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Post by stevomar on Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:11 pm

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A few weeks ago at the VW Festival at Harewood we spotted these small awnings on some VW Splitties so we asked the owners about them.
Turns out they are actually tents and they got theirs for only 50 quid earlier in the year from Decathlon who were selling them off. We paid 150 Pounds for an upgraded version yesterday from Decathlon Sheffield
They pop up and they take only 5 Mins. to erect. My wife managed this yesterday on her own so the claims are true.

You don't actually attach them to the van but there's no need as the lip of the tent forms a roof between it and the van.
They are also modular and you can join them to others and add bedrooms- See Decathlons website for more info where there is a video on how to erect them.
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/base-seconds-full-beige-172317512/#



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Re: Quechua Base Awning

Post by CC on Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:01 am

These look really good Stevo, quite a modern funky look and I like the idea of just poping them up in 5 mins!!
How compact are they when taken down? do they come with any kind of holdall or storage bag?
I can see they don't quite cover the entire door area otherwise this could work really well gimmefive

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Re: Quechua Base Awning

Post by stevomar on Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:21 pm

Hi CC- Glad to see you back
They fold down into a flat circular disc shape and fit into a bag of the same shape so don't take up much room.
As for not covering the door you'd be very unlucky if you got wet whilst stepping from the van into the awning. We could always fold out the Fiamma awning a couple of feet to make sure though.
BTW Debbie got back from Skeggy just as I set off for work and told me that from getting up, putting the bed away, tidying up AND putting the awning away and ready for off was 15 MINUTES !!!
Not bad eh?
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Re: Quechua Base Awning

Post by CC on Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:36 pm

Sounds good... does it have a ground cover sheet included?
Never heard of them before, but would consider getting one if we were hanging on to our Trident up!
Agree, 15 mins is pretty good to pack everything away & go! hairdryer parfum
(especially for the opposite sex) quick_run

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Re: Quechua Base Awning

Post by andygump on Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:46 pm



AndyHi


That's all you need. up! up!

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Re: Quechua Base Awning

Post by ade700 on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:13 pm

dont want to upset you but i payed £25 for mine from decathlon earlier this year Whistle1 blushes

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Re: Quechua Base Awning

Post by stevomar on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:50 pm

ade700 wrote:dont want to upset you but i payed £25 for mine from decathlon earlier this year Whistle1 blushes

I'm sooooo happy for you Ade.............says through gritted teeth hugegrins
I knew they'd been cheap cos I followed up a thread on the T4 Forum. A lot of folks have sold them on for a lot of profit.
How you liking yours Ade ?
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Re: Quechua Base Awning

Post by ade700 on Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:30 pm

stevomar wrote:
ade700 wrote:dont want to upset you but i payed £25 for mine from decathlon earlier this year Whistle1 blushes

I'm sooooo happy for you Ade.............says through gritted teeth hugegrins
I knew they'd been cheap cos I followed up a thread on the T4 Forum. A lot of folks have sold them on for a lot of profit.
How you liking yours Ade ?
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its great takes mins to put up ,it even survived the mad wind at shell island ,and even on my own less than 5 mins to pack away up! hope to see you at a vw show one day , are you doin vanfest ?

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Re: Quechua Base Awning

Post by stevomar on Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:43 pm

No we're not doing Vanvest even though we'll be passing close to Malvrrn on the way to Tenby to watch Debbs' boss do the Welsh Iron man - I know.......he's nuts!
Would be great to meet up at a show.......really enjoyed Harewood and was surprised what a family atmosphere it was.
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Re: Quechua Base Awning

Post by Dutto on Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:27 pm

Hi there,

Just ordered one at regular price (no change there then) and will test it out over the next six months as our "second home" attached to Petal; so here's hoping we have been well advised!!

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Re: Quechua Base Awning

Post by stevomar on Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:24 am

Hi All
We've just been touring Wales and stayed in 5 different sites and put the new awning up in all but one of them.
Really impressed with it and it stood up to all that last weeks gales threw at it
We found that if we over hung the Fiamma awning over it and set it back a couple of feet (as in the pic) then everything kept dry. I also cut a piece of spare cheap carpet (225mm square) and put it on top of the groundsheet and that made everything cosy.
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Re: Quechua Base Awning

Post by greensquares on Mon May 18, 2015 12:46 pm

They look great. IT've followed the link, product there but no video.

Any other suggestions please Steve?

Is it really as they say because I don't really have much strength and I'm only 5ft 1"!

Thanks s for any info.
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Re: Quechua Base Awning

Post by burlingtonboaby on Mon May 18, 2015 12:55 pm

Hi there
Steve left the forum some time ago, hopefully one of the other members maybe able to answer your questions.
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