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  1. Steve Oraa

    Steve Oraa Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, I am in south west Spain and I need to sort out an awning for our Peugeot Boxer, Swift Royale 1995 model. It is fitted with a Fiamma roll out awning but I need something like an add on 'conservatory' type. I am new to all this and would appreciate any advice offered. I have been told that a heavy cotton type is better for Spain because of the winds although I'm not sure.
    Steve.
     
  2. TheBig1

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    the heavy duty old type driveaway awnings are certainly robust but very heavy and bulky to travel with. I much prefer the khyam motordome, as it has all the benefits of a strong aluminium frame but also a lightweight flysheet. most of the modern alternatives have thin fibreglass poles designed to bend with the wind, leading to weak points
     
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    2 yrs ago we spent Jan,Feb,March at Marjal-we had taken a cheap,lightweight,conservatory type,or Porch awning and kept it up all the time to see how it would last-we left it in a skip as we drove out :LOL:
    However,we have now bought a Kampa air awning and can't wait to try that. Recently, in high winds,we heard no noise from this awning and felt confident that it would do well in Spain. I have read reports that air awnings 'give' in high winds-I have also read opinions that they would not fair well in high winds.
     
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