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Thule HideAway Awning - Direct Mount - Waterproof - 55 sq ft

Thule HideAway Awning - Direct Mount - Waterproof - 55 sq ft

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8-1/2' x 6-1/2' The Hideaway awning rolls out from the top of your vehicle to give shelter from sun and rain. It mounts directly to your vehicle's side wall with the included hardware. Hand crank lets you open and close awning in seconds. Call 800-298-1624 to order Thule car awning part number TH490018 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule HideAway Awning - Direct Mount - Waterproof - 55 sq ft. Car Awning reviews from real customers.
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Thule Car Awning - TH490018

  • Roof Mount
  • Vans
  • SUVs
  • Thule
  • 8-1/2 Feet Long
  • Driver Side
  • Passenger Side
  • 48 Square Feet
  • 6-1/2 Foot Extension

8-1/2' x 6-1/2' The Hideaway awning rolls out from the top of your vehicle to give shelter from sun and rain. It mounts directly to your vehicle's side wall with the included hardware. Hand crank lets you open and close awning in seconds.


Features:

  • Roll-out awning shields campers and tailgaters from sun and rain
    • Mounts directly to your vehicle's side wall with included hardware
  • Telescopic hand crank lets you easily roll out awning by yourself
  • Spring-loaded arms optimize fabric tension for wind resistance
  • Oval-shaped legs provide support for non-vehicle side of awning
  • Lightweight aluminum housing and support legs resist corrosion
  • Waterproof material with welded seams keeps you dry in inclement weather
  • Adapter (sold separately) required for mounting awning to your camper van
  • Gray color


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 8-1/2' long x 6-1/2' wide
  • Coverage: 48 sq ft
  • Weight: 39 lbs
  • 2-Year limited warranty


490018 Thule Hide Away Awning - Direct Mount - Waterproof - 55.25 Sq Ft - Gray

Installation Details TH490018 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Thule HideAway Awning - Direct Mount - Waterproof - 55 sq ft - TH490018

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

8-1/2' x 6-1/2' The Hideaway awning rolls out from the top of your vehicle to give shelter from sun and rain. It mounts directly to your vehicle's side wall with the included hardware. Hand crank lets you open and close awning in seconds.

- TH490018
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Thule is top line and this awning is no exception. Did not have much chance to use it in the last year due to family issues, but plan a big year camping this summer. When installing be sure to mount into structural support of your trailer or RV. I used a stud locator that also finds steel studs and rechecked everything before drilling. These awnings are a heavy and wanted to make it was secure and exactly parallel to the trailer. Worth the extra money for a top line awning and the extra time to install to make sure all was done perfect. etrailer the place to buy!



- TH490018
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Thule hideaway awning is a nice piece of equipment. It always works great and looks great. The installation kit is well constructed and was easy to install on my Forest River R-Pod RP178. After a year I am still very happy with the purchase. E-trailer's website was great to work with. Thanks



- TH620001
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Review from a similar HideAway in Car Awning


I will just email this review to you here. So far the Thule roof mount awning appears to be a 5-Star product. Just now have it installed. This awning is very nice. It mounts tight to the roof with a foam rubber gasket to eliminate any potential rattles while driving or rain leaking in under the awning when in use. It has a low profile to minimize wind resistance while driving. The adapter kit which secures the Awning to the roof of the ProMaster Van is excellent quality and attaches quickly and securely. However, placing the awning into the adapter brackets is not as simple as the directions indicate. Once you figure out the proper procedure required(which is a bit different than the directions) it all went together nicely. Here are a couple of pictures. from this morning's installation. Not a very nice day here so the pics are marginal. Hopefully you received the return awning ok. Thanks for you good service,



- TH490010
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Review from a similar HideAway in Car Awning


After a ton of research I chose the Hideaway roof rack mount awning for my Ford Transit van conversion project. The awning was easy to mount, (did so in about 1 hour with help of my wife). I mounted my roof rack mounting brackets upside down onto my home-made roof rack and it fits beautifully.



- TH490010
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Review from a similar HideAway in Car Awning


Bought this knowing about the issue with mounting on Sprinter vans (prevents the crank arm from inserting vertically into the mounting slot), and used some rubber grommets on the end of the crank as a workaround, which has worked well. No complaints about the awning itself. It's been durable and opens/closes pretty easily.



- TH490010
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Review from a similar HideAway in Car Awning


Worth the wait. Works perfectly in our van conversion. I mounted to roof rack’s t slots using a modified generic mount brackets.



- TH620001
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Review from a similar HideAway in Car Awning


No problems. Shipped quickly. Item in good shape. Mounted on van with no issues. Always good experience with etrailer .



- TH490008
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Review from a similar HideAway in Car Awning


Works great. Easy to set up and take down. Got caught in a freak summer snow storm. Awning does not work at all with snow at all. Will not roll up unless 100% clear. That said this awing is great I highly recommend it.



- TH490011
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Review from a similar HideAway in Car Awning


We've had this awning for over a year now and completely satisfied.



- TH490010
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Review from a similar HideAway in Car Awning


Gotbabgreat deal on my awning. Took a while to get here but they stayed on top of it and its here..saved me some $$ too. Make sure you check if in stock and what the expected lead time is if not in stock so you can plan accordingly. Happy with the overall product and service.



- TH490010
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Review from a similar HideAway in Car Awning


As advertised nice product very happy with install on my van rack. Product was well protected in its cardboard layers of boxing. As usual etrailer web site is user friendly and customer service during and after the shipment is spot on therefore I give a 5 star thumbs up.



- TH490011
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Review from a similar HideAway in Car Awning


Great prices, courteous people and prompt shipment. I highly recommend Etrailer.com



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Ask the Experts about this Thule Car Awning

  • How to Add Direct-Mount Thule Awning to 2018 Ford Transit T150
    While we can get you the right parts to add a Thule awning to your 2018 Ford Transit T150 van, it would be with parts that are different than what you mentioned, because those are not a fit for Ford vans. Instead, you would need to add a permanent, direct-mount to your van. You will be able to use one of the following awnings, with the only difference being their size, and they do come with mounting hardware for a permanent installation on your 2018 Ford Transit T150. - 55 sq. ft....
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  • Which Thule Hideaway for R-Pod 177 Camper
    The correct Thule Hideaway awning for attaching to the side of a camper like your R-Pod 177 would be the part # TH490018 as this is the direct mount version that you'd use for the side of a camper like yours.
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  • Awning That is Close to 9' x 6' for Camper Trailer
    The Dometic Catalina 2500 is a full awning, which we do not carry, but we do carry an awning that is close to those dimensions with the Thule HideAway Awning - Direct Mount # TH490018. This is a direct-mount awning that attaches to your camper and measures 8-1/2' long x 6-1/2' wide, which is close to the awning size you were asking about. I have added a link to the instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • Clarifying Length and Width of Thule Hideaway Awning
    You have it absolutely right. The 6-1/2 foot width of the Thule HideAway Awning # TH490018 means where it will attach; the 8-1/2 foot length is how long it extends out away from the vehicle. I have added a link to the installation instructions of this awning for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Thule Hideaway Awning Fit on 2003 VW Eurovan
    Yes the Thule Hideaway Awning # TH490018 that you referenced will fit your 2003 VW Eurovan. The included brackets will attach to the side wall of it and you'll be able to easily mount it to them.
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  • Thule HideAway Awning Options for a 2020 Ford Transit Connect
    Yes, the Thule HideAway Awning part # TH490018 will work on a 2020 Ford Transit Connect but there isn't a vehicle specific adapter available for the Transit Connect so you will need to drill into the vehicle for installation. The only bolt-on option would be the Thule HideAway Awning part # TH490008 which requires a roof rack like the Thule WingBar Evo Crossbar System part # TH711420, part # TH460R, and part # THKIT3032 but as you said this would raise the height of the vehicle 5-6".
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  • Awning for 1995 Dodge Van RV
    There is an awning that will work for your 1995 Dodge Van RV; it is a direct-mount awning so you will simply drill the mounting brackets to the side of the RV for a permanent installation. You can choose from either a 55 square foot or 80 square foot awning: - 80 square feet: Thule HideAway Awning - Direct Mount # TH490011 - 55 square feet: Thule HideAway Awning - Direct Mount # TH490018 I have added a link to the instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • 1998 Dodge Pleasure Way RV Van
    For your 1998 Dodge Pleasure Way RV the awning you'd want is the Thule Hideaway part # TH490018. This is designed to attach directly to RV walls which would be your best option since you have the tall roof line.
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  • Thule Awning FIt for Forest River Travel Trailer
    Yes. I believe it is the Thule HideAway Awning like # TH490008 being used. However you will want the direct mount version which is part number # TH490018 to add it aftermarket to a trailer. This will include the correct mounting brackets you will need.
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  • Can Rhino-Rack Sunseeker Awning Install Without Crossbars
    The Rhino-Rack Sunseeker awning, part # RR32133, does require crossbars or the Rhino-Rack Pioneer platform, all of which are linked, to mount on your roof. It does install into the channel on a crossbars that have one, which many do, but not directly onto the tracks you already have. The picture you're referring to may be the one I attached. That's the Sunseeker installed in the channels on a the Pioneer platform. We do carry different sizes of the Pioneer that fit onto tracks like...
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  • Recommended Awning for 2005 Dodge Sprinter
    For your 2005 Dodge Sprinter, you can use the Thule HideAway Awning - Direct Mount - Waterproof - 55 sq ft # TH490018 or the 80 sp ft # TH490011. There is not a fit for the rain gutter mount you were referring to. Another option is for roof rack mounting. You can use # TH490010 or # TH490008 with any roof rack crossbars. We do have rain gutter towers for those bars in the Inno roof rack consisting of # INB165 and # INSD.
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  • Awning Setup that Can Be Used on Enclosed Trailer without Roof Rack
    We have awnings that you can direct mount to your trailer like with the Thule Hideaway Awning part # TH490018 but there isn't a way to attach a Rhino Rack Batwing without a roof rack setup that involves crossbars.
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  • Does Medium Roof Ford Transit Need an Adapter for Thule HideAway Awning
    According to Thule, the adapter you mentioned is not needed to mount the Thule HideAway awnings to a medium roof Ford Transit; an adapter will not be needed for your van as the awning will mount directly to it. There are a couple options for direct-mount awnings, depending on the size you want: - 55 Square Feet: Thule HideAway Awning - Direct Mount # TH490018 - 80 Square Feet: Thule HideAway Awning - Direct Mount # TH490011
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  • Does Yakima SlimShady Awning Require Crossbars to Install
    The Yakima SlimShady Awning - Roof Rack Mount - Clamp On # Y36VR does require a pair of crossbars with at least 24" of spread in order to mount. As you can see by the cut out of the instructions I added, this is how it secures to your vehicle's roof and would not work on a bar parallel to the awning. There is an option for an awning that does not mount to a roof rack, the Thule HideAway Awning - Direct Mount - Waterproof - 55 sq ft # TH490018 and Thule HideAway Awning - Direct Mount...
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  • Which Thule HideAway Awning for R-Pod 172 Camper
    The correct Thule Hideaway awning for attaching to the side of a camper like your R-Pod 172 would be the part # TH490018 as this is the direct mount version that you'd use for the side of a camper like yours. There isn't anything you'd really need to be careful of. Just follow the install instructions and take your time and you'll be totally fine.
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  • Awning to Fit Camper with Raised Rails on Roof
    The type of awning that's going to work best on your camper is one that will attach directly to the sidewall of the camper like the Thule Hideaway part # TH490011 for a 10' long x 8' wide awning or # TH490018 for a 8-1/2' long x 6-1/2' wide awning. This won't require any attachment or integration with the rails you have now on the roof of the camper and gives you a solid awning setup. There isn't a solution that would attach to the rails you have currently also.
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  • Version of Thule Hideaway that Can Attach to 2012 Ford E-250
    We don't have a rain gutter mount version of the Thule Hideaway so your best option would be the part # TH490018 which will attach directly to the side of the van with the included brackets.
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  • How To Use the Rhino-Rack Batwing Awning on a 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia
    I do have an option that will allow you to use the Rhino-Rack Batwing Awning part # RR33200 on your 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia but I do not have any information on Rhino-Racks intentions to produce an adapter for rain gutters or straight bolt-on applications. However, if you were to install the Thule WingBar Evo Crossbar part # TH711520 and the Thule Rapid Gutter Feet for AeroBlade Crossbars part # TH300R which is a fit for your Vanagon Westfalia that will then allow you to mount...
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  • Dimensions and Color of the Thule HideAway Awning
    The Thule HideAway Awning that you mentioned, part # TH490008, is designed to work with crossbars. It sounds like you only have the rails on your 2020 Ford Transit Connect. As such, you will need the Wall Mount, part # TH490018. These come with the brackets for installation. If you do have crossbars, then the width for both of these is 6-1/2' wide, and that is the entire mounting rail. We have these in the gray color. I'm not sure what you mean by height of the case, but if you have...
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  • Awning Setup that Can Attach to Sidewall of Truck Bed Camper
    The only solution for attaching an awning to the side of a pickup camper like what you have would be with something like the Thule Hideaway part # TH490018 which can attach directly to the side wall of your camper. The Rhino Rack Batwing awnings require roof rack crossbars.
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