What's the name of the awning??

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  1. Teasy2007

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    Hi when we were at Malvern we looked at a pop up type awning, it was hexagonal with crosses across the sides, it had material like Windblocker but also had privacy screens.

    My question is, does anyone know what it is called??? I have tried allsorts in the search engine but can't find the right one .

    Thanks

    Ginny
     
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    Someone was selling one at the Bring and Buy. Cant remember who. This might jerk a few memories??? (y)
     
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    I'm not sure from the description what it is we have a khyam motor dome classic, which is a pop up type, some photos of ours.
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    We no longer have the van as we changed it for another, our mistake, anyway no longer need the awning, and it comes with free lessons in setting it up, once you've got the hang of it, it's quite easy, plenty of room inside
     
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    Terry bought one @FIDGET , he'll know the name plus I think @Cal54 has the smaller 4 sided one.


    edit..Janine to the rescue, that's the beggar, clever little bit of kit but not very light.
     
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    Maybe a dumb question, but this is described as a gazebo - what is the difference between this and an awning - and do campsites differentiate?
     
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    Quest we have one ours is square in blue
    the siver blinds are extra we bought it at Malvern last year from glossops caravans
    we find its good wind and rain proof without
    the screens one of our best buys stores well too like a parasol hope this is helpful.
     
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    Hi teasy 2 007
    Yep we bought one , reasonably easy to put , not tried it in earnest yet as we are in Brittany at mo on aires, I will confirm later this month or early next when we try it at a local cl.
    Terry
     
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    :smiley: Hi Fidget, think we saw you driving through Carisbrooke on Tuesday you must have been off to France :smiley: Hope you have a lovely holiday :smiley:
     
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    Yep, must have been on our way to wightlink, thanks for kind thought, now sat in aire at Fougeres next to the castle, we've been here before but the other 2 moho ' s who are with us haven't off tomorrow to area around Vannes then anti clockwise around Brittany
     
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    :smiley: Although we have only just got back, must admit to being a little bit green :smiley: Have fun :smiley:
     
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    Hi, would you say it blocked the wind in the same way that the wind blocker type awnings do? It looks similar material and the advantage of something which can be put up very easily would be great.

    Ginny
     
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    Hi yes we find it very effective when its windy which we find is most of the time
    We've used it 3 times up on shell island which a good test and find that it does the
    job well also good in rain it runs off the roof
    and the bottom around the sides gets a little damp but doesn't affect you in any way
    if too windy we drop the roof in push the sides in and its then flat to the ground
    we also use extra tethering and strong
    pegs this is us not wanting to get it damaged
    as it is very light hope this helps .jan.
     
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    I bought one last year - an impulse purchase 'cos I liked the look of it. It's as easy to erect as the salesman said it would be & can be down & in its bag in about five minutes. Ours survived a week in recent weather unscathed - it's stronger than it looks. I had various humerous comments from other campers: 'When's the cage fighting start then?' and 'Is it a bandstand?'. Worth putting up just for the laughs.
     
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    Thanks for all your comments and advice, I have just ordered one from Ebay so we are looking forward to trying it at Lincoln.

    Ginny
     
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    Our one is called the yurt
     
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