Fiamma F45 or ARB awning on SMB. Rain gutter brackets??

#1
Can anybody recommend which awning to put on a sportsmobile? Also does anybody know where to get the proper brackets to mount the awning to the rain gutter instead of the roof racks? Thanks
 
#2
1der on the Sportsmobile forum sells the correct brackets for an E series. Awning is personal preference. I’m going with an EEZI-AWN 2000 series 2.5. A bit more than fianma, but it’s hell for stout!
 
#4
If the wind gusts bigtime with these deployed, would permenant vehicle damage be more likely with rain gutter mounts or rack mounts.

Its my understanding that this is one of the number one repair jobs done on RVs...big gust essentially rips the brackets right out.
 
#5
I think the problem with most rv’s is the awnings are simply mounted to the wall with no backing plates since there is no access to the space in the wall. I can’t see the wind being able to rip off good quality gutter mounts. Now the awning could be destroyed, and possibly beat the side of the van up if the legs weren’t anchored down well. That’s why we’re going with Eezi-awn. I’ve actually seen a couple of these deployed in 50 mph gusting winds at Expo a few years back. With the legs staked well, they were rock solid.
 
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