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Roam Adventure Co. Awning Install HELP

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by TeamBLUE, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. Jul 30, 2021 at 12:16 PM
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    TeamBLUE

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    I finally purchased the Roam Adventure awning and I was very excited to install it, however, I have run into a small problem and am wondering if anyone has had to deal with the same.

    I DO NOT have an aftermarket roof rack, only the factory rack and rails. Roam CS advised that I don’t need a aftermarket rack and that I could install with just u-bolts. Well.....I am having a hard time seeing what that would look like. Attached is what I think it should look like. The spacers are not being used in that picture but I am going to need them, but was wondering if anyone had any ideas or suggestions??? I think I am eventually going to need mounts for the factory rail which I have found.

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  2. Jul 30, 2021 at 12:33 PM
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    Not sure if this will help, but here is how mine is attached.

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  3. Jul 30, 2021 at 1:45 PM
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    Hi - thank you. What brand mounts are those? This seems way more sturdy than what I am going to do.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2021 at 2:38 PM
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    newlife

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    The seems like a horrible idea. That l bracket could slip right out if it grabs enough wind. Can you drill through the cross bars that would at least get you there until the right brackets ?
     
  5. Jul 30, 2021 at 2:42 PM
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    You’re very right! Like I said I was having a hard time seeing how this was going to work. It’s not! Unless I drill into them which I may be able to do. I’ll have to take them off and look at it. Thank you! Because that would have been terrible.
     
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    Go check @Moon Landing's build or some of his old posts. I believe he or someone else used a mount that went around the side rails, not the crossbar. Kind of like the hi lift jack mounts
     
  7. Jul 30, 2021 at 3:54 PM
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  11. Aug 1, 2021 at 4:31 AM
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    Ill 3rd this!!! if you get them on sale they are close to $50! Other than screwing it to your rails you couldn't build something for less than that (material + your time).

    The GZilla mounts look amazing and very sturdy.

    If you order from him make sure to get a few sweet patches too!


    https://www.gzila.com/collections/awning-mounts/products/awning-mount-4runner-roof-rail
     

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