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Awning to Pipe Bar Roof Rack Brackets

Tough Touring Manufactures strong bracket systems to allow fitment of Heavy Duty Pole less wing awnings to almost any roof rack made from Pipe bar of any diameter.

Our Rack brackets  are specifically designed to be mountable using Nutserts / Rivnuts . 


We fit them to: 

  • Pipe bar / roll bars and cages

  • Flat / touring / platform racks

  • Coffee carts, vertical trailer bars

These Brackets are mounted by placing them on the corner of your rack, marking out as many fixing points as possible, then drilling and inserting Nutsert fixings into the rack to bolt the Brackets on to... Se the little video with the silver Jeep above for an idea on whats required.  They are especially popular on the following vehicles:

  • Open Trays with pipe bars (79 series utes)

  • Iveco trucks etc. 

  • Any Rack made of Steel or Aluminium - or steel in Pipe bar...  

  • Any Awning Installation where the awning is LONGER than the length of the pipe bar roof rack.

How to work out if you can run a Pole Less awning on your rack.

To see if this bracket is right for your vehicle -

1. Find the tallest person you camp with and have them stand them beside your vehicle, taking care to measure them up against the roof rack height on your truck. Poleless wing awings will pivot out from the rear edge of the rack at 90 degrees right from the bottom edge of the mount point. If your rack is 6' off the ground - And your 5'10, A Pole less awning with our bracket set is going to be Perfect - You will have 2" of headroom under the awnings trusses - and still be able to reach the zipper on the bag for easy set up. 

2. If you have either a Rhino Pioneer rack , Arb Base or Front runner Slimline 2... These racks have BOLT UP KITS available, Please check our other listings. 

3. Ensure Any Canopy doors etc are checked for clearance when open. (That they are not in the way etc -) 

5 If you drive a Toyota Troopcarrier or Defender - They have a gutter mount and typically its easier to use our troopy brackets - Listed here  Troopies and pre 2016 Defenders  in Particular can have 2.8m Long racks (longer than almost all awnings) and Thus cannot run this bracket set.

6. Pipe bar diameter is likely to be 40mm on most racks, this is ideal. Larger diameter rack pipe works even better. 

6. Your Awning back plate MUST be longer than your roof rack, as the brackets are fitted to each end of the rack for FLAT PIPE BAR RACKS... 

This Bracket set requires Drilling into your existing rack for fitting. It is used predominantly for racks that have no other bolt on options available, such as  OCam , Kings Flat touring racks and  a variety of Canopy builders Pipe bar  racks .The Tough Touring Pipe Bar Awning to Rack  Brackets can be fitted to both Steel and Aluminium Pipe bar racks.

Awning to Pipe bar roof Rack Brackets  - Our Store page will get details off you to ensure you get the right brackets - Ensure your Awning is Longer than your rack to use this kit.
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Awning To roof Rack PIPE BAR Bracket - Show being mounted in  position. Its the Only Bracket that can be fitted to Pipe Bar racks with the required strength to handle a Pole Less wing awning. This Bracket Set is mirrored at each end of the rack to give ultimate anti twist strength on all types of 270, Double ended 270 (360), TWin 180 or Forward 180 rear 270 Awnings.

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Awning To Rack PIPE BAR Bracket - Show being mounted in position. Note that the bracket has slotted bottom awning mounting holes to accept almost all known awning sizes. 

If you have a Rhino Pioneer, Front runner Slimline 2 or ARB base rack - We now have 'BOLT UP' kits for these racks - more info here

Fitting this type of bracket set requires use of a Nutsert Tool, these can be purchased for around $50 at most hardware stores. (Bunnings has this one in the video for sale in their tool shop area). To see how to use these tools, watch the video above. 

How to insert the captive nut is shown from 1:57 in the video... (The first bit is all about changing the tools jig sizes)...

Our Kit comes with the required Nutserts and bolts, the tools you buy (Like the one above) are usually already set up with M8 Bolt thread - ready to go - 

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