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Has anyone tried the ARB Awning, looks like an awesome investment for the rig for camping!. If you do have it, how does it fit???.. Any pictures post them please :).

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Awesome!, yea i think it would be an excellent investment since i camp a lot. Thanks for the hard-case suggestion, this might be a good thing to buy as well. I would still like to see some pics :).
 

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As far as I'm aware, ARB don't supply the mounts, coz we all have different racks to attach to.
Ironman supply an "L" bracket which you can use with the Fourtreks which makes it easy if you wanna position it ..lower or higher on the rack.

I have the "Ironman" awning with the "Fourtreks" mounts.
I would recommend the Fourtreks mounts to everyone. They ain't the cheapest product out there, but IMO, definitely the best.
 

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Yea for sure, i see that Ironman is based out of Australia?.. How much did you pay for the awning?. Where did you buy it?.
 

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The Ironman awning sell in the 4x4 stores over here, retail is around $290.00
We had a group buy on the FJCC (Ozzy forum), and got them for $350.00 with a fully enclosed annex.
I found that the Ironman, ARB,etc...are pretty much all the same, it all comes down to what color bag you want on your rack.
The ARB awning retails at $350.00 without the annex.
The Fiamma is in a different league, they are easy to put up or down by yourself, where as the others can be a pain in the wind, the downside to the Fiamma is the cost.
 

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You got a sic setup FJNewb!. Send it my way haha.
:lol: Actually I have sold the ARB RTT to a guy that now runs it on his adventure trailer. I really liked the setup for expedition travel and having one self suffiicient setup without having to tote a trailer around. Moving more towards technical wheeling these days where the weight up top isn't as friendly.

Still have the fiamaa and am quite happy with the quality. Considered both the ARB, fiamaa, and camping labs when I was looking. Don't regret my decision with the fiamaa, but any of them are fine quality. Just found the streamlined and aluminum case fit my needs a bit better.

Let me see if I still have the old Overland Journal where they compared the various awnings and I'll toss their feedback up in this thread.
 

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The Ironman awning sell in the 4x4 stores over here, retail is around $290.00
We had a group buy on the FJCC (Ozzy forum), and got them for $350.00 with a fully enclosed annex.
I found that the Ironman, ARB,etc...are pretty much all the same, it all comes down to what color bag you want on your rack.
The ARB awning retails at $350.00 without the annex.
The Fiamma is in a different league, they are easy to put up or down by yourself, where as the others can be a pain in the wind, the downside to the Fiamma is the cost.
Yea i pretty much thought they would be the same quality. I was sort of leaning to ARB since i can get them in Canada without shipping them across the boarder. The Fiamma would be awesome to have, but i don't have the coin for that "yet" :). The hard-case defiantly would be great to have. Thanks for all the input guys!.
 

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The Ironman awning sell in the 4x4 stores over here, retail is around $290.00
We had a group buy on the FJCC (Ozzy forum), and got them for $350.00 with a fully enclosed annex.
I found that the Ironman, ARB,etc...are pretty much all the same, it all comes down to what color bag you want on your rack.
The ARB awning retails at $350.00 without the annex.
The Fiamma is in a different league, they are easy to put up or down by yourself, where as the others can be a pain in the wind, the downside to the Fiamma is the cost.
You are correct. The Fiamma when I bought it was under $400, but that was 2 years ago or so. Not sure what the pricing is today. Nice thing is that it is more managable to setup by yourself than some of the other alternatives.

A Hannibal awning was actually what was reviewed as the preffered choice in the the magazine that I referenced. It's practically twice the price of the Fiamma tho from what I recall. Biggest pluses were it was the easiest to setup and stow and vehicle being able to be repositioned with the awning deployed. Downsides were the expense and the stowed configuration being fairly obtrusive, which didn't make it the most trail friendly.
 

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:lol: Actually I have sold the ARB RTT to a guy that now runs it on his adventure trailer. I really liked the setup for expedition travel and having one self suffiicient setup without having to tote a trailer around. Moving more towards technical wheeling these days where the weight up top isn't as friendly.

Still have the fiamaa and am quite happy with the quality. Considered both the ARB, fiamaa, and camping labs when I was looking. Don't regret my decision with the fiamaa, but any of them are fine quality. Just found the streamlined and aluminum case fit my needs a bit better.

Let me see if I still have the old Overland Journal where they compared the various awnings and I'll toss their feedback up in this thread.
Awww, i would love the RTT for camping.. I showed it to my wife and she was mortified that she has to go down the ladder at night. there where many solutions for that but whatever, i will get one someday!. Throw that thread up, i would like to take a look at it!. Thanks.
 

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Awww, i would love the RTT for camping.. I showed it to my wife and she was mortified that she has to go down the ladder at night. there where many solutions for that but whatever, i will get one someday!. Throw that thread up, i would like to take a look at it!. Thanks.

But doesn't it prevent the bugs and snakes that are all over the ground from getting to her? :rofl:

Just has to worry about the bears up there in the great white north :lol:
 

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But dosn't it prevent the bugs and snakes that are all over the ground from getting to her? :rofl:

Just has to worry about the bears up there in the great white north :lol:
Haha i tried man, you can only tell her so many times :p. I have no problem with any animals, i have had my run-in with a Grizzly last year hunting with my bow at 50 yards away lol. I will be happy never to see him again :p.
 

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I have two of the same Fiamma awnings that FJNewb has, one on my truck, and one on my Adventure Trailer. The hard casing was important to me, as living in CO, with our quirky weather, I was worried about a soft-sided awning's exposure to the elements. I also was concerned about the fabric case getting torn by tree branches. I had an Eeze-Awn on the FJ (which is also hard sided); but the legs are very fiddly and it's easy to scratch the side of the FJ while setting it up. It's also a handful to do solo. The Fiamma is easy for one person to setup and take down. Often, while we are FlyFishing , my wife will set up the awning and an ARB chair and take a break. I sed Fiamma mounting brackets for a Vanagon, and modified them slightly so I could bolt them to my Gobi rack.
 

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I made me an awning out of a tarp and a couple metal pipes and I zip tie it to my rack. It works good. AND its total ghetto I know :)
 
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