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Need help deciding on an awning

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by HRDTACO, May 31, 2012.

  1. May 31, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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    HRDTACO

    HRDTACO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Im gonna finally pull the trigger on a roof top awning for my double cab tacoma. I am going to mount it to the OEM roof rack ( I am going to mount the brackets with wing nuts so I can make it removeable for when i am not going to use it ). My question is which length should I go with it is between these two:

    Campinglabs 70" awning
    ARB 49.2" awning (1250mm)

    Mainly just wondering if you all think that the 70" would be too long? I was thinking to get the 70 obviously because of more shaded area, but also because I can order a mosquito netting for it.
     
  2. May 31, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    NHCrewcab2008

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    Get the 70, its what I have mounted to my 08 DC.
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  3. May 31, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    The 70 looks great on NHCrewcab2008's truck, but if you (the OP) dont have a cap, then I would recommend the 48' ARB, thats what I have been looking at for my DCSB. But I need a Thule roof rack first, lol.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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    HRDTACO

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    That picture helps me out a lot. It gives me an idea of hoy long the 70 is.... Mights have to get the ARB :/
     
  5. Jun 5, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    Enzo

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    Get the ARB 6.5ft. Its just the right size.

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  6. Jun 5, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    HRDTACO

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    the ARB 6.5 is awesome and a great size, but for mounting on my roof might be too long. thats why i suggested the 70" campinglabs between the ARBs in sizing. now i want the 70" again looking at the netting on yours lol
     
  7. Jun 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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    NoSoup4You

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    ARB awning is a GREAT product!

    Had the 6.5ft on my van one night when a wind storm came up out of nowhere. The anchors ripped right out of the ground and folded the awning backwards over the van. I was sure something was bent, broken, or tweaked - but the next morning after surveying the damage I found it held together perfectly. Amazingly tough product IMO.
     
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