How to Avoid Your Awning Knuckles Breaking

26 Oct 2021

Here at Rhino-Rack we take pride in the quality of our product which is why our Rhino-Rack awnings have been engineered to last.

Tried and tested in Australia, we know that weather conditions can change suddenly. It’s for that reason we have designed our Batwing awnings with a failsafe in the event of strong winds or improper use.

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To keep your gear protected the knuckles have been constructed as a sacrificial point within the awning.

There are a few reasons why we have incorporated this design feature, firstly it ensures that the awning poles remain undamaged, these poles are not only expensive but extremely difficult to replace.

Another benefit to this feature is that it stops the awning from damaging your vehicle or roof rack, as the awning won’t flip over your vehicle.

Rest assured we also include two spare knuckles in the event of breakage so your journey can go on uninterrupted.

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It’s important that you are aware of the effects of wind on an open awning, to avoid the knuckles breaking it is advised that the awning be stowed away in strong winds.

Our easy-to-use design means the Batwing can be set up or packed away within minutes. Everything you need is included, when not in use, simply store the awning away in its heavy-duty PVC bag.

Here are some of our top tips when setting up your Batwing

1. Ensure that you deploy and peg 1 leg at a time

2. Use two people in the setup or deployment of the awning

3. Peg down feet as soon as they are set-up

4. Don't let the knuckles hold the full weight of the awning (don't let it hang unsupported)

With summer just around the corner, you can’t go far without the Rhino-Rack Batwing. Designed to be your perfect camping companion, the Rhino-Rack Batwing range including Batwing Awning (Left), Batwing Awning (Right), Batwing Compact Awning (Left) and Batwing Compact Awning (Right) will keep you protected, whether you’re camping with your family or just out on an adventure with some mates.