Newbie here hints,tips welcomed please

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  1. jamster1

    jamster1 Read Only Funster

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    Hello all

    Bought my 1st camper this weekend!:Smile: Could anyone please recommend a decent,fairly cheap drive away awning please.It is a renault trafic t1300 (old!)

    I would appreciate any tips or advice on getting started and the essentials needed. I am brand new to this :thumb:
     
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    welcome

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    Afraid I can't help with the drive away awning. I did have one once but found it more trouble than it was worth. My view is that mobility and the ability to be pitched just by putting on the handbrake is a key feature of using a motorhome. however I know some others on here use them so you might get a more helpful answer.
     
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  5. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi and welcome to Fun, if you call my shop staff with your enquiry and van details, they should be able tp help you.

    Dont forget to Subscribe << here and you will can ask for Funsters discounts:thumb:

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    Hi and welcome we have an revelution xl for sale im sre that would fit your van just look it up
     
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    My advice would be to have a good read of the threads on this forum and subscribe. There is far more accumulated knowledge here than pretty much any book on motorhoming could hope to hold.

    as for drive away awnings, it depends on what you want. Many of the older style suited to your van can be found on EBay at good prices. Or look at the classified ads on the forum, as there is one for sale there too. Dont rush into buying everything you can think of though as you will learn from experience thay many things that appeared to be a must have at the time you purchased it never or rarely gets used. Try the van without a driveaway first if you can. Obviously if you know you have a specific need for an awning, like extra room for kids, dogs etc then no problem

    Just remembered, the old renault trafic had a hinged side door, so you will not find it easy fitting a drive away to the van. It may suit you better to get a dome tent type, as these pack away much smaller and lighter for transport in a panel van conversion (PVC)
     
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    hello, welcome on board
     
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    Hi welcome to the forum, drive away awnings can be very heary and a pain to keep putting up although very useful, but you will find those dome shaped tents ....the type that look as if it is a pop up style, much simpler and lighter to use :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    No help with the awning I'm afraid but Hi and welcome to fun:thumb:
     
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    Hallo Jamster1! :welcome:



    Peter & Caroline




    ps: We've got a drive-away awning which could be for sale ... see in album. :thumb:
     
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    Thanks very much for the welcomes,much appreciated :thumb:
     
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