Awnings are either fitted to the roof or wall of a vehicle. Which method is suitable depends on the following three factors:
Curved edges are suitable for roof fittings. Whereas a squared edge with sufficient room above the door will accommodate a wall mounting. In either case, suitable mounting adapters are also required. Your vehicle’s length will determine the size of the awning.
Special case: bag awnings
Bag awnings, as the name reveals, are contained in a zipped bag that simply slides into the existing tent rail of your caravan or motorhome. No drilling, no bolting and no special adapter required!
Ultimately, this comes down to individual preferences and the money you would like to spend and how much comfort you want. We outline key details below:
Benefit - Quick and easy setup by remote control! At the touch of a button, the awning will extend or retract within some seconds.
Disadvantage - Electric awnings always need a 12V power supply. In emergency cases we have a crank for manual operation.
Benefit - You have freedom to travel to the remotest destinations! No reliance on power, so no limitations.
Disadvantage - It just takes you some small efforts to open and close the awning manually. A matching crank is included in the delivery kit.
Our configuration guide provides complete awning solutions for all commonly used panel vans. It gives you a quick overview of all basic components as well as the available accessories.
Simply choose the awning model in the required length and the adapter to match the vehicle you have. Don’t forget to order a set of foam strip rolls for sealing the area between the awning and the vehicle. Once you’ve completed your basic order, add the required accessories.
The vast majority of awning accessories, such as lights and rooms, work equally well across all types of awnings. However, as the list below highlights, certain products require specific types of awning. So if you have your heart set on a specific accessory, ensure you purchase the appropriate awning:
Camp Room – Only compatible with supported cassette awnings
My Room – Only compatible with self-supported wall awnings
If you want the ability to set up your awning alone, you’re better off having a self-supported awning. Self-supported awnings are always operated automatically – at the simple click of a button! Although possible, it’s far harder to deploy a supported awning working alone.
We advise all types of awnings be stowed away in wind and rain. Remember: “awnings are for shade not shelter”.