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  1. Sue

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    anyone any idea where i can get a (possibly second hand) awning for an autotrail frontier chieftan?
     
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    First you need to define "awning".

    A windy out thing or a tent like thing.
     
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    a tent like thing ( safari room?)
     
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    Autotrails and where the wind out awning is mounted is higher than on many other vans.
    Most common one that we see around and use ourselves is a Kampa motor rally 390xl.
    Does the height and a very robust awning.. They sell some "hurricane poles" as an optional extra, these are worth having.
    They do come up second hand at times... Just seen this on ebay and a good price for new..
    http://www.campingworld.co.uk/en/Ka...tm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=UnitedKingdom

    You can use a standard caravan one (ebay £120) but it will be at full stretch and the edges will be off the floor.
     
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    thank you...is the kampa easy to assemble?
     
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    Yes...
    Wind out your current awning on the van, slide the Kampa into the groove thats already there.
    Wind awning back in.. The rest is these flexi poles and 2 aluminium strength bars..
    Always great fun first few times but easy enough..

    BE AWARE there are several 390 versions.. Best suited is the one stated Motor rally 390 XL.
     
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    confused! is this one an inflatable?
     
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    Brian.. These are NOT the inflatable ones..
    Only issue that I know of is some back in 2012 that had their top panels change colour, mine did it and went back for Refund. I know some others had same problem.. All that seemed to be resolved now and was maybe down to just an odd faulty roll of material on a batch. Although Kampa never admited the problem.
    Still good awning, many funsters have the same one.. Even the leader :)
     
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    Sue Look at the Auto-Trail Club site there might be on for sale.;)
     
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    Sorry, must learn to read.
     
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    Got to say this, being a short-arse who was married previously to another vertically challenged one - make sure you have the means to actually reach up to that awning rail! Also, check where the side walls of the awning actually will be on your van - how many windows will it block?
     
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