Awnings used to be as simple as a ropes and tarps tied to the sides of a 4-wheel. There are various low-cost and effective 4x4 awnings to select from nowadays, so everybody can appreciate the outdoors in style. A 4WD awning is among the most cost-effective ways to enhance your outdoor experience.
An excellent quality heavy canvas that has been weatherproof and cured against mould is exactly you should be searching for in a 4wd awning. We did some product research and have listed a few of the most significant characteristics and aspects to watch for in a 4WD awning below.
If it takes time to set up, you're more likely to utilize it infrequently. Most awnings can stand alone on their 2 supporting poles, and many don't even require man ropes, thus the lesser time it would take to assemble an awning, the more likely it is to be used. Also make sure you have awning brackets fixed to your roof rack.
Quality of the Construction and Canvas
Canvas is a typical tent fabric because it is robust and long-lasting. The majority of awnings nowadays are made of polyester cotton, which is available in a range of weights. Anything less than 300g p/sqm tends to lose sturdiness, while anything heavier simply adds bulk and weight. Above all, you'll want a high-quality, leak-proof awning made out of canvas rather than one made of cheap, weak nylon. However, no matter how nice the cloth and tubing are, if they are poorly sewn or kept together with fragile joints, they will not last.
Qualities to watch for in the qualities of the material used include finishes such as a reflecting layer or treatments and verify if the material is UV-resistant. A reflective coating bounces sunlight outward from your awning, lowering temps underneath the awning and reducing the risk of UV damage. To avoid burning, you need a radiation factor of 30 or higher.
Awnings with a waterproof laminate are a recent trend we've noticed. A high-quality awning would be coated or treated to make it totally weatherproof or bonded with a waterproof material to keep you dry.
Many companies utilize plastics, which does not last. Check for features like twist-lock rods and cast metal fittings and hinges. The rods should be well-made, snugly fit, and provide a solid support for the awning; they really shouldn't feel fragile or squirm under pressure.
Steel is a superior product for fittings, although to minimize rusting, you should use stainless steel fittings whenever possible. Plastic fittings must be avoided if at all feasible, and so should cast alloy, which is prone to stress and is considerably weaker.
Overall, pay attention to how the awning is fitted altogether and the general structure. Look for any frayed or unusual sewing along the main sewing seam, as this is where it is most prone to rip apart. Check to see if the seams are strengthened and completed properly.
After Sales Services
Inquire with the manufacturer regarding parts and accessories availability. It's sometimes required to replace elements like the awning that weren't properly secured and twisted out of shape.