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 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, 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.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Admin
Caravan awnings have gone through a massive revolution over the last couple of years with a move towards inflatable awnings. But one of the big changes for 2015 caravan awnings has been the introduction by a number of very high profile manufacturers of all weather or all season awnings.
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.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | Admin
Could the wait finally be over? VW have just announced the introduction of the long awaited new VW T6 - the next evolution to the world renowned Transporter range. Used as the base for many of the most respected campervans, the VW Transporter series have long been held in very high regard and often as an aspirational motor camper. Announced by Volkeswagon Commercial Vehicles CEO Dr Eckhard Scholz "In 2015, we are renewing our most important model – the T-series. We can already announce today that we are proud to present the T6 within the foreseeable future."
Without giving a confirmed launch date Dr Scholz continued "It will incorporate the excellent characteristics of the T5 and it will also feature a whole load of new technology innovations. The result will again be an outstanding, reliable, technically refined, mobile companion for our customers.”
Many campers will almost certainly show an interest in any new VW innovation and we all look forward to seeing some seek peeks - more on this soon, I hope.
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.
Sunday, 9 February 2014 | Admin
Quest Leisure Product Caravan Awning Review 2014
Whilst the rain continues to fall and the wind blows a gale, the new camping season seems a million miles away. But there’s a saying in these parts "If you don’t like the weather, wait around a while" - spring will soon be here with summer hot on her heels. With the thought of the warm sun on our shoulders and the taste of a cold beer on our lips, we thought it about time we reviewed the latest awnings on offer from Quest Leisure Products.
Quest Leisure have, over the last twenty years, established a class leading range of products which deliver value for money in the whole package including initial cost, product performance and after sales service. A British company based in the midlands Quest continue to be innovative in their design direction and dedicated in pushing the boundaries, with some really clever features packed into their proud range of products.
Wednesday, 5 February 2014 | Admin
Sunncamp Caravan awnings, one of the UK's best selling touring caravan awning suppliers, have certainly been really busy bringing out a new 2014 range of inflatable awnings, lightweight porch awnings and motorhome awnings designed for every budget. There range now includes four inflatable porch awnings, two inflatable motorhome awnings (both inflatable, drive away and free standing) nine porch awnings and four motor awnings.
Sunncamp continue with their philosophy of including as much product within the initial purchase as possible, making their caravan awnings packed full of features as well as offering outstanding value for money. Sunncamp awnings include rear caravan bump pads sewn into the awning (where applicable) to protect your caravan and provide a draught proof seal between the vehicle and your living space.
The entire 2014 awning range now boast a hydrostatic head of 5000mm and all but the acrylic models are made from high grade 150D Oxford Polyester or the new super strong 150D Oxford Ripstop Polyester material - this new Ripstop material really is the best lightweight awning fabric we have seen for a very long time. Several models have had a facelift whilst we also see the introduction of a couple of new models. So let’s dig in and have a closer look.
Saturday, 19 October 2013 | Admin
Sunncamp Strand 270 Air Inflatable Awning Review (2014)
Brand new for 2014 is the Sunncamp Strand 270 Air a cross-over Caravan or Motorhome (upto 250cm) inflatable awning. Made using the same tough 150D Oxford Ripstop material as used on the new Sunncamp Ultima Air awnings, this brand new design is sure to be a winner with many touring campers. Building on the strengths of the Sunncamp Strand, the inflatable awning has an extra large footprint measuring 260cm (d) x 270cm (w) - a full 20cm (8 inches) deeper than the Sunncamp Ultima Air awning. With extra large front panels, both of which can be rolled up or used to provide a double front canopy, the Sunncamp Strand 270 Air has a light airy feel inside. All internal windows are fitted with curtains to maintain a good level of privacy if required.
Friday, 18 October 2013 | Admin
Sunncamp Ultima Air Inflatable Awning Review (2014)
Sunncamp, manufacturer of the award winning Ultima Air Caravan awning, continue on their march to dominate the inflatable awning market with a new 2014 range of inflatable products destined to be a massive hit with many caravan enthusiasts. Sunncamp inflatable caravan awnings have already proved to be an increadible success with the Ultima Air winning top honours from Practical Caravan Magazine in the Tourer of the Year 2014 category.
3 CommentsFriday, 18 October 2013 | Admin
Sunncamp Rotonde Air 350 Inflatable Awning Review (2014)
The all new Sunncamp Rotonde 350 Air awning has been designed from the ground up, building on the massive success of the Sunncamp Ultima Air awning range. The Rotonde 350 Air uses the same internal inflatable 'poles' to achieve a beautifully rigid awning construction with bags of headroom and a real head turning look. The original poled version of the Sunncamp Rotonde was a big seller in 2013, praised for its exceptional looks and unparalleled panoramic window layout.
Monday, 30 September 2013 | Admin
2014 is already being dubbed by the industry as the year of the inflatable awning. Many of the most respected caravan awning manufacturers have a selection of inflatable awning designed to meet the needs of the most demanding campers. Outdoor Revolution are no exception; with a history of design innovation and a history of outstanding awning manufacturing bring a new concept in caravan awnings. Marrying the easy and simplicity of an inflatable awning with the practicalities of a framed model the Outdoor Revolution Oxygen Speed 2 is a spacious 4 metre awning pack full of thoughtful features.