An awning, an awning, my kingdom for an awning !

27 Sep

windout awning

We could not have collected the campervan this week or this weekend due to family and business commitments.
Next week, at least for the first few days, we are again very busy finishing off a building project. (It’s what we do !)
The Drivelodge Nevada is complete and parked up securely away from dust and other risk. But, the awning is not fitted. To suit the van aesthetically, it needs to be 1.92 metres (I think that was the dimension?) which is shorter than the common windouts available for VW variants. The chase is on to get the correct awning and stainless steel brackets ready for when we can drag ourselves off the building site and make the journey to Keighley.
The longer awnings just did not look “right” and would not be acceptable. It is not actually delaying things unless we complete our own work first.
One thing’s for certain. If you want an all new design on an uncommon base vehicle then be ready for a few delays. Which we are, we were and we do accept that delay is inevitable.
We have had windout awnings before and consider them an essential (for us) on such a small campervan especially. You want an easy to operate (one man operation) and speedy set up and close up for a quick getaway or to put safe from high winds etc.

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3 Responses to “An awning, an awning, my kingdom for an awning !”

  1. gc1000 September 27, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    You are doing a great job of being a guinea pig for those of us who are either underway with a similar project or are considering it. Thanks so much for sharing your story 🙂
    Gary

  2. martin mcdowall September 28, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    The fiamma new f35 range is well worth a look. I am putting one on the berlingo. Small.lightweight and an easy two person roll out system
    Cheers. Martin.

    • Stefaan September 28, 2013 at 11:02 am #

      the fiamma looks very nice.

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