canopy. It’s so easy to put up that we use it even for overnight stays"

W. - "We easily fitted 5 people under the awning at Christmas time comfortably with quite a large table as well. "

K. & W.


K. - "We just think it is the best product! It has revolutionised and simplified our camping. It’s just great! We are certainly happy campers...."

D. B.




"No trouble to set up at all and works a treat for what we want. Happy customers and campers."

S. "I attached the Canopy to the velcro- It is so easy, two poles and 4 x ropes and the fibreglass pole fitted through nicely.

Taking down was easy too....

The quality and workmanship in the canopy is excellent - Great strong stitching and construction with ease of assembly and disassembly. ... they are a good quick and easy shade and shelter."

"My wife and I are very happy and this fills a gap for our short stays or when travelling."

K. "We have received the parcel. It arrived about midday "... " all very well wrapped and labelled.

I have to say that I am very happy with the product. Very well made with great attention to detail. Presented in their individual packs complete with accessories and packing lists, plus some little gifts as well.

I have bought a lot of stuff online from overseas and locally and your package/presentation is the best by far.

Great to see a local supplier/manufacturer of a good product…….10/10.."

B. & I.


J. H.


G .& C.

camping at Yanchep National Park


"We recently upgraded our 17yo Avan to a Cruiseliner and loved the look of the Downunda canopy. Compared to our previous traditional heavy duty canvas canopy the Downunda erection process and the rip stop tough but lightweight material is most convenient when stopping overnight and for longer stays (when side panels are added). Apart from being simple to erect the Downunda canopy’s other major advantage is that it does not spoil the 360 degree views which are a feature of any Avan - you never get that "closed in” feeling like other traditional canopies. A lot of thought has obviously gone into the design especially the use of velcro to bind it to the Avan structure itself (gives added stability) and the extra ribbing which conveniently pushes the apex out. The fact that the canopy does not require a centre pole is also a bonus especially when needing to park the car under it when hailstones are forecast. We are very much looking forward to many more years of travelling in our new Avan with its innovative Downunda canopy." S. & H.

S. & H.




"This is my first trip using the canopy. Solo female traveller. So easy to install and a breeze to set up...it kindly gives me my own personal space outside...looking forward to getting my long privacy screen so I can set up my "alfresco" camp kitchen/lounge. Thankyou for your personalized service and prompt replies. 

Ps...I did research options for my aliner and attended caravan camping shows...no body had anything comparable with cost or design." M.

G & C

camping at Badgingarra W.A. 


T  & C - camping at the Bowen River Hotel and the Burdekin Dam




"It was so easy to put up  ,  and a perfect shade -- many thanks I love it . "



H. - camping at Wardagga Rock, near Payne's Find W.A.



M. & S. - camping at Seal Rocks


S. & D. 




G. & L.


D. & B.

2003 Aliner Cruiser

G. & C.




M.  & T.




"(the parcel) arrived in excellent condition and we are heading off next week for another adventure. Your products have definitely made setting up so much easier. Thank you again for the excellent service you provide and we will definitely recommend you when people admire our setup " I. & I.

R. & J.


S. & D. 


"Hi Leanne,

 The canopy all arrived safely, thank you.

 I was going to email to say how happy we are with the canopy and the whole experience, thanks to you and Garry.

 The backpack is a great idea and your gifts will be greatly appreciated.

 Now looking forward to going away and putting up your wonderful product.

 Thanks for such an easy, stress free process.

 Kind regards,

A. & T."

W. & K.

Cruiser with Roof Extender attached

M. & D.


Lennox Head

J. & M.


Just a quick note and photo re our first use (at last!) of the shade canopy for our Cruiser. We are delighted with the product and the ease of erection. The detachable eyelet works a treat.


Again many thanks for your excellent product and follow up service with the additional eyelet. - J. & M.

We have been at an Avan gathering this weekend. We were the only ones with a Canopy Downunda. Many others had their canvas awnings. We all knew it was going to rain last night so everyone took done their awnings yesterday afternoon because they didn't want wet heavy awnings to take home.


We of course left ours up overnight (just the original with the long side wall and one  side wall, not the roof extender this time).  A couple came over about 8am and were surprised how dry ours was already. One person said, that won't take long to dry, it almost is now! He was quite impressed.


We brought them home, put them on the line because the edges were still a bit damp (as expected) but they are now packed away nice and dry for next time. Love the fact that they are so light, but also so strong and that they dry so quickly! It was lovely to sit outside for breakfast this morning, undercover and dry! - W. & K.







at Patonga NSW



D & B & Charlie dog

at Jimmy's Beach camp


B.  at Cervantes W. A.


"we are very happy with your products. Currently camping near Napier, in NZ. The flexibility of the awning, sides and cnr is great, we can vary the combinations to suit the temperatures and the wind. Brilliant design"

N. & S


Hi Leanne and Garry,

just letting you know that we took delivery of our "Canopy Downunda" today at 4pm. We just want to thank you for fantastic "one on one" service. Right from the first phone call to you... to delivery this afternoon, you have looked after us, kept us informed and up to date.... and been on time . 👍

Congratulations on running a first class home business. Loved the way you checked out with your invoice and paid on line...

The graphics were great, and it was so easy to follow. Very good software program.

We wish you every success, and hope that by using your product more people will get to  see and buy your wonderful "Canopy Downunda".   M. & J.



D. & S.


Canopy Downunda customers contribution page - please contact us / send photos to be included to canopydownunda@gmail.com