The ALPHA Clamshell Rooftop Tent has with the ‘Ezi Slot’ channels in the frame make fitment of accessories like awning very easy with no drilling required, the sides of the The ALPHA Clamshell Tent awning bracket has been designed to be universal in that it can be fitted to either the right or left hand side of the tent. For 270 awnings such as our 270 XT Awning it is important that the bracket can not only support the weight of the awning in off-road conditions, but can also cope with the twisting motion of the awning on its hinge when in use.
The bracket is made from 316 stainless steel supplied in three parts along with stainless steel bolts and nyloc nuts required for fitment. The two large parts have been designed with a variety of laser cut holes and slots to be able to accomodate most brands of awning, these parts are attached to the side of the tent and can be positioned pointing either up or down depending on your needs and vehicle configuration. If installed in the upward pointing position, the spring steel pole for the tent’s rainfly needs to have an additional ‘dog leg’ bent into it to avoid contact with the awning arms. The corner bracket is installed on the corner of the tent where the hingle of the awning is located to provide additional strength and support for the awning when in use (see image) and is bolted to the rear section of the awning bracket. The bracket can also be use for standard 180 degree awning, in which case the corner section does not need to be fitted.