DESIGNED AND MADE in Barcelona, Inaca awnings offer top quality at an affordable price. They are now available from eight UK distributors, including Glossop Caravans in Glossop, Salop Leisure in Shrewsbury, Highbridge Caravans and Tyneside Leisure World in Birtley.
The Mercury is described as a universal awning, by which Inaca means that it only fits to the roof of the caravan. The sides do not run in the vertical ends of the awning rail, so it can be used with almost any size of caravan. That is, if the straight portion of the rail along the roof line is long enough.
Two versions are available: 360cm, which we review here, and a larger, 420cm version. Both versions are 250cm deep and comprise four panels: a roof, two interchangeable sides and a zip-out front panel.
The roof is grey printed PVA; the walls are anthracite and grey polyester acrylic; and the skirt and mudflap are polyester PVC. No other colour combination is currently offered.
There is a door in each side panel and two in the front panel, which can also be let down halfway if an optional veranda bar is used. In fact, veranda bar options number three, as they are also available for use with the side panels, the left-hand one of which includes an insect/ventilation screen behind the window. Either side panel can be replaced by an annexe.
The side panels comprise foam-filled pads designed to fit snugly against the caravan wall. However, it is unlikely that the fit will ever be 100%, so expect some draughts.
Attachment to the caravan is fairly standard with brackets that clip on to a secondary bead stitched along the awning bead. Pegging is via strong rubber bands fitted into long adjustable tie-down straps. The awning comes supplied with a draught skirt and curtains.
The Mercury is an ideal choice for weekend and short breaks. It’s easy to erect and dismantle and it can be dried quickly if taken down wet.
Pitch perfect Affordable prices and an alloy frame make the Inaca Mercury a good bet for a weekend break. It’s a good-looking awning, too.
Bent peg It’s only available in one colour and you can expect some draughts.
Sizes 360cm and 420cm
Prices £619 and £719, respectively
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