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Am I being Naive. 8 months 2 weeks ago #440348

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I'm delighted to report a total success.

I contacted my nearest C&CC club which is just down the road, and for a contribution to the "cat fund" I was given a pitch to play on for the day. We normally use hard standing to keep condensation to a minimum but for speed and ease I went onto grass for this test.

Ran the van up onto the ramps,,adjusted for level front to rear,,, steadies down,,,laid out the carpet to keep damp and stains off the nice new awning and away we went.

Quick and simple,,,bit of adjustment here and there ,,and notes for future use,,,but Oh so simple and no worries about damaging the van with falling poles and the height was perfect.

The awning we've bought is a Kampa Rally Air Pro 260 and we couldn't be more delighted.
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Am I being Naive. 8 months 2 weeks ago #440443

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As another of similar years delighted you have it sorted out. Otherwise wold suggest the solution I've found which is to fit awning poles with pipe insulation moulded foam as used in central heating so even if the do fall onto caravan sides they don't do any damage.

Never had an air awning myself and others may tell you otherwise but I would be very careful in times of high and gusty winds. Those I have seen in such conditions appear to distort and create wind catching 'pockets' more readily than those with metal or fibre poles. Saw one blown to shreds on a site in Spain where nearby conventional awnings moved a bit but remained basically sound without damage to the caravans

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Am I being Naive. 8 months 2 weeks ago #440450

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I prefer my conventional awning as I can split the weight into awning, and poles. Giving a bit more flexibility on loading and hiding away at home.
Skoda Superb Estate 2.0 TDi SE CR 170ps DSG 4x4 carrying two Springers, Sprite Musketeer TD 2013, and Vango 300 Icarus tent too.
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Am I being Naive. 8 months 2 weeks ago #440452

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otherclive wrote:
I prefer my conventional awning as I can split the weight into awning, and poles. Giving a bit more flexibility on loading and hiding away at home.
Don't get me going Clive ;)
Izzy Magnum with Carbon fibre poles every time.
The Kampa Rallye Air 260 is in the loft awaiting sale :)
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