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Old 07-16-2019, 09:25 PM   #211
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I'm sorry, not sure why my computer brought me to Thule Canada!
I do recommend calling them- 1-800-238-2388 to see if they could grab from the other inventory.
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:09 AM   #212
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I ended up not using adhesive to attach the 301668 brackets to the factory rails, it seemed like overkill. I did however upgrade the mounting bolts to 5/16 and used locknuts. Was able to order the 12' awning and 301668 from Rack Attack. Free shipping, picked up at retail location in Framingham Ma 4 days after ordering over the phone. Very happy with the whole setup.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:42 PM   #213
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I finally got around to test fitting the Thule Quickfit tent under my Thule awning. It required an additional bracket- part 301664. Pretty easy to set up after figuring it out the first time. I could have gone a size larger, but this will work fine. There were some additional pieces not seen in the pictures that I didn't attach that I think blocks off under the van. Note that I didn't install any stakes or anything which is why it looks a little crooked. I canít wait to try this out camping and especially this fall for cyclocross.
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:57 PM   #214
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Where did you source it from? How much and do you have a parts list?


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Old 07-20-2019, 11:58 PM   #215
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Also, how much space does it take up and have you found a good place to store it when not in use? How long to set up?


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Old 07-21-2019, 02:02 AM   #216
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I havenít used the tent yet- just took it out of the box to check it out. Picture of the bag size below. 15 minutes to set up completely. https://www.thule.com/en-us/us/van-accessories/tents
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Old 07-24-2019, 08:30 PM   #217
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Sorry for the slow reply! I hadn't subscribed to the thread and didn't see the questions.

Canonshooter- I didn't use the sika, I used Loctite adhesive marine sealant from Home Depot since I couldn't find the sika product easily. Picture attached.

Yarrie513- I bought the bracket kit directly from Thule. Keep watching the website as it does change almost daily on when they will be in stock. When I happened to check back it said in stock even though the day prior it was a few weeks out on being in stock. Hopefully you get lucky. I called around and no one carried that bracket which is why I ordered through Thule.

DirtDogg- See picture below. I can measure or grab a picture for you if the one below doesn't work.

I used this awning on a 3,000 mile roadtrip recently and it performed great. There was only one really HEAVY downpour and the awning handled it well despite not being tied down. I finally got a hold of the additional bracket I needed to attach the Thule Quickfit Tent. I hope to try that out this weekend and take some pictures. I also have the Thule LED light kit to put on there why I'm at it. Stay tuned...
Bikes, Any guidance on placement of the brackets & awning to align the front leg of the awning to the area on the body of the van between the slider and the front passenger door? I was planning on putting the body attachment on that small area of metal. Were you going to put on the body attachments? if so, will it be obvious as to where to position the front part of the awning?

Nice awning, cant wait to install mine.

Still on the hunt for the adaptor brackets.

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Anyone have an extra Thule 301668 kit?
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Old 07-25-2019, 02:46 PM   #218
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yarrie513- Below is a picture from the instruction manual for the bracket layout. The awning can slide though so you can fine tune exactly where you want it placed on the van (shifting it slightly forward or back). I didn't want the awning sticking out past where the roof starts to curve downward. Does that answer your question (hopefully I understood that correctly)?
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Old 07-25-2019, 03:06 PM   #219
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So that roof mount awning adapter (#301668) is for the roof mount awning (#620001). The awning you have is most likely the rack mount (#490010) with the crossbar adapter (#490001). Unfortunately you'd have to get a different awning to use that roof mount adapter.
To get a little space from the edge of the van while not hurting your height clearance too much you can mount that L bracket upside down on crossbars, you'll need about 1/4" of spacer for it to sit right.
Am I correct in that #620001 (low profile awning) prevents any sort of roof rack for the length of the awning?
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Old 07-25-2019, 03:56 PM   #220
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Hi Gordstray, I have not installed the awning yet, still waiting on parts. I have the 620002 awning, 12', I wanted this one since its so long, I have a 170. I do have a few cross bars, I have the RB cross bars with the awning cutout, and I have some low profile solar bars on my roof. I am hoping to be able to place the brackets for the awning in the appropriate places, while keeping my bars in place. I think I will be able to do it. Now with regards to the gap between the bottom of the awning and the top of the roof bars, I hope I have enough clearance. I should, it will be close.

Anyone else have a 62001/2 installed with other items on your roof?

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