Calling all adventure enthusiasts … Here’s a list of 4wd awning FAQ answered!
Whether you’re ready to hit the open road on an unforgettable journey or you’re planning a weekend or week-long getaway, choosing the right accessories is crucial for an enjoyable experience.
And that includes your free standing awning.
So here is a list of frequently asked questions, you’ll find the answers to all your questions about Destination4WD Australian-made awnings.
1. What is a 4WD awning?
An easy question for some, but we get asked this question a lot by people who are just starting out and researching their options.
A 4WD awning is a versatile and convenient accessory designed to provide shade and shelter during your outdoor adventures.
Generally, they range between 2.2m to 2.9m, some have poles, some are free standing – and their prices vary greatly depending on the brand and quality of materials.
A 4WD awning attaches to your vehicle’s roof rack or reinforced rails with brackets, or via custom fit special brackets (for example if you have a Troopy, wagon, ute with canopy or just a roof rack), and provides an extended space to relax, cook, eat, or store equipment.
Destination4WD offers two free standing options – the D270 degree awning and the D180 degree awning – these are both extremely high-quality 4WD awnings.
2. What’s the best thing about a freestanding awning?
The beauty of a freestanding awning lies in its seamless blend of convenience and expanded living space.
One of the most compelling advantages is its effortless setup – a real pleasure for outdoor 4WD enthusiasts. Say goodbye to the hassle of dealing with poles and complex assembly, as freestanding awnings are ingeniously designed for quick and straightforward installation.
Unlike traditional awnings with poles, freestanding awnings are inherently designed to be reinforced for stability without relying on additional support structures. This design not only makes them easier to set up but also ensures their ability to withstand varying weather conditions.
No poles means an unobstructed and expanded living area that maximises your comfort and enjoyment. With a freestanding awning, you’re not just acquiring a functional shelter; you’re gaining a gateway to boundless outdoor adventures with a touch of convenience that transforms the way you explore and connect with the world around you.
3. Why should I choose a Destination4WD awning?
Destination4WD takes pride in offering Australian-made awnings that are built to withstand even the harshest and most rugged Australian conditions. Our awnings are crafted with superior quality materials, ensuring durability, longevity, and resistance to harsh weather including storms, torrential rain, snow, and high winds.
By choosing a Destination4WD awning, you’re investing in a reliable and trusted product that will enhance your outdoor experiences. You can learn more about the specifics of our awnings and how to choose the best awning for your needs by downloading our free Awning Guide.
4. Why should I choose an Australian-made awning?
At Destination4WD, we take pride in manufacturing our awnings right here in Cairns, Australia. By choosing our Australian-made awnings, you’re not only supporting local craftsmanship but also benefiting from the use of high-quality materials, attention to detail, hand crafting, and a product specifically designed to withstand the unique demands of the Australian landscape.
Australia is known all over the world for high quality four wheel drive accessories, and our motto is, buy one and buy right. You’ll never need another awning. Australian-made awnings are generally crafted with meticulous attention to detail and adhere to rigorous manufacturing standards, ensuring superior durability and longevity.
And by choosing an Australian-made awning, you contribute to the growth of local businesses and communities, fostering economic development and job creation.
5. How do I install a Destination4WD awning?
Installing a Destination4WD awning is usually quick and easy depending on your set up. Each awning comes with detailed instructions and all the necessary mounting hardware. Our awnings come with a set of two complimentary stainless steel brackets that fit to 99 percent of roof racks.
Our team is also available to provide guidance and a list of fitters who can help you fit the awning to your particular vehicle.
Rest assured, we’ve designed our awnings with user-friendliness in mind, ensuring a hassle-free install and setup. You can read how to install our awnings here.
6. Can I use a Destination4WD awning on different 4WD vehicles?
Yes! Destination4WD awnings are compatible with a wide range of 4WD vehicles. Our awnings feature adjustable mounting systems that allow for flexibility and easy installation on various vehicle models. Whether you own a 4WD, SUV, camper trailer, or rooftop tent setup, our awnings and brackets can suit your specific vehicle requirements.
Depending on your setup and vehicle you may need to enlist the help of a professional fitter, of which we can help you find depending on where you are. See our list of fitters here.
7. What about the wind factor, what’s the wind rating?
When it comes to addressing the wind factor, rest assured that our Destination4WD awnings are designed with durability and safety as paramount concerns. These awnings have been rigorously tested every day over a 3-month (90 day) period, in wind, rain, sun and snow, even enduring wind speeds of up to 50km/hour, proving their resilience in various weather conditions.
To ensure optimal performance and safety, we recommend taking a few precautions during windy situations. When wind speeds range up to 30km/hour, depending on the awning’s orientation to the wind, wind gusts, and how the awning is set up, we strongly advise using a guy rope tie-down system (which is supplied with your awning). This additional support greatly enhances stability and minimises the risk of any unintended movement from unexpected wind gusts.
It’s also important to note that opening your awning into the wind is not recommended. This practice can create unnecessary stress on the awning and compromise its stability. Instead, position your awning so it faces away from the wind whenever possible, which helps reduce the wind’s impact and maintains the awning’s strength and structural integrity.
Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities, and by following these guidelines, you can fully enjoy your outdoor adventures with the utmost peace of mind. If you have any further questions or need personalised advice, our dedicated support team is always here to assist you.
8. Can I attach accessories to my Destination4WD awning?
Yes, you can! Destination4WD offers a range of compatible accessories designed to enhance the functionality of your awning.
From awning panel single walls and to a corner wall set and a sun cap, our accessories are crafted to seamlessly integrate with your awning, providing additional privacy, convenience, and an even greater space of protection from the elements.
9. Do Destination4WD awnings come with a warranty?
Yes, all Destination4WD awnings are backed by a comprehensive two-years warranty to provide you with peace of mind. Our warranty covers manufacturing faults and material defects. You can read more on our manufacturing warranty here.
In the unlikely event that you experience any problems, our dedicated customer support team is here to assist you and resolve any concerns promptly.
10. Can I purchase Destination4WD awnings online?
You can conveniently purchase Destination4WD awnings through our secure online store.
Simply browse our website, select the awning model that suits your needs, and proceed to the checkout.
11. I still have more questions. How can I get in touch with Destination4WD for further assistance?
We’re here to help! If you have any additional questions or need further assistance, please reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable customer support team.
We strive to provide prompt and helpful responses to ensure you have all the information you need to make the best decision for your outdoor adventures.
4WD awning FAQ: What more do you need?
In the exhilarating world of outdoor exploration, a freestanding awning from Destination4WD proves to be a “ buy once, buy right” product.
With its unparalleled convenience, expanded living space, and remarkable strength, it’s a versatile companion that effortlessly elevates your outdoor adventures.
From hassle-free setup to unobstructed comfort, our awnings are a gateway to transforming the way you experience the outdoors.
Ready to embrace the ultimate in outdoor comfort and convenience?
At Destination4WD, we are committed to delivering top-quality 4WD awnings and excellent customer service.
If you’re looking to upgrade your off-road setup, a Destination4WD freestanding awning can be a practical and enjoyable addition to your vehicle for outdoor activities like camping or beach trips.
Should you have any further inquiries, please feel free to get in touch. We look forward to helping you make the most of your outdoor experiences with our premium Australian-made awnings.
Check out our freestanding 270 degree awning and 180-degree awning as part of your research, and if you ever have any questions, get in touch. We are always ready to help you, and we have plenty of info and videos on our Instagram and YouTube.