Installation Instructions


We know how frustrating it can be to receive a new toy then have to spend hours putting it together. For this reason when you get your brand new CleverShade it is all put together for you and is ready for use.  All you need to do is secure it to your roof rack bar.

Because there are so many different applications for the CleverShade, we will cover the installation instructions for installing it onto the roof rack bar of a vehicle. This is the most common use for the CleverShade, if you require any special installation instructions just contact us and we can talk you through any difficulties you might have.

You’ll notice that there is a metal bar at the base of your CleverShade, just slide that into the end of your roof rack bar and screw the locking screw in from underneath to hold it into place.  From there, depending on what model you have, simply follow the instructions below to get it up and ready to be enjoyed.

 

CleverShade® 180° Installation Instructions

To get full use out of your CleverShade you’ll need to know how to get it open out and secured into place. Thankfully this is really easy, just follow these steps and you will be shaded in no time:

  1. Ensure your CleverShade has been secured to your roof rack bar
  2. Untie and remove the protective storage cover
  3. Undo the strap keeping it in the rolled up position
  4. Fan out the canopy
  5. Pull the wire at the back and hook it over the peg pulling the canopy taught
  6. If the wind becomes stronger than 40km/h and you feel it needs some extra support, simply attach a pole or rope to one of the loops to give some extra strength.
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CleverShade® 270° Installation Instructions

The process for our 270° model is slightly different but just as easy. All you need to do is follow these instructions and you’ll be shaded faster than it takes to make a coffee:

  1. Ensure your CleverShade has been secured to your roof rack bar
  2. Untie and remove the protective storage cover
  3. Undo the strap keeping it in the rolled up position
  4. Hook one side (either the left or right, it doesn’t matter) onto an anchor point on your car
  5. Fan out the canopy
  6. Hook the other side onto another anchor point on your car
  7. loosen the locking screw holding the CleverShade onto the roof rack bar and pull it out gently until the canopy is taught
  8. Tighten the locking screw again to ensure it is securely in place
  9. If the wind becomes stronger than 40km/h and you feel it needs some extra support, simply attach a pole or rope to one of the loops to give some extra strength.
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If you have any problems with installation or using your CleverShade that aren’t explained in the above instructions simply fill in the form below explaining any difficulties and we will get back to you with all the relevant information. If you could upload a photograph to show any problem areas it will be a lot easier to give you specific and helpful information.

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