Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Admin
One of the best examples of a simple yet features packed inflatable awning is the Outdoor Revolution Oxygen Speed II - a large 4 metre wide by 2.8 metre deep caravan or motorhome awning suitable for awning rail heights of between 235-250cm. The Speed II has a single span large arched aspect with an impressive 'intelligent' safety air valve system which allows air to escape preventing over inflation and account for air expansion during warm weather conditions. The exclusive Dynamic Speed Valve and one of the most robust air tube on the market provides superb stability, with only one inflation point. So confident are the manufacturers, Outdoor Revolution offer a lifetime guarantee on their air tubes - no other inflatable awning manufacturer offers this type of promise.
Friday, 16 October 2015 | Admin
With such a bewildering selection of different awnings available, knowing your ProTec from your WeatherShield and your 75D from your 300D can make a significant impact on the type of caravan or motorhome you choose to buy. But what is the difference both technically and in the ‘real world’? Perhaps we can shed some light on the different materials and fabrics used during the manufacture of caravan awnings within the UK.
Saturday, 19 September 2015 | Darren Young
Proof that not all caravan awnings are made equal, is more than evident within the new range of inflatable awnings released from one of the UK’s most respected manufacturers – Sunncamp.
A total of nine inflatable awnings were on display at their latest trade show exhibition together with a huge range of tents, camping equipment and accessories. Sunncamp’s reputation for producing excellent quality awnings packed full of features has certainly been maintained with many improvements to the existing range couple with the introduction of some very exciting new products.
Notably Sunncamp have a brand new flagship awning fabric – ProTec300D. This material features heavily within the new 2016 range and is one of the best fabrics I’ve seen this year, offering extreme durability, outstanding weather protection and stunning good looks. Sunncamp’s ProTec300D has a wonderful feel to the touch and a very pleasant appearance. Naturally the build quality and detailing on all their new products is what we have come to expect from Sunncamp.
Saturday, 12 September 2015 | Darren Young
So what’s the big deal with the new 2016 range of Kampa inflatable caravan awnings?
It’s a question we’re often asked, with so many manufacturers now producing ‘Air frame’ or inflatable awnings, what makes Kampa products stand out from the crowd? Well firstly Kampa are the only UK awning manufacturer to incorporate a single inflation point across their entire caravan awning range. Kampa’s patented tubes and valves allow the user to inflate their awnings from a single point and then, importantly, isolate each tube individually – making for a more durable and easy to maintain product.
Tuesday, 8 September 2015 | Darren Young
With a full range of Motorhome and Campervan awnings now available from Kampa - with the new 2016 range having four new models. Several new inflatable drive away and static awnings have been introduced including the all new Kampa Travel Pod Cross Air and the Kampa Motor Ace Air 400 - two of the best awnings we've reviewed.
The new 2016 range of Kampa Campervan & Motorhome Awnings from a2zcamping.co.uk offers a combination of both more traditional poled awnings with the amazingly successful Kampa Motor Rally Air awnings – you’re sure to find the perfect awning for your particular needs. Read on and discover the new 2016 range from Kampa.
Monday, 7 September 2015 | Darren Young
Over the past 10 years Kampa have undoubtedly become one of the most well respected manufacturers of caravan porch awnings, with a reputation based on sound design and value for money in an immensely competitive market place. Kampa, however, have an advantage over many of their competitors – innovation.
Kampa caravan awnings have always been desirable for a number of design features not found on other products. In 2013 Kampa launched the Rally Air range of inflatable awnings, bringing a simple interconnected air filled tube design to the UK caravan awning market. The Rally Air awning range was an instant success, far beyond expectations. The single inflation point design made the Kampa Rally Air a simple and reliable awning, highly sort after and sold out within weeks!
The new 2016 range of Kampa Caravan Awnings from a2zcamping.co.uk offers a combination of both more traditional poled porch awnings with the amazingly successful Kampa Rally Air awnings – you’re sure to find the perfect awning for your particular needs. Read on and discover the new 2016 range from Kampa.
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 | Admin
With the reintroduction of the Kampa Fiesta awning during 2014 the popular Fiesta model had become a new generation inflatable product. Historically the Fiesta was one of Kampa's most popular product, simple to erect with a large usable floorplan incorporating excellent headroom and large, bright windows. With the ability to add one or two bedroom annexes to the awning, the Kampa Fiesta 350 fast became a favourite with both touring and weekend camping enthusiasts offering sleeping accommodation up to four people.
The Kampa Fiesta 350 Air inflatable awning kept all these features with the additional benefit of being super fast to pitch thanks to the superb Kampa patented AirFrame. Inflated from a single air valve all the internal air beams are connected together with a clever valve system allowing the user to isolate each section once pitched. The 2014 Kampa Fiesta Air 350 is available in two colours - blue/grey and two tone grey, with matching annexe colours. The ability to remove the side panel and zip in the annexe makes for a superb, flexible awning package.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 | Admin
With the 2015 camping season charging over the horizon, we take a closer look at the full caravan awning range available from Dorema.
Dorema, one of the best European manufacturers of top quality caravan awnings, have once again updated their extensive awning range with no less than twelve models to choose from in 2015. Caravanner's have different needs when it comes to deciding which awning is best for them. To some it's flexibility, to others an all weather product is essential. Dorema have an extensive range to accommodate almost every requirement, but know which is right for you is a personal choice.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 | Admin
With the ever increasing popularity of the Kampa Rally Air inflatable caravan awnings, it is inevitable that at some point a degree of maintenance may be required. One of the most important parts of the awning is obviously the internal air bladders which could need replacement should a disaster happen. Here is a step by step guide on how to change or replace the air bladder valve.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Admin
Motorhome holidays are a tremendously popular choice in the UK with the volume of new and used motorhomes, campervans and van conversions growing every year. The choice of vehicle types and specifications is mind blowing - but there's always room for improvement it would seem. The popularity of van customisation or modification has also seen a massive growth over the past few years. There is a vast quantity of add-ons and gadgets which can be added to your vehicle to enhance your holiday experience of simply to add a touch of 'Bling' to your motorhome.
Monday, 1 September 2014 | Admin
Replacing a broken fibreglass tent or awning pole section is a simple and quick repair almost anybody can do. Follow these simple instructions and you'll so be an expert in repairing your broken tent poles.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 | Admin
Saturday, 12 July 2014 | Admin
Outdoor Revolution have a fantastic reputation for producing innovative awnings packed full of well thought out features design to offer useful benefits to their customers without compromising on quality. With a pedigree of manufacturing some of the best selling motorhome drive away awnings, their range of caravan awnings has quickly establishing a reputation of excellence.
The new range of inflatable caravan awnings from Outdoor Revolution includes one of my favourites – the Outdoor Revolution Porchlite. The Porchlite offers some of the most practical features in a really neat 260 x 250cm awning footprint. Constructed from the newly developed Acrylix Fabric, this material offers a silky smooth with huge versatile strength, built in double ripstop for extreme performance, flexibility and endurance to the elements and the suns ultra-violet rays. Exclusive to Outdoor Revolution, they claim this will outperform all of their competitors equivalent fabrics in terms of durability and lifespan.
2 CommentsSaturday, 7 June 2014 | Admin
With many of our online customers at www.a2zcamping.co.uk now asking about awnings for mini van conversion like the Nissan NV200, Peugeot blah blah, Citroen Berlingo and Ford Transit Connect to name but a few, we thought it would be useful to road test a couple of our best selling awnings which although not technically designed for these smaller vehicles could make an ideal solution for those needing a little extra sleeping or storage space for their day vans.
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 | Admin
Camping & Caravan petrol generators have increasingly become popular with caravan and camping enthusiasts alike, providing freedom and flexibility as well as offering a saving over alternative power supplied. However there still remains a stigma with regards to using a petrol generator and they can easily be dismissed without proper investigation.
Thursday, 1 August 2013 | Admin
One of the most popular small motorhomes in the world is the timeless and immediately identifiable VW Campervan. Building on this fantastic reputation VW continues with its commitment to producing top quality campervans, offering better and better models with each passing year.
Motorhome awning manufacturers have not been too slow in identifying this ever growing market, now there is a staggering variety of small format awning designed specifically for this type of vehicle. Choosing the perfect match for your needs can be a bewildering process, but having the right information to hand can make this process easier.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 | Admin
a2zcamping.co.uk are delighted to introduce a new Awning Finder page designed to help you select the right product that's perfect for your needs. You'll need to know the make, model and type of caravan you have together with the year of manufacture - then we'll show you the measurement needed to identify the right awning size and present you with a selection of awnings suitable for your caravan.
Friday, 9 November 2012 | AdminKampa Rally Air 260 & 390 Review - New inflatable awnings from Kampa
Sceptical about inflatable awnings, a2zcamping thought it only proper to review the all new Kampa Rally Air with an open mind and a pump.
On a quiet Sunday morning somewhere in Warwickshire, OK the Outdoor Trade Show at Stoneleigh Park, Kampa introduced us to the all new Kampa Rally Air Caravan Porch Awning, new addition to the already well established Kampa Rally range of lightweight porch awnings.
This revolutionary inflatable awning which has no heavy metal frame or poles, has no need for special equipment or camping skills, just an air pump and a suitable pitch site, oh and a caravan would be useful too!
Thursday, 27 September 2012 | Admin
Measuring for a Caravan Awning
Full Awnings are, as the name suggests, a caravan awning which essentially wraps all the way around the caravans awnings rail. And this is the measurement you will need to ensure you buy the prefect fit. Sounds easy right? But get this measurement wrong and it could be like trying to get into a very tight pair of jeans. Too small and you’ll find it impossible to pitch and peg out properly; too large and the awning will be flapping around like a giant kite on the side of your caravan – expensive and totally impractical for entertaining!
Now there is an easy way and a hard way to do this: Read on to find out more.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | Admin
Deciding how to power your stuff has never been more important - chose carefully to get the best out of your holiday.
Almost all modern campsites have a provision for mains power supplies, delivered via an electrical hook up post within each 'pitch'. This is by far the easiest way to power your television, laptop, hairdryer or even microwave on the go.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | Admin
What makes a good tent? - Flysheet/Fabric and Hydrostatic Head
All the tents we sell on www.a2zcamping.co.uk are made of fabric materials, the flysheet, which include cotton canvas, nylon and polyester.
Monday, 13 February 2012 | Admin
Chosing the right awning can be a time consuming process. But whatever you decide you will need to know what fits your caravan. Find out here how to measure for a Lightweight or Porch Awning.