Curved roof rafters are installed on the outside of the caravan, creating a curved shape that is both attractive and functional. CaravanMods provide high-quality curved roof rafters that are explicitly designed for caravan awnings.
Why you should use a curved roof rafter for your caravan
Curved roof rafters are a great addition to any caravan that is relatively easy to install. Since they're curved rather than straight, they prevent more flap and offer more support than straight rafters do. In simpler terms, they're sturdier, which means they'll last longer and require less maintenance over time.
Using curved roof rafters for your caravan awnings promotes uniform tension, preventing the fabric from sagging when there is no weight on it. This curvature creates an angle that keeps the fabric taut.
A rafter is a beam that supports the roof of a structure. In an awning, the roof rafters support the awning's fabric, which help to limit the amount of flap in the awning and also promote better water run off. Both of these will prevent damage to your awning!
How many rafters do I need?
The required number of roof rafters depends on the length of your awning. The recommended number of awnings is as follows:
Awnings under 12' — At least 1 roof rafter
Awnings 12' - 16' feet —At least 2 roof rafters
Awnings 17' - 20' feet — At least 3 roof rafters
Awnings 21' and above — At least 4 roof rafters
Why do we need to use caravan awning roof rafters?
Caravan awnings need roof rafters to provide support and stability. Roof rafters also help keep the awning fabric taut, which prevents it from sagging or flapping. Get your caravan awning roof rafters from CaravanMods no matter where you live in Australia. We calculate accurate delivery dates, so you know when your order will arrive.
How do you install roof rafters for caravan awnings?
Here are the steps to instal roof rafters for caravan awnings:
Attach the rafter to the wall of your van using a bracket that comes included with your rafter. This bracket is typically mounted 20mm below the awning fabric.
Open the awning to its full extension
Drill a hole on the awning roller bar approximately 20mm below the fabric. Ensure that your drill hole is free from rough edges or ridges to protect your awning fabric.
Secure the bar of your awning to the ground for more stability.