Alternative to a driveaway awning anyone used this

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  1. lorger

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    We are thinking of getting a driveaway awning for use mainly when our daughter joins us for a little more room, apart from that we wouldn't use one much. While on a site in France a couple of years ago we noticed someone in a camper using one of these
    http://www.decathlon.co.uk/base-seconds-pop-up-camping-shelter-id_8208602.html

    The idea would be to place it close to the van and then while we are there wind out our awning by a foot or so to cover the gap, we would wind the awning in when not there or overnight.

    So has anyone here done this
     
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    Take a look at the Quest pop up day room, a bit dearer but also I think it is more substantial. There are a few Funsters have them, me for one, and I highly recommend them.
     
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    We have seen something similar on French sites too. A great place to store your extra Voddy!! Or have an impromptu musical soirée with Jock! Singing your famous song " I can cook 600 hundred rashers, and I can cook 600 hundred more" !!!;)
     
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    Be for I bought the MH, I had and still have a Mazda Bongo camper van. These were very popular with Bongo owners. I think that the stopped making them. They were snapped up on eBay very quick seems they are back. They are a great piece off kit.
     
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    @Anthea M you will be giving people the impression im an alcoholic who like to sing (Shout), when really I want it to store my IrnBru and Haggis :)
     
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    Haha but isn't irnBru just to disguise the vodka! When is your next marathon?
     
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    You found out our little secret about the IrnBru :) Next one is London on the 24th of April so only a couple of weeks to get fit :)
     
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    We still have our Bongo but haven't camped in it recently. We do, however, still have the day tent that we used with it. Not a Quechua but reasonably quick to put up. I think that it that they are more versatile than many Safari tents or similar.
     
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    We use a similar pop up when with the grandchildren [as they commandeer the van....] Great things but an absolute art to re fold them and get them back in that circular bag, audiences dont help.
     
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    My next one is now. Its called a snicker bar
     
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    We have the smaller version as a tent so have got used to folding it down, although it did take a bit of practice
     
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    Good luck with that. I watch on TV so what is you number I can look out for you !! Haha how many thousands are running?!
     
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    We found that a drive away awning that didn't connect to the van was unusable/pointless in inclement weather and vowed never again. But I'm sure others have had better experiences.
     
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    My Number is 19825, I'll be esay to spot as our club vest is a wheres wally top apart from that I'll be carring a bottle of IrnBru :). I am looking to do it in 3 hours 40 - 45 so should be finishing just before 2 pm
     
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    It will be used mainly in the summer as our daughter doesn't do inclement weather :)
     
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    Easy to spot !! Where's Wally t shirt and bobble hat?!
    Seriously good luck!!
     
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    I can't sell my Bongo as its a great bit of kit camping, Traveling I have six seats. Loading stuff etc
     
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    Not done that but have done the awning. There can be no comparison, the awning doubles/trebles your lounge area, it's like having a conservatory.
     
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    Nor can we. 2.5 yrs after buying our MH.
     
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    Hi Matiyjwr are you in Bongo fury
     
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