Awning Buying Guide
An awning is a fantastic way to take your adventure to the next level, and Rhino-Rack has a range to suite just about any application.
There are a few things you need to consider if you’re in the market for an awning. You don’t need to over-complicate things, but before making a purchase you should ask yourself the following questions:
- What do I want my awning to achieve?
- How big is the area I want covered?
What do I want my awning to achieve?
If it’s simply to throw some shade on a hot campsite, Rhino-Rack’s Batwing and Sunseeker awnings are the perfect solutions. The Sunseeker can be mounted from the side, extending straight out and creating a little slice of paradise on your campsite.
The Batwing extends from side to rear, fanning out across 270 degrees. The size of your camping crew, the location of your regular campsites, and the size of your rig will inform which option is most applicable to you. The Batwing Compact is a variation that differs slightly with a 500mm reduction in length to accommodate smaller vehicles and those with fewer shade demands.
How big is the area I want covered?
When it comes to how much shade you want to create, Rhino-Rack’s awning base range offers a number of options. It’s also important to remember that these awnings are compatible with many accessories, all of which can help customize your set up to suit your needs.
The Sunseekers and Batwing are all constructed using the same tough as nails canvas, ripstop, lightweight, and mold resistant. The outer bags are a 580g/m2 water resistant fiber reinforced PVC material. The awnings all have an independent test UV 50+ rating.
No matter what kind of adventure you’re heading out on; an awning will only enhance the experience. Whether you need a cool spot to pitch your tent or a dry and shady spot to sizzle your sausages, no serious camper should be without an awning.