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Date Registered: 08-2016
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Installing an awning


Hey Everyone,

I'm currently looking at the Kings awnings ([sign in to see URL])

Does anyone have any experience installing one? I've currently got the factory T31 roof racks.

Also any alternatives anyone might suggest.

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Date Registered: 07-2015
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Great awning, I've got one. Just make sure its pegged down and the wind doesn't get under it, like it did for me whilst packing it away. I'll watch out for that next time. I'm not sure about Nissan racks, but with my Pro rack I take the end off and the rubber strip out, and slide the alloy flat bar with the two bolts pointing up back in the groove and put the roof rack end back on. I then put the awning brackets onto the bolts and secure it with two nuts on each bracket. It takes around 5 minutes. If you can't take the end off, I've seen people drill through the roof rack and secure it with nuts and bolts. Hope this helps.
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Date Registered: 12-2011
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I had an Ironman awning before. Took the cover off, rubber strip out, trimmed it for the bolts for the Ironman supplied L brackets and then put the rubber strips back in place, bolt the brackets and cover back on. Cover may not sit perfectly but as long as you can still close and lock the cover, you'll be alright.

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Date Registered: 07-2014
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Hey mate, I'm installing this awning sometime this weekend on my T30's factory roof racks. From what I understand, you just pop open the side of the rack, slide the aforementioned plate with the screw (supercheap sells a universal one I think), trim the rubber to suit, then bolt the awning brackets to the screws.

That the idea anyway. Won't know till I actually do it...

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Date Registered: 04-2014
Location: Snowy Mountains
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quick pic of mine on the T30. just needed to drill 2 holes per rail for the L brackets. awesome investment

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Date Registered: 12-2010
Location: Macquarie Fields SYDNEY
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Yep, that's what I did on my T31.
Also a Tiger 2 awning and I just drilled 2 holes in each bar the same as above and then bolt the L brackets attached to awning on using wingnuts when required. 'tis easy if you don't mind drilling holes in your exy.,

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Date Registered: 05-2012
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Meh, I bought an Aldi tarp and slam the doors over one side of it, drag it over the roof bars and insert a few vertical supports on the far side.

As well as working as a shade giving roof cover over the car itself, it also functions as an awning at negligible cost.

Not as pretty as the side mounted roof-rack jobs but more effective.

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