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Best Drive Away Awnings

Most motorhome & campervan owners want some kind of an awning, to give shade from the sun, when it’s hot & you want to sit outside & a space to get out of the wind & rain, when the weathers being more “British”. That’s when you want one of the best drive away awnings.

Why Bother With an Awning ?

If you use french aires all the time, you know that you can not use an awning at all. So that makes that side of the argument fairly straight forward.

 

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Doubles Your Living Area

 

If on the other hand you use your campervan in any other way, then any kind of an awning is a fantastic accessory to have. Drive away awnings, can effectively double or even treble the amount of living space that you have & makes it usable whether it is hot & sunny or when it’s wet. They can also be used as extra sleeping areas. So which awning do you need ? Well let’s have a look at the different drive away awnings for campervans & motorhomes, that are available on the market today.

Who makes what ?

These are the recognised market leaders, who make the best driveaway awnings for motorhomes & campervans.

Click the links to go straight to their products;

Kampa
Vango
Olpro
Outdoor-Revolution
Suncamp

All of these manufactures, split the ranges of awnings into Tall/high/XL for motorhomes & Low/standard for campervans.

How Much ?

We all have different budgets available & we also have different needs for a drive away awning. So to help you to narrow down the huge choices of awnings, by price range, I can help you to not waste your time, with prices starting for the small awnings

Lightweight poled awning from – £150 > £600

Lightweight air frame awning from – £300 > £800

Premium air frame awning from – £650 > £1400

So now lets look at a selection of what each company offers, to give you a really good idea of what’s available today. So you will see that the Product links will to each range.

 

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How do they work ?

They are basically the same as a tent, but have what is called a rear tunnel. This tunnel is connected to your motorhome/camper by using a drive away kit to connect to an awning rail or the front channel of any wind out awning.

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Tunnel Connection from Awning to Van

 

The kit has a figure of 8 strip that connects into the channel of the wind-out awning to one side and the figure of 8 to the other, so all three parts become interlocked. I personally have a wind out awning & a safari tent, which is great if you staying in one place for a while, but a drive away is very versitile.

 

A second strip of beading slides onto the free side of the figure of 8 strip. To detach, simply slide the figure of 8 connector strip away.

 

Vehicle’s awning channel or rail. In this case, the driveaway awning should be connected to the vehicle’s rail or channel exactly as above. However, the awning fixing kit should be 6mm to 6mm. This is because the vehicle’s rail will be 6mm in diameter. If you don’t already have a rail on your campervan or motorhome, it’s well worth getting one fitted, as this is the cleanest, fastest, and most convenient way to fit your drive-away awning to your vehicle.

Frame or Air Awning ?

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Steel, Alloy or Fibreglass Awning Poles

 

The drive away awnings come in 2 designs to keep the awning up. Either a more traditional rigid frame using awning poles or air filled tubes.

In much the same as you put up & original frame tent, these awnings use steel, alloy or fibreglass poles to create the frame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Air Frame Awning

How does an inflatable awning work? Instead of steel or fibreglass poles, the awning has inflatable air beams which are inflated with a pump.

The beams become rigid and keep the awning stable and upright, in much the same way as a standard poled awning. These awnings are very simple to put up & can often be put up faster than a poled awning.

 

 

 

Inflatable awnings or “Air Awnings” as they are known, have been around for some years now & have taken the driveaway awning market by storm. They are more expensive than the awning pole versions, so maybe you need to bare that in mind.

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                               Kampa Awnings

Make the most of the outdoors with a Kampa  drive away awning. These premium quality awnings, guarantee you privacy and comfort wherever you pitch-up. Designed for an easy and convenient extension of your living area, the quality of the materials used, ensure a reliable operation and durability.

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Travel Pod Touring Air

Quick to set-up and completely free-standing, simply detach your awning from your campervan or motorhome and leave it to reserve your pitch whilst you explore the local area or drive to a nearby beauty spot.

 

Travel Pod Touring Air

Cleverly designed to sit alongside your camper van, you now get the maximum amount of space without extending beyond your pitch.

 

Inside you’ll find a spacious living area with plenty of light entering from the windows, all of which have zip-up blinds.

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Quality Awning

 

 

 

 

 

There are three doors with mesh screens. Supplied as standard is a large four berth inner tent. Brilliant for large families or if you like to go touring with friends.

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Optional Canopy

 

Available in a left-hand (L/H) and right-hand (R/H) configuration. Zip-on the optional canopy for even more space, if you require it.

 

 

 

Features
  • Inflatable – external Multi Point Inflation System (7-8 psi)
  • Freestanding drive-away awning
  • ‘Feel the difference’ Weathershield™ HD material
  • A massive 6000mm hydrostatic head (HD version)
  • Seams hot air taped – for maximum weatherproofing (HD version)
  • Sleep-Tite darkened bedrooms
  • Door in side tunnel
  • Adjustable height rear tunnel to suit a wide range of vehicles
  • Sewn-in groundsheet with clip-in canopy groundsheet
  • Zip-up blinds on all windows
  • Mesh screens on doors
  • Kampa Climate Control system
  • SabreLink™ Flex Ready
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Superb Bedroom Tent

Supplied as standard is a large four berth inner tent.

Brilliant for large families or if you like to go touring with friends. Giving a warm, dry & comfortable additional sleeping area. Great fun place for kids or friends to sleep, giving you more space & privacy inside your camper or motorhome. If you don’t need it, you are left with a massive additional living area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Motor Rally Air Pro Driveaway 260/350/390
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Rally Air Pro 330

 

Back in 2018 Kampaintroduced the Motor Rally Air Pro Drive-Away 330 as a “Driveaway” version of the Motor Rally range It was such a massive success, that in 2019 they increased the range to include the 260 version, for smaller van Based Conversions.

 

The big feature of the Motor Rally Air Pro Drive-Away Range is the Weathershield Pro Polyester fabric. This gives the look and feel of a more traditional awning fabric to give a quality & more luxurious feel and look to the awning.

 

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Bright & Airy

 

 

The Motor Rally Air Pro Driveaway also features Kampa’s Single inflation system. So you only need to inflate the awning at one position, for quick and easy pitching. There are 2 valves to ensure that all of the air is easily expelled, when you come to take the awning down.

Large windows and fly mesh doors allow plenty of light and good ventilation without any bugs coming into your awning. For privacy all of the windows have curtains There is also the option of a 2 berth bedroom annexe.

The Motor Rally Air Pro Drive-Away 260 comes with lots of fixing options including a Twin beading 6mm and 4mm so it will attach to awning rails or directly into a wind out canopy.

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Self Contained

We would still recommend using a driveaway kit though, as by attaching the awning directly into an awning channel you make it very hard to actually driveaway and reattach on your return.

Three Sizes For A Great Fit On Your  Motorhome

 

The awning also comes supplied with awning straps that allow you to attach by throwing the straps over the roof of the vehicle and pegging them down on the opposite side. This method is good for taking up slack on the awning tunnel and can be used alone or in conjunction with attaching via a driveaway kit into an awning rail.

 

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Two Access Doors

It’s a good idea that when you leave the awning on site with no vehicle attached, that you use the straps that you would normally throw over the vehicle as extra pegging points for the awning. This will help ensure the awning stays pitched on windier days. It would normally be secured to your vehicle so it just replaces that security.

 

 

 

 

 

Features
  • Double coated Weathershield™ Pro fabric
  • TPU AirFrame with one-point inflation
  • Freestanding drive-away awning
  • Adjustable height rear tunnel to suit a wide range of vehicles
  • 6mm Keder beading fitted
  • Dual-Pitch Roof System
  • Seams hot air taped
  • Windows – Crystal Clear for a great view out
  • Curtains on all windows
  • Large flyscreen in right-hand side window
  • QuickPitch™ webbing straps – stronger and quicker than guylines
  • Zips: Kampa heavy duty no. 10 with weather protection
  • Mud flaps – internal with pegging eyelets
  • Zip-out side panels
  • Roll-to-side front panels
  • NEW – Doors in tunnel
  • Oversized carry bag
  • SabreLink™ Ready – easy fitment of SabreLink™ lighting
  • Complete with high volume Downdraught pump

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    Superb Drive Away Awning

 

 

 

This is not a cheap awning and this can be seen by the design and fabrics used, With its Weathershield Pro fabric and traditional awning look it really does look good and will complement your Campervan or Motorhome and stand up to best and worst of British Weather.

 

 

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                             Vango Awnings

There are 27 different airbeam & pole models, so you can choose the best driveaway awning to suit your vehicle & your requirements. Vango makes very good quality premium awnings & so they are priced accordingly.

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Vango Airbeam Galli

Galli III RSV

The Galli low driveaway awning is great for anyone who wants a large and versatile space on their outdoor holiday.

This awning even has the option of space for two bedroom inner tents, great for additional friends & family. The inflatable AirBeam® technology means you can pitch this awning in a matter of minutes so you’ve got more time to get on with relaxing.

 

 

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A Quality Awning

The air beams are positioned to give a good height throughout and the Sentinel Pro Fabric is a double ripstop polyester fabric, giving superior strength and long lasting durability. It is extremely waterproof & will perform in all weather conditions, making it perfect for touring with your campervan.

 

 

 

Features
  • Vango AirBeam® – Quick to pitch and creates a strong and rigid structure
  • Side Attachment – Awning attaches to your van with a side attachment to ensure you are always facing the view wherever you go
  • RSV Attachment – An RSV attachment is suitable for European vehicles or those who have left hand drives, enabling the awning to attach on the right hand side and to make sure you are always facing the view
  • Oxford Polyester Groundsheet- The perfect balance between low weight and high durability
  • Fully Sewn-in Groundsheet- flat sided at entrance
  • Sentinel Pro -ColourLok  double ripstop fabric,
  • AirSpeed® Valve System and easy access positioning
  • Pre-angled Beams – Achieve greater internal space & external strength
  • SkyTrack II® System – A flexible hanging system which allows you to easily attach lighting,
  • High Visibility Guylines with Tidies
  • Adjustable Pegging System
  • Diamond Clear Windows with zipped privacy curtains
  • Two Doors in Tunnel – For convenient access to the front or back of your vehicle
  • Roll Away Connecting Tunnel –
  • 2 Mesh Doors – Front and side doors fitted with internal mesh
  • Storm Straps – Additional stability for your awning in strong winds.

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    Great Space for Relaxing Dining

Multiple Attachment Methods – Pre-attached 6mm kador, over vehicle straps, roof bar attachment tabs and sleeve for pole & clamp AirAway® Vehicle Awnings included with – Pre-attached 6mm kador strip, over vehicle webbing straps, roof bar attachment tabs, sleeve for pole & clamp, steel rock pegs & mallet with carry bag, easy pack carry bag and double action pump with carry bag.

Touring Awning – This awning is designed for touring use; it is not designed for static or long-term seasonal pitching as extensive exposure to UV light will cause accelerated fabric degradation. UV degradation is not covered under the warranty.

However, under normal holiday use your awning will give long service.

 

 

Vango Airhub Hexaway II
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Airhub Hexaway

 

The hugely popular Vango AirHub Hexaway awning creates a spacious living room style extension to your motorhome or campervan.

The hexagonal design allows you to use all the space when spending time with family and friends. Using 1 beam with 3 valve options means that the AirHub HexAway’s single inflation system is quick and easy to both put up and take down.

 

 

 

 

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Great Design – Great Awning

 

The skylight windows make the awning bright & light, even when the weather is not being so kind. The connecting tunnel has 2 side entrance doors for easy access & is easily rolled away when you’re off exploring for the day

 

 

 

 

 

Features
  • Vango AirBeam® – Quick to pitch and creates a strong and rigid structure
  • Linked-in Groundsheet – Easy to clean groundsheet that can be attached or detached from the living area
  • Sentinel Pro – ColourLok material
  • AirSpeed® Valve System – sinle point Inflation
  • Pre-angled Beams
  • SkyTrack® System – Attachment system which can be used to attach lighting,
  • High Visibility Guylines with Tidies
  • Adjustable Pegging System
  • Alternating Diamond Clear and Mesh Windows
  • Skylight windows
  • Zipped privacy curtains
  • Roll Away Connecting Tunnel With 2 doors
  • Flat Entry Groundsheet

 

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Comfortable, Relaxing Light & Airy

 

Multiple attachment methods – Pre-attached 6mm kador strip, over vehicle webbing straps, roof bar attachment tabs,

sleeve for pole & clamp, steel rock pegs & mallet with carry bag, easy pack carry bag and double action pump with carry bag.

Excellent Touring awning.

 

 

 

Vango Faros
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Vango Faros

This is a lightweight poled awning using Sentinel Active quality fabric.

 

The fabric is strong, waterproof & light. This a great awning if you have limited storage space & the weight of the awning is important to you.

 

It’s the ideal size for short breaks away without taking up valuable storage space. When you return from a day out, this awning is easily reattached thanks to its multi attachment options and simple double entry tunnel structure.

 

 

 

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High or Low Versions

The large front door with mesh panel creates a great living space making this awning the perfect addition to your vehicle on short breaks away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features
  • Vango PowerFlex® Fibreglass Poles – Creates a strong, yet light and reliable structure
  • Pre-Angled Beams
  • Linked-in Groundsheet – Detachable flat entry
  • Sentinel ActiveFabric
  • Vango Patented TBS®II Tension Band System
  • High Visibility Guylines
  • Adjustable Pegging System
  • Diamond Clear Windows with toggled privacy curtains
  • Flat Entry Groundsheet – Easily dropped to ground level allowing effortless entering without needing to step over the entrance
  • Roll Away Connecting Tunnel – with 2 entrance doors
  • King pole doors – Integrated eyelets allow optional king poles to prop open doors, creating a canopy
  • Mesh Front Door
  • AirZone Ventilation reduces condensation
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Great Space to Relax in an Evening

 

Multiple Attachment Methods – Pre-attached 6mm kador, over vehicle straps, roof bar attachment tabs and sleeve for pole & clamp, steel pegs with carry bag and carry bag with compression straps  Great lightweight poled touring awning .

 

 

 

 

 

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                                Olpro Awnings

Olpro started in 2011, in the fantastic Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, and they have been designing and producing top quality camping and camper van equipment ever since. Lets have look at some of their great driveaway awnings.

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Olpro Cocoon

Cocoon Breeze

The Cocoon Breeze is Olpro’s largest and most popular Drive Away Awning with plenty of living and sleeping space. It includes a 5 berth bedroom inner tent with a removable divider, zip-able doors and fly Mesh.

 

 

 

 

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Optional Sleeping Area

The inflatable beams make setting up a Breeze, a breeze. The 150D Oxford polyester fabric is fully waterproof, very strong & hard wearing. A great awning that gives a huge boost to the living area of your motorhome or caravan. Great for holidaying with family & friends.

 

 

 

 

Features
  • Packed dimensions (cm): 82cm x 43cm x 43cm (32.3” x 16.9” x 16.9”)
  • Weight (kg): 30kg
  • Hydrostatic Head: 5,000mm H/H
  • Material: 150D Oxford
  • Sewn in groundsheet: Yes
  • Poles: Reinforced TPU Inflatable Beams
  • Canopy poles: Yes
  • Number of doors: 3
  • Windows: 3
  • Pitching time: 15 Minutes
  • Bedroom inner tent: Yes (5 Berth)
  • Standing room: Yes
  • Pegs included: Yes
  • Pump Included: Yes
  • Carpet available: Yes
  • Footprint groundsheet available: Yes

 

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Large Spacious & Colourful Awning

 

With the  inner bedroom tent, you can comfortably go touring with extended family or friends. These are nice looking awnings & come in a blue & white if you prefer a less colourful awning.

 

 

 

 

Loopo Breeze
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Olpro Loopo

The Loopo Breeze Drive away awning is perfect for that bit of extra space for living, sleeping or just for storage.

The inflatable beams makes setting up Loopo Breeze, a breeze only taking 10 minutes to set up.

 

 

 

 

 

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Optional Bedroom

When you go out for the day a lot of your gear can be left in the awning, keeping it safe & dry, for when you return.You can get the bedroom inner tent as an extra accessory. Great for touring with family & friends.

 

 

 

 

Features
  • Packed dimensions (cm): 82cm x 37cm x 37cm
    (32.3” x 14.6” x 14.6”)
  • Weight (kg): 21kg
  • Hydrostatic Head: 5,000mm H/H
  • Material: 150D Oxford
  • Sewn in groundsheet: Yes
  • Poles: Reinforced TPU Inflatable Beams
  • Canopy poles: Yes
  • Number of doors: 5
  • Windows: 3
  • Pitching time: 10 Minutes
  • Bedroom inner tent: Yes – Sold Separately
  • Standing room: Yes
  • Pegs included: Yes
  • Pump Included: Yes
  • Carpet available: Yes
  • Footprint groundsheet available: Yes
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Extended Canopy Keeps The Inside Dry

 

The extended canopy is really useful in helping to keep the inside of the awning dry, when the weather is not being helpful.

With over 2000 5* reviews, you have to guess it’s a pretty good product!

 

 

 

 

Cubo Breeze

The CUBO Breeze Drive away Campervan Awning is perfect for that bit of extra space for living, sleeping or storage.

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Olpro Cubo Air

 

The inflatable beams make setting up a Breeze, only taking 10 minutes to erect. Great campervan awning, with the option of attaching to the side opening door or onto the rear opening doors or tailgate. So depending on your own interior layout, you have the choice of where best to put the awning.

 

 

 

Features
  • Packed dimensions (cm): 82cm x 37cm x 37cm
    (32.3” x 14.6” x 14.6”)
  • Weight (kg): 18kg
  • Hydrostatic Head: 5,000mm H/H
  • Material: 150D Oxford
  • Sewn-in groundsheet: Yes
  • Poles: Reinforced TPU Inflatable Beams
  • Canopy poles: No
  • Number of doors: 2
  • Windows: 4
  • Pitching time: 10 Minutes
  • Bedroom inner tent: No
  • Standing room: Yes
  • Pegs included: Yes
  • Pump Included: Yes
  • Carpet available: Yes
  • Footprint groundsheet available: Yes

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    Cubo Air or Poled- Compact & Light

 

 

A great compact lightweight awning. Availble as an Air beam or poled awning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                       Outdoor-Revolution Awnings

Outdoor Revolution have remained at the forefront of the industry in terms of functionality, quality, and value for money.

Outdoor Revolution have 19 driveaway awnings within their range, that contains something to accommodate touring groups of any size & budget. Let’s now have a look at a few of their best driveaway awnings.

Movelite T4
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Movelite T4 – Large & Versitile

The family favourite, the ‘Movelite T4’ lightweight drive away air awning remains the ultimate choice for larger touring families & groups.

The huge interior space is remarkably flexible and can be divided into living, storage, or sleeping areas to suit your personal needs.

A two/four berth inner tent is available for purchase as an optional extra. With a redesigned the roof structure as a shallow arch, to give additional strength and stability, whilst vastly improving water run-off.

 

 

 

 

 

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Large Openings Let The Outside In

This model now features a revolutionary twin internal cowl door to increase accessibility to all vans, from the UK or Europe. A choice of three height options allows this weekender to snugly fit and look stunning on any van below three metres tall. An optional canopy can also be zipped onto the front for superior protection from the elements.

 

 

Features

  • 480HDE Double Rip Stop Fabric – The Optimum Strength to Weight Ratio of Any Awning Fabric,
  • 6,000mm² Hydrostatic Head & Fully Taped Seams Throughout – Exceptionally Waterproof,
  • Inflatable Quadruple Tube Oxygen Air Frame System
  • Dynamic Speed Valve – The Quickest, Simplest and Most Reliable Inflation Valve on the Market.
  • Intelligent Frame Relief Valve – Our Exclusive Pressure Relief Valve Preventing Overinflation,
  • Lifetime Guarantee – On the Oxygen Air-Frame Tube Bladders Against Any Manufacturing Faults.
  • TPS Twin Piping System (4mm x 6mm) – Permitting Both Caravan/Motorhome Compatibility.
  • Inflatable Front Vestibule – Integral 105cm Deep Front Porch Area
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Strong & Sturdy Air Frame Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sewn-In PE Groundsheet –
  • Phoenix Mesh Side Door Panel – Breathable Mesh Flyscreens
  • Tinted Anti-Glare Window Panels
  • Zip-In Curtains – Patterned Zip In Blackout Blinds/Curtains for Maximum Privacy at Night.
  • Includes Electrical Hook-Up Point – To Power Electrical Appliances within the Awning.
  • Rear Cowl Height Tensioning Adjusters – Tightens Excess Tunnel Fabric Preventing Water Pooling
  • Deep Cowl with Tapered Profile Side – 110cm Deep Cowl Ensuring a Better, Weather-Tight Fit.
  • Double Interconnecting Zip-Back Rear Cowl Access Doors – Access for both UK/European Vans.
  • Cowl Door Ventilation with Zip-Down Draught Covers
  • Lumi-Link & Up/Downlighter Attachment Points.
  • Complete with Pegs, Guylines, Dual-Action Hand Pump, Reflective Storm Straps & Repair Kit.

 

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Sit Back & Relax in Confort

 

A great looking awning. Packed with features & gives a really large & versitile space. Giving great shade, but really well vented when it’s hot & sunny, yet being bright & airy when it’s not.

What ever the weather it’s a great place to relax in.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cayman –  There are different versions of this very popular awning. Poled, air & a rear door campervan one.
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Cayman Poled Awning

The best-selling lightweight Cayman Classic poled drive away awning is available in two height options & it will fit to the awning channel of almost all vehicles, from 180cm to 290cm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Big Front Canopy

 

The front door can be held upright using our optional canopy poles, in order to create a stylish front canopy area, adding to the functionality of the awning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The optional inner tent can sleep two people

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Cayman

comfortably.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features

  • 100HDE Hex Endure Fabric – An ultra-lightweight fabric with a contemporary print.
  • 3,000mm² Hydrostatic Head & Fully Taped Seams Throughout – Exceptionally waterproof.
  • Fibreglass Pole Frame – Tough & hard-wearing Pole-and-Sleeve frame.
  • Sewn In Groundsheet
  • Zip-In Curtains – Patterned zip in Blackout blinds/curtains for maximum privacy at night.
  • Single Rear Cowl Access Door – Allows direct entry to the vehicle
  • PVC Window Panels – Expansive, crystal clear windows
  • Velcro on the Bottom of the Doors – To keep it in place in the wind.
  • TPS Twin Piping System (4mm x 6mm) – Both Caravan/Motorhome compatible.
  • One Year Warranty – On the Canvas & Workmanship Against Any Manufacturing Faults.
  • Includes Electrical Hook-Up Point – To power any electrical appliances
  • Roof Ventilation – Improving air circulation within the awning
  • Optional Two Berth Inner Tent Hanging Loops.
  • Storm Strap Attachment Points.
  • Pegs, Reflective Guylines, Repair Kit, Carry Bag & Lumi-Link/Lumi-Lite Attachment Points.

 

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Side door in the tunnel

With a good sized internal living area, lots of features & excellent value for money, makes this model, a firm favourite amongst small touring families, couples and solo tourers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outhouse Handi

 

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Handi Poled Awning

The lightweight Outhouse Handi XL poled, drive away awning is a compact multi-purpose utility tent. A perfect addition to your touring set up, giving you some great extra usable space. Whether it be for dining, cooking, relaxing or even as a shower area.

 

There is a crystal clear window panel and plenty of mesh ventilation points to maintain an airy internal space. The sewn-in groundsheet and exterior zip-down storm covers help to ensure maximum protection against the elements throughout adverse weather conditions.

 

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Large Opening Canopy

The front door can be held upright using the optional canopy poles, creating a stylish front canopy, adding even more functionality to the awning.

The Outhouse Handi XL comes complete with high visibility guylines, steel ground pegs, mains cable access points, a repair kit and an inclusive carry bag. A great little awning & great value for money.

 

 

 

Features

  • 100HDE Fabric – An Ultra-lightweight fabric with a contemporary hex print,
  • 3,000mm² Hydrostatic Head – Exceptionally water resistant.
  • Fibreglass Pole Frame – Two telescopic fibreglass poles ensuring longevity & ease of assembly.
  • PVC Window Panels
  • Separate Peg Down Polyester Groundsheet –
  • Roof Ventilation – Ample mesh ventilation points, featuring a Velcro down storm cover.
  • Zip-Up Front Door – Converts into a canopy using optional canopy poles.
  • TPS Twin Piping System (4mm x 6mm) – For attachment to your Caravan or Motorhome.
  • Left/Right Hand Side Mesh Vents – with zip down storm covers
  • Reflective Guylines – High visibility guylines make driving upto the awning easier
  • One Year Warranty – On the Canvas & Workmanship Against Any Manufacturing Faults.
  • Fully taped waterproof seams throughout.

 

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Great Compact Awning

 

The Outhouse Handi XL comes complete with high visibility guylines, steel ground pegs, mains cable access points, a repair kit and an inclusive carry bag. A great little awning & great value for money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                             Sunncamp Awnings

 

Motor Buddy 250

 

best drive away awnings

Motor Buddy 250

Sunncamps simple and practical awning, this 2.5m by 2.5m awning is ideal as a walk through entrance when the weather is not being kind & a handy storage annexe, for your exterior equipment. Easy to put up because of the clip onto poles, unlike other poled awnings where the poles have to be fed through a sleeve. Just slot the poles into place & clip the awning to them.

 

 

 

 

The Motor Buddy provides the extra space required for short and long term holidays. All in all an excellent value small driveaway awning.

best drive away awnings

Great Extra Space

 

 

 

 

Features

  • Curtains on all windows
  • Zipped rear access panel
  • Side panels include half window half mesh ventilation
  • Fibreglass frame
  • Separate ground sheet – with the option to purchase a breathable groundsheet.
  • Pack size – 76 x 19cm
  • Height Range – Fits Motorhomes up to 245cm
  • Approx. weight – 7.8kg
  • Material – Ace-Tech 75D
  • Flysheet- Flame retardant to British Standard
  • Waterproofing – 6000mm Hydrostatic head
  • Seams – Heat sealed for maximum protection
  • Zips – SunnCamp heavy duty zips and zip covers
  • Mud wall – Weathershield peg-able external mud wall
  • Guylines Included – Hi Visibility

 

Great Compact Awning

 

 

 

Enjoy all your days out exploring, knowing that your pitch is reserved & all your gear is safe & dry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Swift Van 325

Swift Van 325

Available in ‘Tall’ and ‘Low’ tunnel heights with airflow doorways and a roll up front door (with canopy option). The “Low” is designed to fit campervans with a fixing height of 180 to 200cm, so it is an ideal awning for smaller van based conversions on VW transporter sized vans.

 

 

This motorhome awning is sure to be a firm favourite.

The Swift Van 325 has a sewn in groundsheet to the main awning.

 

Like all drive away awnings the tunnel section does not have a groundsheet, so makes an ideal wet storage area.

A door on the right hand side of the tunnel section gives direct access to the van & awning The Swift

Bright & Airy

Van 325 is easy to pitch with only 2 steel poles.

 

 

 

 

The Flysheet is SunnCamp’s ACE-TECH 75-DenierPolyester a lighter gauge fabric designed for being easy to handle for ‘drive-away’ use. The canvas features a hydrostatic head rating of 6000mm and with rain and weather channelling around zips it provides excellent water proofing.

Tunnel Side Doors

The groundsheet can be lowered at the doorways to make a no trip access making it easy for wheelchair or pushchair access & stopping you or your children from tripping up

 

 

Features

  • Airflow doorways
  • Zipped rear access panel
  • Curtains on all windows
  • Tunnel privacy screen
  • Sewn in groundsheet
  • Central clip privacy curtain

Optional Extras

  • Front door wheelchair access
  • Footprint groundsheet
  • Canopy pole set
  • Drive away awning kit
  • Magnetic drive away awning kit

 

A Stylish Excellent Value Awning

This Swift Van awning is easy to erect & with large PVC windows with privacy blinds, you get a really stylish awning and excellent value for money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silhouette 225 Motor Plus

Silhouette

A bestselling Awning for smaller motorhomes & campervans. Small compact and lightweight – ideal for people who require a straightforward uncomplicated driveaway awning. It is a really easy awning to put up using

 

 

 

 

Hybrid Pole System

 

Sunncamps Hybrid pole system. With steel legs and fibreglass poles in the roof section, connected with plastic connectors, that are sewn into the awning, so you can’t lose them.

 

It has plenty of features including and extra wide front door, eyebrow porch that form a small canopy, to help keep the rain out when entering the awning.and sewn in groundsheet. There is no bedroom option in this small awning, but it is a great external storage space & a pleasant outside sitting area.

 

 

Features

  • Fits
    motorhomes up to 240cm
  • Zipped rear access panel
  • Zipped access in tunnel
  • Front panel roll back door
  • Extra wide roll back front door
  • Eyebrow porch
  • Sewn in groundsheet
  • Steel and fibreglass frame
  • Pack size: 74 x 23 cm
  • Weight: 9kg approx

    All In All A Great Compact Awning

 

There is no bedroom option in this small awning, but it is a great external storage space & a pleasant outside sitting area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great deals online for Sunncamp Drive Away Awnings click the links below:

laidbackleisure.co.uklaidbackleisure.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Are they worth the cost ?

Simple answer, YES. The extra space that you gain is great. Now if it weather isn’t good you are not stuck solely in the van. Your pitch is easily reserved when you go out for the day, because the awning remains in place. Plus your outdoor accessories can be kept safe & dry in the awning, whether you are around or not.

I hope that you found this article helpful & is you have any questions on which are the best drive away awnings, just leave them in the box below & I will gladly answer them for you.

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7 Responses to “Best Drive Away Awnings”

  1. Andy
    October 9, 2020 at 7:36 am

    Hi,
    Are air frame awnings any good when it’s windy ?

    • October 9, 2020 at 4:47 pm

      Hi Andy,
      Yes they are, but upto a point. In normal conditions they stand up very well. They are lightweight awnings, not like a full blown Safari tent, so in really strong wind situations it is advisable to take them down.

  2. December 31, 2020 at 10:34 am

    I am so happy I found your blog and I absolutely love your information about bestdriveawayawnings and the tips you have shared are awesome. I liked and it is wonderful to know about so many things that are useful for all of us! Thanks a lot for this amazing blog!!

    • December 31, 2020 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks. I’m glad you liked it. Do keep checking back to see new posts.

  3. Marea Evans
    April 16, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Thank you for sharing your vast knowledge of various awnings, very informative. I now know exactly what I need . Just a shame there seems to be no stock 😕

    • April 16, 2021 at 12:28 pm

      Hi Marea Evans,
      Which particular awning are you looking for & I will see if I can help you ?
      Best regards,
      Duncan.

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