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  1. I have a Swift Caravan circa 2004 that has some severe damage to the awning rail. It needs completely straightening from start to finish. Is there any tool or other product that can be used to repair the damage?
  2. Hi, I’m new to caravinning. We just purchased an elddis affinity 540 caravan. I believe I need a size 15 or 1025. Ive seen that air awnings are smaller. What size do I have to purchase?? Does it have to be the size of the van or can it be bigger than a porch awning?
  3. Hi All Looking for some advice. We have a Vango Sonoma Air Awning 2017 and are looking to buy the annex but the only ones I can find are for the Vango Sonoma II model, does anyone have one and will the annex for the Sonoma II fit the 2017 model? I've sent various emails to suppliers but still no response. Cheers
  4. Looking for info regarding an awning with annex for a swift cappuccino. The van is just a bit small for myself and 14 year old son. looking to buy a air awning with annex or inner pod any information would be greatly appreciated many thanks Emily
  5. Hi, I have a Swift Eccles 630 Double wheeled Caravan and I'm struggling to find the best Skirt for this model, any advise would be much appreciated :) Many Thanks. Rod
  6. Hi all I have recently bought a new caravan and it came with a full size bradcot awning and annexe it also has a eurovent combi awning i was hoping the annex would fit the combi but unfortunately it won't I have no idea which annexe will fit as anybody any ideas 😦
  7. Can anyone advise how I could sell my late fathers Isabella ambasador 750 awning for around about £100. For collection only Thanks
  8. i am looking for some help regarding the feeding of the awning into the rail which now is situated at the bottom of the rail. I have a very heavy all weather awning which is proving difficult to thread without catching and even with the Kampa puller i am struggling. i remember reading of an attachment that someone designed to fit on the bottom to smooth out the edges. ?Not the clam cleat one but made of metal? Does anyone have any links to anything like this pls? thanks.
  9. Morning all, first post here. We're currently in an old 34' Atlas Woodland static while we build a house. I'd really like to add a small temporary porch awning for boots, waterproofs etc. Nothing fancy, expensive or rigid. Are they available? Can't see anything suitable online. Cheers.
  10. Hi, I am looking to buy some flooring for my first caravan awning and am slightly lost with options. Is there anything comfortable under feet that is easy to install for my awning? What are the brands I should be looking into? Thanks.
  11. Just re-posting this, as I originally placed it in another thread which was more about about air leaks. Re-proofed my leaking-from-new Kampa Rally Air Pro 390 awning a couple of weeks ago. Weekend just gone, it got well-rained on while we were away. Result: bliss! Instead of pouring through the roof, sides and doors, it just stood in beads and rolled off the canvas. No leaks anywhere - except. . . ..when it pooled on the roof, and I had to push it off with the brush. A few drops came through where I touched the roof. But to be fair, no more water came through afterwards. I've read other threads about pooling on this awning. It's important to space the awning out properly and inflate until it nearly explodes. Unfortunately, even that doesn't seem to work when the ground is sloping up away from the caravan, which leaves the roof more level than it should be. However, I'm happy wih the waterproofing. It's stopped me chucking the awning on the tip. What did I use? Fabsil Gold - applied with a 3" paintbrush. £14 a litre. Used 2. 5 litres. Well worth it. Final point - for me this confirms my view that the problem was down to poor manufacture. The proofing was incomplete. And that supports a view, gleaned from many posts on here, that the quality of a Kampa awning is very hit-and-miss. Some are fine. Others are disastrous. Buy at your peril.
  12. Hi, Has anyone bought one of these? Just wondering if anyone can give me a review. They're expensive but look ideal for our months down in sunnier climes! Also, all the photographs I've seen are with European vans with offside doors. So do they fit ok on UK spec vans? Kind Regards To All.
  13. Hi, Awning assistance required, please. I've just bought a 2009 Series 6 Bailey Senator Wyoming and need to know some measurements so that I can buy a porch awning that is wide enough so that it does not the laft or right side of it do not sit against any part of the windows. If anyone has this caravan, on the side of the caravan that has the door, please could you tell me the measurements between the right edge of the front window and the left edge of the rear window, the measurements between the right edge of the front window and the right edge of the rear window, and the measurements between the right edge of the front window and the rear of the caravan (where the awning rail is). Also, if anyone has any advice on porch awnings that miss the windows, I would be most grateful. Thank you so much in advance. Shaun.
  14. Good evening forum. Recently we purchased a Castleton Romer HL 2d that came with just about everything one would need for a starter Caravan, which is exactly what we needed as this is our first ever venture into Cara vanning. The Van came with a lovely Capri Isabella Awning. When we put it up however there were a couple of issues with it we could not quite understand. The Awning fed through the guide rail quite well but at each end there was around a meter of awning that appeared to be missing the thick cord that keeps the awning snugly in the rail (marked on the photo’s with a black line). Subsequently there was an excess of awning not attached to the van that started from the indentations marked with an oval. So. ...Is this normal of should I peg it into the ground at angle similar to the black line in photo #1. Or do I need to buy some of the hard cord to replace what appears to be missing so that it fits in the rail. Many thanks for any advice you guys can help with. Mark.
  15. I have a Westfield Dorado Air Awning. I get frustrated with the sides which I just cannot get a proper seal with the the Caravan. Constant drafts howling through. Any one got any ideas that might help?
  16. Having just purchased a new Bailey Segovia I was wondering were is the best place to put the awning while traveling ? Ive always put the awning on the floor directly over the axle, however the layout in the Segovia would mean having to leave to bathroom door open to do this and as you can’t secure the door for going back further then need I’m worried about damaging the door/hinges. I was wondering what others do in this situation? a friend stores his under the rear bed but I’m not so sure about all the weight over the back.
  17. I may be asking for something that is ridiculous, but if you don’t ask . .... has anyone come across an awning that fits to the rear of the caravan using the full height of the rail, as if it was a full size awning, but ends just past the van door like a porch?
  18. Wondering if anyone here can help with an issue I’m having with my awning & caravan? Basically I have a Kampa awning that I can’t get the rear upright pole to go against my van to make a better seal against draughts etc, the reason being that I have a window in the way therefore the upright pole can’t stay upright lol. .. Has anyone got a way around this other than me trying to bend the pole around the window?
  19. Hi All New to the forum but by no means new to the world caravanning, having worked in the wonderful world of marketing for Avondale many years ago and still doing so for another well-known supplier to the industry. My question to those in the know is one of awning rail replacement. I enjoy off-roading and bought a 12yo South African B'rakhah Ingonyama about a year ago. The awning rails are showing signs of age-related use/damage, which causes the awning itself to easily become dislodged when putting it up and/or in high winds. As I can't get hold of a replacement rail, does anyone know of a system that can be easily moulded to the same shape as the existing rail? The overall length of the current rail is approx. 5. 6m. You can get an idea of the shape of the rail from the side profile pic of the caravan below. Any help/tips/advice appreciated. Regards Simon
  20. my old plastic awning light gave up the ghost when I went to change the bulb. Checked around for something a bit brighter and came up with a 30cm LED light unit, but no switch. I ordered the lamp and found a 2 way remote switch. removed the old light and cleaned the area using Silky, got it back to the same colour as the rest of the caravan and removed all the sealant. the LED light fitted over the old holes and the cable went through the old cable holes, it looked like it was meant to be there. I had removed the switch panel inside the caravan, above the door, there was a cavity behind where all the cables and remote switch fitted. picked up the power supply from the old lamp and tested it. Later on I added a second LED lamp, just inside the door, so when we come back in the dark, I can turn the interior light on before we open the door. wiring. You need a + & - feed into the remote receiver, this operates the remote. you then connect the negative for the light into the supply negative (chocolate block to feed all your negatives) a positive feed comes into block B on both terminals (i bridged the feed from one block to the other) then the positive feed to the lights comes from terminal A on the blocks. it took a while to work this out as the wiring diagram with the remote is not in very good English. I had a single channel remote and found the switch would only work on the negative side? the pictures show the internal light, the external light is on the other side of the wall but feeds into the same cavity.
  21. I have seen similar topics but none quite answers my question. On the series 5 Bailey Senator the awning channel begins its front downward curve before reaching the point above the front end of the side window. What experience do members have as to whether a 390cm side awning/porch will clear the window (allowing for opening) or partially cover it with the wall? I am looking at steel/aluminium/fibreglass structures rather than air tubes. Thanks for any help. From a frustrated Bradcot “semi-marquee” owner looking to simplify his weekends.
  22. Please help me. I bought a Dorema Octavia size 18 in perfect condition. I purchased this believing it was President Xl280 De Luxe size 14 😭😭 I have called by phone to see about altering it but this is not possible. I now have a very expensive awning with no use and I go away for first holiday next month. 33 days with 2 adults and 4 children and no awning. What can I do? Please help x
  23. Hi, I've just watched a YT video that featured a site with full hard standing for vans. Some had awnings erected & as I'm a newbie I'm wondering how you go about pegging & strapping an awning under these circumstances?
  24. I have heard that Fiamma Caravanstore zip awnings are good but want to view one with a view to purchasing. Does anyone know of a store that has one out on display? Midlands based but prepared to travel.
  25. Hi all Newby to the site, would like recommendations for an inflatable awning to fit Bailey senator Indiana 2005 please. Needs to be put up single handedly. Not sure whether to go for porch or larger if the effort to erect is much the same. Needs to be able to handle strong coastal winds, but majority of time will only be weekend use save for a few longer periods over summer. All advice gratefully received.
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