Awnings for newbie

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  1. Monkey_boy

    Monkey_boy Read Only Funster

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    Hi.

    Nice to meet everyone!!!?

    We just purchased out first motorhome, a 1990 hymer coachbuilt.

    It has a windout awning, which is great. We wanted to add sides and a front to his. We are very budget conscious, so cheapest option is a must!
    I have seen a wind shield that can be put up, this was about £150. I wondered if there was an alternative, or even if it's possible to make our own.
    Does anyone have any ideas or experience??

    Many thanks
    Sean
     

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  2. StitchesnFluff

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    Hi & welcome to Motorhome'fun'
    Someone will be along to advise soon I'm sure.
     
  3. John Laidler

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    Is there a specific reason you need an awning? Few of us use them as they are a faff to put up and have to be taken down if bad weather threatens as they aren't storm proof.

    Lilypad Leisure make one called a Windblocker and there is another make somewhat similar sold by a Funster on here although it is an odd name and I can't remember it - for which apologies to them! :)
     
  4. Lenny HB

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    Welcome, as you are new to Motorhoming I suggest you use it for a season and see how you get on. On our current van we didn't even bother with a wind out one, had the van two years now and not missed it.
     
  5. hilldweller

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    Safari Room is the generic term for proper job awning sides. The sell for next to nothing compared to their £1000 cost new. They are heavy and tricky to erect but excellent for long stays.
     
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