phone: 2524525846


Taruca Extreme Darkness 270+ Awning RHS

Was: $1,499.00
Now: $1,199.00
3 reviews Write a Review
Usually Ships within 24 Hours

Taruca 270+ Darkness Awning RHS

Right Hand Side Placement (Passenger 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
600 Denier polyester Grey canvas, water resistant and UV50+ Rating.
Black ENDO frame, backing plate and arms.
Square tube Aluminum Frame.
Two 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
3 x Built-in Leg Stands
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.

3 Reviews

  • 5
    Pretty Amazing

    Posted by Alex L on 19th Sep 2023

    I was tired of having a pole supported awning and it truely was a chore to setup. It got to the point that I wasn't deploying my awning anymore due the hassel of getting it setup. I looked at several version of the 270 and Taruca has figured it all out. The stability and strength to hold it's own weight even in extreme weather is what sold me. The material is definitely much more superior that the standard ripstop and makes it easily 10-15 degrees cooler when in the hot sun. The amount of shade provided is huge and covers all the essentials area when out in the elements. I'm highly recommending this awning over others. Hardware is excellent and very beefy.

  • 4

    Posted by Possehl on 29th Jun 2023

    Great shade performed well until Mother Nature sneezed real heavy at 8k on the Mesa. Guess I was pushing my luck lol. Tweeked a vertical and sheared 2 of the rear trusses. My fix will be to add a 2" aluminum slug inside the truss ends and weld all (4) sides of tubing. Everyone at camp enjoyed the amount of shade given (until the incident, lol), I have it mounted on a Sprinter.

  • 5
    Darkness 270+ Awning

    Posted by Marshall Van Mathers on 4th May 2023

    I originally saw this awning at an off-road event and chatted with them for a bit about the overall strength of the awning whilst freestanding. I have to admit, I was skeptical that this would work with our van that stands at 10ft high. I was instantly sold when the Taruca rep proceeded to do a few pull-ups from the hinge area of the awning! Strength and coverage is what we love about this awning!

Customers Also Viewed

From the same Collection