All the way from Australia we are now happy to announce that we can not only offer you directly from CampervanCulture.com the 2500mm x 2500mm ARB awning but a CVC designed gutter mounted fitting kit too. We listened to all the feedback before we designed our own fitting kit that makes sure the awning doesn’t catch the side door of the van and keeps the awning as close to the Westfalia pop top as we could without lifting it being a problem. As our fixing kit is gutter mounted fixed hightop roof vans that have the later gutter and who’s gutters are clear of fibreglass and sealant can use our kit without having to drill into the side of their pride and joy. Tin top vans can also fit the ARB awning without the need of a bulky roof rack too. We listened to your feedback and we have now developed a 3rd fitting method for high top vans that have their gutters filled with fibreglass or sealant.
The 3 fitting options.
1 Tin Top, Pop Up & Highroof Roof (not Air-cooled) – This option is for your standard T25 van that uses the later gutters. Early air-cooled vans and early diesel vans have an early gutter that is wider and a different profile. If your van has the later gutter and is clear of sealant and fibreglass from any added lift up or fixed high top roof then this is the kit for you. It fits tin top vans and Westfalia pop top roofs perfectly for example as the gutters for those remain free of anything fouling the gutters when the roof is down. If there is anything filling the gutter then this kit will not work correctly on your van.
2 Westfalia High Top Roof & Air-Cooled Pop Top – This option is for vans using the early gutter that is wider than the later vans. There is one exception though.. Westfalia hightop vans use the earlier gutter type even if they are the model that should have a later gutter that run right up to the 1990s. If you have an air cooed van, an early diesel van or any Westfalia hightop van then this kit is for you.
3 High Roof Where The Gutter Is Full – This option is for all of you hightop van owners or some of the pop top owners that have the roof gutter full of fibreglass or sealant and makes fitting our no drill gutter mounting brackets impossible. This kit does require some drilling to fix the aluminium rail to the vans roof. Once the rail is fitted to the van you simply use the supplied T slot inserts and aluminium awning backing plates to fix the awning directly to the rail. To fix the rail to the roof where there is insulation fitted we recommend using the riv-nuts supplied and use the correct riv-nut tool that we can supply HERE as an extra purchase incase you don’t already own one of these amazing tools. Incase you have never heard of river-nuts before, they are a simple clever thing that allow you to get a threaded fixing into sheet material without having to put a nut on the back of a bolt. They look super tidy once installed and you will tank us for introducing you tom them for sure.
Please note: This awning package is the very latest offering from ARB featuring the new updated design that incorporates a transparent sleeve/pocket to accommodate the ARB awning light which is now included in this bundle.
Hang on it gets better…
We can also hook you up with add on rooms with or without a built in floor and add on side wind breaks. We got fed up with all of the plastic caravan stuff that is currently available for our vans and offer something more deserving.
Specifically designed for harsh Outback conditions, the awnings are rugged but lightweight, and provide fast and convenient protection from the elements
- Shade cover manufactured from 300gsm PU coated poly/cotton ripstop canvas to ensure that the awning is both waterproof and UV protected Self standing awning takes 30 seconds to deploy Awning is secured in a heavy duty nylon reinforced PVC bag Mounts easily to the side of most roof racks or roof bars as well as our custom made gutter mount fitting kit. The Awning height is adjustable with telescopic legs.
- When using in wet weather it is good practise to make sure you set one of the legs lower than the other to allow the rain to run off.
- Please also note this kit may not work on hightop vans that have their rain gutters filled with fibre glass or sealant or when the hightop roof fills any of the top side of the rain gutter width.
- Our new updated fitting brackets will now work with Westfalia high top vans and hightop Auto Sleeper vans so please select that option from the drop down menu if required.
Please note: owners of vans with side opening roofs (e.g. Devon conversions) will need to look at relocating their roof latches.
Fitting tip.. When fitting your awning for the first time make sure you fit the brackets in the most upright position you can get. The part of the bracket that sits under the rain gutter needs to be as close to the vans bodywork as possible before you tighten the nut on the bracket. This insures that the awning will sit in the correct position and not just be attached by hanging on the edge of the rain gutter. Do not over tighten the nut as this will damage the thread.
Fitting video below… We made this for you guys to make the fitment of your awning as easy as possible. The awning does need to be fitted to the brackets before fitting so please don’t email or call us before you have done this. Just offering the brackets up to the van and trying to fit them without the awning attached simply will not work!
Sensible usage.. Please do not leave your awning out and unattended if you are away from the vehicle. Weather conditions can be prone to chance, especially at altitude and in countries that you are visiting that you are not familiar with. You need to use your common sense here and if it is really windy or gusts of wind are likely you will risk damage to the awning or vehicle and we can not be held responsible for that.
Before contacting us to see if we sell the fitting brackets separately, please note. We don’t. Sorry..
For orders outside the UK mainland shipping zones (highlands etc) or over seas please contact us here for an accurate shipping quote. Germany, NL, DK can be as little as €60.
Setting up solo is really simple, check out how we do it and the gear we use to compliment this set up…