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In all seriousness...

While they have partnered with Yakima for their accessories, that is not a Yakima product. Their awning looks like what the OP pictured in the first post of this thread.
 

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Is there really that big of a market for a roof mounted awning? I literally don't think I've ever seen someone with one... Is this a big thing in the south?
 
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They're quite popular here in California, or anywhere the sun shines really
 

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Is there really that big of a market for a roof mounted awning? I literally don't think I've ever seen someone with one... Is this a big thing in the south?
Big in general with the overlanding community. See them quite a bit paired with roof top tents, and you likely wouldn't notice them when they're not deployed...start paying attention to any vehicles with roof racks & I bet you'll start to notice some.
 

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Big in general with the overlanding community. See them quite a bit paired with roof top tents, and you likely wouldn't notice them when they're not deployed...start paying attention to any vehicles with roof racks & I bet you'll start to notice some.
That's the weird thing. I do. I noticed tents and racks all the time around here. Never seen an awning. Maybe just never thought to look for one specifically.

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I wish they would do some testing in Michigan. I look for prototypes every time I drive past their offices and have yet to see anything.
 

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I wish they would do some testing in Michigan. I look for prototypes every time I drive past their offices and have yet to see anything.
Someone on reddit posted an R1S in downtown Birmingham the other day. Just a short 5 minute walk from my house, had I known it was going to be there. My daughter and I take trips to Plymouth when we're bored to see if there are any in there parking lot, and haven't seen anything except a whole bunch of non-Rivian Amazon delivery vehicles
 

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Is there really that big of a market for a roof mounted awning? I literally don't think I've ever seen someone with one... Is this a big thing in the south?
Awesome (mosquito) net siding too would be nice for some areas. ;)
 

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I really wish there was a tall, high-coverage awning option that didn't require such a bulky installation on the cab. It seems like something like this could be added to the apex of a rooftop tent to help keep the bulk (when packed) lower on the truck bed to reduce drag and keep the cab open. Especially on an EV, the range impact and general clutter of a cab-mounted awning doesn't really seem worth the payoff.

(Yet another reason I'd love to see a taller rack option - at least then you could put an awning over the bed to keep the kitchen dry!)
 

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