Bed Fly Conversion Kit - Option A (Hardware Included)

$46.99
SKU: HWBF-BOLT-01

Download our Option A installation manual here: Option A Bed Fly Conversion Kit installation manual

It's important to read the below description as it works to explain what you need to have on hand before purchasing. 

General Summary - Bed Fly Conversion

The bed fly conversion gives you the ability to convert your existing bed fly to a free standing structure. There are a number of options available when considering the bed fly conversion kit from CaravanMods.com.au. This is a pole conversion kit and it does not include the bed fly pictured.

Within each of the below Options (A, B & C) there are also three mounting kit options which are identified by numbered kits (1, 2 & 3). To decide which mounting kit is best for your trailer, see section 2. Decide on your mounting option

You are currently viewing the listing for Option A, click on the Option titles below to navigate to their own detailed listing (they'll open in a new window)

Option A: Traditional Bed Fly Conversion Kit - requires cutting/removal of existing fittings and insertion and crimping of the supplied fittings. Check out Option A here

Option B: Hot Swappable Pole kit - No cutting required, offers the flexibility to swap back and forth between the traditional pegs and ropes set up and the converted free standing set up

Option C: Full pole kit - A full pole kit, which is best for those who are either missing poles or have non standard poles.

Completing this modification will reduce your set up time by nullifying the need to erect standard bed fly poles supported by guy ropes and pegs, it is however, not a license to travel without some form of tie down for the bed flies. We’ve found that in most conditions the set up is adequate as is, however, when strong winds are forecast we recommend adding something to ensure the bed flies don’t become dislodged from the poles. A compact alternative to pegs/ropes are Octopus straps (Occy straps) which can be hooked through the lower eyelets on the mesh and the looped around the bed support poles. This becomes a simple step in the process of preparing for adverse weather. A handful of cheap Occy straps from the hardware store will no doubt also come in handy in your travelling toolbox.

Detailed Summary - Option A (Traditional Bed Fly Conversion Kit)

1. Check your Existing Poles 

Option A (this listing) comes with the plastic fittings which will be secured into your existing poles to replace the current fittings. To confirm that our supplied fittings will work for you, you must check you have the correct existing poles available.

You will need 8 poles in total, 4 from each end. Below is a list of what you need from one end.

  • 3 x Upright Poles (pole A)
  • 1 x Roof Rafter Pole (pole B)
  • 1 x Roof Rafter Bracket

Pole B can be purchased separately here: https://caravanmods.com.au/products/roof-rafter-pole-bow-end-to-bent-spigot

Bed Fly Conversion Kit - Required Poles Instruction Manual

You must also check that the poles have the correct inside diameter to suit our supplied inserts. All poles used for this modification should measure ~23mm inner diameter at the thicker end, and ~19.8mm inside diameter at the smaller end.
Also check that the straight spigot is at the thinner end and that the ground foot is at the thicker end (as illustrated below). If you poles are reversed, please contact us and we can put together an affordable custom kit.

 

2. Decide on your mounting Option

The mounting refers to how and where you mount your angled upright poles back to the camper trailer. There are two mounting styles available - the two options are described below as Bolts Mounting and Bird Beak plates mounting.

Three kits have been combined to accommodate different configurations of the two options. By using our selection options at the time of purchase, you can choose to do one mounting option at the front and the other mounting option at the back or you can choose to do the same style at the front and the back. 

  • Kit 1: Bolts at the front and back 
  • Kit 2: Bird Beak Plates at the front and back
  • Kit 3: Bolts at one end and Bird Beak plates at one end

Kit 1 is the most popular as it comes supplied with all the hardware required and it simply needs to be installed on the side of the trailer. Typically, the side rails underneath the body are the easiest position to secure the bolts hardware. In addition, Kit 1 will also result in all vertical uprights having identical fittings, meaning that there is no need to sort the front fly poles separate to the back fly poles when packing up.

Most 'Outback' / off road Models can also accommodate Kit 3 as they have a rectangular shaped rear bumper bar. Kit 3 comes with the bolts for the front, however it does not come supplied with the screws for the bird beak plates. 

Most 'Touring' or on road models can not typically accommodate Kit 2 or kit 3 due to the rear round 'bumper' bar, in this case Kit 1 is the best option.

Kit 2 is popular for those trying to take their own twist on the modification, or for those with an outback model which has both a rectangular profile rear bumper bar and a vertical front nose.

Mounting - Bolts Mounting:

The bolts mounting option requires the installation of mounting hardware to the side of the camper. When you purchase a bolts mounting kit we will supply the required hardware.

 

Below image: Bolts Hardware fitted with angled upright pole secured

Bolts Mounting - Bed Fly Conversion kit

Mounting - Bird Beak Plates Mounting

The bird beak mounting option requires two bird beak plates to be installed on a flat surface. The screws required to secure the bird beak plates are not supplied as they would vary depending on the surface you're mounting to.

 Bed Fly Conversion Kit - Supa Peg Line Drawing 

3. What's included from us

Kit 1: Bolt Mounting @ Both Ends

  • 6pcs x Bow End Insert fits inside 25.4mm Tube (SKU: 792)
  • 2pcs x Bow End Insert fits inside 22.2mm Tube (SKU: 791A)
  • 2pcs x C-Clip fits inside 22.2mm Tube (SKU: 760A)
  • 2 x Hardware Kits for Bolts Mounting (one kit does one end) (SKU: BFCKHW02)

Kit 2: Bird Beak Plates @ Both Ends

  • 4pcs x Bird Beak plates (SKU: 775B)
  • 4pcs x Bird Beak Pegs fits inside 25.4mm Tube (SKU: 773B)
  • 2pcs x Bow End Insert fits inside 22.2mm Tube (SKU: 791A)
  • 2pcs x Bow End Insert fits inside 25.4mm Tube (SKU: 792)
  • 2pcs x C-Clip fits inside 22.2mm Tube (SKU: 760A)

Note: Screws for bird beak plates are not included

Kit 3: Bolts Mounting @ one end & Bird Beak plate Mounting @ one end

  • 2pcs x Bird Beak plates (SKU: 775B)
  • 2pcs x Bird Beak Pegs fits inside 25.4mm Tube (SKU: 773B)
  • 2pc x Bow End Insert fits inside 22.2mm Tube (SKU: 791A)
  • 4pc x Bow End Insert fits inside 25.4mm Tube (SKU: 792)
  • 2pc x C-Clip fits inside 22.2mm Tube (SKU: 760A)
  • 1 x Bolts Mounting Hardware Kits (one kit does one end) (SKU: BFCKHW02)

Note: Screws for bird beak plates are not included

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