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Awning Buyers Guide

  • 02 November 2017
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Awning Buyers Guide

An awning is a fantastic way to take your adventure to the next level, and Rhino-Rack has a range to suit 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?

If it’s simply to throw some shade on a hot camp site, Rhino-Rack’s Foxwing and Sunseeker awnings are the perfect solution. The Sunseeker can be mounted from the side, extending straight out and creating a little slice of paradise on your campsite.

The Foxwing extends from side to rear, fanning out across 270 degrees. The size of your camping crew, the location of your regular campsites, and size of your rig will inform which option is most applicable to you.

The Foxwing Eco is a variation that differs slightly with a 500mm reduction in length to accommodate smaller vehicles and those with fewer shade demands. Also by using a lightweight polyester/polyurethane coating the waterproof rating of the Foxwing Eco is 2000mm, and the frame is constructed from rust-proof anodised aluminium which makes it strong and durable.

Foxwing Eco

If you, like many adventurers, want to use your awning for a food prep or BBQ area, then the Dome awning is for you. Allowing for some extra headroom, the dome is rear and side mounted awning that allows you to stand and move around comfortably.

Dome Awning

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 customise your set up to suit your needs.

Sunseeker 2.0

Rhino-Rack Sunseeker:

Rhino-Rack Dome 1300: 2500mm x 2550mm - 4.8m2

Rhino-Rack Foxwing:

  • Foxwing - 2500mm extension with 270 degrees of coverage - 10m2 
  • Foxwing Eco 2.1 - 2000mm extension with 270 degrees of coverage. 

To see what mounting hardware is required for your roof rack type, visit the features section of each awning’s product page at



The Sunseeker, Dome 1300 and Foxwing are all constructed using the same tough as nails blend; ripstop Poly cotton canvas - 65% Poly, 35% cotton. The outer bags are a 510g/m2 water resistant fibre reinforced PVC material. The awnings all have a 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.


Follow this link to see the full range of Rhino-Rack Awnings


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