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driveaway awnings advice

Post by niccapotamus on Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:30 am

We already think we need a drive away awning for our new 1996 transit high top duetto.

it has a fiamma wind out awning fitted

what sort of things should I look out for (on ebay) -

what sort of fitting to the van 
height? 

if there are recommended makes/styles please feel free to repeat them, as it all helps :)

thanks muchly

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Re: driveaway awnings advice

Post by Eltel on Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:05 am

So did we, used twice now sold
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Post by Peter Brown on Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:20 pm

niccapotamus wrote:We already think we need a drive away awning for our new 1996 transit high top duetto.

it has a fiamma wind out awning fitted

what sort of things should I look out for (on ebay) -

what sort of fitting to the van 
height? 

if there are recommended makes/styles please feel free to repeat them, as it all helps :)

thanks muchly

nick

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We thought a drive away would be good for our Duetto so bought one. Then bought back box to carry it in. Then bought bike rack to fix back box on. Then found that it always rained the night before leaving site so it had to be dumped in the shower and the toilet was unusable. Then bough Inca, selling Duetto and awning - problem solved.

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Re: driveaway awnings advice

Post by Quilter on Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:27 pm

One thing to look out for is the weight. I don’t know what your payload is but these things tend to be both bulky and heavy.

A possible solution is to look at tents. Decathlon have a range of tents which have a lift up front which you can attach to your van to shelter the area between van and tent.  They are fairly light, fold quite compactly and come in several sizes. You won’t get the close fit that you get with a purpose built drive-away awning but it will be easier to park next to and will store a vast amount of stuff while you are out in the van and it will be less of a pain to put up and carry around.
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Post by niccapotamus on Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:02 am

thanks folks :)
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Re: driveaway awnings advice

Post by PitStopCrew on Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:34 pm

We've had a Vango Kela for a few months and love it.  Lay it out, peg out the 4 corners then pump up the 2 supporting arches.  Job pretty much done.  First time up was embarrassing as I pegged it out upside down, but luckily our neighbours were more interested in their BBQs so didn't laugh at me too loudly!! :-/ Shop around to find a deal as they are a bit pricey for what is essentially a tent!
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Post by Lorfal on Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:13 pm

We also have the kela lll, love it, but it is heavy. Easy to put up and take down. We attach to awning rail first via a fillet strip and figure 8 thingy. Then pump up beams and peg out. It stands up well in storms, comes with extra storm straps , and throw over straps if you don’t have, or for some reason can’t use awning rail.
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