WORKSHOP AND SALES
EEZI AWN ROOF TENTS
SERIES 3 mounted on a DACIA
EEZI AWN ROOF TENTS, THE BEST TENTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
Once opon a time, in fact a long time ago, we used to sleep under, on top of or in our vehicles. Modern comforts were not even on the market and of course there was no magazines, internet or large exhibitions where one could search for items. Things have drastically changed and now the market is flooded with dozens of products some good and others ...!
There were no roof tents until about 1960 when the original AIR CAMPING came on the market. These were made in Italy. Again, due to the lack of publicity possibilities, they were extremely rarely seen. A tourist from South Africa, while driving through Europe, saw one of these and on returning home, decided to make something similar for his own use. This tourist, Jack Stuhler, is the founder of the EEZI AWN company and still works in the family business.
EEZI AWN are the oldest roof tent manufacturer in South Africa, now starting in to their 30th year of production. We have been stocking and selling their tents since 1994, and during the last 20 years sold many hundreds to our customers through out Europe. We have all the tents and awnings now made in a nice light beige colour, getting away from the rather military looking dark green.
In early 2012, the company moved into very large new premises on the out skirts of Johannesburg. Here all of their products are manufactured using local labour and none of the products are sourced out to cheaper countries. First of all they make prototypes which are tried and tested in the bush until the management are completely satisfied that it is right for the market.
Future products, in early 2014, will include a new range of roof tents - we will tell you more about this new product later!
THE TENT MATERIALS AND DESIGN
Irrespective of which range or model, all the EEZI AWN tents share the same materials. The canvas is 320 gram per meter, heavy duty rip stop canvas, and not synthetic material. The cloth is treated against fungus, impregnated against rain and all seams are double stitched. The bottom skirts and outside covers are made out of heavy duty PVC.
The tent floors are always made out of 9mm treated plywood. This helps to insulate from below and especially prevent the collection of condensed water, which often occurs with products using sandwich section floor sections.
All metal fittings are either aluminium anodised or stainless steel.
The basic design is similar on all models, except the trailer tents. Fold over wooden floor sections, connected by stainless steel hinges, are fitted with special aluminium tounge and groove profiles which prevent the floor section sagging in the middle. The hoops which raise the cloth are again aluminium. All tents have side windows in addition to large entrances at both front and rear. Each opening has a heavy duty moskito net, and additional ventilation slits are sewn into the two side walls. Over the different openings, there are extended covers held out by steel rods, again giving the user lots of protection against the bad weather. All the zip fasteners are the top quality YKK products.
When errected for use, the complete tent is covered by an additional light PVC cover. This is suspended a couple of cm from the actual roof and offers protection against the rain and heat as there is always a air pocket between the two materials.
We always supply all of our tents with the top of the range extending ladder. This allows the user to increase the length by about 20cm, and as the extension forms part of the ladder, no extra step has to be taken along, and very often left behind at the campsite!
THE DIFFERENT EEZI AWN TENT MODELS
This is the smallest and cheapest of the EEZI AWN roof tents. It comes in two sizes, 120 and 140 x 240cm and weighs slightly less than the other tents. We keep these items in stock.
Very similar to the JAZZ but with added protection above the entrance to protect the user from the rain. An additional curtain set, similar to a T TOP,can be supplied for this tent. It comes in one size only - 140 x 240 cm. This item and the one piece curtains are a regular stock item.
This was the original product, but over the last 30 years been greatly modified and improved. The major differences are the fact that the tents are now available in 120, 140, 160, 180 and even 220 widths. Due to the fact that similar sizes are available with the much larger "T TOP" range, and in fact at very little extra cost, these SERIE 3 have lost popularity. We therefore only keep a very limited stock of the item.
These are available in standard or as XKLUSIV models. The later of these has additional head room when climbing the ladder to the upper level. All T TOP are fitted with this 200cm sliding extension. Standard feature is always a full set of curtains, again in different lengths from 180cm to 220cm high. There are 4 curtain sides in each set, entrances on both sides plus an opening into the vehicle, not forgetting a window plus moskito net at the front. The walls are attached to the tent with a mixture of keder profiles and hooks. At each corner zips join the units together. The last 20cm of the sides are PVC strips which one can fold in to the living room. Along the bottom there are adequate fixings to secure the sides to the ground with steel herrings, also supplied with the tent.
Available in 140, 160, 180 and 220 widthsand sleeping length is 240cm long, the XKLUSIV are our best selling artical. We keep good stocks of all sizes and also various curtains. The normal T Top is still available, but not ex stock!
This version of an EEZI AWN roof tent is much lighter and also offers a very low package on the roof rack. Sleeping accomodation is for two, possibly with one child, in a 140 x 210cm bed. An add on room and additional awning as extra protection is combined in the design. This a stock item.
EEZI AWN have 3 special trailer tents in the program, all use the same marerials as the other tents. They all have add on rooms, awnings and to ensure that the curtains fit properly have to be mounted 150cm above the ground. The sleeping accomodation is always 210 x 150 but the size of the add on rooms vary from 140 to 250cm, making them suitable to sleep up to 7 people. We keep small stocks of the GLOBETROTTER and GLOBEDRIFTER, the GLOBETRACKER wih its huge awning is only availaböle to order.
We always have demo tents on the premises which the customer can inspect and try out. RENT-A-TENTS are also available.
Roof tent are not everyone's cup of tea! If you are unsure about the idea, you can rent one, including a roof rack. If you are happy, it can be purchased and we do not charge anything for the rental period. If not satisfied you simply bring it back. Prices for rental will be shortly available.
MANY NEW ITEMS, INCLUDING ROOF TENTS, ARE UNDER DEVELOPMENT AND SHOULD BE LAUNCHED IN 2014!
EEZI AWN ARE VERY PROUD OF EVERYTHING BEING MANUFACTURED
IN SOUTH AFRICA, USING LOCAL LABOUR AND MATERIALS
MANY OF THE 36 STAFF, EVEN ALL THOSE SEWING, ARE MEN!
PART OF THE ENORMOUS 2800 M2 WORKSHOP IN JOHANNESBURG
PRICE LIST ON THE RIGHT BELOW THE PICTURES
LOOKING FOR A CAMP SITE
A SERIE 3 ON THE BACK OF A DOKA PICK UP
THE VERY LARGE NEW FACTORY (JOHANNESBURG)
THE WORKS SEWING DEPARTMENT
MANY DIFFERENT TENTS FOR UP TO 6 PEOPLE
THE NEW DRIFTER TRAILER TENT
THE NEW ADJUSTABLE LADDER
A FUN WITH EXTRA PROTECTION
AND HERE WITH AN ADD ON ROOM
2 X SERIES 3 TENTS IN THE BUSH
T TOP 140 WITH ADD ON ROOM
A READ ENTRANCE WITH FLAP
DOOR WITH MOSKITO NET
A GLOBETRAVELLER ON A TOYOTA
GLOBETRAVELLER WITH AWNING
PRICE LIST BELOW