Open sky Awning

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 12:12
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G'day all, hopefully someone will have one of these awnings or the earlier ARB ( same product) ones mounted onto a Rhino Rack aluminium luggage tray. If you have I'm after some idea as to how you mounted it? The awning is one of the earlier versions with the aluminium housing and not the vinyl bag as they are now. Vehicle is a GU with 110mm high legs on the bars. The luggage tray is 2400mm long. A clamp arrangement might be the only option it would seem.


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Reply By: Dustin - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 13:52

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 13:52
We used 3 L shaped brackets, one side attached to the back of the awning casing and the other side attached to the three roof bars. Hope this helps. Cheers.
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Follow Up By: madcow - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 14:35

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 14:35
i did have 150mm legs and have some brackets that were used to install it under the bars but the new rack sat too high. i may have to fabricate some to use on the top. This awning has a sailtrack on the bottom so will have to be lifted about 15mm above the bar if we head that way.

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Follow Up By: TD100 - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 19:51

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 19:51
i made my L bkts super heavy duty and had no problems with them,six bolts hold it to the rack itself.i think it was unistrut.(electricians use this stuff) had them laying around,attahed the to the awning with the six supplied s/steel bolts.cheers Paul
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Reply By: da76 - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 14:37

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 14:37
Ditto. I used L brackets (unfortunately could only find zinc coated, so don't know how long they will last).
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Reply By: matttg - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 22:57

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 22:57
Voxon has the same set up.
I gave him a hand and we used 100 mm x 50 mm x 6 mm aluminium angle, about 75 mm high. 2 rhino bars with 2 brackets to each. The 100 mm leg against the rack bar each side of the bar with bolts though the rack and with spacers in the hollow of the rack to stop it crushing.
If you need any more info give Voxon a yell, he should be able to take some photos.

Cheers matt
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Reply By: madcow - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 07:35

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 07:35
Thanks fellas for your input. I am lucky enough to have access to some 100mm s/steel angle and am going to cut some brackets off it. We are away for 5 months next year and have a trip up to Avoca Beach northwards for 3 weeks and were going to use this as a "dry run" to sort out any potential issues.

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