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Taruca Extreme Darkness 270+ Awning LHS

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Expected release date is 30th Sep 2023

Expected - Late September - Limited Stock - Reserve Now!

Taruca 270+ Darkness Awning LHS V2

Left Hand Side Placement (Driver Side - US/CANADA/MEXICO)



4 Years of R&D behind these awnings, tried and tested in the Australian Outdoors.

The 270+ Darkness is the largest awning in the range, stretching nearly 20 ft in length, with 6.5 ft on the side / 5.2 ft at the rear of shade. It is a new improved awning for vehicles providing quick installation and unparalleled shade area.

The design of the Darkness is focused on the Hinge providing unmatched strength in this category free from poles and ropes. Manufactured from high quality and durable square tube aluminum frame that starts with 2 tubes at the base and running into one.

In the event of adverse weather, we always recommend to have it properly staked down, poles down, and use of the rain tie down points to create a gutter like effect. The use of walls or full enclosures (coming soon) can be used for additional protection. 

Product Information:

Black PVC cover bag
Now 900 Denier polyester Grey canvas, water resistant and UV50+ Rating. 
Black ENDO frame, backing plate and arms, protective coverings on frame and nut/bolt connections.
Additional protection on hinge/arm top/bottom connection.
Square tube Aluminum Frame.
Now FOUR built-in LED lights with both white and amber switches (16ft cord with a 12V accessory plug)
Rain tie-down points to create a gutter in adverse weather
One person setup and pack down.

Pack up Dimensions:  91 inches long x 7 inches high x 6 inches wide.
Weight:  62 LBS
Coverage: 145  SQFT

Open Dimensions:

Can accommodate up to 4 Awning walls via Velcro. (Sold separately)
Can accommodate up to 6 Leg Stands. (Sold separately)


Accessory bag with Tie down ropes and stakes.
2 x Quick Release Rope Ratchets
1 x Built-in Leg Stand
2 x Heavy Duty L Brackets including 304 Stainless Steel Bolts (Will require rust treatment using lanolin spray)


Mounting Options

Minimum Mounting Distance

 1200mm / 47"

ARB Base Rack (Planks/Bars running East-West)

Our standard L-brackets, Platform L-brackets or HD T-Style brackets are suitable.

Mounting will require either T-slot adapters or KAON brackets to suit ARB Base rack

Front Runner

Mounting will require spacers to bring the bracket level with the edge rail (50mm/2") 

Our standard L-bracketsPlatform L-brackets or HD T-Style brackets are suitable.

Alternatively, you can purchase Front Runner Bat wing/Manta wing brackets.

Rhino Rack Vortex bars/Yakima Crossbars

Our standard L-bracketsPlatform L-brackets or HD T-Style brackets are suitable.

You will need to source 4x size M8 T-bolts to mount your brackets.

Yakima Lock N Load Platform

Our standard L-bracketsPlatform L-brackets or HD T-Style brackets are suitable.

You will need to source 4x size M8 T-bolts to mount your brackets.

Rhino Rack Pioneer Tray/Rola Titan (Planks/bars running North-South)

Our standard L-bracketsPlatform L-brackets or HD T-Style brackets are suitable.

You will need to source 4x size M8 T-bolts to mount your brackets.

Leitner Designs Bed Rack

Our standard L-bracketsPlatform L-brackets or HD T-Style brackets are suitable.

Leitner HD Awning brackets are also suitable.


Freight related issues:
If you elect to have your awning left in a safe place for home delivery, there is no opportunity for you to check over that the item has arrived in good condition.
We highly recommend that you select our ROUTE option at checkout for peace of mind.
Please ensure you thoroughly check over the box prior to signing for it, if there is any obvious damage to the box please refuse the parcel and let us know immediately via

For items that do not require a signature, please inspect the product and if any damage is found, please contact us within the first 24 hours of receipt. Please state the type of damage, waybill number and attach photos and send it to 

Please ensure you check over your awning once it has arrived to ensure you are not missing any items, feel free to contact us at for any questions or concerns.


General Care:

Proper care and maintenance of your Awning (Extreme Range) is essential to ensure its longevity and performance of our products.

To prevent rubbing and damage to the arms and canvas, it is important to properly close and secure the Awning when not in use. 

Before closing your Awning, make sure that the canvas is dry and free of any debris. When rolling up the awning, be sure to follow the instructions carefully to avoid any damage to the canvas.

Regular cleaning and inspection of your Awning will also help extend its lifespan - to prevent surface rust on your brackets, we suggest using a lanolin spray. Additionally, using a canvas reproofer spray will enhance the waterproofing capabilities of your Awning to ensure that it is ready for your next adventure!



Our Awnings are made to the highest manufacturing standards of quality and durability.

Therefore, we offer a 24 Month Manufacturing Warranty valid from the date of dispatch from our Warehouse.

Our Warranty does not cover any damage or failure resulting from misuse, abuse, accidental damage, improper installation, acts of nature (such as wind, rain, hail, etc.), or any other cause that is not a result of a defect in materials or manufacturing workmanship.

In the event that do have an issue with your product, please email us at or reach out to us via the contact page. We will always do our best to accommodate your situation.

5 Reviews

  • 5
    Extreme Darkness 270

    Posted by Rick Loera on 21st Sep 2023

    I had the chance to use my awning for the first time over Labor Day weekend on a dove hunt in Central Texas with temps over 100. We had 6 guys taking full advantage of the shade it provided. It provided plenty of space for all of us to take a break from the sun. I highly recommend this awning if you spend any time outdoors and need a break from the weather. One of the legs arrived damaged, but Taruca was quick to send out a replacement. They have great customer service.

  • 5
    Exactly what I needed

    Posted by Chris James on 4th Sep 2023

    I live in Colorado and spend the majority of my free time adventuring in the mountains. Anyone who has been to Colorado knows the weather is crazy. One minute you are baking in the sun and the next you are caught in a sudden downpour of rain. With my Taruca awning, Colorado's weather has finally met it's match. The coverage of the Darkness 270 is massive! It has enough room to accommodate my family underneath plus some friends. The awning sets up and packs away quick and easy. I love the ambience that the built in lights create at night and the fact that you can choose from a couple different tones of white. Build quality is solid and should hopefully last a long time. I also have to give a shout out to the customer service Taruca provides. I've had lots of questions before and after purchasing my awning and have always received fast responses, sometimes even on the weekend. Daniel has been great to work with! If you are in the market for a 270 degree awning, I don't think you can do better then Taruca.

  • 5
    270+ Darkness Awning

    Posted by Brent Berryman on 28th Apr 2023

    Looking for that perfect awning? You found it with this one. The build quality is excellent. To be so structural and yet maintain a light weight awning is impressive. I have had this awning deployed in windy condition. Drop down a few poles and ropes if the wind is high enough and worry no more! The deployment on this is amazing. Its a matter of minutes to set this up. Take down is just as easy and setup. I love having an awning that is self supporting enough to not need all the poles down in normal conditions to free up the space at camp. Add to this the fact that you have lighting built into the awning. The white light for when you need more camp light is great, but when its time to sit down and enjoy being outside you simply change the light to amber and the atmosphere is great. I have this awning installed on my Expedition Trailer Offtrax Feenix. This awning took an already amazing trailer and made it even better and more functional for overlanding. Cant recommend this awning enough.

  • 5
    Darkness 270+ Awning

    Posted by JC on 18th Apr 2023

    Looked at awnings for my ambulance for a while wanting something both strong yet light due to the height of my vehicle. This awning meets both of those requirements. It covers a lot of ground creating a great usable space outside. Looking forward to using it this camping season.

  • 5
    Amazing quality awning!

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Apr 2023

    I’ve been using the Taruca Darkness 270 on my Jeep Wrangler for several months now and it has exceeded my expectations. I’ve had various different awnings over the years and this is my favorite. Excellent coverage, built in lights, lightweight for a 270 awning and the build quality is fantastic. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for an awning for their rig!

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