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Fairford and Vango awning

Post by Lorfal on Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:33 pm

Hi, just about to take ownership of fairford. We have an awning, a Vango kela lll. It’s a tall model as it was bought for a coach build bessacarr. I am hoping I can still use this with the fairford though might need some adjustment. We will have an awning rail on the new van to attach the drive away awning to. Does anyone have any experience using/ modyfying a driveaway awning converting from coach build to van conversion? Thinking maybe we will need to chuck big straps right over the top?

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Re: Fairford and Vango awning

Post by KMRTOPAZ on Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:20 am

Have you thought  of asking Vango this question ?
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Re: Fairford and Vango awning

Post by Wargenwolf on Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:40 am

Lorfal wrote:........ We will have an awning rail on the new van to attach the drive away awning to........

Is this referring to the 'wind out' canopy that is mounted at roof level, or are you actually having a rail fitted lower down.

If the former, you will probably find that you will still need a tall awning.

I'm using a Kampa, which I attach to the slot on the fascia of my Fiamma 'wind out', which should be the same height as on your van and only the tall range of awnings had the height range to fit. 

This was the same height awning that I required for my previous coachbuilt, so with a bit of luck, you shouldn't have to make any alterations.

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Re: Fairford and Vango awning

Post by StewPotch on Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:50 am

Hi Lorfal,

We have a Fairford and have just got a Vango Kela lll (tall) which we have used just once.
It fits fine to the van but I find we need a bungee around the Thule awning at the front. Also, the door opens a bit too much but that can be limited with a door stop.
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Re: Fairford and Vango awning

Post by Lorfal on Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:54 am

Many thanks to you all, perfect! All worries gone! I was going to post a question to Vango yes, I find though best seek answers from anyone in same position....thanks again.
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Re: Fairford and Vango awning

Post by Lorfal on Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:01 am

Can I ask stewpotch, do you use the figure 8 and fillet strip or attach straight to Thule ? I have had previously to use those.

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Re: Fairford and Vango awning

Post by StewPotch on Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:58 am

We use the the figure 8 and fillet strip into the Thule.
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Re: Fairford and Vango awning

Post by Wargenwolf on Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:18 pm

I also use a figure 8 and Kador strip as for me camping solo, this is the quickest and easiest method to connect and disconnect.

I'm not sure if the beading on my awning would fit directly on to either the Fiamma or Thule, but even if it did, it would entirely defeat the object of having a 'drive away' awning.

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