BTA 4WD CENTRE - BALLINA, NSW.
Maximise the use of your awning in either the side or rear position.
GO FROM THIS
TO THIS IN JUST 30 SECONDS.
Time does not include the setting up of the awning
Suitable for Most Pack Racks used with Blackwidow,
Gunyah, Open Sky, Bushranger & TJM Awnings.
Patent A No: 2077202208
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Whoís behind Fredís Arm?
Having operated within the 4WD industry for many years Mark and Sharon Makin have
been in a position to identify opportunities for value adding that will meet the needs of
4WD drive enthusiasts and regular users of 4WDís for camping and leisure activities.
Mashemme Pty Ltd was formed to manufacture and promote Fredís Arm, a new
innovation in vehicle mounted awning fitment.
What is Fredís Arm?
Fredís Arm is a patented pivoting mechanism that allows up to a 2.5mtr vehicle mounted
awning, positioned on the side of a vehicle (4WD or Van), to be relocated in less the 30
seconds to the rear of the vehicle, with ease and safety.
Who would use a Fredís Arm?
Fred's Arm is directed specifically to consumers that share a common enjoyment of the great outdoors. Be it camping, touring, 4wding, fishing, sports or a simple picnic. Anyone with an approriate vehicle (Van or 4WD) can utilise this product.
For those with an exisiting awning that is fitted to a suitable roof rack currently side mounted,you will only need to purchase the Fred's Arm mechanism.
Those who have an appropriate roof rack and want to purchase an awning with the Fred's Arm can do so as a package.
Those with none of the above who would like to fit a unit, we are more then happy to discuss your requirements and supply the complete set up.
Why would I fit a Fredís Arm.?
Fredís Arm was developed to fulfil a need. As many like minded people, over past years
while camping with family & friends Mark has been thinking of a way he could carry and
mount a descent size awning (greater than the width of the rear of the vehicle) to the rear
of his 4WD, as this is where all meal preparation is carried out and where you most often
need protection and shade from the elements. When used in conjunction with a 2.5mtr
awning Fredís Arm does give you just that.
It also keeps the cook happy, and as the saying goes ďwhen the cooks happy every ones
What type of rack will they fit?
Fredís Arm has been developed to suit the most popular Deluxe Pack racks as well as the Rhino Commercial Cross bar System.
Fred's Arm is currently available in 7 different models.
FA- Fits the ARB, ECB, deluxe pack racks.
FA-TJM Fits the TJM deluxe pack rack
FA-RS Fits the Rally Speed deluxe pack rack.
FA-RR Fits the Rhino Commercial Roof rack system. (Commercial cross bars only or fitted with steel luggage basket)
FA-RRLB Fits the Rhino Commercial rack system fitted with the Rhino Alloy Luggage Tray.
FA-RM Fits Rack Master Platform rack.
FA-ARBTR Fits ARB Tradesman Rack.
Can I fit it to my Rhino Sports bars, Rola or Thule Racks?
The FA-RRLB can be used as long as an Alloy Luggage Basket is fitted.
If not NO, this is due to the extrusion used in these products, they are not compatible with our moutning system.
Does it matter what side of the vehicle Fredís Arm is mounted?
Yes, it must be fitted to the Right Hand Side of the vehicle.
As the main awning support channel and pivoting arm is a universal unit, which attaches to the necessary mounting brackets, which determine the actual model of Fredís Arm required.
When fitted to a narrower guttered vehicle such as the Toyota Prado, Holden Jackeroo when the awning is in the rear position the awning will sit off centre. By fitting the unit to
the R/H/Side this off set will favour the Left Hand Side, allowing you to make the most of the awning coverage. If fitted to the L/H/S the extra coverage would be over the door and rendered useless.
Can I still us my Awning in the side position?
Yes, Fredís Arm has been designed to maximise the use of your awning, in either the Side or Rear poisons.
Can I use more the 1 awning at a time?
There is no reason why you canít use 2 awnings at the same time. You can have a fixed unit on the L/H/S and the relocatable one on the Right.
It is necessary to mount the one on the left a little lower to allow the 2 units to over lap.
What style awning can be fitted to Fredís Arm?
Any bag style awning up to 2.5mtr long and 12kg in weight, this also includes the Ezi Awn retractable awning.
The Fimma awning is not suitable due to the need for a solid mount.
What is Fredís Arm made of?
The Pack rack models consist of all Aluminium components, were the Rhino models are a mixture of steel and alloy components.
All steel components are sand blasted before powder coating; the alloy components are acid dipped pre powder coating.
All units come finished powder coated in Sahara Black.
All hardware is Zinc plated.
Can I get it in a different colour?
Yes, as long as itís a powder coat colour. This will be a special order, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 and you will have to wait for the next product run.
Can I fit Fredís Arm myself?
Itís up to you; each kit comes complete with step by step fitting instructions.
The Pack rack models are a more detailed fit then the Rhino Systems.
Can Fredís Arm be used in conjunction with a roof top tent?
Yes we have several units already fitted with roof top tents.
The Tent has to be turned so that it opens to the Left hand side.
As the rear locking bracket mounts to the rear of the roof rack, this prevents the Tent from opening to the rear, and as the awning is fitted to the R/H/Side this leaves only the L/H/Side clear.
Now you have coverage at the rear of the vehicle there is no need for the tent to open to the back, also opening the tent to the L/H/Side gets the ladder out of the kitchen.
Were can I buy Fredís Arm?
We are currently building a Dealer network, if you donít have a dealer in your area we are more then happy to ship direct.
What Warranty is on Fredís Arm?
Fredís Arm comes with a twelve month (12 month) warranty, effective from the date of purchase.
The warranty covers all aspects of workmanship & finish.
Mashemme PTY LTD will repair or replace at no charge any fault if
∑ The fault occurs under normal circumstances, where the bracket has been installed and used in accordance with the instructions set out in the ownerís manual.
∑ The fault is found to be caused by defective or faulty materials, workmanship or manufacturing process.
∑ Original proof and date of purchase is provided
All faulty goods needing repair must be returned to Mashemme PTY LTD (Please note, this warranty does not cover transport/postal costs and in-transit costs to / from Mashemme PTY LTD Ballina NSW.)
This warranty applies to the original purchaser and is not transferable.
Mashemme PTY LTD accepts no responsibility for any damage caused by external factors, i.e., trees, corrugations, shopping centre car parks etc.
When working with Fredís arm your feet must be firmly on the ground at all times
(This is not a swing)
2.5 metre awning recommended, not exceeding 12kgs.
Awning must be in the side Transit Position before vehicle can be moved.
When in transit position Velcro Straps must be done up at all times.
WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW
What vehicle will the unit be attached to? Make, Model, DC SC etc
If the vehicle is fitted with a rack set up already and what type?
If you already have an awning to use? Brand, size etc.
Please note when fitting a Fred's Arm to a 200 Series Landcruiser the rear spoiler will have to be removed.
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