Frequently Asked Questions


We try our best to offer as much information as possible on our site. Some of the most commonly asked questions we get asked are listed below. If you have a question that isn’t covered here then please feel free to contact us and we will get all the relevant information through to you in a timely manner.

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    What materials are used in the awning?

    The framework is powder coated aluminium. Fittings are stainless steel. The canopy is premium quality Solution Dyed Acrylic (SDA).

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    What colours is the CleverShade® available in?

    The CleverShade® is available in the standard colours, Grey canopy with Black powdercoated frame. Other colours are available and can be seen here – CleverShade Colour Options

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    How do I attach it to my 4WD?

    Installation is quick and easy. You simply slide it into the end of your current roof rack bar, or you may need to purchase one of our roof rack bars. Contact us first to ensure you avoid any disappointments.

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    I want one! Where can I buy a CleverShade®?

    You can buy your CleverShade® directly from us or you can contact us to find out if we have a dealer in your area who can help you out. We ship Australia wide and even overseas via plane. Just tell us where you’re located and we can provide a quote!

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    How heavy is it?

    Approximately 15.5kg.

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    Where else can we fit it (roof rack baskets)

    You can fit the CleverShade almost anywhere you need mobile shade. This includes almost all roof racks and roof baskets. You will just need to contact us so we can organise a way for it to be installed safely and securely.

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    What is the wind rating?

    The CleverShade is suitable for wind conditions up to 40km/h with no poles, pegs or ropes required. If the winds pick up and you feel it needs a little more security, we have the ability for you to add some rope or poles to keep it sturdy and offering you shade all day long.

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    What does the CleverShade® look like packed away/folded up?

    Take a look at the bottom of the How It Works page to see a few photos.

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    What is the lead time for a CleverShade?

    As CleverShade is a custom made product, we don’t tend to keep them in stock. Lead time is usually 1 week from date of deposit/purchase.