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Car Awning Installation And Review Videos


Rightline Gear Truck Tailgate Awning Review- Video

Rightline Gear Truck Tailgate Awning Review

Hi everyone, it's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today we'll be taking a look at our Rightline Gear Truck Bed Tailgate Awning. Are you at a game and ready to go tailgating or maybe you're at the beach and you wanna quick and easy campsite to set up or maybe you just wanna camp out at the campground, this is gonna be the truck bed tailgate awning that will help out with that. We have some different pros. We have some different cons. This is gonna be great for quick and temporary solution. more


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7/1/2022 9:12:18 AM



Kelty Sideroads Car Awning Review- Video

Kelty Sideroads Car Awning Review

Hi, everyone. It's Evangeline here at etrailer.com, and today we'll be taking a look at something pretty cool. That is the Sideroads Awning from Kelty. So we'll take a look at some of its different features, different specs, and how it looks on under vehicles, right here at Etrailer. So the main thing about the Kelty Sideroads Awning is, how it blends versatility and function. So versatility is you can use it on the side or the back of your camper, your vehicles, your hatchbacks, your SUVs, things like that. more


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4/18/2022 8:33:53 AM



Kelty Waypoint Car Awning Review- Video

Kelty Waypoint Car Awning Review

Hi everyone, it's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today, we're gonna be taking a look at our Kelty Waypoint tarp. This is a simple to install, almost-universal car awning right here at etrailer. So this awning is 11 feet by 13 feet and nine inches, but it's not a square or rectangular awning. You can see how we have our different corners, our different edges. This provides a lot more space than your traditional square awnings. more


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12/15/2021 3:15:13 PM



Thule HideAway Awning Review - 2011 GMC Yukon- Video

Thule HideAway Awning Review - 2011 GMC Yukon

Hey everyone, it's Evangeline here at etrailer and today we'll be taking a look at our Thule HideAway Awning for your cars, SUVS and motor homes here on our 2011 GMC Yukon. So I'm here at our campsite here at etrailer with my friends. We're having a nice picnic today, and it's great that we can just set up our awning. We have it attached to our car right now on the roof rack, so we just crank it out, set it up, have a picnic. And when we're done and our lunch break is over, we can just crank it back down. So this is a great awning that you might want to consider if you're interested in getting a bunch of different attachments, since you have a bunch of different ways you can accessorize this awning, you might want to check out this video and see if it's the right fit for you. more


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9/21/2021 10:47:44 AM



Thule HideAway Awning Review- Video

Thule HideAway Awning Review

Hi everyone, it's Evangeline here at etrailer. Today we'll be taking a look at our Thule Hideaway awning here at etrailer. So I'm here at our campsite here at etrailer with my friends. We're having a nice picnic today, and it's great that we can just set up our awning. We have it attached to our car right now on the roof rack. So we just cranked it out, set it up, have a picnic. more


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9/20/2021 9:45:02 AM



Thule Overcast Roof Rack Mount Awning Review- Video

Thule Overcast Roof Rack Mount Awning Review

Hi, everyone. It's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today we'll be taking a look here at our Thule awning which works great with your Thule Tepui tent or your crossbars, whether they be Aero or factory crossbars here at etrailer. So, I'm here with my friends here at etrailer. We got Adam and we got Zack and we're just hanging out. It's really hot outside, but we don't have anything to worry about because we have this awning. more


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9/14/2021 3:56:07 PM



Thule Overcast Roof Rack Awning Review - 2017 Toyota RAV4- Video

Thule Overcast Roof Rack Awning Review - 2017 Toyota RAV4

Hey everyone. It's Evangeline here at etrailer, and today we'll be taking a look here at our Thule tepui awning, which is six and a half by six and a half feet long here on our 2017 Toyota RAV4. If you're looking for an awning that's going to work well with the crossbars on your RAV4. Not necessarily something that will work with your Thule tepui tent, since that doesn't fit on this vehicle, but you want some extra shade. This may be a good option for you. So this is a square awning. more


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9/14/2021 3:50:15 PM



Rhino-Rack Sunseeker Awning Review- Video

Rhino-Rack Sunseeker Awning Review

When it's hot, it's always nice to have a little spot to get out of the sun. It's a lot hotter out here than it is underneath the awning. So whether you are biking, maybe you're at a sporting event, tailgating, or maybe just overlanding somewhere in the middle of nowhere, well, the Rhino-Rack Sunseeker Awning is gonna bring shade to you so you're not gonna be hot wherever you go. The nice thing about the awning compared to maybe just a stand-up tent, one, it's gonna be up on our roof and it's ready to rip, two, we don't have to put it on the inside of our vehicle, so it's not really taking up any more room on the inside. I really like that. And when it comes to the crossbars and the amount of space it takes up, only about an inch and a half, which is awesome because it's not really gonna limit you from all the other accessories you like to put up on your roof. more


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7/22/2021 3:59:41 PM



Kelty Waypoint Car Awning Manufacturer Demo- Video

Kelty Waypoint Car Awning Manufacturer Demo

Look, we know you're into some shady stuff and we support it. That's why we designed the new Kelty Waypoint Tarp: to keep you and your crew covered in any weather. Our design offers more shade than traditional awnings. It also attaches to most vehicles without permanent mount. And this single pole design is sturdy enough to be left up overnight. First, park your vehicle on flat ground and let your brakes cool fully. more


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7/12/2021 12:03:43 PM



Yakima SlimShady Awning Review- Video

Yakima SlimShady Awning Review

Hey, everybody, Adam here with etrailer. Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Slim Shady Awning. So if you want to be that guy at the tailgate or wherever you may be that has the spot that everybody wants to hang out, the Slim Shady Awning is a great start to whatever you plan on putting on your roof. As you can see, we're all just hanging out, having a good time, and all thanks to the Slim Shady, we're nice and cool. Whether you're biking with friends like we are today, maybe you're at the float trip, maybe taking some kayaks out on the water or skiing, or maybe just at a sporting event, the Slim Shady is gonna be a great way to get that awesome spot for everybody to hang out, get out of the sun, and cool off. So if you stick around we're gonna show you how we got here. more


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6/23/2021 7:04:20 AM



Rightline Gear SUV Tailgate Awning Review- Video

Rightline Gear SUV Tailgate Awning Review

Hi everyone, it's Evangeline, here at etrailor.com, and today we are looking at our Rightline gear, SUV tailgate awning, here at etrailor. This is a great option if you are looking for something that is simple and quick and easy to install, as well as relatively affordable. We're here in etrailor's parking lot, and you can see how this awning creates some shade behind our SUV here. This is a great option for if you want to go tailgating or if you're at the ball game and you want to set up behind your vehicle, or even if you're at the beach and you just want a nice place to relax. This fits on all your SUV's that have a rear hatch just like this one, as well as your Jeeps, if they have these side hatch door. Even your smaller SUV's, like my Prius V, worked with it's smaller door, as long as you can wrap it around the hatch. more


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5/7/2021 1:37:50 PM



Yakima Roof Rack Mount SlimShady Awning Review- Video

Yakima Roof Rack Mount SlimShady Awning Review

What's going on everybody, Adam here with etrailer. Today, we're gonna be taking a look at the Yakama SlimShady Awning. Having an awning on your roof is really, really cool because a couple of times I'm at the tailgate, super hot outside and someone has an awning, that's usually the spot where I go. Also, if you are camping, maybe biking and just need a place to kind of cool off or if it starts raining on you, this will definitely come in handy. Or if you're just at some sort of sporting event. It's always gonna be nice to have that cool setup that everybody kinda wants to come and talk to you about. more


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5/7/2021 6:50:11 AM



Yakima SlimShady Awning Review- Video

Yakima SlimShady Awning Review

What's going on, everybody Adam here with etrailer. Today, we're gonna be taking a look at the Yakima SlimShady Awning. So this is going to clamp around your roof rack, whether you have a factory roof rack or an aftermarket one like we have. And this is gonna get you that shade that you want maybe after a long bike ride or maybe you're just out kinda overlanding and camping with some of your kiddos. They're getting a little hot, so you want a little nice shaded spot to kinda cool off and relax for a little bit. So this awning right here is the 30 square foot option, but we're gonna have a 42 square foot and also a 64 square foot, depending on how much shade you're really looking to get. more


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4/28/2021 2:05:01 PM



Rhino-Rack Roof Rack Mount Dome 1300 Awning Review and Installation- Video

Rhino-Rack Roof Rack Mount Dome 1300 Awning Review and Installation

Adam: What's going on everybody Adam with etrailer. Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Rhino-Rack Dome Awning. It is a pretty cool looking awning. It does have a little bubble shaped top. So for you guys maybe tailgating, people are going to see it from across the parking lot. And they're probably going to come over and check it out. more


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5/11/2020 8:27:10 AM



Yakima Roof Rack Mount SlimShady Awning Review and Installation- Video

Yakima Roof Rack Mount SlimShady Awning Review and Installation

Colin: Hey guys. It's Colin here at etrailer. Today, we're going to take a look at this awning from Yakima. This is their SlimShady awning, and this is an awning that will mount to the roof rack of your vehicle. Just a nice and easy way to provide some shade from the sun or even protection from the rain for any smaller events like tailgating, maybe some youth sports that you want to enjoy, or even if you want to pair it with a Yakima Skyrise tent, it's a nice solution for if you're doing some car camping.Now, this is going to be a very universal awning. It'll mount to a wide variety of crossbar setups. more


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9/12/2019 10:32:20 AM



Thule Roof Rack Mount HideAway Awning Review and Installation- Video

Thule Roof Rack Mount HideAway Awning Review and Installation

Hey guys, it's Colin here at etrailer. Today, I want to take a little bit of time and show you guys this Thule HideAway Awning. This awning is going to mount to your vehicle, whether you want it permanently mounted there, or you can even mount it to the roof rack of your vehicle. And it's going to give you a nice and easy solution to get some shade from the sun or protection from the rain, whether you're tailgating, off-roading or even living that van life. Now, this awning's going to be 10 feet long by eight feet wide, which is going to provide us with 80 square feet of coverage. Now, with it mounted to the side of our vehicle, we're still not losing the ability to open up our doors.Now, when it comes to setting up your awning, personally, I think you should always angle it where it's sloped away from the vehicle. more


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8/23/2019 1:12:20 PM



Rhino-Rack Batwing Compact Awning Review- Video

Rhino-Rack Batwing Compact Awning Review

Colin: Hi everyone. I'm Colin, here at eTrailer, and today we're going to take a look at Rhino racks batwing compact awning.Now this awning mounts to the roof rack of your vehicle, provides you with shade from the sun, or protection from the rain for those social events like tailgates or farmers markets or anything like that. Now the reason they designed this compact awning, is because some customers wanted something a little bit smaller, they went to those events and realized they didn't have quite enough space for that big awning that took up 118 square feet. This awning's going to be taking up about 69 square feet and give you that shade you need during those events, and not take up that much space. It's also going to be a great option for your small to medium sized vehicle that might have a shorter wheel base.Now we give you guys a quick comparison on the right side, we're going to have the batwing compact, and on the other side, on my left side, we're going to have the original batwing. Right away you're going to see the difference and how much square feet you're going to have of coverage. more


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4/9/2019 4:22:15 PM



Rhino-Rack Crossbar Batwing Awning Installation - 2017 Ford Transit T150- Video

Rhino-Rack Crossbar Batwing Awning Installation - 2017 Ford Transit T150

Shane: Hi. I'm Shane with etrailer.com. Today you're going to be taking a look at, I'm going to show you how to install the Rhino-Rack Batwing Roof-Rack Mounted Awning on our 2017 Ford Transit T-150.Out Batwing's going to provide us with 270 degrees of coverage from the passenger side all the way around to the back. As you can see, we're still going to have total access to this side of our vehicle and for our back doors.The Batwing's should be designed, not only for shade, but to keep you out of the rain. Not only for your construction workers and your tailgaters, but for your campers.Our canvas is going to be constructed of a polyester ripstop material, that's going to be resistant against mold and mildew, water and UV rays.Each leg is going to be retractable. This is if we're on un-level ground. more


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4/8/2019 11:48:35 AM



Rhino-Rack Crossbar Batwing Awning Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited- Video

Rhino-Rack Crossbar Batwing Awning Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Today on 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install, the Rhino Rack Batwing Awning, for the Pioneer Platform rack.It's available for the passenger side under part number RR33200 or available for the drivers side under part number RR33100.The Batwing awning is a great on the go solution for anytime you're going to be in direct sunlight for an extended period of time. It provides instant and easy shade, which is going to be perfect for tailgating, camping, really any time you're gonna be in direct sunlight for a long time.It swings out 270 degrees, around the passenger side and back of your vehicle, providing 118 square feet of shade.The posts are made out of aluminum, and have a black powder coat finish, to help resist rust and corrosion.The legs are telescoping, meaning we can set it to any height that we want, once we have it tightened down, and we want to leave, we can fold it up and store it at the height we want, so that we don't have to readjust next time we want to use it.The T-track channels on the back of our awning allow you to mount any lightweight accessories, such as a shovel carrier or an ax holder.Because it mounts to the side of our pioneer rack, that leaves us with all the space on top, for any travel or cargo needs.The canvas is a rip-stop polyester material, which is UV, water, and mold resistant, and it also provides SPF 50 UV protection.The integrated PVC cover helps protect your awning while it's in storage, or when you're traveling down the road with it on your roof.Let's go ahead, and show you how to set this up.We're gonna start in the back, by undoing our PVC cover.Oh, okay.The we can come to the zipper, and unzip it all the way.Once you have it unzipped all the way, just flip it over.Now we're gonna come to this convenient storage pocket, and pull out our stakes and guy wires.After that, just hook that pocket over on top of the cover.Now we can undo all of our hook and loop straps that are holding our awning up.Undo your last strap, the cover will just fold out, and just guide it all the way down.Now we're gonna grab our four poles, and begin to swing them out.Once you have your awning completely swung out, locate the strap with this little loop in it. You're gonna take it, and attach it to your pre-installed anchor point.Once you have it installed, just take you strap and tighten it up, like so.Now we can go around and undo these hook and loop straps, and fol down all of our legs.The legs are telescoping, so you can set them to whatever height you desire.Now we can take our included pegs, and begin to drive them into the ground to anchor down our legs. They go in at an angle, on opposite sides.Once you have it as far down as you can with your hand, you can take a rubber mallet, a hammer, or just your foot, to drive it in all the way.And then do the same thing for the other side.And then just repeat these steps for the other poles.If you're experiencing windy conditions, the awning does come with these orange guy wires, when they're installed, it's going to help anchor down the awning, to make sure it doesn't blow anywhere.The neon orange also helps you to see the wire so no one trips over it.Because we're not experiencing any windy conditions, we're gonna skip this step.if you're experiencing a rainy day, the guy wires can also double as a rain run-off source.All you have to do, is hook this into the strap, and then once you pull down on the guy wire, and anchor it into the ground, it's gonna form that run off point, so the rain water doesn't sit on top of your awning.Now we're going to go around on our legs, and fasten up these hook and loop straps, to help secure the awning.You're just gonna repeat this for every leg.Once you've completed all those steps, you're ready to enjoy some shade.Now that I've gone over some of those features, let's show you how this installs.This is a very simple installation, you will want an extra set of hands to assist you with getting your batwing on top of your pioneer rack.We have right here the brackets that are going to slide into the T-track on top of the pioneer rack.You want to make sure the bolts are threaded just a little bit, so that there's space for it to slide in there.You also want to make sure that the bracket right here, is parallel with the batwing awning.If you want to use this product, with your vortex arrow crossbars, all you have to do is take out these bolts right here, and turn your bracket vertically, and put the bolts in these two holes.Right here our anchor that's gonna go on the opposite side of where we place out awning. We'll get to that in a minute.Now with our extra set of hands, we're gonna start to put our awning in place.When I set the first bracket into that T-slot, and just begin to slide it over, when you get to your next bracket, just set it inside the slot, and then slide it over.Now, with our 10mm socket, we're gonna begin to tighten down our bolts. We're gonna alternate every so often, as to help it draw itself up.Now come the other side.You don't want to go too tight, you just want to go until it's pretty snug, and the lock nuts are flattened into place.And then just repeat this for the other side.Now just give it a quick shake, just make sure it's stable. more


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12/14/2018 3:12:13 PM



Rhino-Rack Crossbar Batwing Awning Review- Video

Rhino-Rack Crossbar Batwing Awning Review

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. more


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4/20/2018 1:12:12 PM



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