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How To: Fix ARB Awning on 4th Gen OEM Roof Rack

The Electrician

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Hi ever one


Here are the photos of the mounts that I made to fix ARB Awning on 4th gen Explorer OEM Roof Rack


I fixed the Awning using 2 mounts

each mount consists of 2 pieces

one is made of 1/8" galvanized sheet and the small one is made of 2/8" steel sheet

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a thread should be made in the small piece

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they are overlapping on each other

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and a head of a bolt should be inserted inside the awing rails

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then you need to remove the back corner of the roof rack

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remove the crossbar and crossbar mount

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the small piece should be inserted in side the roof rack rail and then a bolt should fix the large piece to the thread within the small piece


this is the front mount

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this is the rear mount

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and voila

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and that's all guys :D
 
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That is awesome.
 






Glad you like it :D

and thanks for the reply
 






Cool! this might be a stupid question, but what happens when you drive? can you easily remove it? or once retracted it just sits there?
 






when I drive from the shade I notice some vibrations on the awning but I don't feel it at all. I drive on high way up to 105-110 mph with out any problems.

it is very easy to remove it, just remove 4 bolt (2 for each mount) the bolts that attached the large peace with the small peace.
 






Other Awning Options

ARB Touring Awning 2500mm #ARB108US is hand operated roll up awning, and it can withstand mild wind if strap tied well, generally it is okay.

check the following link:

http://www.sierraexpeditions.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=129

I used to love it before FOXWING Awning was invented. and now I wish for one of FOXWING Awning

FOXWING Awning

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watch these videos
http://www.rhinorack.com/ShowVideoLibrary.aspx?oType=3&linkid=358

Also there is the famous South African Eezi-Awn 2000 series (self retractable awning)

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you can buy them in USA from http://www.sierraexpeditions.com


and all of them could be fixed with the same method
 
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