Which awning?

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  1. type28

    type28 Read Only Funster

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    I had a fiamma Awning fitted to my last van, which was a coach built.
    We use the van mostly for my son’s mountain biking and we pitch up at an event on a Friday night and leave on a Sunday afternoon.
    The Awning had no sides or front, but gave protection from the rain and a bit space for working on the bikes.
    However the noise inside the van was very loud when even the slightest wind got up and when a moderate breeze arose you felt it was going to get ripped of the side of the van.
    I have just bought a newer van- a Kentucky Estro 5, and wonder if anyone has any views on the best type of awning for the use I will be putting it to?
    Cheers
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I'm afraid "They all do that Sir". It's a sun shade for low wind days. The world is littered with broken awnings.

    Read last winter's reports from the poor souls in Zahora. All manner of awnings destroyed.

    The noise with a bit of wind is horrible, can't sleep for wondering when it's going to part company.
     
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    If you want/need all an 'all weather' awning to work on the bikes, better with a drive-a-way type .

    Several makes to choose from, from around £150 .

    They will stand up to most weather.. within reason.
     
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