Awning for Volkswagen conversion T4 Longbase

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  1. cerdiccamper

    cerdiccamper Read Only Funster

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    Am very new to this but would like to buy an easy to put up awning for camper. It does have a metal rim around the side to fit an awning too but I don't understand the difference between teh figure 8 fixing and the pole and clamp fixing - which one is more appropriate?

    Also don't want to spend more than £200 - doesnt have to be very big but must be easy to put up as its only me and my elderly husband!
     
  2. greyman1

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    hi and welcome. the differences between the two fittings are, the figure of 8 needs to be slid into a permantly fixed matching length of channel [ie,as fitted on caravans] .the pole and clamp one fits into the rain guttering along the roof of the van[pole drops in gutter and clamp holds it in place]. both can be awkward to fit at times and depending on the type of roof conversion you have [ie high top ] sometimes there is no room left in the gutter for the pole to fit! it sounds like [because of your husbands health] the better option for you would be a fixed wind out awning with clip on side panels.but i think you would struggle to get this within your present budget! when i was using my vw i used to have a driveaway type awning [£140new] with pole and clamp and it was fine but i must say that sometimes the very thought of setting it all up [and the row that would no doubt follow from my other half who likes to do things her way!!!!] led me to forget to take it with us on occasion [nudge nudge wink wink !!] hope this helps . regards garry:thumb:
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi

    If you give Darren or Matt a call on 01-580-883062 they wil be able to advise you as to the best type to suit your van and budget.

    Peter
     
  4. mike mcglynn

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    vw awning

    Hello, I used to have t2 vw and I found that the best awning to suit was a bluebird awning from a company in blackburn it was that good somebody pinched it :Angry: seriously It was a hoot to put up 10 mins at the most and it surely fits your budget
     
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