SUPEX 563VA ACUTE CURVED CARAVAN AWNING RAFTER FOR ROLL-OUT ROOF TENSION SUPPORT
Supex 563VA Acute (Large) Curve Tension Awning Rafter (V2)
Suitable for most caravan and RV roll out awnings including Carefree & Dometic A&E, curved Roof Rafters are used to keep the vinyl roof from sagging, ensuring 100% water run-off as well as keeping the fabric tight and reducing wind flap.
Curved Roof Rafters were introduced to help overcome two common problems experienced by caravanners with roll out awnings:
1. Wind Flapping. Wind flapping in the awning causes the caravan to shake which can lead to restless sleep plus cause damage to the awning, frameset, roller and fabric.
2. Water Pooling. Water pooling is a common cause of awning damage.
The Supex Acute Awning rafter is a high quality rafter with a rounded top surface to protect your awning fabric from wear when the rafter is in place. In addition, The curvature is larger, the aluminium and powdercoast thickness is also greater than the other imported universal rafters in the market that we've inspected.
NEW VERSION (V2): Supex have just released a new version which includes a number of improvements over the original version. These include:
The rafter is thicker and stronger while still being lightweight
It features a larger round tightenning knob, which is less likely to break if dropped etc
The new version is finished in powdercoated pure white (previously a cream colour)
Don't risk getting the old stock - grab the improved version from Campsmart today!
The minimum recommended usage per awning size is outlined on the following table:
Awning Size Recommended
11' and under 1
12' - 16' 2
17' - 20' 3
21' and over 4
1.5m to 2.43m extension
Larger Acute Curve to provide more tension and better facilitate run-off
12 Month Australian manufacturers warranty
Wall bracket included
Lightweight and durable aluminium
Powder coated white
Rounded top to protect awning fabric
Attach the bracket to the RV with 2 screws into the desired position
Extend the awning out to the fully openned postion making sure the key way is facing down
Drill a hole in the awning tube at an appropriate height
File / de-burr the hole in the barrel to ensure no damage to the fabric occurs when closing
This rafter is not suitable for Box Awnings such as Fiamma. Please see our separately listed Fiamma Awning Rafters.
If you're after a lesser curve please see our Supex 563V slight curved rafter which may better suit newer awnings who's fabric is still quite tight.