180 degree awning mounted on a roofrack

Discussion in 'How To' started by sjoerd, Jan 6, 2024.

  1. Hi all,

    I would like to know, if there is someone, who already tried to put an 180 degree folding out awning
    on a t2b. I like the idea that you can easily fold this awning out on your own..1 person.
    This construction would be good to connect to a classic style 3 or 4 bows roofrack.
    Also like to know your thougts about it , maybee there is good reason to go for a normal cassette awning like an fiamma or arb style.
  2. If I understand correctly it would only give you the width of the kombi.
    Not much.
    In reckon most are 1.5 to 2 x the width?

    It would also waste the room of the roof rack as you wouldn’t really be able to store stuff on the rack?

    If you are “just” folding it out, on your own, from say the rear, it would want really good hinges to take the movement until you get to come around and support it.
  3. Ozziedog

    Ozziedog Supporter

    I’ve seen several wind out ones where the support arms are hinged and straighten as you wind the awning out. I think they look ugly when stored but this is probably outweighed tremendously by how quickly you can set up on arrival. Zed on here had or has one similar. Reckon a cordless drill / impact to wind it in and out is the answer as most of us have one in the garage that won’t get used when we’re not there :thumbsup:

    Ozziedog,,,,,,,,,,can’t get enough drunks under one for outside of my van :)
    Chrisd likes this.
  4. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    Still got it, it winds out super quick with the supplied handle so why would you need a drill??? I'll bump the sale thread when the weather warms up.
    Ozziedog likes this.
  5. I’d imagine the tailgate would hit a bat wing style awning
    Apart from that I can’t see why one wouldn’t work.

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