Porch awning.

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  1. Daveo2006

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    Hi all, Ive been looking for a porch awning for a while now. Im looking for something cheap and cheerful purely to let the dogs into when i open the door.They are a lively pair and its always a race to get out. Im looking for something 2000mm wide of which I've found quite a few.What I'm struggling with is the rail height.i need something with a rail height of 2600mm and all i can find only achieve 2500mm. Any suggestions would be great.
     
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    Unfortunately this one has repairs on it :Sad:
     
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    So what's the difference between a caravan awning and a MH one?
    Apart from the price (I see that MH ones are almost three times the cost). If there is a difference can the caravan awning be modified.
     
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    yep the awning groove on a motorhome is a smaller fit than on a caravan. that is if its in the end of the wind out awning. some fit a caravan awning rail below the wind out ; if you have room ( we dont )

    you could also add a caravan awning bead to the awning ( if you have the machine to do it )
     
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    sorry , didnt read the small print , just wanted to show you what was available:Blush:
     
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    This is what I'm trying to work out,i think they can all be fitted to MH one way or another.The thing I'm struggling with is the rail height which seems to be limiting my choices.The one on ebay is an ex display and says it has a repair and dusty.I know i wouldn't be happy.:Doh:

    I could always get shot of the dogs i suppose.
     
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    Porch Awning

    Hi Daveo2006,
    I too use a Kampa Rallye porch, the 330 Pro, which just fits my Autotrail Apache high line.
    These porches are compatible with either caravan or motorhome. Mine was in fact purchased and used on my caravan. I kept hold of the awning when I sold the caravan, intending to sell it on. However, when I bought the motorhome which has a 4 mtr Omnistore windout awning attached, I tried the Kampa on it and found it fits okay (just), it has the ladder type pegging system that is quite forgiving, the inner mud flaps make up the difference with a little left to tuck under the carpet.
    Apparently, the Omnistore awning has the same diameter channel in the base as a standard caravan awning rail, I think its around 7 to 8 mm whereas the Fiamma F45 wind out awnings have a smaller diameter channel about 5 or 6 mm, so the standard awning tape will not fit, however, there is an adapter available. I will try to find a link to it and post.
    However, I can say that the Kampa Rallye Pro is a very good, sturdy awning that takes only a few minutes to erect. Hope this helps
     
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    If you phone Matt, Dan or Nick on 01-580-883062 and have a chat to them, they will be able to supply what you need with Funsters Discount:thumb:

    We have many types of awnings etc Delivery is free over £150 as well

    Peter
     
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    Hi - if you only want something for the dogs then I may have something suitable! :Smile:

    We used a Quest Base Camp Panorama XL porch awning last March at the Newark motorhome show in the snow, ice and extremely gusty wind and it stood up to it perfectly! :thumb: We bought it second hand but it had not had much used at all so was in very good condition. As you can see from the photos below it wasn't standing totally straight as it is really a bit too tall for our camper's Fiamma awning rail especially once we put the 'attachment strip on which made the 'height' even greater but nonetheless it did a good job for us.

    We 'serendipitously' found another second hand one which is a bit lower so we bought that to replace the Quest, if not we'd quite happily still be using it. :RollEyes:

    Therefore as we've now got this other one which fits our camper better, the Quest is going up for sale.

    Measurements: 200cm deep, 280cm wide and 240-255cm high - with the 'figure of 8' awning attachment kit it should take it up to 260cm high! :thumb:

    Easy to put up and take down, with all panels zipping out totally if wanted.

    PM me if interested. :BigGrin:
     

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    You can get driveaway awning attachment kits for less than the above (loads on eBay) but make sure you get one with 4mm & 6mm beading on the attachment strip, not 6mm & 6mm! :thumb:
     
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    that's expensive for the adaptor kit, about £18 on ebay for exactly the same

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Outdoor-R...ervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item20db2859a6

    many dealers are out to make as big a profit as possible on accessories. there's a few that aren't though
     
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    I had a chat with the lads when i was over the other week Peter but was struggling with getting one at 2000mm - 2600mm to fit the rail height. They did say you will be getting lots of other stuff in shortly. Cheers
     
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    Can anyone advise. When I attach my Kampa to my awning and wind it in it will not lock in. Is this normal

    Ollie
     
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    Surely the answer is within your motorhome......that is, do you not mount your motorhome on levellers when on uneven pitches which in turn alters the height from the ground to your rail height..you just need 4 leveller's and you should be able to get around the height issue
     
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    Thank you for your reply. I only had a quick set up in my driveway which is in a slight slope. I will give it a try on level ground. Once again thank you

    Pllie
     
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    Re my last I hit the P instead of the O should have read Ollie
     
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