Make of 270 degree awning?

DaveB

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[QUOTE username=Outforaduck userid=8989754 postid=1332776081]I’m not sure I’ve seen the make of the awning - can anyone guide me? [/QUOTE]
Rhino rack
 
Although I’ve so far ordered the Ineos stock 270 degree awning I’m now wondering if I should go back to my previous preference of the Alu Cab Shadow awning. I hadn’t seen the James Baroud but will now consider also. Thanks again. 
 
That awning looks very smart. I was just about to decide on the Alu Can version. I’m wondering whether there’s a significant difference between the two. As a first timer I’m struggling to see the difference!
 

Greg

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Looking at the 270 degree awnings - they would have to be mounted quite high - above the roof line as the rear doors extend almost to the top of the roof.
That may be a problem for those with height of garage door concerns.  
I would prefer to have the awning mounted low, just above the gutter on the side of the roof rack. Maybe utilising the rack mounting brackets. Height under the awning would not be a problem for me with the G being so tall. But this would mean a 180 degree awning....

But until I see one in the flesh it is hard to say.
 

DaveB

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I have never had an awning so really just going on reviews and contacts with various youtubers and talking with the manufacturers. 
I want one that is free standing and can set up and pack up inside 1-2 minutes. 
No poles or ropes needed is 100% a condition for me and my application. 
I am also looking for some that should last 10-20 years which rules out about 80% of the flimsy cheap ones out there
 

DaveB

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[QUOTE username=Greg userid=8995637 postid=1332794924]Looking at the 270 degree awnings - they would have to be mounted quite high - above the roof line as the rear doors extend almost to the top of the roof.
That may be a problem for those with height of garage door concerns.  
I would prefer to have the awning mounted low, just above the gutter on the side of the roof rack. Maybe utilising the rack mounting brackets. Height under the awning would not be a problem for me with the G being so tall. But this would mean a 180 degree awning....

But until I see one in the flesh it is hard to say.
[/QUOTE] Yes same here. My plan is to take the vehicle to the Bush Company and get their recommendation. That is the beauty of having them pretty close to home. 
Garage door heights are 2.1 -2.4 metres high depending on door type. Vehicle is 2036 so if your door is 2100 you will be grimacing every time you drive in with a bare roof. Anything at all on top and you won't make it. My garage is 2400 so I have about 350mm to play with. 
 

Rooballer

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 I have the 270XT Max, it is fantastic, gets a lot more use than any other awning I have owned as it is so quick an easy to setup and pack up. 

  
 

emax

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In an ASPW video I have seen that he can not enter the roof tent if the awning is open.

This would be a deal breaker for me.
 
I’m not concerned about accessing the RTT with the 270 degree awning deployed. Wind can erupt at any point at night so I’ll pop it away each time before bed. What I’m seeking is the best 270 RTT available to man (and non-men to the sensitive) it seems to me right now that the best 2 are the Bush Company and the James Baroud. Time for a new thread??
 

Tazzieman

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[QUOTE username=emax userid=8900646 postid=1332795577]In an ASPW video I have seen that he can not enter the roof tent if the awning is open.

This would be a deal breaker for me.[/QUOTE]
Which roof tent is he talking about?In his latest video he makes the mistake of leaving his awning up prior to a coastal storm - whilst he is in the tent with his wife.I have a Darche 270 awning. Very strong , very quick to open and close and you can add sides.

 

emax

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> I’m not concerned about accessing the RTT with the 270 degree awning deployed. Wind can erupt at any point at night so I’ll pop it away each time before bed. 

If avoidable (the impassable tent), I'd try to. Above was somewhere (the Falcon) an awing with a hatchway (?right word?) one can open - with zip ties, I guess. That's a good idea. This allows you to access the tent even if it rains without getting too wet.
 

emax

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> Which roof tent is he talking about?

The tent was not the topic. It just caught my attention when I saw it.

The tent had the entry on the side (not above the tailgate) and the awning was in the way, no access to the tent possible. But even above the tailgate that would be the same. This is no issue at night but by day.

I don't remember which video.
 

Disco Dave

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I will be doing a bundutop with a 30 second 270 deg awning. The bundutop can be accessed from all sides. The awning is self supporting up to 15 kts - apparently. I strap it down at night.
 
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