Fit an Ostrich wing to a non standard roof rack

Many awnings, particularly wing awnings are designed to fit onto flat aluminium type racks, but what if you have a different arrangement? Our preferred wing is the Big Country ostrich wing, available in the UK through Tufftrek. We have fitted these to a couple of club members trucks like this.

 

The most straightforward was fitting to Mike and Linda’s campulance

 

20161229_145248We were able to simply drill through the roof and mastic the holes then use the factory fittings to attach the awning, including the z bracket which adds the strength at the rear of the fitment.

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A more complicated set up was required to engineer fitment to Mark and Chesca’s 110 fitted with a tubular roof rack.

First a length of 38 x 38 x 4.8 mm angle was fitted to the roof rack using 2 stainless awning (L) mounts from Tufftrek and 2 builders ties from B&Q. the mounts were fitted to the roof rack and tied in for extra security, then the angle fitted the full length of the roof rack.

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Next the factory awning mounts were fitted by drilling through the angle  and the z bracket was fitted across the rear of the rack and tied in for security.

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The awning was then fitted to the mounts in the standard way.

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