Thanks for the heads-up on the Kings 270 awning - and pics. The sides look great, more sacious than I'd have imagined.
I have the kings 270 awning mounted to my canopy mounted rack with a 3rd loose mount on rear bar on the cab (front mount).
Thanks for the heads up. I will definitely keep an eye on that loose mount and will consider reconfiguring the mounts if there is any sign of wear. I’m looking forward to putting this setup to the test to see how it holds up.Hey mate, just a heads up to watch a couple of things with that.
I mounted a standard 2.5m long awning like that on my PK Ranger, Rear ARB canopy with roof bars and internal supports, 1.6m long canopy, which extended out a bit past cab by 4" or so, and a good 2' past front canopy bar.
So I fitted a cab roof bar to mount a front bracket (plus light bar and UHF antenna mount), for a 3rd mount point.
Was well aware how much flex there is between cabin and rear tub, so I made my front one VERY loose, with double nuts done up so you could pretty much turn the nuts by hand when doubled up on each other, and I used a (probably) 6mm thick padding of a hard conveyor rubber between too.
I do (did) a LOT of desert trips, and after maybe 6 or so trips across the Simpson, and all associated roads to & from / other 4wd tracks, corro roads etc, the front one let go in the desert somewhere.
After all the trips done, bolt heads had worn the tracking through on the 2 slots, and simply had nothing left to hold it.
Easy fix, I moved the whole lot back 1/2" and fitted same to complete trip.
After returning home, I took the front awning mount off totally, moved the awning back so it was level with back bumper extreme, and got away with countless more trips and about 800mm overhang from front canopy mount.
I also noticed about same time, the front bar HAD been moving quite a lot, as it had worn through paint to the metal on that side from the flex / movement, even with a loose mount.
Your setup looks great, and I like the 270 awnings . . . think when I eventually get another 4wd I will get one, as long as it suits the vehicle and safe fitment.