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Yakima SlimShady Awning - Roof Rack Mount - Clamp On - 4' 6" Long x 6' 6" Wide

Yakima SlimShady Awning - Roof Rack Mount - Clamp On - 4' 6" Long x 6' 6" Wide

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Durable 4' 6" long awning provides cover from the hot sun and summer rains. Simple one-person setup with integrated telescoping poles. Clamps onto your compact vehicle's roof rack crossbars. Includes SKS lock cores. 1-800-940-8924 to order Yakima car awning part number Y56VR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Yakima SlimShady Awning - Roof Rack Mount - Clamp On - 4' 6" Long x 6' 6" Wide. Car Awning reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Car Awning - Y56VR

  • SUVs
  • Trucks
  • Vans
  • Roof Rack Mount
  • Yakima
  • 30 Square Feet
  • Driver Side
  • Passenger Side
  • 4-1/2 Feet Wide
  • 6-1/2 Foot Extension
  • Rectangle
  • Gray

Durable 4' 6" long awning provides cover from the hot sun and summer rains. Simple one-person setup with integrated telescoping poles. Clamps onto your compact vehicle's roof rack crossbars. Includes SKS lock cores.


Features:

  • Roof rack awning extends away from your vehicle to provide 30 sq ft of shade
    • Great for small crossovers and station wagons
    • Perfect for tailgating, camping, or picnics
  • Easy set up - simply roll out and prop up with the included poles, guy ropes, and pegs
    • Telescoping poles are permanently attached and fold down from the frame
  • Quick, tool-free installation - clamps attach to crossbars and tighten with hand knobs
  • Nylon fabric with polyurethane coating is durable and water resistant
  • Aluminum frame resists corrosion
  • Vinyl cover protects awning when it's stored on your roof
    • Conveniently stores ropes and pegs with the awning
  • Same Key System (SKS) lock cores secures the awning to your roof rack
  • Gray color with Yakima logo


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
  • Extended dimensions: 4' 6" long x 6' 6" wide
  • Coverage: 30 sq ft
  • Weight: 22.75 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Yakima 8007444 SlimShady Awning Crossbar Spread Requirements

Note: When mounting the awning ensure that your minimum crossbar spread (measurement X) is at least 24". And that the length of unsupported awning from your crossbar (measurement Y) does not exceed 23".



8007444 Yakima SlimShady Vehicle Awning - 4-1/2' Long - Roof Rack Mount - Clamp On - 30 Sq Ft

Replaces Y07409

Installation Details Y56VR Installation instructions



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Yakima SlimShady Awning - Roof Rack Mount - Clamp On - 4' 6" Long x 6' 6" Wide - Y56VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (59 Customer Reviews)

Durable 4' 6" long awning provides cover from the hot sun and summer rains. Simple one-person setup with integrated telescoping poles. Clamps onto your compact vehicle's roof rack crossbars. Includes SKS lock cores.

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Your delivery was so fast! The Slim Shady awning arrived in perfect condition and fit as advertised.
You have a customer for life!

Casey S.

5/9/2023

Actually, with the bad weather we have experienced out here in California, I did not use the shade yet. Hopefully, this will be the year to test it out.



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Amazing product and OUTSTANDING customer service. I will continue to be an etrailer customer for all of my vehicle carrier and accessories needs.



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I haven’t had a chance to use it yet but what I like is that the mounting brackets come with inserts that work on Yakima round bars, I have searched with no luck to find something
that fits my round bars and these are specifically made to fit round bars as well as all others.



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Received my order on time delivery driver was very courteous onto



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EXACTLY WHAT I EXPECTED AND ARRIVED ON TIME



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Used it a few times and it’s worked great! Plenty of cover with 8x8 . I think it’s a two person setup for this model. Putting it on and taking it off the truck is easy . Wish they made Yakima side walls and bug net for it.



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Love that it mounts to my roof crossbars and it is out of the way so I can use my crossbars for other gear. Love the size but a little difficult for me to set up; take down is easier by myself. Will need leg tie-downs or weights. As an older female, it is pretty heavy to lift above my head and mount on the crossbars myself but it can be done. Took it on my almost 4,000 mile trip this summer, didn’t end up using it but was glad to have it just in case. It is nice to use in conjunction with my camping trailer awning, too. Great product for the price.



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Fast service and the awning works great. We use it all the time!



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So happy with this awning. Easy on and easy off. Super secure and no rattle while driving. Provides great shade.



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Installation was quick and easy.



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I’m a Yakima user for many years, this seems to be on par with everything else they make. Which is top notch. It was easy to install and easy to use. Might need two sets of hands on a windy day. But so far I love it.



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Easy to install, just had to find a good mounting spot. Yakima always makes quality products as this one is well done. Suuuuper fast shipping and customer support is spot on! Couldn't find this particular awning anywhere else but here! Thanks again!!



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Easy set up



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Bought for my 2021 nucamp tag and love it. Quick and easy setup and provides an awesome place to just sit and relax and enjoy the outdoors. Easy installation and quality build. This is for sure a great product.



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I put it on a New Camp teardrop trailer with a Yakima roof rack. Fits perfectly!



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Yakima Slim Shady 8x8 Awning is an excellent addition to my Yakima MegaWarrior + Extension rack & solar power enabled off-grid rig!!!! Yakima/etrailer box was severely damaged in cross-country delivery but the awning was so well protected it suffered only scuffing on the cover. Installation on a rack this high requires 2 ladders & assistance but slow & steady was very successful. I can't wait to set up camp & sit in the shade enjoying cool refreshments from my solar powered refrigerator.



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Arrived within a week. Unpacked, all material present and felt well made. Installation was simple and secure. Comes on and off easy.



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Excellent service, my awning is working well and has held up well. I have used retailer several times and spoken to their customer service and they helped me save money.



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Fast service and product arrived within a couple days of ordering.



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Excellent product. Super easy to install. super easy to deploy and stow. Looks very good on my truck. Using it this week camping. Great for some shade after a long bike ride.



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Got my order 2 days early!! Packaged well and had it installed in about 20 min. Works great!!



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Short and sweet. Awesome!



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I sent this item back to you because when it arrived it was partially out of the box and it was apparent it had been someone else's return as it was just shoved back into the box with no care. When I sent it back to you I advised to cancel the order, and that I would source one from a different vendor. The next day you advised a new one had been reshipped requiring me to make several phone calls back to you to cancel this order before it was delivered to me. Fortunately, you were able to intercept the order while it was still close to your home city. I was not pleased with this transaction and felt that in your desire to get things shipped out, you cut corners on the quality of packaging and due care to send out the item in a new and undamaged condition. I also feel your customer service is lacking in that you do not listen to the customer. This was evidenced by having to talk with several individuals to repeat the same message several times for the return, and to get the new unsolicited order cancelled.


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