Fitting an ARB Awning to your Vehicle

22nd September, 2020

The ARB Touring Awnings are designed to handle the harsh conditions in the Australian Outback. This added integrity and reliability has gained the respect from the off-road, outdoor, and overland industry. Attaching neatly to most vehicles, these self-standing retractable awnings fit onto the side of most roof racks and roof bars, and are conveniently stored for immediate use on arrival.

Specifically designed for harsh wilderness conditions, the awnings feature anodized height adjustable telescopic legs, hook and loop ties to secure roof, thick reinforced aluminum extrusions all secured and free from the outside elements in a heavy duty nylon reinforced PVC bag.

Constructed from tough PU coated 300gsm poly/cotton rip stop canvas, the awnings are fully waterproof and offer a UVP 50+ rating. ARB Awnings come in three great sizes, and fit up to 2.1m high mounting points. (Length being the distance from the Vehicle out).

The ARB Touring Awning comes with pegs and guy ropes for securing legs, stainless steel mounting nuts and bolts and comprehensive instructions. ARB does not include brackets with the awnings because every fitment may require a different style of bracket.

ARB offers a wide range of mounting brackets such as a universal bracket, an ARB Roof Rack bracket, ARB BASE Rack bracket and an ARB Quick Release bracket. ARB offers a Quick Release and fixed mounting solution for both the ARB BASE Rack and ARB Roof Racks along with a universal bracket for non-ARB Racks. Many cross-bar racks have mounting channels which can be used to bolt the universal bracket to the rack.

A minimum of two brackets are required to mount the ARB Touring Awnings, three brackets are highly recommended for the 2500MM Aluminum and PVC Bag Awning. ARB recommends no more than 27 inches of unsupported overhang. The ARB universal bracket can be oriented either upright or inverted depending on the door and tailgate clearance. Ensure the opening of doors and the tailgate does not interfere with the mounting location of the awning. Each awning will include six mounting bolts and nuts. The hardware to attach the bracket to your vehicle is not included. 

ARB Bracket Configurations

ARB Awning Brackets

Awning Bracket with Gusset

  • 4MM Thick
  • Welded gussets for additional strength
  • Zinc plated and powder coated
  • Universal fit
  • Allows fitment of ARB’s awning range

Awning Bracket 'L' Galvanized

  • 4MM Thick
  • Zinc plated
  • Universal fit
  • Allows fitment of ARB’s awning range

ARB Roof Rack Awning Bracket

  • 4MM Thick
  • Direct bolt on to ARB Roof Racks
  • Grey powder coat to match ARB Roof Racks
  • Allows fitment of ARB’s awning range

BASE Rack Awning Bracket

  • Allows fitment of ARB’s awning range
  • Easy to attach to the BASE Rack
  • Can attach to the dovetail track at any point on the rack
  • Height adjustable
  • Made from strong, powder-coated steel

Quick Release Bracket Kits

Quick Release Bracket 1_3