Combi-Camp Modifications

Photos of my modifications and improvements made to a

Combi-Camp Koala by Howard Golton

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Cooker Windshield

These are photos of my windshield for the Combi-camp Koala trailer tent. I believe that you can now buy a windshield for newer models, but it is simple to make your own. My design has worked perfectly in 40mph winds! If you have any questions you can email me at

These first two pictures show the windshield in position. Its shape is made so that it can fit neatly at either end of the kitchen stove. As it is full height it forms a good barrier against wind. I only made one since the wind is normally from one side or the other. It is very useful for those situations when you don't want to put up the awning.

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The size of the windshield means that it easily wedges into position between the top of the stove and the underside of the folded out shelf. It does not require any mechanical fixing or drilling of the stove top. It has been tested in 40mph to 50 mph winds (60kph to 75 kph) and found to allow easy cooking in these conditions.

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The windshield is slim and easily slides down between the side of the fridge and the cupboard. (I do not have a fridge bracket on this side).

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This shows the windshield in its normal storage and travelling position.

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This shows the outline shape of the windshield. It is made from normal plywood covered in strips of adhesive aluminium foil (made by Duck Tape). This is able to withstand the heat from nearby cooking quite well. It is also light in weight and easy to make with normal DIY tools.

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