Judging by the movies on YouTube, automotive awnings have precipitated a whole lot of frustration. You’ll find DIY tutorials in addition to campers questioning the knowledge of bringing a automotive awning within the first place. So Kammok desires to vary the automotive awning recreation.
Given the fickleness of most awnings, maybe it’s no shock that Kammok’s Kickstarter marketing campaign for its new easy-deploy automotive awning surpassed its $10,000 funding objective inside an hour.
With 22 days nonetheless to go, the Austin-based firm’s marketing campaign had already reached $181,000 from over 240 backers.
The slapstick comedy of the Kickstarter video faucets into the “Is it value it?” sentiment that has lengthy dominated the dialog about automotive awnings. Kammok claims that the Crosswing opens in simply 3 seconds, and reveals the benefit of deployment in a dozen other ways within the video.
Their level is obvious: They made a automotive awning folks would possibly truly use.
“Conventional car-mounted awnings should not designed for fast, instant use. Lengthy setup occasions stop you from staying dry when the rain comes, and the effort of setup usually discourages you from ever eager to set them up within the first place,” the corporate wrote within the Kickstarter marketing campaign.
“We realized they had been one piece of substances we hardly ever used. We knew there wanted to be a easy resolution — an awning really easy to make use of that you simply didn’t even have to set your drink all the way down to deploy it.”
The Crosswing ditched the metallic legs of many previous designs, relying as an alternative on a self-supporting X-frame that eliminates the necessity for different buildings that will complicate setup.
Crosswing Choices and Availability
It is available in two sizes: a 5-foot model and a 7-foot model. The awning additionally affords deployment depths of three toes, 4.9 toes, and 6.5 toes, the most important of which affords 45.5 sq. toes of protection.
Kammok wrote that set up of the Crosswing on a automotive rack is easy and simple sufficient for one particular person to finish on their very own in a couple of minutes. Kammok additionally made it waterproof and immune to mildew, UV mild, and winds as much as 25 mph.
Kickstarter backers can anticipate to obtain their Crosswing in November 2022.
As for YouTube, Kammok has provided new materials for these obsessive about automotive awnings — the corporate lately bought the approval of the Overland Engineer.