I’ve been selling 4WD Awnings for many years and have a lot of experience with customer expections and experiences with the product. This article is designed to explain who a 4WD Awning will suit so that you can make an informed decision if you’re in the market for one.
4WD side awnings mount along side your 4wd vehicle (generally fixed to a roof rack) and un-roll to give a shade area of around 2.5 x 2.0 metres. The better ones have all the poles fixed into the awning housings meaning they are very easy to set up.
4WD Awnings can be a little tricky to set up on your own, however it can be done and with two people is a very quick and easy process. Although these awnings are not huge in area, their main benefit is speed. With two people it takes under a minute to set up as you do not need ropes and pegs in good weather.
To be honest I think most 4WD owners could benefit from this product. Because they are so quick to set up you tend to use them all the time and if you’re travelling, they so great for quick lunch time stops. 4WD Awnings also give you a bit more under cover room if your camp gets caught in the rain, so it makes a great add on to a tent.
Most 4WD Awnings now come in a PVC travel bag which is compact and sits neatly on the side of your 4WD vehicle. Some manufacturers also have 2 metre wide awnings which go across the back of your vehicle and OZTENT has a new fox-wing awning which goes across one side and the back of the vehicle.
Some manufacturers also has a flyscreen room option which quickly snaps on to the frame of the side awning. This is a really great add on as it lets you set up a quick shade area out of the flies and mozzies. It can also be used as a kids play room too.
If you’d like to learn more about 4WD Awnings you can also visit our website which explains about the product in more depth, has pictures of the products in use and even has video of a 4WD side awning being set up so you can see how easy it is. In short, these are very in-expensive products that you will tend to get a lot of use out of.