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  1. Ovalball

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    Saw one of the above awnings yesterday and wondered if anyone who had one could give their thoughts please?They advertise 15 minutes to erect,doesn't seem bad.Any thoughts from owners please?
     
  2. DanielFord

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    PAH! It will take 15 minutes if you have a team of about 5 operating with military precision!
    It takes me about an hour to get ours attached, with the help of my wife who sips gin and points out the things I have done wrong! :D
     
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  3. Terry and Jan

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    I had one that came with my motorhome, put the sides on, thought sod that, sold the sides on fleebay. Pain in the arse!
     
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  4. JFD

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    We have one that came with our motorhome, and we have put it up once, just to see what it is like.

    It was quite simple to put up, as long as you have a small stepladder, because you need to be able to get to the highest point of the roll-out, in order to attach the sides. It all went together in around 30 minutes (and it was our first time with it) with just the two of us.

    The sides fitted well, but the front seemed to be about 5cm too short! We put that down to not understanding the process and, becoming convinced that we would probably never use it again, we just packed it away, and transferred it to the garage when we got home. It will probably go with it again, when the motorhome goes, but I cannot see much point, really. We bought the motorhome so we could see more places and be more mobile than you can with a fixed tent, so adding a fixed tent to the side of a motorhome seems a bit of a retrograde step.
     
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  5. Feltwell

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    15 minutes sounds optimistic to me.

    I have also only used ours once, again it came with the van. It's a good awning and survived very wet & windy Welsh weather with no problems, but once it's up the van's immobile. The one time we used it for a week we had the car with us as well.

    We're trying to manage without an awning at all - but if I do decide one is needed then it'll be a drive-away type.
     
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  6. janeb

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    We had one a few years ago, found it quite heavy to use/store. Also, you seem to get condensation, and they rattle alarmingly in a light breeze ! Not good for sleep. Swapped it for a more lightweight Kampa, now moved on to a Kampa Motor Rally Air Pro, but we do tow a little car, so a fixed awning is not for everyone. We also have a very lightweight Lillypad Leisure which is so easy for weekends, etc.
     
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  7. Stumpy

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    no thanks had one done that worn the shirt a right pain in the arse, sold it after only one use now have an inflatable drive away awning far better and in france you wont get someooe on your pitch if you go off for the day
     
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