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Group buy for ARQ4WD Awnings

Discussion in 'NM- High Desert Cruisers' started by alia176, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. alia176

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    Larry showed us his AluCab 270 last sat and the rear hatch doesn't open all the way up when it's deployed. However, that may not be an issue depending on your height. His awning is heavy enough to actually push the rear hatch down whereas these ones from Venezuela maybe light enough so that might not matter. Assuming of course, your upper hatch struts are very strong and is able to push the awning further up.
     
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    Nice data point. I would also be concerned with exactly what is contacting what... ie, is this the metal arm across the hatch or just "soft" material (but not abrasion free when dirt is in the mix)... leverage and contact pressure can be deceiving and one would hate to be surprised down the road.

    I would have expected of anyone, Larry's rig would have had a standard "awning protection" feature built in where someone crawls out of the rear quarter panel, or maybe from next to the spare tire mount, and holds the awning and hatch out of contact... I be there is something in the owners manual about that.
     
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    Ok ordered the 180...tick tock...can't wait

    Wanted the 270 which would have been great for the FJ40 but not sure about the rear hatch on the 4R. It sticks up 10-12" above the roof rack...
     
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    oh snap! well done, which side did you buy for?
     
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  7. alia176

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    i need to see your 180s and see if there'd be a way to accommodate the 270 with the rear tailgate. I'm thinking it might not too bad if the tailgate pushes up under the awning but who knows. Can't wait to see your awnings.
     
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    I think the 3rd arm that reaches to the back corner would go right across the tail gate...shrug
     
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    well i received my awning... it's not what i ordered... i have a driver side 270 instead of a passenger 180... and no brackets and no hardware. but to be fair the box was mutilated at my doorstep.

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    note the awning bag hanging out the missing end of the box
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    yikes, their packaging leaves much to be desired.
     
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    yeah... but to be fair it did come all the way from venezuela... looks like a nice laser cut wooden box that can't take the abuse it is given in transit.
     
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    @sl33p3 Once you correct the issues with the vendor, if you want to sell the 270 in order to get your 180, let me know, I may be interested.
     
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    copy that. they are supposed to send me the missing parts... i'll let you know.
     
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    Is that the 6.5' 270? What are the dimensions? The proportions look different than all the other pictures of the 5' models.
     
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    don't have dimensions since it's back in the bag, i need to fab some brackets and decide how/if i can use it on the 4r with the rear tailgate...