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Continental Awning Instructions Needed


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Good morning all!

 

When we bought our 1997 Abbey expression caravan, we were over the moon to see it also came with an awning, which wasn't advertised. Result! There seems to be all the poles, pole connections and material, how ever no instructions.

 

It says it's a continental awning and made in Yugoslavia. So it's obviously pretty old as that's now Croatia

 

The caravans awning size is 880 (I believe)

 

Does anyone know where I'd be able to get the instructions or does anyone have a scan/pdf of them?

 

Thanks a lot!

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There is usually a lot to be said for just assembling up the frame,

on the lawn or the drive, in the absence of instructions.

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If it is the "classic" three front pole design the "secret" to easy erection and taking down is, with the canvass up, to place the centre rafter and its supporting vertical in place first going up and removed last coming down.

 

With those in place the whole thing is self supporting, not requiring the partner to hold things up whilst you work out what next; you can now both do that! Surprising how holding up an awning whilst the other partner faffs about, can strain relationships, not needed at the start of the break.

 

So if you don't get those instructions, work out for yourself the two poles and joining piece that forms that front vertical and centre rafter; I would then mark them with a coloured insulating tape etc, so they can be found when needed.

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With those in place the whole thing is self supporting, not requiring the partner to hold things up whilst you work out what next; you can now both do that! Surprising how holding up an awning whilst the other partner faffs about, can strain relationships, not needed at the start of the break.

 

Haha, I'm not even going to ask. You know when somethings are easier to do on your own, even when it may be difficult for two?

 

Thank you both for your advice, anyway.

 

I've not given it alot of time. I got it all out the bags, looked at it (hoping it would somehow pop up in position) had a go, but the light started to disapear, so gave up. That's my excuse. I'll hopefully be able to sort it this weekend

 

Thanks again!

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Hi there, the Continental awnings were usually very similar design wise to Isabella Awnings. Some older instructions from that manufacturer might help, they can be downloaded via their website. Regards, Matt

Specialising in pre-owned caravan awnings, visit www. canvaslove. co. uk for more info!

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