RhinoRack/Oztent new Foxwing Awning

Submitted: Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:32
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Saw the new Foxwing awning at the Adelaide C&C Show on the TJM stand.

It fits on your packrack (does not have to be a Rhino) like a side awning setup, but has 4 arms that pivot from the rear of the rack to form a shade about 2.5m wide from the front of the passengers door to the rear and extending, without a break, around and right across the back of the vehicle (so you can cook etc. in the shade) to the other side. It can be erected in seconds, but if at all windy, needs the 4 poles to be pegged and tied.
It certainly looks the goods. Weighs @ 20kg.
Retail $999, show special $899, can fit it yourself, rada, rada...

Does anyone already have one????

For those who have seen it, do you see any downsides?????

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Reply By: Member - Cram (Newcastle NSW) - Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:48

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:48
Have not seen it in the flesh but have seen it on the web. It looks like a good unit but it is very expensive. I wonder whether you really need to spend that sort of money on an awning??
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Follow Up By: Member - Dalb (SA) - Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:57

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:57
thanks Cram

I want a side awning, but would also like a rear awning - they are, each, about $350 for a cheapie/ $650 for better quality. But then there is still a large gap in the middle for the sun to get in from any angle.
i think this makes the Foxwing at $899, good value...

Would like to hear more from others too.

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Follow Up By: Member - Cram (Newcastle NSW) - Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 21:50

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 21:50
Ok, well it sounds like it may be a good option for you then. I must admit what I have seen on the web site (there is a video showing you being put up) it looks pretty good.

I guess the question is what you want out of an awning. For me it is something to pull out on the side of the road when we are eating or having a coffee. This particular awning seems to be one that you would pullout for a long stay rather then a short stop.

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Reply By: CJ - Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:50

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:50
Cool!

I just had a look at the website (just google foxwing awning) and there are photo's and a video

I am curious, will it fit an ARB roofrack?
Will it suit a landcruiser with the hatch-lift type rear door?

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Follow Up By: Member - Dalb (SA) - Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:59

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:59
CJ

Believe it will fit any rack.
The one i saw was on a LC200 with rear hatch plus the large deflector.

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Reply By: Member - Ingo57 (NSW) - Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 12:11

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 12:11
Would love to see someone put that up in a stong wind
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Follow Up By: CJ - Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 12:35

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 12:35
I think it may be easier than putting a similar size tarp up in a strong wind. Suggest if you have two people it would be ok

Note I don't have one - just my opinion

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Follow Up By: troopyman - Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 13:27

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 13:27
nothing is easy to put up in the wind .
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Follow Up By: Member - Ingo57 (NSW) - Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 14:25

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 14:25
"nothing is easy to put up in the wind"

Couldn't agree more, In a strong wind My little open sky awning needs two people to set up until its pegged and this is only two poles which are already attached.

The fox wing you got to have it all extended out first then attach 4 horizontal poles then peg it down and if that thing flipped over the roof there would be 4 damaged roof poles.
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Follow Up By: CJ - Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 20:30

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 20:30
Nothing is difficult to put up in a strong wind I agree,

My opinion is though that it will be easier to put up this awning than a similar sized tarp. For a tarp you would have to be two or three people, it would take 10-15 mins

If you have only tow people with this awning it should be heaps easier and faster

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