Have dogs - will travel !

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  1. dizzyd

    dizzyd Funster

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    We have enjoyed our first few trips in our 'new-to-us' Motorhome latterly visiting beautiful Meathop near Grange -over-Sands.

    We have 3 small dogs and thought a Kanpa Air Rally Pro awning would provide us with a secure outside area for them to have some freedom. The awning wasn't at all what we hoped for - at 26kg we knew it would be heavy and take up most of the space in our Fiamma back box but, putting it up wasn't the '10 pumps on the foot pump and you're nearly there' experience the salesman told us it would be! Anything but to be honest!

    More importantly the fit against the side of the MH was awful - the connecting roof sagged so much the top of the habitation door dragged against it... Anyway long story short the awning has been returned and instead we purchased 3 X 4panel Isabella wind screens on line - very lightweight, 'compact when folded' and they are very sturdy - a perfect 'puppy play pen!' (But they also afford us shelter from the wind, a feeling of privacy and they look pretty smart too!) Loving life in Bertie Bessacarr (I know, we have it bad giving him a name etc !)
     

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    That looks great and lightweight you say, may get a couple myself where did you buy them from? Thanks :)
     
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    Hope this helps ...
     

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    PS Each x4 panel rolls up
    Into a bag - carbon fibre poles and weight of each x4 panel and poles in vag is 3.6 kg
     
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    Ours is Bertie Burstner....:D Glad you're all enjoying your MoHo
     
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    I may have to join your gang, this is Berty Boo [​IMG]

    The wind screens look perfect for keeping him and his bro nearby and safe
     
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    Neat idea! I have two German shepherds so this would be great for them.
     
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    Shame you didn't get on with the kampa.. we love ours. If you had checked here before buying you may have been enlightened to its issues and how people have dealt with them and like them. It must have been very heavy in a back box! We use a zormax pet enclosure alongside or instead of the awning depending on conditions. We find 30-40 pumps for the rally air pro 260.
     
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    Thanks for your comments - I should have added it was the drive-away model we had. You're right we should have researched more prior to purchase but we love our set up now - it works for us, it's easy to set up and is much lighter to carry on board and takes up less space in the back box therefore allowing us the luxury of 2x Isabella recliners plus footstools ... Ps I did do my research of recliners for motorhomers prior to purchase!
     
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