Posted in Hints & Tips, November 2009
Hint and Tips on fitting an Awning
The last thing you want to find out after purchasing and meticulously unpacking your full awning is to discover that it’s the wrong size.
To prevent this from happening, when buying a full awning it is essential that you obtain the ‘A Measurement’ for your particular caravan. The ‘A Measurement’ is achieved by starting at the ground on one side of the caravan, and following the awning rail at the peripheries of the caravan until you get back to the ground at the other side.
An easy way to measure this is to run a length of string through the full awning channel (starting at the first point in the ground to the second ground point adjacent to the first, also ensure that the caravan is on level ground). All full awning measurements are collated in centimetres, so ensure that you note your measurements down in the same format.
Each awning size will cover approximately a 25cm span. For example if your ‘A measurement’ is 927cm, for a Dorema Awning you will need a 925-950cm awning.
When buying a porch/canopy awning it is essential that you obtain the height measurement in centimetres. This is the measurement from the ground up to the highest point in the awning rail. Most porch awnings fit caravans 235-250cm high. However it is essential that you check the size of the specific awning you are purchasing, as this can vary from awning to awning.
You must also ensure that you have enough straight awning rail to accommodate the width of your chosen full awning and also consider the positioning of windows and vents on your particular caravan.
At Greentrees Adventure Store please note that it is the customer’s responsibility to ensure the correct size full awning is ordered.
Most awnings come with a choice of frames; generally steel or a lightweight option. Steel gives extra strength to the frame, particularly suitable for seasonal pitches. Some customers prefer the lightweight option, particularly with large size full awnings.
All new full awnings come complete with canvas, frame, curtains, draught skirt and pegs.
If you have any queries you can contact us for further advice via phone or firstname.lastname@example.org.