The innovators over at Darche have taken the humble awning to the next level with their Eclipse 270° Awning.
Designed to be freestanding for pack and up and set down only, this bad boy can be set up with just one person. This awning is hinged at both ends and goes along the length of the car as well as the rear. Made from Darche’s famous heavy duty proofed poly cotton ripstop canvas, a light and strong box tube alloy rafter system, and a heavy-duty steel and alloy swivel hinge system – the Eclipse 270° is built solidly from start to finish.
This awning mounts onto the passenger side of your car, and the mounting brackets that are included will be suited to most commercially available steel basket and flat rack set ups. If you add on the optional side walls, you can get up to 20.5m2 of shelter around your vehicle. Each optional side wall can be set up as a wind/weather break or upright awning extension. This allows it to extend an extra 4.2m with the two pivoting alloy telescopic poles.
If you want to fully kit out your 4WD with some shade, then the Eclipse 270° from Darche is ideal for serious tourers and campers alike.
Once the awning is open, how are the 2 end corners connected to the car?
From my research, the Darche 270 Awning is designed to be freestanding and you're not required to attach the ends to your vehicle unless weather/conditions determine the need to do so. When the need arises, you're able to use tie down straps which can be fixed to your roof racks or vehicle (as shown in the photos).
What are the dimensions of the sections and do the support attaching to tents like rv5?
If you flick through to the last image on our website (use the down arrow to scroll through the photos), you'll get an image that shows all the dimensions of the Darche Eclipse 270 Awning.
Unfortunately, as the Eclipse 270 Awning is made by Darche and the RV5 is made by OzTent, there is no known way at this stage on whether it is possible to connect or integrate them together.
On the back of the awning where it is mounted to the roofrack, what is the distance between these two tracks?
I don't have one of these in stock to check for you sorry. I have contacted Darche and they think it is 112mm, but they are getting back to me, hopefully today, with confirmation of this.
I'll get back to you as soon as I hear from them.
Hey Ed, they got back to me quickly, just confirming that the distance between the two tracks on the Darche Eclipse 270 Awning (i.e. the track that the bolt head slides into) is 112mm. Hope this answers your questions.
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