top of page

Awning to Roof Rack Brackets

Rear Tough Touring to Rhino Tradesman Ra
Tough Touring Basket Rack bracket to sui

Tough Touring manufactures 100% Australian made MILD STEEL Bracket Kits specifically designed for Fitting up Poleless wing awnings directly to your existing roof rack or canopy.

At present, broadly speaking there 12 Awning to Rack kits With over 30 Variations available to fit a Poleless Awning to almost every  type of rack or canopy that is long enough to carry the awning... ) 2.5 - 2.7m Long awnings need at least a 1850mm long rack, While shorter awnings like the Ostrich Junior can be fitted to racks as short as 1500mm)

Our Online Store will offer you choices of mounting the awning 
* 'UP' Postion - Sitting 180mm above/on top of the rack.
* 'MID' Position - Sitting 90mm above and below the rack.
* 'DOWN position - Sitting 180mm BELOW the rack. (Only Available on Selected vehicle/Rack/Awning combinations as advised at the store page)

Some Vehicles cannot allow Mid or Down Postions as doors or wind fairings will foul on the opened awning. 

Most of our Tough Touring Bracket kits  Bolt straight on to the rack - (Rhino, ARB Base and Front runner SL2) while others like Pipe Bar racks have to be  fitted up Using  Nutserts or Rivnuts. (Video of a Nutsert tool tutorial here)

Awning to canopy Brackets 3.jpg

Please Note:

We would suggest consulting with your fitter before assuming your chosen tent, awning, rack/canopy will all work together!

200 Series to Rhino rack instructions here 

Download UP mount Awning to Rack bracket Install  Instructions here (Inc. Toyota Troopcarrier  and Defender - 110 Variants)


The  majority of racks available for dual cab utes are less than 1300mm Long - and are thus unable to take the load or Length of most types of Pole Less Awnings - (Most are 2.5m - 2.7m Long) Recently Ostrich released a shorter version of their  Ostrich wing - "Ostrich Junior" is 2.0m long on the Arms and is lighter at just 18kgs - It can be fitted to most Dual Cab utes and smaller vehicles with smaller roof racks. 
If your an owner of a Dual cab 4x4 wanting to fit our brackets for your pole less awning - and your awning is over 20kgs - Longer than 2m - You need the awning to be fitted to the canopy, with a flexing front support bracket also fitted forward over the cab - See "Awning to 3 Point Dual Cab" brackets above. 


Please be aware that the Rhino rack in particular was not meant for poleless awnings, and fitting any of our gear is a modification that voids the rack manufacturers warranites. 


Tough Touring brackets are made for people wanting to modify their rack to take these Awnings. They Provide customers with a big head start in their set ups - Avoiding the need to custom make every piece of their awning brackets. 

We manufacture components for professional fitters. It is impossible for us to assist with Fitting advice all hours. Be curteous and respectful when seeking assistance, and where possible - Hire professional tradesmen for any bracket set that needs nutserting or drilling for fittment. 

79series front bracket.jpg
OStrich Junior 2m Wing awning.jpg
Troopie hook pics 3.jpg

"If your Rack is not suitable for use with a poleless awning or Hard Shell RTT. Bite the bullet and get one that is!! Everything is better when you do it right."

Tough Touring Dual cab Over Cab Roof racks are the perfect mounting platform for Poleless Wing awnings on vehicles that have shorter canopies and cabs. 

For 2021 Land Rover Defender Awning to Rack brackets - Click here - 
Awning to canopy Brackets.jpg
79series finished side view .jpg

Other awnings may be supported - mounting holes in brackets suit rear and front plate mount points from 80mm - 135mm). Please advise awning and rack type at the time of purchase, as they are all different.

bottom of page