Alu-Cab Shadow Awning
Simply zip the Alu-Cab Shadow Awning out of its bag, run it around the back of the car, clip it up, and the awning is set. Flick up a center post to give the material a bit more tension for added strength and a slight angle to drain off rain.
The Shadow Awning has one pole for those really adverse conditions when the wind is pumping, like the winds one gets down at the Cape in South Africa. This support pole is only for adverse conditions – it is not needed in most situations; The Alu-Cab Shadow Awning is completely self-supporting. For really strong winds there are guy lines inserted into each pole. The stakes for these lines are kept in a permanent pouch attached to the awning frame.
To fold up the Alu-Cab Shadow Awning you only need to release the tie, run the awning back around to the side of the vehicle and roll up the material. The awning zips back into its cover easily and securely.
The Fabric for the Shadow Awning is imported from Europe. It’s a Tencate® Aluminized Acrylic Fabric with the strength of 270 GSM (Grams per Square meter). This material outstands other materials in that it is strong yet lightweight, it is easy to unfurl and provides ample shade and protection. In addition, the fabric is aluminized, which means that it reflects the light of the sun and keeps temperatures about 5 degrees lower than under non-aluminized materials.
The three awning arms are made from boxed tube aluminum which gives the frame great extra strength without adding weight.
All the mounting and hinge points on the Alu-Cab Shadow Awning are made from solid stainless steel for ultimate strength and longevity. The hinge points have Nylon bushings and 5mm-thick stainless steel brackets.
Brackets are available to easily mount the Shadow Awning to Alu-Cab Expedition Rooftop Tents, Front Runner Slimline roof racks, or Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform roof racks. Other fitments can be arranged using custom mounting brackets.
Unit size length close – 102″
Area covered – 108 Square Foot
Weight – 53 Lbs