air awning for neuvo autosleeper, advice please

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  1. Miss Daisy

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    We are currently at Peterborough show and looking to buy an awning we have 3 dogs average size and thought it may be a good investment.... What do you all think, at the moment we use our omnister awning, wind break and carpet, however we are not dry!!! Help and advise would be great thanks
     
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    I've just ordered a Kampa midi pod tall inflatable awning, cost £299 which I think is quite good as couldn't find it anywhere near that price anywhere else
     
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    we have one, Kampa Air XL, they are heavy and put quite a lot of strain on the Omnistor awning which needs to be wound out far enough to attach it to, then wound in, ours is now slightly bent

    but once that bit is done they are pretty quick to erect, a few more pumps than they claim, in high winds they just collapse and re-erect, but it has to be strong for that (bring and buy 2015) ours survived

    not cheap though, but the weight and manhandling to attach is the worst bit, if your Omnistor is the same as ours the track the awning beading fits in is aluminium and has snagged our beading cover on the sharp edges at the ends, making the insertion even harder

    you did ask (y)

    but in summary, we may well buy another I have heard the latest has an improved design

    ours is the three panel and extra height, so the heaviest they do
     
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  4. Miss Daisy

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    Where did you order it from
     
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    I would definitely buy another at the price @lorger got his (y), going to look up that spec now
     
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    We have a Kampa Motor Rally Air Pro for largely the same reasons, a prison for 3 wet dogs to give us some space.
     
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    We looked at the Vango today do not know which is the better Vango or Kampa? Also price seems to be £550 does that sound likes good price?
     
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    not compared to £299 o_O

    but not sure where they compare on spec
     
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    If you remember, we picked your brains at the Wrenbury bring &buy about your awning and you mentioned the weight and how it had bent your Omnistor. We went on to buy the 260L at the Lincoln Show and the sales guy mentioned that it was best to use a brush to take the weight on the Omnistor as you attached the awning and wound it in. We've used his method and have had no problems.
     
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    We bought the Kampa midi air tall at the lower price £299 from the same people off ebay on saturday. Cant wait for it to be delivered and to try it out. We do not have a wind out or rail on our autosleeper Ravenna so am not sure of the best fixing method.

    Good luck and enjoy.

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    Ours is due for delivery on Monday, I would assume you can just use the straps over the roof that's the method we used with last awning.
     
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    :clap: Thank you everyone for your advice, and good to meet up with some Funsters at the show, if a tad muddy!!!
    We ended up buying the Vango drive away awning, it's specs seem to suit our needs, especially for our dogs....
    (y)
     
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    ours arrived yesterday and had a trial run with it last night nice and easy to erect.
     
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