I was on the scout for an awning since about July last year. Looked at a number of different makes on 4wheel drives (they're every where). Conclusion, they're all a bit flimsy and the fittings and channels are pretty much all the same (some better than others but thin and weak). A mate had a Kings awning which failed, the poll hinge ripped out of the channel (after the horizontal poll end spike tore through the channel from the rope that goes around that piece being pulled down to a peg in the ground). Unfortunately those bits are the same on all the awnings I checked out. The idea is to use the awning for when we spend a few days away (less clutter inside Blitz) and take a drive away tent for longer trips and stays. I started reading reviews and kept looking. In November I cam across this review https://www.4x4awning.com.au/4x4-awning-reviews/ a few years old, but the Tough Toys (4th one down) blurb caught my eye which lead to this glowing article. https://www.4x4awning.com.au/4x4-awning-reviews/tough-toys-tough-led-awning-review/ Solid alloy knuckles, reflective surface on the canvas, much cooler underneath, stronger. I bought this one in December. When it came I spent a few days making stainless brackets and packers and fitted it to the pop top. Kym and I were invited to a family Christmas pudding making event in Richmond, a tradition for the extended family of friends of ours that live far and wide. The heritage house was full of visitors and this aslo being a drinking event we took the kombi and parked it on the back lawn. this would be the first time the awning would be rolled out. Not happy Flimsy channel, rubberised plastic knuckles that collapsed into a z shape over night and threatened to pull out of the polls. no reflective surface on the canvas and I'd payed more than double the price of a cheapie (which this one looked like except for the name on the cover). The cheapie was actually better in that it had hard plastic knuckles that didn't do what mine did. Ripped off again.