back story: I had a 2005 Bailey pageant that I bought in 2017, hadn’t a clue what I was buying, knew the guy selling it, turned out it was rotten with damp. Got badly stung with it.
apparently the offside awning rail was not sealed properly but the roof was bad too. I was lucky to get rid of it - huge financial loss though
anyhow - Last year I purchased a 2016 swift conqueror.
the bailey had a pyramid pole awning with it, I got shot of everything as I was feeling pretty bad about being caught.
anyway I’m now debating whether or not to buy an awning. I’ve been told that the awning puts a stress on the rails, but with the HT construction of the swift I wondered if that would still be the case.
I am considering an air awning, ( had enough of the poles to last me a lifetime) , and being still new to caravanning I thought I’d seek a consensus of opinion?
there’s really only me and Mrs K in the van, but there will be the odd time of maybe 1 extra with us.
I was thinking of the extra space to sit out etc
I know I could make a case for no awning just as much as for getting one