The plan for the awning is to make an additional piece to attach to the side of the tent. Creating a bat wing style coverage.
One things for sure we’ll not trip over the bright orange guy ropes.
We also bought a side wall that can slot into the outer rim of the awning or attach to the side using some velcro straps we sewed on.
The Darche Eclipse awning comes with 2 black angle brackets.
If you’re using the Slimline rack you can mount the brackets underneath. You will need to add a few penny washers to get the bracket to sit flush against the bars T-slots.
If you’re simply mounting it onto their load bar (as I do now) they sit on top of the Front Runner load bars securing to the T-slots with 2 short nut and bolts.
This is our preferred way to mount the awning walls.
If Darche or another good quality manufacturer made a 1.5m or maybe 1.6m awning in hindsight I’d have gone for that instead. 1.4m is just long enough to allow us to open the passenger door but more clearance would be better.