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Old 06-16-2019, 02:43 AM   #201
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Hate to admit it but I am now thoroughly confused about which mounting brackets are best for the 10' Thule Hideaway, mounted on OEM roof rails. I bought my awning last summer and used 2 of the stock Thule brackets (just an L bracket) available at the time. Now I want to upgrade my brackets to a threesome to resist some of that torque and hopefully bring the awning out a little from the rail to provide better clearance for the crank.

Has anybody used this? It seems to be a redesign from the predrilled and powder coated L-brackets I used last summer. http://www.thule.com/en-us/us/van-ac...mount-_-301668
Those brackets fit the roof mount awning - not the rack mount that you have. Thule offers 2 different styles, and the roof mount is new, and the roof mount brackets for the OEM rails are even newer - only out in the last few months.
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:35 PM   #202
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I just installed the newly released stock roof rail mounts. Super easy! The Thule awning is solid.
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:17 PM   #203
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Has anybody used this? It seems to be a redesign from the predrilled and powder coated L-brackets I used last summer. http://www.thule.com/en-us/us/van-ac...mount-_-301668
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.
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Old 06-21-2019, 11:35 PM   #204
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Bikes!
When you installed the 301668 kit, did you use the Sika 252 as directions call for? Was wondering how difficult they would be to remove with the adhesive.

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Old 07-15-2019, 09:04 PM   #205
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I just installed the newly released stock roof rail mounts. Super easy! The Thule awning is solid.
Hi, Bikes. I noticed you are in Denver. I am up in Longmont. Where did you buy your bracket kit? I am getting my roof mount awning on Thursday, but I can't find that kit anywhere. Thule USA says Aug 11th. Thule Canada says they are in stock.

Does anyone know of a source in stock in the USA for Thule # 301668?

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Old 07-15-2019, 09:49 PM   #206
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I just installed the newly released stock roof rail mounts. Super easy! The Thule awning is solid.
Do you mind posting a photo with your awning? I would like to know the clearance/spacing for the crank. Thanks!
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:55 AM   #207
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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...
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:46 PM   #208
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Sorry for the slow reply! I hadn't subscribed to the thread and didn't see the questions.


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.


Thanks! I keep hitting the refresh button
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Thanks! I keep hitting the refresh button
I just checked and Thule's website says in stock (301668 for roof mount sprinter with OE track)!
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:50 PM   #210
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I just checked and Thule's website says in stock (301668 for roof mount sprinter with OE track)!
argh! I don't see them in stock:

https://www.thule.com/en-us/us/van-a...mount-_-301668

I do see them on the Canadian site:

https://www.thule.com/en-ca/ca/van-a...mount-_-301668

Maybe I can see if I can have a kit shipped across the border?

Bikes, do you see them in stock on the USA site?

Thanks for all the help.
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