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.
Consider the following when deciding to purchase a supported or self-supported awning:
Our accessory range gives you smart solutions that can be set up with little effort. Make sure the awning tent of your choice is compatible with the type of awning you have. Your dealer will gladly advise you.
CampRoom – compatible with cassette awnings with support legs
This comfortable “extra room” in front of your vehicle can be set up in a matter of minutes, by only one person. If you cover the underside of the vehicle with a standard supplied skirt you will get a completely waterproof and wind-breaking living space.
Privacy Room – compatible with Revo Zip bag awnings
This solution provides comfortable accommodation away from the elements. Here again, setup takes just a few minutes. The side walls simply zip to the awning roof; the front wall slides into the prepared channel on the awning’s front rail and zips to the side walls.
Many of us like to use our RVs to travel to remote spots, far from civilization. If this resonates with you, then a manual awning is the ideal choice as it has no reliance on power. This means you’ll also be buying a supported awning, as self-supported models are only available with automatic operation. But if you’re someone who wants to get lost in the middle of nowhere, away from shops and power sources, we’re guessing you won’t mind deploying your awning manually.
We advise all types of awnings be stowed away in wind and rain. Remember: “awnings are for shade not shelter”.
Wind & STORM
SUN & Rain