New Dorema 2018 Awning Range Review

Wednesday, 1 November 2017  |  Admin

With the 2018 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 for 2018. 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.

Lets make this easier and break the range down into easier to digest sections. The Dorema range can be categorised into three overall sections; General Use Awnings, Flexible Use Awnings and Deluxe Awnings. It's important to remember that all these awnings are manufactured from the highest quality Ten Cate Coated Polyester heavy duty fabric, with additional coatings on some models and extra features on others making them more suitable for permanent sites, seasonal sites and general touring use. For example, an awning designed for permanent site use will inevitably be stronger and heavier than a touring awning. The frame and construction of a permanent site awning has to be considered to maximise the awnings strength, weather resistance and UV stability since this type of awning is pitched and left erected for the entire season, special attention needs to be focused on the longevity of each component to ensure it can withstand the elements.

General use awnings obviously need to be heavy duty but it is vital that they are also easy to erect, lighter to transport and flexible enough for the average two to three week camping holiday. Generally they are erected for your holiday and packed away when you're ready to go home with the minimum of fuss. The materials used in manufacturer have to withstand the rigours of multiple holidays as pitching and packing away can take it's toll on cheaper awning materials. With a focus on simplicity the Dorema range now comes complete with easy grip frames and safe lock pads - these allow the awning to be connected to your caravan without the need to drill, screw or otherwise deface your vehicle. The pads connect to a special beading within the awning and then to the end of the roof support poles. The pads with a large non slip surface, are then pressed against your vehicle holding the roof safely and securely in place with no slipping or sliding around.

So lets dive into the range for a closer look.

 

Dorema Daytona.

The Daytona is by far our best selling general use full caravan awning. Made from the best quality touring materials the Daytona offers superb value with outstanding features supplied as standard. This awning is available in a huge range of sizes from 725 - 1125cm and can be purchased in three colours: Blue/Grey, Charcoal/Grey or Burgundy/Grey*. The awning is fitted with a 25mm EasyGrip frame with extra supporting roof poles and additional front legs supplied with the large size awnings.

2018 now includes 270cm and 300cm deep models, in Charcoal/Grey.

Optional lightweight aluminium or fibreglass frames are available should you wish to make the whole package lighter and you can also choose to add either a standard or tall bedroom annexe to either side of your awning to increase sleeping accommodation. Storm poles and safe lock system kit are also available if required. Prices start at £714.00 but if purchased through an authorised Dorema stockist like www.a2zcamping.co.uk - a 30% discount is applied so this price drops to only £519. Want a closer look? Click here.

 

Dorema Garda 240.

If your requirements demand a seasonal site awning, the Dorema Garda 240 is a great example of an awning which is both strong, flexible and practical for touring and seasonal users. Extra heavy duty materials make the Dorema Garda 240 extremely strong, very easy to clean, colourfast in UV light and extremely waterproof. Aimed at the enthusiastic campers who, for example, takes more than one holiday a year or tours for a large part of the season, the features packed into this product are thoughtful and flexible. The awning has several special features which include being able to add an optional standard or tall annexe and reattach the side panel with a clever double zip system, covered zips in matching materials for additional weather protection and fly screen mesh panels on both sides.

For the more demanding user the frame can be upgraded to a 28mm EasyGrip Steel designed for extra strength or, to reduce weight, to either a lightweight fibreglass or aluminium option. Dorema also have a superb Palma canopy which can be attached to the front of your Garda awning using the beading already sewn in place. These features really add flexibility to the Garda 240 package and will almost certainly appeal to many caravan owners. Discounted prices start at £689 for the smallest size 5 (available in sizes 750 - 1125cm). Want to know more? Click here.

 

Dorema Garda XL270.

The bigger brother to the Garda 240, the Dorema Garda XL270 as the name suggests is 270cm deep offering a larger awning footprint. Whilst both models have the same features the extra depth makes the XL270 awning look and feel a lot bigger than it is; whilst still keeping the ease of pitch of it's smaller sibling. The extra floor space inside makes a surprising difference when you consider its only 30cm deeper. For the more demanding user the frame can be upgraded to a 28mm EasyGrip Steel designed for extra strength or, to reduce weight, to either a lightweight fibreglass or aluminium option. Dorema also have a superb Palma canopy which can be attached to the front of your Garda awning using the beading already sewn in place. These features really add flexibility to the Garda XL270 package and will almost certainly appeal to many caravan owners. Discounted prices start at £759 for the smallest size 5 (available in sizes 750 - 1125cm). Want to know more? Click here.

 

Dorema Multi Nova & Dorema Multi Nova Excellent.

These amazing new Dorema Multi Nova awnings are a very clever combination full awning and fitted sun canopy all in one. Available in two great colours, either Blue/Grey or Charcoal/Grey, the Multi Nova comes as standard with a lightweight Aluminium frame making it perfect for touring and general use camping. Lightweight and easy to pitch the Dorema Multi Nova has removable panels throughout , making it easy to change from an awning to a sun canopy and back again in a matter of minutes. The Multi Nova has removable front and side panels and has a fitted door and flyscreen. The Multi Nova Excellent has the added feature of fly screens fitted to both sides and also has a fitted door into each front panel to suit your caravan.

Optional extras include upgrading to an ultra light Fibreglass frame, Stormpoles and Storm Lock system kit for extra stability during inclement weather conditions. Both the Multi Nova and the Multi Nova Excellent are compatible with the Dorema Palma Front Canopy, so the whole awning/sun canopy can be further extended if required. Discounted prices start at £669 for the smallest size 6 (available in sizes 775 - 1125cm). Want to know more? Click here.

 

 

Dorema Garda 240 De Luxe.

Designed as a true Seasonal site awning, the Dorema Garda 240 De Luxe is a great example of an awning which is both strong, flexible and practical. Extra heavy duty materials make the Dorema Garda 240 Deluxe extremely strong, very easy to clean, colourfast in UV light and extremely waterproof. The awning has several special features which include being able to add an optional standard or tall annexe and reattach the side panel with a clever double zip system, covered zips in matching materials for additional weather protection and fly screen mesh panels on both sides.

For the more demanding user the frame can be upgraded to a 28mm EasyGrip Steel designed for extra strength or, to reduce weight, to either a lightweight fibreglass or aluminium option. Dorema also have a superb Palma canopy which can be attached to the front of your Garda awning using the beading already sewn in place. These features really add flexibility to the Garda 240 De Luxe package and will almost certainly appeal to many caravan owners. Full external privacy blinds are fitted to enhance the awning's security whilst not occupied or for total internal privacy. This also protects your awning furniture and interior for the effects of UV sunlight fading. Discounted prices start at £779 for the smallest size 5 (available in sizes 750 - 1125cm). Want to know more? Click here.

 

Dorema Octavia.

The Octavia from Dorema is certainly a real head turner. Designed and produced with the highest quality seasonal materials the Dorema Octavia has a high tech look to complement the design of today's latest caravans. Futuristic styling is what makes this awning very different but the features packed in to this package makes it extremely easy to set up, flexible in it's use and desirable to own. Supplied as standard with 25mm EasyGrip Steel frame with the option of either a fibreglass or aluminium lightweight option.

A tall bedroom annexe and a standard annexe is also available; these also use the Dorema double zip, making it possible to replace the side panel even when the annexe is attached. A new Octavia front sun canopy is also available to further extend your outside living space. Discounted prices start at £815 for the smallest size 8 (available in sizes 825 - 1125cm). Want to know more? Click here.

 

Dorema President XL280 De Luxe.

Designed with extreme campers in mind the new Dorema President XL280 De Luxe is a serious piece of kit. Whether you require a top quality touring awning or a perfect seasonally sited awning, the new President is actually perfect for both. The Ten Cate material is equipped with extra coatings to help reduce dirt adhesion to enhance the awnings longevity. Full external privacy blinds are fitted to enhance the President's security whilst not occupied or for total internal privacy. This also protects your awning furniture and interior for the effects of UV sunlight fading. A super tough 28mm EasyGrip frame is supplied as standard with either a lightweight fibreglass or aluminium alternative available but we don't recommend these for seasonal site use where strength and durability is paramount.

The President XL280 will also accommodate an optional pointed roof deluxe bedroom annexe, with additional safe lock system kit and storm poles available to enhance the awnings stability during inclement weather conditions. Security and stability are further improved with the double anchor hooks so you can have the mud flaps either inside or outside the awning. Available in sizes 775 - 1200cm for the larger modern caravan's. Prices start at £1,059 for the size 6 awning.Want to know more? Click here.

 

 

Dorema Royal 350.

A true luxury awning with tonnes of options. The Dorema Royal 350 is perfect for permanent site use and is manufactured to the highest standards. The unique feature of the Dorema Royal is the movable front panels. Both front panels can be inserted either at the front of the awning giving maximum internal floor space(350cm) or recessed back 110cm giving a large front canopy and still maintaining a good 240cm internal awning footprint. An optional partition wall is also available so that you can recess just one front panel giving a further 'L' shaped internal layout - this really is a flexible awning to suit every serious campers needs.

The highest quality Ten Cate all season materials are used to ensure the Dorema Royal 350 performs faultlessly as a permanent site awning, with all the features you would expect from a class leading awning manufacturer. Options include a tall bedroom annexe with double zip design so the side panel can be zipped back in when the annexe is attached. The Royal 350 is also compatible with the Dorema Palma sun canopy to further extend your outdoor space. Available in sizes 825 - 1200cm for the larger modern caravan's. Prices start at £1,269 for the size 8 awning.Want to know more? Click here.

 

Dorema Royal 350 De Luxe.

The best of the best just got even better. The Dorema Royal 350 Deluxe builds on the success of it's sister awning; perfect for permanent site use and is manufactured to the highest standards. The unique feature of the Dorema Royal is the movable front panels. Both front panels can be inserted either at the front of the awning giving maximum internal floor space(350cm) or recessed back 110cm giving a large front canopy and still maintaining a good 240cm internal awning footprint. An optional partition wall is also available so that you can recess just one front panel giving a further 'L' shaped internal layout - this really is a flexible awning to suit every serious campers needs. The Royal 350 De Luxe also has full external privacy blinds to enhance the Royal 350 De Luxe security whilst not occupied or for total internal privacy. This also protects your awning furniture and interior for the effects of UV sunlight fading. Further improvements include double mud flaps inside and out, double safe lock storm system allowing the use of up to four storm straps and includes quick lock pads.

The highest quality Ten Cate all season materials are used to ensure the Dorema Royal 350 DE Luxe performs faultlessly as a permanent site awning, with all the features you would expect from a class leading awning manufacturer. Options include a tall bedroom annexe with double zip design so the side panel can be zipped back in when the annexe is attached. The Royal 350 De Luxe is also compatible with the Dorema Palma sun canopy to further extend your outdoor space. Available in sizes 825 - 1200cm for the larger modern caravan's. Prices start at £1,459 for the size 8 awning.Want to know more? Click here.

As usual, if you would like to find out more please explore our website or drop us an email. We are always happy to offer help and advice.

 

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