Arb awning 2500 on OEM rack question (1 Viewer)

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Hey all,

so I mounted a 2500 arb awning to the oem (2004 lx470) roof rack the instructions say not to let there be any overhang more than 27 inches or something similar. I moved the gamiviti mounts as far I could forward and rear. The overhang on the front is pretty significant, about 39 inches from the front mount. I would think someone would make an additional bracket to give extra support, but so far I haven’t found anything. I know I could fab something but I don’t have the tools, or know-how to make a bracket. Anyone else have a solution for this? I do a lot of off-roading to camping and need things as tight as possible.
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Nice! What roof rack do you have mounted to the original in the picture. I'd like one, that I can remove and still leave the original roof rack in place. I wouldn't mind the awning either :)

Thanks for your post!
 
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It a Rola vortex. I have the same one with extension on my 86 4Runner. Don’t see the need for an expensive $1000 rack when you can get something that gets the job done for less than $200.

ROLA 59504 V-Tex Rooftop Cargo Basket Amazon product
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Thank you! Did the mounting hardware come with it, or did you have to buy an additional kit? Sorry for so many questions.
 
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The rola rack comes with universal crossbar mounts that for lx/lc bars perfect. For the 4Runner I mounted directly onto the fiberglass shell.

anyone have any ideas for the bracket on the arb 2500?
 
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The rola rack comes with universal crossbar mounts that for lx/lc bars perfect. For the 4Runner I mounted directly onto the fiberglass shell.

anyone have any ideas for the bracket on the arb 2500?
Ordered one from Amazon. Thanks again!
 
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I wonder if you could get some version of tracks to run along the length of the roof that you could attach a bracket on.
 

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