Does anyone use Awning Brackets for non-awning purposes?

As the title says… Does anyone use the awning brackets for anything other than awnings… I have a set of brackets on one side for my 270 awning and I had an extra set so I found a use for them!

It’s too cold to actually install them on the camper today but will do this week when it gets up to around 30 degrees. I had some universal mounts from rhino racks laying around from a previous vehicle that I decided to mount to GFC’s awning brackets (2x) and they’re a perfect fit!.. they’ll be used to carry my shovel and ax. Just an option for those who aren’t looking to use a quick fist or the like.

Will update post once I get it mounted


I used the awning bracket for a DMOS shovel mount and a Maxtrax mount.

Yes! I crafted my solar shower mount using the awning mount. Worked great.


Updated with photos…. Works perfectly with plenty of clearance so that the panel doesn’t hit when swung upwards