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Thule HideAway - Rack Mount

A lightweight awning that mounts to roof racks with adapter (sold separately).



  • Light weight and corrosion-resistant due to the all aluminum construction
  • Easy, one person operation with hand crank and awning supporting tension arms
  • Awning is perfectly tensioned and wind resistant with the spring-loaded tension arms
  • Easily mounts to aftermarket racks with roof rack adapter sold separately

Technical specifications

Mounting location Roof rack
Awning operating system Gear with manual telescopic crank
Integrated tension arms  ✓ 
Awning cassette color Anthracite
Length 8.5 ft
Projection 6.5 ft
Max leg height 6.6 ft
Weight 39 lb
Model number 490008
Spare parts



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Love this awning - instructions not so much


I spent a ton of time evaluating the Hideaway against their primary competition - a close tie but I picked the Thule largely because of warranty and great customer service. Because I was installing on a custom rack for my Sprinter Van I had to fabricate some mounts - which Thule could have in no way anticipated - which ended up working great (so well I made a YouTube video showing the install / operation). High quality, solid construction - very happy.


Lookout Mountain, TN


Tension Rafters


Buy the Tension Rafters (requires 2). This awning is now the BEST. Add these and angle the awning for rain to drain away (no water build up or sagging).

Travel Vannin'



Wishing for an Omnistor 5200 US model


It's an Omnistor 4900 rebranded Hideaway for US. I like it and works good, however disappointed no corner strength gussets like 5200 and no center tension rafter either. Thule won't sell me the tension rafters separately to reinforce. Thule wants to sell me the whole sunshade setup. I just want the rafters for rigidity. Please Thule make the rafters a spare part.

Travel Vannin'

Northwest Indiana


Thule HideAway - Rack Mount

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