Rooftop awning installation

I purchased this from Amazon for $83 on June 22, 2020. The price has increased after I posted the image on Facebook to $112.00 when I last looked.

Here are the steps I took to install it.

  • Removed the screws from one side of the roof rack.
  • Raised the roof rack bar to slide the awning hardware under it.
  • Tightened the screws
  • Mounted the awning
Unboxed awning

Remove the screws from the roof rack

I removed the 5 screws from the roof rack because the awning hardware screw could not slide into the L bracket hole.

Slide the awning hardware under the roof rack.

Slide the awning hardware under the roof rack.

Tightened the screws.

Here the screws for the L bracket is secure and the two bolts that hold the awning is ready for attachment.

Attach the awning by sliding the rail onto the bolts.

Sliding the rail unto the bolts and tightening them down.

Finished work

I went to Walmart and purchased additional straps because the two black ones are not adjustable and the case sags and sometimes get caught in the side door closing.

I cut the straps because they were 10 feet long. Adding these straps raises the case up so the door doesn’t grab it when closing.

5 Replies to “Rooftop awning installation”

  1. How long does it take to deploy the awning, and to put it away again? Also, are you able to leave it up when it’s windy? Thanks!

    1. Less than 5 minutes. Unzip, the awning is rolled up; just unroll it. The leg/poles are inside the head(end) and the other (the sides) that support the awning horizontally are in the awning base. Just pull them out and adjust the verticals for height and the horizontal for how tight you’d like the awning tarp.

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