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4x4 TOUGH 18-22543 Instruction Manual

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4WD AWNING

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

 


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Contents

 Page

WARRANTY DETAILS ........................................................................................................................................ 3

REPAIR AND REFURBISHED GOODS OR PARTS NOTICE ...................................................................... 3

WELCOME ............................................................................................................................................................ 4

INTENDED USE................................................................................................................................................... 5

CONTENTS ........................................................................................................................................................... 5

SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................................................................ 5 

INSTRUCTIONS – ATTACHING TO VEHICLE .............................................................................................. 6

ROOF TRAY FITMENT ....................................................................................................................................... 6

ROOF RACK FITMENT ...................................................................................................................................... 8

ROOF RACK FITMENT – T BOLT INFORMATION ...................................................................................... 9

AWNING SETUP  ..............................................................................................................................................10

CARE AND MAINTENANCE ..........................................................................................................................12

 


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MODEL: 18-22543 PRODUCT CODE: 53650  09/2018

 


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WELCOME

Satisfied customers have repeatedly attested to the positive outcome of a 

simple phone call in resolving misunderstandings and gaining positive insights 

into product usage.

This product is manufactured to the highest standards of safety and 

performance and is backed by a 1 year warranty. 

Please read instructions carefully before use.

Unless directions are followed, physical injury or property  

damage may result.

Save these instructions for future reference.

In the event you require assistance with your purchase please 

contact one of our experienced customer service team on  

1300 883 104, who will be happy to assist with your enquiry.

Congratulations on choosing to buy a 4X4 TOUGH® product.

 


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INTENDED USE

The 4x4 TOUGH® is functional, lightweight and provides fast and convenient protection 

from the elements.
This product is intended for private vehicle use and not for commercial, trade or  

industrial use.

CONTENTS

1 x Awning 
2 x Guy Ropes 
2 x Pegs 
2 x L Shaped Mounting Brackets 
8 x M6 Bolts

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions

2000mm x 2500mm

Construction Water resistant polyester rip-stop canvas

8 x M6 Nyloc Nuts
4 x M6 T-Bolts 20 x 25mm
4 x M6 T-Bolts 13 x 13mm
1 x Instruction Manual
1 x Warranty Card

WARNING! KEEP THE ITEM AWAY FROM NAKED FLAMES AT ALL TIMES.

The 4x4 TOUGH® awning is designed to fit a variety of different roof rack and roof trays. 

This instruction manual will assist you adapt your new awning to suit your application.

NOTE
Damage to the awning as a result of weather conditions is not covered by warranty.

• 

If heavy or prolonged rain or wind is predicted take down the awning and pack it 

back into its protective PVC covering as shown on page 10. [Fig. 7]

• 

Do not leave the erected awning unattended.

20

0

0mm

2500mm

Horizontal torsion poles

Horizontal 

torsion poles

Extendable twist lock poles

adjustable in height.

Guy ropes

Peg

Peg

 


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ROOF TRAY FITMENT

1.  Fitment directly to the side supports of a roof 

tray. [Fig. 1]

• 

Use the pre drilled holes in the short arm of the 

L bracket [short arm must be in a true vertical 

orientation] as a template to determine the 

correct spacing on the roof tray side supports. 

• 

Mark the 2 hole positions.

• 

Repeat the process on a second vertical roof 

tray support, making sure the two L bracket 

positions will result in the side awning parallel 

with the vehicle.

• 

Drill all 4 holes, using a 6.5mm drill bit.

• 

Using 4 M6 bolts and 4 M6 Nyloc nuts, place the bolts in the channels incorporated 

in the aluminium extrusion (2 in the upper channel, 2 in the lower channel) and slide 

these along to align with the drilled holes. This is a 2 person operation. The final 

position of the M6 bolts must result in a side awning positioning which does not 

extend beyond either the front of rear of the vehicle. Partially tighten the M6 Nyloc 

nuts.

• 

Stand back, review, if all correct; proceed to tighten all 4 M6 nyloc nuts.

FIG. 1

INSTRUCTIONS – Attaching to vehicle

NOTE: Regularly check that all nuts and bolts securing the awning to the vehicle 

are tight and in good order. 

There are many different vehicle set ups; your 4x4 TOUGH® Awning has been supplied 

with a fitment kit suitable for many installations. However given the innumerable vehicle 

set ups it may be necessary to adapt these procedures to suit your individual situation. It 

may also be necessary to purchase additional set up components for your situation.

• 

Decide which side of vehicle you require the awning to be installed; most common is 

the passenger side, but either side can be used.

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The side awning may either be mounted to either an existing roof tray or to an 

existing set of roof racks.

 


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2.  Fitment to roof tray base using supplied L brackets.

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The orientation of the brackets is with the longer arm of the L bracket affixed to the 

roof tray.

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The shorter arm of the L bracket is attached to the side awning.

• 

The part of the L bracket attached to the awning can either be pointed upward or 

downward; however it can only be downward if there is sufficient clearance for the 

doors of the vehicle to open. Be aware in making this decision the awning will extend 

beyond the “L” and a further allowance of 100mm below the L bracket is required.

• 

Having made the decision on the orientation of the “L” brackets, it is now time to 

attach the L brackets to the roof tray.

• 

Attachment of the L bracket by T bolts is 

recommended [Fig. 2], however in some cases it  

will be necessary to drill holes and use the M6 

bolts supplied.  

• 

The final position of the side awning should  

be parallel with the direction of the vehicle  

when travelling.

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Insert the heads of 4 of the M6 bolts into the bolt 

head channel in the aluminium moulding. [Fig. 3]

• 

With the assistance of a second person, raise 

the side awning to the height of the affixed L 

brackets, position the M6 bolts to align with the 

holes in the L bracket.

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Insert the M6 bolts into the holes in the  L 

bracket and attach the M6 Nyloc nuts.

FIG. 2

FIG. 3

 


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ROOF RACK FITMENT 

1.  There are many types of roof racks available, 

and many forms of attachment of roof racks 

to vehicles. These various combinations will 

determine the solution for your situation.

2.  In all cases the awning is attached to the roof 

rack via a set of L brackets; with the longer 

part of the L bracket attached to the roof rack 

and the shorter part of the bracket attached to 

the side awning.

3.  The first consideration with the roof rack is the 

method by which it is secured to the vehicle.

4.  The Roof Rack may be by attached to the 

gutter rail mounting (common in older 

vehicles) or to other designated attachment 

points. [Fig. 4]

5.  Or to specific attachments points. [Fig. 4A]

6.  Alternatively the roof rack may be secured to 

a vehicle side rail [Fig. 5], in which case due 

allowance needs to be made for the clamping 

mechanism of the roof rack to the side rail. In 

this instance use  suitably sized T Bolts (refer 

page 9),in the upper channel of the roof rack, 

[Fig. 6].  

This will allow the L bracket to be attached 

directly and secured with M6 nyloc nuts.  

[Fig. 6A]

FIG. 4

Gutter rail

FIG. 5

FIG. 6A

FIG. 4A

FIG. 6

Please take note on the following page 

important information regarding the size of 

the T-Bolts used when installing the awning 

to roof racks.

 


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ROOF RACK

ROOF RACK

SNUG 

FIT

SNUG 

FIT

WIDE CHANNEL

T-BOLT TO SMALL FOR 

MOUNTING CHANNEL.

WIDE CHANNEL

WIDE CHANNEL

WIDE CHANNEL

SMALL CHANNEL

SMALL CHANNEL

ROOF RACK

LARGE T-BOLT

SMALL T-BOLT

 SMALL T-BOLT

SMALL T-BOLT

ROOF RACK

ROOF RACK

ROOF RACK

ROOF RACK

ROOF RACK

1. DIFFERENT ROOF RACKS HAVE DIFFERENT SIZED MOUNTING CHANNELS.
2. ALWAYS USE A T-BOLT CORRECTLY SIZED FOR THE ROOF RACK MOUNTING CHANNEL
3. IF THE SUPPLIED T-BOLTS ARE NOT A SNUG FIT , YOU WILL HAVE TO PURCHASE SUITABLE

T-BOLTS FROM A HARDWARE STORE TO SUIT YOUR ROOF RACKS.

NEVER USE A T-BOLT SIZE WHERE THE T-BOLT COULD DISLODGE 

FROM THE ROOF RACK CHANNEL!

ROOF RACK FITMENT – T BOLT INFORMATION

1.  Different roof racks have different sized mounting channels.

2.  Always use a T-BOLT correctly sized for the roof rack mounting channel! The fitment kit 

includes 2 sets of different sized T-Bolts. The T-Bolt must be a snug fit within the roof 

rack channel. The smaller T-Bolts are suitable to use with the 4x4 TOUGH roof racks.

 


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3.   When the awning has been fully unwound, 2 

extendable poles will be revealed in the outer 

aluminium extrusion. [Fig. 9]

FIG. 9

NOTE: If it is raining ensure the awning is set to an appropriate angle to allow the 

rain water to run off and not accumulate on top of the awning.

AWNING SETUP 

It is essential to use the guy ropes and pegs provided to secure the awning to the 

ground. This will prevent any wind from lifting the awning and causing damage to 

your awning or your vehicle.

1.  Unzip the outer protective PVC covering. [Fig. 7]

FIG. 7

2.   The side awning is held in position by 3 Velcro 

closures. Hold the side awning by one hand, and 

at the same time use the other hand to release 

the 3 Velcro closures, making sure at the same 

time the awning is held in place. 

Note: Failure to follow this step will result 

in the awning unfolding and falling to the 

ground. [Fig. 8]

FIG. 8

 


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7.   The awning is now free standing beside the 

vehicle. For further stability, deploy the two 

horizontal torsion poles contained in the 

aluminium extrusion which forms the backbone 

of the awning. [Fig. 12]

FIG. 12

8.   Swing these poles outward (they are secured at 

one end). Disengage the twist lock mechanism, 

and extend the poles to allow the tip of the pole 

to be inserted into a specially drilled hole in the 

aluminium extrusion (around which the side 

awning was wrapped) [Fig. 13]

FIG. 6

FIG. 13

5.   The poles must then be secured by way of guy 

ropes and pegs. [Fig. 11]

FIG. 11

6.   Repeat the process on the other side of  

the awning.

4.   These poles, which are 

fixed to the aluminium 

extrusion at one end, 

should be swung out, 

and the lower portion of 

the leg, which has a twist 

lock feature, should be 

adjusted to the desired 

length. [Fig. 10]

FIG. 11

FIG. 10

 


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CARE AND MAINTENANCE

DO NOT store the awning wet. 

The awning is manufactured from polyester with a PVC lining and is water resistant.

Whilst this fabric is resistant to fungal attack, mildew will form if the awning is stored wet 

for extended periods of time. The awning can be stored away wet for short periods, but 

should be opened and allowed to dry as soon as conveniently possible.

Use a soft brush to remove any loose dirt or greenery off the awning the prevent staining.

If heavy staining is present use a soft sponge and a mild detergent to wash the awning 

fabric. Ensure the awning is rinsed thoroughly with clean water and dry prior to storing in 

the PVC enclosure bag.

9.   Attach the Velcro straps on each side of the 

awning to the 2 horizontal torsion poles. [Fig. 14]

10.   Stand back, survey the entire job, and make any 

adjustments necessary.

FIG. 14

11.  Relax, enjoy yourself.

12.   To pack up the awning simply reverse the steps 

listed above.