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Awning Promaster no roof rack.
#1
I want to put an awning on my 2021 Promaster.  I don’t have a roof rack to hook it to. I saw somewhere that there are clips that attach to the roof nubs (there to attach a roof rack) but CANNOT find them. Has anyone put an awning on without a roof rack installed?  Help and awning product reviews appreciated.
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#2
Welcome aboard Ssing !
I can't help with the clips you are looking for . Most of my experience is with RV awnings.
Where have you looked already ?
I'm wondering if the awning manufacturer might be a source ?
I would guess that you could find such things in Quartzsite if you're anywhere near there...
While you wait for someone to respond with better info .
Tell us more about your van build .
stay tuned 
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  • Ssing (12-28-2022)
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We need to get ahold of Doug, the awning king.
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  • rvpopeye (12-20-2022)
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I thought we had at least a couple of vandwellers that put on awnings.
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  • Ssing (12-28-2022)
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But how many with vans have awnings, but don't use roof racks as attachment points?

I have 2 RVs, and I have two failed awnings. On the Class C I removed the assembly all together when the awning separated from the roller crashing to the ground. The TT's awning is rolled up, but will fail, if and when I ever unroll it, same as what happened with the Class C.

UV is a quiet destroyer of material. High winds are noisy destroyers of awnings.

An observation about RV awnings is that they can trap hot air without a breeze. A mixed blessing of shade and hot air. Add in a breeze that becomes a gust, and that's another awning story of woe and lament.
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  • Ssing (12-28-2022)
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#6
They are finniky beasts fer sure.
There are plenty of people that want them .
And plenty of ways to destroy one. ,,,, My fave is leaving it up in a rainstorm without dropping one end.
The birds enjoy the new really above ground pool !

Sunshades are a good alternative .But do little to stop that rain.

HOWEVER
Today , we're lookin' for clips .
For a Promaster without a roof rack.

Anybody going to the Q big tent today ?
stay tuned 
popeye


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  • Ssing (12-28-2022)
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I’ve seen something like a pair of heavy magnets that have rings that the awning attached to and then bulge tented out type thing.

https://curiouscampervans.com/collection...ade-awning

This kinda thing.


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  • Ssing (12-28-2022)
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(12-20-2022, 05:38 PM)GotSmart Wrote: We need to get ahold of Doug, the awning king.
We use a Sunshade

The Promaster has mounting points on the roof similar to the Transit

A little metal-shoppe work should produce an L-shaped mounting bracket for the awning
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