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The Bus Depot Ezy-Awning

 

There’s absolutely nothing else like this! It’s the perfect traveling companion – instant shade, anywhere you need it, yet small enough to store under your seat. It attaches to virtually any vehicle or camper in minutes, and can be completely self-supporting (no need to stake it down). You can add walls to make it a screen house or enclosed room. And since it’s domed, no rain sag!Your choice of 2 sizes, from only $119. 

Now in its fifth generation, the original Easy Affordable Awning has taken on a life of its own! What began as an idea for a simple VW Bus or Van awning that would go up in minutes without any mods to your vehicle, has evolved into something much more. When we introduced the first generation years ago, we had no idea that it would catch on not just among VW owners, but also among enthusiasts of everything from Land Rovers to trailer campers.It’s still the cheapest, simplest awning for a VW van, and even the basic $119 model provides all you need for most vehicles with rain gutters (including all VW Buses and Vanagons). But now, with your choice of inexpensive mounts, it’s equally at home on virtually any SUV, van, Jeep, minivan, truck, camper, or trailer … or even your house to provide shade over your patio when not traveling. Still with no permanent mods to your vehicle, and no need to stake it down.  What’s more, our optional freestanding kit allows you to use it as a stand-alone shelter when you pull away from your campsite (or even around the house).

Now available in a second color choice by popular demand (beige with brown trim), and with inexpensive optional walls! Each wall has a huge screen and roll-up shade – roll it up to create a screen room, or lower it for privacy or shade!  See below for details!


Scroll down to see pictures of the Ezy-Awning on all kinds of vehicles. They were sent to us by actual Ezy-Awning owners all over the world.  We love hearing from you!  Send us your pics, and tell us where they were taken.

Packs small … extends big.

The Ezy-Awning takes almost no space when stored. It fits into a small storage bag (included) roughly the same size and weight as a “chair-in-a-bag” – about 26 inches tall by 6 inches across. But it extends to either approximately 8 X 8 feet or 8 X 11 feet (depending on model chosen) when you put it up.

 

Simple yet sturdy.

The Ezy-Awning is made of specially treated, waterproof and UV resistant nylon (strong yet lightweight), with sturdy chrome passivate coated metal poles and fiberglass center supports. Its domed roof, with pole support on all four sides, not only makes it structurally strong but also allows rainwater to roll off of it – preventing the sag that flat-topped awnings suffer during rain storms. The simple cross-brace design allows your Ezy-Awning to go from bag to vehicle in just a few minutes, without having to modify your vehicle or permanently attach a frame or box to your roof line. The learning curve is fast; it may take you 15 minutes to put up the first few times but will probably take you closer to 5 minutes once you’ve gotten used to it.

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No need to stake it down.

  • As shipped, the Ezy-Awning can be held down by as little as two stakes – one through each leg – and no guy ropes (although guy ropes and additional stakes are provided for use in windier conditions). But add our inexpensive Wheel Mount Kit, and the awning is fully self-supporting, without the need for any stakes or ropes at all. This makes it perfect for tailgating, concerts, swap meets, flea markets, or other locations where you can’t stake into the ground. The design is very simple – the awning legs angle back to the vehicle and attach to mounts that go under your tires. Therefore your vehicle’s own weigh holds the awning down. Have a Bus or Vanagon?  Our deluxe Jackpoint / Wheel Mount Kit also allows you to attach the awning legs to your stock factory jacking points (or under the wheels if you prefer).

  • Wheel Mount Kit (for all vehicles):  For use with any vehicle. Can be used on side of vehicle (under two wheels on same side) or front or rear (under both front or both rear wheels). Awning legs slide in and out to accommodate any wheelbase. Kit includes two wheel mounts plus leg extensions. Part # WM7905
  •  Jackpoint / Wheel Mount Kit (for VW Bus or Vanagon):  Similar to the above, but can also be used in your Bus or Vanagon’s stock jackpoints instead of under the tires. Not for Vanagons with fiberglass cladding in front of the jackpoints. Part # JP7905

 


Goes up in minutes… on almost any vehicle… or freestanding.

As shipped, the Ezy-Awning attaches to the rain gutter of a Volkswagen Bus or Vanagon (with or without poptop), or any other vehicle with a similar rain gutter, by way of a pole that clamps inside the gutter. Add the following optional mounts (from just $6.95) to attach the Ezy Awning to virtually any other vehicle – an SUV, van, minivan, pickup truck, camper, camping trailer, you name it. Use it on any side of your vehicle, as a portable carport while working on your vehicle, or even at home over your patio. (Note: these mounts can be used for our Add-A-Room as well.)

  • Hook and Loop Strap Kit:  This heavy-duty Velcro-style strap kit is a quickest, easiest way to affix the Ezy-Awning to most SUV’s, minivans, and station wagons. If you have a vehicle with a roof rack, just wrap these strong (21 lb.shear stength) straps around  the vertical awning rail and the side rail of your roof rack (or any other suitable point). Also can be used to attach the awning to your home, deck or patio – anywhwere you can strap it to a fixed object. Price is for 1 yard (about 1m) of heavy-duty strap, which you can cut into any number of smaller straps to suit your needs. One yard is usually plenty for making several Awning straps. However many people order extra to use around their camper, car, or home, since this is a very practical strap for so many things. Order part # VSTRAP at bottom of page.

  • Suction Cup Mount Kit:  For use on surfaces or vehicles that lack a rain gutter or roof rack. Also can be used on the front or rear of a Bus or Vanagon. Order part # A9013

  • Eurovan Poptop Camper Strap Kit:  For Eurovans with Pop Tops. These are small, install easily, and are hidden when the top is closed. They allow you to use your awning with the poptop raised. (To use it with the top down, you will need the suction cup mounts above.)  Order part # A9014

  • Freestanding Kit: allows the Ezy-Awning to function as a standalone shelter. Now you can use it at home in the backyard when not on a road trip. Or leave it set up on your campsite when you leave for a day trip.  Order part # FK7905

 

New Modular Design … Add Walls to create a Screen House or Enclosed Shelter!By popular demand we’ve added walls to our Ezy-Awning.  Each side wall has a HUGE screened window with a shade. Open the shade to create a large screen wall with plenty of sunshine. Close it for privacy or to block sun from that side. The front wall also has a door with its own separate screen. You can add one wall to act as a sunblock and use it on either left or right, or add all three walls to enclose your Ezy Awning. The walls go up and down in minutes with a couple of ties and velcro-style strips, so you can go from awning to screen house to enclosed shelter on a whim. And since they are lightweight nylon, they take up virtually no storage space. See below to add walls.Have an older Ezy Awning that lacks the velcro strips for the walls? Don’t worry, the walls can be retrofit with just a bit of work. Order our part # ESTRIP below, and glue the strips to the edges of your awning roof.  Awning Walls
Choose our classic Ezy-Awning for $119, or “Super Size” it for $149!

The standard Ezy-Awning (the version pictured above) is about 8 x 8 feet, and well suited for many vehicles. But for years our customers have been asking for a larger version that provides more shade and covers the entire length of their vehicle. So now we offer two!  At about 11 feet across, our new Ezy Awning Plus provides about 1/3 more shade, yet still fits in the same size bag when packed down.

Add our matching Rear Hatch Shelter, for just $69 more!

Both Ezy-Awnings match our new Add-A-Room Rear Hatch Shelter. Since it uses your van’s rear cargo hatch for support, our Rear Hatch Shelter  has no poles and packs tiny. Yet it adds roughly six feet of space to your vehicle – plenty of room to store belongings, change, or use with a solar shower. Close the opaque door for privacy, or leave it open and close only the screen door to let air into your van and keep bugs out. Available for Bus & Vanagon ($69) or Eurovan ($99).

Item Description Price Part Number
Add to Cart Ezy Awning - Gray Bus Depot exclusive. Includes everything you need to attach to the side of any Bus or Vanagon, without drilling or modifying your van. Fits Eurovan or non VW models with optional adapter. Packs small when not in use. $119.95 A7905
Add to Cart Ezy Awning - Beige Bus Depot exclusive. Includes everything you need to attach to the side of any Bus or Vanagon, without drilling or modifying your van. Fits Eurovan or non VW models with optional adapter. Packs small when not in use. $119.95 A7905B
Add to Cart Ezy Awning Plus - LARGER Version - Gray LARGER version of our famous Ezy Awning! Includes everything you need to attach to the side of any Bus or Vanagon, without drilling or modifying your van. Fits Eurovan or non VW models with optional adapter. Packs small when not in use. $149.95 EZYPLUS
Add to Cart Ezy Awning Plus - LARGER Version - Beige LARGER version of our famous Ezy Awning! Beige (tan) with Brown Trim. Includes everything you need to attach to the side of any Bus or Vanagon, without drilling or modifying your van. Fits Eurovan or non VW models with optional adapter. Packs small when not in use. $149.95 EZYPLUSB
Add to Cart Rear Hatch Shelter (Gray) BRAND NEW! Add-A-Room Shelter for your Rear Hatch! A Must-Have! $69.95 AHG
Add to Cart Rear Hatch Shelter (Beige) BRAND NEW! Add-A-Room Shelter for your Rear Hatch! A Must-Have! $69.95 AHB
Add to Cart Rear Hatch Shelter for Eurovan BRAND NEW! Add-A-Room Shelter for your Rear Hatch! A Must-Have! $89.95 AHE
Add to Cart Ezy-Awning Wheel Mount Kit Makes your Ezy-Awning (part # A7905) totally self-supporting - no need to stake it down. Mounts under the tires of any vehicle, so your vehicle's own weight holds the awning legs in place. $29.95 WM7905
Add to Cart Ezy-Awning Jackpoint/Wheel Mount Kit Makes your Ezy-Awning (part # A7905) totally self-supporting - no need to stake it down. Mounts under the tires of any vehicle, OR to the jacking points of a Bus or Vanagon, so the vehicle's own weight holds the awning legs in place. $34.95 JP7905
Add to Cart Hook-And-Loop Strap Forget rope and bungee cords! Heavy Duty (21 lb tear strength) Velcro-like Strapping has a million uses around the camper, campsite, or home. Perfect for securing our Ezy-Awning or Add-A-Room to any vehicle with a roof rack. Priced per yard (about 1m); easily cut to make multiple straps. $6.95 VSTRAP
Add to Cart Add-A-Room / Ezy-Awning Mount Kit for Eurovan Camper Allows use of Bus Depot Add-A-Room or Ezy-Awning on Eurovan with Poptop, when poptop is raised. No drilling or permanent mods of vehicle required. $24.95 A9014
Add to Cart Add-A-Room / Ezy-Awning Mount Kit for Vehicle Without Rain Gutter Set of three heavy-duty suction clamps allows you to mount Bus Depot Ezy-Awning or Add-A-Room where no rain gutter exists - i.e. on a Eurovan, or a non-VW minivan or SUV. $54.95 A9013
Add to Cart Ezy-Awning Leg Extension Kit Two extra poles increase height of awning legs to over 8 feet (adjustable). Raises the far end of the awning if attached to the top of a vehicle with a high roof. Not needed for conventional height vehicles or VW poptop campers. $19.95 LX7905
Add to Cart Free-Standing Kit for Ezy-Awning Allows you to use your Ezy-Awning (part # A7905) as a completely freestanding shelter, without attaching it to a vehicle. $19.95 FK7905
Add to Cart Front Wall for Standard Ezy Awning (Gray) Now add walls to your Ezy Awning! Attaches in seconds, turning your Ezy-Awning into a screened room or an enclosed private shelter (depending on whether you open or close the huge screened window). Connects to side walls (sold separately). $34.95 EZWFG
Add to Cart Front Wall for Plus sized Ezy Awning (Gray) Now add walls to your Ezy Awning! Attaches in seconds, turning your Ezy-Awning into a screened room or an enclosed private shelter (depending on whether you open or close the huge screened window). Connects to side walls (sold separately). $39.95 EZFGP
Add to Cart Front Wall for Standard Ezy Awning (Beige) Now add walls to your Ezy Awning! Attaches in seconds, turning your Ezy-Awning into a screened room or an enclosed private shelter (depending on whether you open or close the huge screened window). Connects to side walls (sold separately). $34.95 EZWFB
Add to Cart Front Wall for Plus-Sized Ezy Awning (Beige) Now add walls to your Ezy Awning! Attaches in seconds, turning your Ezy-Awning into a screened room or an enclosed private shelter (depending on whether you open the two huge screened windows). Connects to side walls (sold separately). $39.95 EZFBP
Add to Cart Side Wall for Ezy Awning (Gray) Now add walls to your Ezy Awning! Attaches in seconds. Huge screen window with shade; open to create a screen room, or close for privacy. Fits Standard or Plus sized Ezy-Awning, left or right. $34.95 EZWSG
Add to Cart Side Wall for Ezy Awning (Beige) Now add walls to your Ezy Awning! BEIGE wall attaches in seconds. Huge screen window with shade; open to create a screen room, or close for privacy. Fits Standard or Plus sized Ezy-Awning, left or right. $34.95 EZWSB
Add to Cart Ezy-Awning Wall Retrofit Kit for Older Awnings Hook-And-Loop strips for adding walls to your older Ezy Awning $3.95 ESTRIP
Add to Cart Awning Skirt / Wind Break Can be used under your side door to help keep wind and critters out when using our Ezy-Awning and Side Walls. $29.95 J12015

Notes: We offer a 30 day return policy on the Ezy-Awning as per our usual terms (10% restocking fee for refund, waived for store credit). However, due to abuse of our policy (people "borrowing" an awning for vacation and then returning it), we can't take back used awnings. Please check your awning and all parts carefully upon receipt, before your trip. Feel free to set it up on your driveway or indoors, and return it if not completely satisfied. We'll take it back as long as it's in brand new condition, in the original box with all parts and accessories intact.