Face Mount Bracket Kits
As per the Universal bracket kit, the Face -Mount bracket kit suits Racks like the Ocam Flat rack, Kings Pipe bar rack , arb flat/Touring racks and any rack that requires the bracket to be fitted directly to the outside edge of the rack.
Front Runner racks also would use this rack in either a Mid-Mount configuration for a lower awning position or an UP mount position for a little more height.
Please note that vehicles with limited space between the top of the door and bottom of the rack need to take into consideration the awnings potentially fouling and go for UP mounts..., (eg: Nissan Patrol GU, GQ, Y62, Land Rover Disco 3,4,5.)
MID Mount below shown fitting a Darche 270 Wing awning to a rhino rack pioneer platform.
The Darche requires a Aluminium Spacer block also in some installations.
Rear section pictured below during fitting, In this case the Bracket is being fitted to an OCAM trade rack on a Toyota Prado 150
Mid-Mount Universal Awning to rack bracket.
Suits GU, GQ, Discovery 3,4. See Pic below for Front section of the mount kit...
"The Tough Touring face mount brackets are the most difficult to fit of all our bracket kits. They usually will require extensive drilling into your rack if fitting into Pipe Bar racks. We recommend using Nutserts for a good finish and simpler install."
There are variants available for this Kit to suit the many different racks on the market. In some cases (Shorter racks under 1800mm) it is more advisable to run the larger rear bracket in a mirror image at the front also, to ensure maximum strength and support is given to the rack.
Poleless trussed wing awnings exert enormous twist force on racks! - Please advise us of your particular racks dimensions / type and material when ordering your Mid mount brackets. We will tailor the kit to your needs.
Various Face mount Brackets are shown on this page, Some Orientate UP others Can be MID or DOWN. - the angle piece can be riveted in various positions to achieve adjustments in mount height - Our Store page asks for details about your rack and desired awning height for installation of these brackets.
Nutserts or Rivnuts are preferred for fitting to most rack types - Pictured beside is a mid mount being fitted up to a rhino platform rack.
For information on fitting the awning after brackets are fitted - please go to the 'awnings' pages themselves. Some video information is available there on the Ostrich fit up.