What You Need To Take Care Of Your Campervan Awnings

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Campervan awnings provide the perfect way to relax and enjoy your holiday in style. You’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your caravan will be well protected from the elements, and you won’t need to think about getting a replacement anytime soon. Shop around when you’re looking for a campervan awning, because you want to make sure that you choose the right awning for your needs. Here are some tips for choosing the best campervan awnings:

Shop around. It’s best to visit at least three places where you can get a good deal on an awning. This will ensure that you get the one that’s best suited for your needs. Make sure that you take measurements of the area where you plan on installing the awning. This will ensure that you have the right size, so you won’t have to cut any corners.

Compare Prices

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If you’re trying to save money, be sure to find out what companies are selling cheaper awnings. This will help you narrow down your choices. However, if you want to make sure that you’re getting the best price, compare all the prices online and in your local market.

Consider The Material

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When you’re buying a camper van awning, you’ll be purchasing the awning against the backdrop of your van. If you’re using a caravan that is poorly maintained, you may not be happy with the overall quality of the awning. Therefore, consider the material used to make the awning, as this will determine how long it’ll last and how much it will cost you to replace it.

Look At The Size

You may be travelling around the UK for part of the year, so it’s important that you get the right size awning. Many companies will provide this service, so make sure you look round your various options.

Set Up The Awning

There are a number of ways in which you can set up your awning. You could hang it from the ceiling or lower it to the ground. The best way is to stand it up on a pegboard and move it about until you get the hang of it.

Get It Hooked Up

Once you’ve got your campervan awning up, there’s next to no chance that it’ll be ruined. However, you’ll still need to make sure that the awning has a source of water. This means that you should either fill the awning up with water (if it’s outdoor) or have someone fill it up for you. In most cases, it’s easiest to use a hose to fill the awning up – this prevents you from walking under it to pour water on yourself!

Check It Out In The Daylight

Before you leave, go outside and take a look at the awning to make sure that it still looks good and isn’t in need of a bit of paint. Paint is a great way to get your van back into a different colour! Paint also comes in handy if you notice that a mark has been made on the awning – in fact, all you need to do is give it a quick rub down with the brush (provided you don’t walk too far) to remove the mark and bring it back to its former glory.

Don’t forget to replace anything that has been worn out. There are plenty of things that can be used to cover the van doors such as canvas and plastic tarpaulins. If you want to protect your campervan further, make sure you have a way to keep the campervan shut. An alternative is to hang up a line. Hang it from the awning on the awning over the door and use it to block any cold rain from getting into the van. It’s a very simple and cheap way to ensure that your campervan remains warm and dry during those winter months.

Cheaper Option

Awnings are available in many different materials. Wood and canvas awnings are the most common, but metal is growing in popularity. Metal will keep you warm and dry, but can be expensive to install. A cheaper option would be to buy an aluminium awning. These won’t block the wind like the canvas awnings will, but they are cheaper and look much nicer on the van.

As well as buying an awning for your campervan, make sure you have some basic camping equipment to keep you warm and dry. This could include a blanket, a sleeping bag or air mattress to keep you warm.


It’s very important that you have entertainment for when you get bored, and something to keep you occupied. A DVD player or CD player is a great investment that you should definitely have, especially if you’re going on a long trip.

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