To go along with the custom roof rack/basket, I will be building a rack mounted awning. Above is just one of many different designs for the awning and the one I’m leaning towards a bit more than the others. This will be a pole-less design (w/o the ground poles) with collapsible arms that will fold into its holder. As for awning material, I’m leaning towards silnylon as it is waterproof and lightweight compared to cordura or canvas, which will also roll up into the holder. To keep them in the open position, I will have a line that connects from the outer poles to the rack.
Update on Design: Feb 20, 2019