The Wraptor 85 lbs INCLUDES heavy brackets so keep that in mind. I don't know if most of these companies are including the weight of their beefy brackets. I'll modify the post to make that more clear.6 months and the choices have almost doubled since Mid last year.
I almost got the darche 270 (2nd gen) over OVS 270 bc of the 20# difference thought it looks ( re reading the comments) that the OVS might be the same weight and considerably cheaper ( both with or without walls)
and seem like both are much more similar in use and single hand deployment.
Those of you that have ordered, have you mounted? any comparison updates?
Saw some new ones on the list, the Wraptors seems cool too but heavier and more $$.
great, great thread.
I think you can go either way as I did. The cross bars on my 4runner are flat, so I built a pair of L brackets out of 1/4" steel, drilled two holes and transferred the holes to the cross bars. A simple nut/bolt solution was used to secure the L brackets to the cross bars. But this was for a light awning that's 90deg, not a 270deg, which typically are heavier. You make the call if two brackets and two cross bars are sufficient, which I'd think they would be since OVS LT are supported by their poles. One downside to using the factory cross bar solution is that they may not spread out far enough to adequately support a typical 270deg awning. If this was a true free standing unit, then I'd not go this route. Given that you're driving a Sub, why not go with the full size OVS unit? Just curious as one can never have enough shade IMHO and once you've convinced yourself to go down this rabbit hole, what's a couple of more hundies?I’m probably going to order an OVS LT for my (new to me) 2013 Suburban that currently has just a factory rack (rails+crossbars that can adjust). Not sure if I can mount to that somehow, or if I’d need some other sort of rack. I have some various Yakima gear on my other car, so adding Yakima cross bars would make some sense for me.