Heavy duty awning

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  1. Happycampers1

    Happycampers1 Read Only Funster

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    So I need an awning for an Elddis Autostradus EK on a Peugeot Boxer base. We are hoping to use the motorhome for several months in one UK location. Anyone have any suggestions? It will need to be fairly robust.

    Mike:BigGrin:
     
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    Have a word with Peter of Johnscross - he is always a source of good advice on this type of query.

    :thumb::thumb:

    http://www.johnscross.co.uk/
     
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    I've still got my Kampa Motor Rally 390L for sale, it did use ok last year for 8 months. Hence it's a bit grubby but would clean up. Looking for around £50.
    We're near Banbury Oxfordshire.
     
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    Thanks,
    I am completely new to this concept so how does it fit to the MH? Is is heavy duty enough to survive a UK Winter storm? Ever the optomist......:BigGrin:
     
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    It can either fit in the front bar of a Fiamma type awning or into an awning rail fixed to the motorhome. It also has the optional monsoon poles.
    http://www.kampa.co.uk/lightweight/motor-rally
    Depends on how bad the weather gets, if it like the wind we had earlier this year maybe not.
     
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    I had a Movelite XL Classic Driveaway Motorhome Awning..

    stood up well to winter weather, plenty of snow storms.. ... but like all awnings there is a limit to what storm force they will withstand.. seen plenty ripped apart ..

    I fitted a C channel rail to fix mine to the van..

    This was winter 2009/10

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    I bought a camper Rally from Norwich caravans, after 12 months of continuous use it just fell apart. (We were fulltiming then) Contacted them and they said they weren't surprised as they aren't designed for continuous use. The sun just degrades the fabric, as I found out it tears under the slightest pressure, and the side poles rust, and bend in high winds. On one occasion shortly after we bought it the fiberglass roof poles reversed themselves under the pressure of the wind and that was with the extra storm poles fitted.

    According to Norwich Caravans very few motorhome awning are designed for continuous use, and if it says lightweight, that's what it is. They did offer a reduction on another make which they said was uv resistant, but that was all.

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    heavy duty awning.

    HI we have a globus 3 very good quality robust perfect for long term can get holding straps accessories etc for this we were able to get ours e bay ex demo fraction of new price we put it on a hymer 564 1996 hope this helps you .
     
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    Hi again re globus I forget to mention it can be freestanding or attached we use ours as adrive away.
     
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