When you're setting up your base camp nothing is better than some much needed shade. Smittybilt's retractable awning will provide all the shade you need.
I have been considering an ARB awning for some time, but the price kept me packing my folding canopy and wrestling with that every time we wanted shade at the beach or trail head. I stopped by the Smittybilt display at the Dallas Jeep fest where they had their jeep setup with the tent, awning, generator, etc. I picked it up for the special show price, but after getting this home and installing it, I would have paid the full price for it. The materials are top notch, and this fit easily on to my Gobi roof rack. They give you about 5 options for mounting, so I fail to see how this wouldn't work on every rack out there. I put in up and down by myself in under 10 minutes, I think with another person, you could get this thing setup in 2-4 minutes and put up in 1-2 minutes. I have not had this setup in winds over 25mph yet, and likely with most awnings, would not recommend it. I think the only thing I have to nit pick about is I think I would strap it down to my roof and bolt the awning on once I am at the trail, It sticks out a little far off my jeep for my personal liking on the highway. Keep up the great work Smittybilt, and thanks 4WD as always on the great product and sales.
How does this attach to my jeep? Thanks
Asked by Laurie from on
Laurie, the Smittybilt Retractable Awning will use a u bolt to attach to a roof rack base. Hope this helps!
Answered by Zach O. ext 4939 from on
Hello, do I need a full roof rack to hold this awning? I only have 2 crossbars.
Asked by Christopher from United States on
Hi Christopher, This Smittybilt Retractable Awning requires a roof rack for attachment, thanks for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from United States on
I have a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sahara with a rack and was wondering what is the best way to travel with the Retractable Awning by Smittybilt. It is so long. It won't fit inside. What is the best solution for far traveling with the awning in tow?
Asked by Christopher Details from Los Angeles, CA on
Christopher Details, the Smittybilt Retractable Awning comes in a bag that can be mounted to your roof rack for daily driving. Thanks for the question!
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from Los Angeles, CA on
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