The best awning for my van

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  1. Neil

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    I have a Tribute 650 high top camper van and I'm going to Spain for 3 months in March 2016. I did a similar trip this year and found a shortage of sleeping and storage space whilst away with my partner.I am considering buying a drive away awning so any help and advice would be much appreciated.
     
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    I don't have one but looked at the inflatable types, and they looked really good but expensive
     
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    More trouble than they're worth IMO
     
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    We have the vango Airbeam very quick to erect and even quicker to take down, they do 2 heights 1 for campervan and 1 for coach built. Ours has stood up to high winds in Benidorm 2 years running.

    John.
     
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    We've got the Kampa 260 air pro. It's much simpler and a million times quicker to erect and dismantle than a pole based version. Looks better too imho. Costs a bit more but it's simplicity means it's really worth it.
    Plenty of other posts on this awning on here with a search. Also they do two different heights.. important to get the correct one (I didn't at first)
     
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    What trouble?
     
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    Good advice on both postings, we have the Kampa 260 Air Pro and are very pleased with it.
    Brisey.
     
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    Space to carry it and putting them up and taking them down!
     
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    Not sure if it's of interest but I have a drive away awning for sale here:

    http://melsstuffforsale.yolasite.com/awnings-and-outdoor.php

    One thing to watch out for is the width of the awning so that you can get your sliding door open.
     
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    They do take up more space for sure. But putting them up and taking them down is easy and extremely fast.
     
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    We can put a standard frame one up quicker than a blow-up one ... really we can! Lots of experience with putting up tents (as well as awnings) has made us super duper putter-uppers!!!
     
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    We too have been putting up tents and awnings for years. Our current awning goes up much quicker than its equivalent framed version.
    Sounds like a challenge :xcool:
     
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    I see a new TV show on the horizon.....

    Awning Wars......

    "Challengers.....are you ready..!"
     
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    colour coded polls help
     
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    3 min 30 sec ... from switching the camera on to up ... just the pegging out to do.(which will be similar on both)

     
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    Nah, colour coded poles are for wimps!!!! I like jigsaw puzzles!!!! :xgrin:
     
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    We can put ours up pretty quick if my wife is there.

    If I try it by myself it's like the bloody Krypton Factor:xgrin:
     
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    Saw a couple put a camper air awning up couple weeks ago at Knaresborough site really quick but no arguing between them, looked smart too.

    Liz
     
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