Awning recommendations

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Awning recommendations

Post by Rock Bus » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:29 pm

Have finally got my new van sorted with seat belts & Stereo (superficial I know but I need music in my van!!!) so roll on the summer

Just need to sort out an awning so the van can house us all (me,wife + 3kids)

What are you recommendations as to the best one?
Also appreciate any info on places selling at reasonable price or if anyone has a v good condition one for sale

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Post by delux 67 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:55 pm

hi mate

a couple of us on here have the kyham awnings like the one below.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Khyam-Ridgi-Dome- ... dZViewItem

as for price just keep checking e-bay every now and then :D

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Post by vwbuzzers » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:05 pm

Yip had 2 other types tunnel and rigid, save yourself the effort and spend the money on a khyam. I've got the motordome 3 x 3 m one

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Post by DubDays » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:57 pm

Another vote for the Khyam. I got one last year that sleeps 4 plus the living area.
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Post by Dipsy » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:13 am

I've been looking at awnings recently, and everytime I think I've made my mind up a thread like this comes along :-(
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Post by bobley » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:53 am

Another vote for Khyam. They take minutes to erect and can be done single handed easily. I usually do ours while the mrs takes the kids to play while I set up. We got the motordome tourer as we only use it as a store room but if you've got 3 kids then the new Motordome Sleeper has got to be the one to go for.

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Post by iesugrist » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:57 am

deffo khyam also although head space limited compared to other awnings. The beauty of the khyam is the speed you can put it up / take it down and one person can do it ever so easily. When I had the old JK one years ago I really struggled and spent 2 hours putting damn thing up in shows (begging help off friendly neighbours!) having arrived about 8pm and was no fun.

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Post by pault » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:29 am

Kyham for me too mate. Had a Royal Traveller tunnel but it 1 1/2 seasons before ripping apart in the wind.

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Re: Awning recommendations

Post by Mango part deux » Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:44 am

If your after an awning to sleep in then this seems to be the best on the market, it's the Kyham motordome sleeper. I've been looking for ages and this seems to be the best price out there.

http://www.campershop.co.uk/awnings.htm ... ome_family

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Post by peter the plumber » Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:08 pm

Bought the Outdoor Revolution Navigator from Fishbrain who are at most shows but it can also be found on flea bay, loads of room and supplied complete with a spare bedroom to fit inside if needed. Only downfall it takes me an hour to put up (including peging down) because it is so big but worth the time and effort.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Navigator-Drive-A ... dZViewItem
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Post by BusBoyT2 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:16 pm

Kyham everytime. We have teh Motordome and it's wicked, I can even get it up in under 18 minutes you know.......

Seriuosly the pole system and the quality make it one of the best. We also have the inner tent which we use as a play area for the kids.

Worth that little bit extra cash.

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Post by dbzzz » Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:53 pm

How does it attach to your bus, I've read that the figure of 8 tends to fall off and don't really want to clamp a pole on to shiney paint

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Post by vwbuzzers » Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:50 pm

dbzzz wrote:How does it attach to your bus, I've read that the figure of 8 tends to fall off and don't really want to clamp a pole on to shiney paint
I've always used the figure of 8 on all my awning but as you know a splitty doesn't have a deep enough rail like a bay so i just use some of those plastic clamps either side of the awning / figure of 8 to help hold it. You can also buy a rubber insert which helps it to grip.

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Post by BusBoyT2 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:30 pm

Use some old inner tubes, cut them up and put them over the rail before pushing teh figure of 8 on. Works a treat.

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