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totally new to caravanning. awning info required

Postby nickiemac1 » July 12th, 2008, 7:50 pm

hi there

we have just bought our first caravan and had our first week away in it. loved it!!! however realised we need an awning, havent a clue where to start?? :lol: we have a swift challenger 490lse 2003/03 registered.

Where do we start?

many thanks for your advice :shock: :?
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Re: totally new to caravanning. awning info required

Postby carabiker » July 13th, 2008, 12:04 pm


It depends on what you are going to use the awning for and when

For weekends / short stay then a porch awning is best

For main hols then a full / 3/4 awning
Best value is ether second hand or new try NR awnings

If you go for a porch awning stay a way from the type that has the poles resting on the van wall

Look for the style that has a hoop at the front see pic of The Contempo at http://www.caravantech.co.uk/sunncamp.htm
There other manufactures this is a sample to give you the idea
We imported a Herzog sunrise from Germany about 4 years ago similar in style to the comtempo but much better quality

I have a 960 cm NR full awning for sale if it will fit your van little used purchased for the previous Bailey Champers pag 5 van
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Re: totally new to caravanning. awning info required

Postby Claver » July 20th, 2008, 10:47 pm

Awnings have to be the right length so a full awning for a particular van will have to be (or very close to) the floor to floor length of the awning rail on your van. THis should be stated in your instruction booklet. NOrmally in cms and could be 500-900cms typically.
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