Eclipse 180V Compact Awning
The Eclipse 180V Versatile is perfectly suited for any vehicle. Use it as a rear-opening awning on smaller vehicles, or add one to your vehicle opposite an Eclipse 270. Towing a compact off-road trailer? Mount an Eclipse 180V on each side to enjoy protection from sun and rain on quick stops or overnight stays. At 60″ long when packed down, it’s compatible with a wide range of vehicles and usage scenarios.
6 in stock (can be backordered)
Eclipse awnings are already well-loved throughout the world – now with the addition of the Eclipse 180V, Darche takes the lead for compact, wide-opening awning systems. At only 60″ wide when packed away and more than 160″ wide when deployed, the 180V is truly the most Versatile awning on the market.
Giving you 43sq-ft of protection from the elements, this compact and versatile awning is designed to offer multiple mounting options that will suit a wide range of vehicles and uses. With side mount or rear mount flexibility, this awning is built to suit your changing needs and give you instant cover wherever the road takes you. It’s perfect for the camp site or the work site – you can use this awning anywhere.
Made for a quick and easy one person setup, the freestanding mode allows you to fully extend the awning arms before dropping the telescopic poles stowed along the rafters. There are two additional leg poles included that are simple to install, plus guy ropes and pegs to keep you stable and upright in all conditions.
The awning is made from premium 320gsm ripstop polycotton canvas and has an impressive PU 1500mm water rating and seam sealing that will keep you dry in extended rainy conditions. The awning also features pull tabs that let you to create a water run off area, helping prevent water pooling on the top of the awning. The durable box-tube alloy rafter system is strong and lightweight, supported by a heavy-duty stainless steel and alloy swivel hinge system. The kit also includes a removable, heavy-duty PVC cover for protection when you’re in transit.
The included mounting brackets suit most commercially available flat roof rack or steel basket set ups. Make sure to check the weight rating and suitability of your roof rack and vehicle with appropriate manufacturers prior to purchase. We recommend professional installation through one of our approved installation partners.
- Compact 60″ packed-down length is suitable for mounting at the rear of a vehicle or trailer
- Provides 43sq-ft of cover in all weather conditions
- Freestanding set up mode allows for quick and easy one person set up/pack down
- Includes 2 x pivoting telescopic leg poles stowed on the rafters plus 2 x additional leg poles in a separate carry bag
- Heavy-duty construction and hinge system
- Includes 2 x heavy-duty brackets with fixings, 2 x steel-buckled tension straps, transit cover, guy ropes and pegs
- Wall kit available (sold separately)
*Product configuration may vary from photos. Shown with optional extras, available separately. Please verify exact specifications and contents before purchase.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
In 1991, Darche revolutionised the traditional swag market with the introduction of the Dome style swag. DARREN O’DWYER, the founder of Darche with his wife CHERYL (DAR-CHE), embarked on an eastern Australia journey. Wanting a shelter arrangement that was quick, practical and easy to stow, Darren used his imagination and created a canvas shell with fibreglass poles and the dome style swag was born. Darren realised he required a suitable and purpose-built factory arrangement in order to suffice demand. Using Australian supply chain partners, Darche became the leading swag and canvas converter in Australia
Today Darche is proudly owned by the Charles Parsons Group who have been actively involved for over 20 years in supplying textile and trim componentry to Darche. Charles Parsons are the largest textile wholesaler in the Southern Hemisphere with offices in every capital city of Australia, including offices in Fiji, Auckland and Shanghai. The day-to-day running of Darche occurs in a warehouse facility based in Thomastown, Victoria with a site area of more than 40,000m2. Darche is overseen by experienced textile product developers, business strategists and passionate staff who are keen outdoor enthusiasts with sound knowledge and experience to match.
We are passionate, dynamic and keen. We enjoy the same lifestyle choices as our consumers. We strive to provide our consumers the very best value, reliability and service and most importantly we recognise the trust they place on us. We welcome our consumer’s feedback both positive and negative and promise to keep delivering whilst listening. We are mindful of our vulnerable environment and build our products to last the journey. We encourage life time use and if over the years it requires attention, even if it is a discontinued product, we endeavour to find a solution, on a best effort basis, to have it back and performing for you.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Darche’s growth and shortage of experienced canvas converters and local machinists, has seen Darche establish reputable off shore assembly and supply chain partners. Operating from four major plants purposely selected and audited by Darche. Machinists, assemblers, finishers, tool makers and QA/QC supervisors are included in our required workforce of over 180 people over our four plants. It is vitally important to note Darche do not use Trading Houses or vertical arrangements off shore to source product. We at Darche develop all product prototypes in Australia and are involved from concept through to market release. Utilising Charles Parsons accredited laboratories and leading processes, all developments are then vigorously tested at the Thomastown facility and again in real life situations by developers.
Shipping Weight 33.4 lbs Shipping Dimensions 64.2 × 8.7 × 6.5 in Coverage
1500 x 130 x 180 mm (60 x 5 x 7")
4200 x 1400 x 2100 mm (165 x 55 x 82")
Maximum Vehicle Height
Lightweight Box Tube Alloy Rafters; Stainless Steel and Alloy Hinge
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