At a recent 4Wheel Parts Jeep and Truck Fest here in Edmonton, I managed to score a great deal on the Smitybuilt Overlander Awning. This 6.5′ x 6.5′ awning will provide a bit of shelter from the rain and heat of the sun during my overland excursions.
Installation is quite simple, and the Smitybuilt Awning kit includes everything you need for most roof racks.
Once those are installed, the closed up awning section bolts onto these L brackets. The process might take you 5-10 minutes at most and will look like this when on those brackets and closed up.
It looks good, and includes tie downs and pegs for use in windy conditions. I opted for the 4Wheel Parts “Extreme Warranty” for a no questions asked warranty against rips and tears – for the $20 this warranty cost, I’d highly recommend it. If you’d rather just save some money, check out Amazon.com for the Smitybuilt Awning there. Great price and fast shipping!