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Rhino-Rack Crossbar Batwing Awning Review

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Review of the Rhino-Rack Crossbar Batwing Awning

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Rhino Rack Batwing Awning for Rhino Rack Crossbars. It's available for the passenger side with part number RR33200. It's also available for the driver's side with part number RR33100. This awning can be set up anywhere you can park. It's perfect for tailgaters, campers, tradesmen. Really, if you like shade, we've got you covered.

It wraps 270 degrees around your vehicle giving you 118 square feet of shade. The awning itself is made out of a RipStop polyester canvas. It's going to be resistant to water and mold. It's lightweight, but it's going to offer maximum sun protection. The supports are made out of an anodized aluminum with a black powder coat finish so they're going to be resistant to rust and corrosion.

The included guy wires are highly visible orange so you don't have to worry about you or anybody else tripping over them.It holds up very well. As you can see, we've got a windy day, and we're not having any issues. It's going to work with any roof rack system that accepts T-slot accessories. You can pick up an adapter for square or round bars with part number RR31105. Its compact design leaves plenty of room for other accessories.

As you can see, we've got a bike rack here and room for more. One of our customers, Torn says, "During initial setup in my driveway, I was wowed at how easy everything was to set up myself. Another thing I love about the batwing is that the vertical support legs are built into the awning itself. They deploy and pack away very easily. The coverage this awning provides is just what I wanted, and its features make it well worth the investment."We'll go ahead and show you how to get it set up.

We'll start by disconnecting the hook and loop. From there, we'll unzip it all the way across. Then we'll flip the cover over exposing our awning. Next, we'll remove the peg bag from the pocket and then flip the pocket over. Now we can undo the three hook and loop buckles, and our awning is just going to drape down. Then we'll grab the four poles, and we'll rotate the whole thing back around to the rear of the vehicle. Then, we'll locate the strap attached to the awning, and we'll attach it to our anchor that we pre-installed into our KeyTrak. Then we can tighten it up. This is going to stretch out our awning and hold it in place. No reason to over-tighten, just get it nice and secure and make sure that it's solid. Now we're under the awning. We'll unclasp our supports, lower them down, and get them in position. They're telescoping so we can raise them to the desired height and then tighten them up. There are four poles included.Now, the nice thing about these supports is that once their heights are set, they can be stowed away at that length so you need to adjust them over and over again. Now, we can take the pegs and anchor down our supports. At the bottom of each support, each foot has a guide so the pegs go in at an angle. If you need to, you can take your foot or a mallet to push them in the rest of the way. Then we'll attach our hook and loop to each support. Now, we'll take the guy wires and attach them to our supports. We'll start by taking the end of the hook, attaching it the top of the support. Now, we'll take one of our pegs, we'll drive that in. We take our guy wire, we go underneath. We'll come up, pull it nice and tight and attach it back to itself.Now, if it's rainy, you can attach your guy wires to your awning. This'll create a dip that helps with water runoff. Now, the awning comes with more guy wires than it does stakes. Now, you have the option of using only one stake per support, or you can pick up more stakes with part number CAM51010. When you're all done, everything folds back into itself and the magnets keep the supports in place. With everything rolled up, the PVC cover protects it when you're on the road.And that's going to complete our look at the Rhino Rack Batwing Awning for Rhino Rack Crossbars.

David P.


Us dog trainers often park with the tailgate up. Is there clearance to have the awning out and leave an SUV tailgate open?

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Jon G.


We've actually reached out to Rhino-Rack about this in the past and they gave us the go ahead on opening up the tailgate with the awning opened up. It is worth noting that you might not be able to open your tailgate 100% of the way. Attached is a link to the answer page where we reached out o them.

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