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Measuring caravan awnings

Posted by on Jan 8, 2021 in Featured, Technical | 1 comment

Measuring caravan awnings

An awning can be the 2nd biggest investment after the purchase of the caravan. So, making sure you have purchased the correct size is obviously quite important.

Years ago, awnings came in 2 flavours: full and porch. But with the introduction of lightweight and air awning styles, the marketplace for awnings and their various sizes is now vast. Caravan manufactures also have their part to play, with placement of windows, lockers and access to power and BBQ points. It can be quite difficult to select the correct awning size. Separate awning manufacturers measure their products in slightly different ways, so knowing what awning will fit your caravan best can be a bit of a guessing game.

In this video, I’m joined by Isabella and I ask them how best to measure a caravan for different styles of awnings and what areas of the caravan one should consider. We look at how full awnings are measured, what the different measurements mean and also look at how to measure up for a porch awning, that could be air or traditional air supported structure.


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  1. We had a previous van with Isabella ambassador 1000cm 4years old
    I researched taking into consideration the awning we picked a new coachman 2020 545 delivery day before lockdown put onto our seasonal pitch we went down July when site opened
    To find out that the awning was 50cm
    short My checks made on coachman website specifications page awning rail 1005cm phoned Isabella said yes that will be ok so I thought ok but Isabella confirmed rail size is 1050 price a short season we changed the awning to correct size camptech full-size arrived next day putting up roof poles the rail gripper pads were very tight pulling at the stitches phoned camptech they said had a few complaints about 2020 coachman and Bailey awning rails as it turn out they had both changed the profile of the rail camptech found solution sent me a set of extension ladders for each gripper pads

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