What is a 4×4 Awning?
A 4×4 awning is a pretty simple bit of kit. It’s basically a sheet that fixes to your vehicle at one end. The other end gets supported by poles. It couldn’t be easier, and what it gives you is a sheltered patch of ground next to your truck. That shelter will keep the rain off you if it’s not too windy or let you get out of the sun but still enjoy a cooling breeze. With an awning fitted to your vehicle you have a place where you can work, eat, sleep or just relax.
So, if you’re looking for some space to do stuff in without being exposed to the elements, what’s the most important thing you need? Easy; that would be enough space to do stuff in. What’s the second most important thing? It it has to easy and versatile.
At 3.5 mtrs long and 3 Mtrs deep this awning will give you 10.5 mtrs under roof. For an Australian family having fun in the sun that is a great area. Suitable as a side awning or as a rear awning this can be used in many ways.
Easily set up by a single person, even in windy conditions, the Bush Company 4wd awning can be up in just minutes. Not just easy to setup, this systems packs away as simple as can be.
Being a bag style awning this instant shade for your 4wd packs away into a 1.4 mtr bag the can be attached to any vehicle with three buckles loops. Making it perfect for the side, rear or even for the back of the Aussie ute.
Steering away from the rest of the crowd these awnings have been imported direct from South Africa. Unlike many of the Chinese made awnings flooding the market, the JTS Bag awning is built to last in harsh environments.
For peace of mind the awning also comes with an Australian backed 2 year warranty.
When investigating the awning product range available in Australia The Bush Company looked everywhere for a big awning that would give the large covered area that was easily set up by a single person…. they couldn’t find it.
Some came close, of course. We checked out the largest offerings from ARB, Roo and Ironman, and all of them do a side awning that’s 2 metres wide and 2.5 metres long. That gives room for a couple of you to sit in the shade, but if you start adding anything else – a cooler, or anything you’re trying to work on – it starts getting a bit tight under there.
Even the cheap throw aways. the lkes of 4wd supercentre, king and tigerz11, were reviewed and tested.
The free standing awning seems like a great idea until you have to set it up yourself while the wife is wrangling the kids. The slightest breeze and you can quickly find yourself struggling.
Get in the shade:
Give me land, lots of land and …Bing Crosby
The bag awning gives a remarkable 10.5 square meter under roof. This is ample space for the wife, kids, fridge and more. Even a porta-cot for a the smallest will have room under this spacious area.
Lets face it … we dont go bush or beach in Australia to be cramped up in small spaces 🙂
How to get a decent size awning on your dual cab ute
What could be more Australian than a swag in the back of the ute? Easily set up on your sports bar this awning gives you all the room you need to get the most out of your ute deck.
Keep the fridge in the shade, roll out the swag and still have room for a few chairs around the tub.
one more trick …..
The final step will make the 4wd awning truly versatile …. the last pole gets fitted into the middle of the awning back wall, undo the three buckles and you can drive away leaving the awning step up as a 10 sqr mtr shade.