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Bruce09



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PostSubject: Campershop Retro Awning 2017 model   Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:40 am

I was thinking of buying the above from Just Kampers and wondered if anyone had any experience of them or would suggest an alternative model? Link is below

http://www.justkampers.com/camper-van-motorhome-and-camping-accessories/awnings-sun-canopies/motorhome-awnings/campershop-retro-awning-lhd-blue-grey-2017.html

We need an awning which is robust and can be left on campsite when we are using the Van.
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PostSubject: Re: Campershop Retro Awning 2017 model   Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:57 am

Have you had a read of the awnings section of the forum

http://brazilianvwbay.forumotion.com/f43-awnings-sun-canopies

Loads of different types out there, all are robust and free standing. I don't think the retro awnings are the easiest to put up. The khyam and Vango are probably the simplest.

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PostSubject: Re: Campershop Retro Awning 2017 model   Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:11 am

We used to use an original 1970s one of those, great once erect but TBH a bit of a faff. Took up lots of space when packed away too, along with being quite heavy (I'm sure the new ones are lighter).

It wasn't long before we upgraded to Campershop Outlaw awning (don't think they are available anymore) which was smaller when packed and larger when erect. We used this for a few years - it went out on hire a good few times too - and served us well until it died.

We considered long and hard before replacing it, came close to buying an inflatable one, but eventually bought a bell tent and use it as a glawning with the help of a sun canopy - we couldn't stretch to 'real' glawning but would if we could.

That said, many owners still like the 'quick-erect' Kyham awnings.

Hope that helps.


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PostSubject: Re: Campershop Retro Awning 2017 model   Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:23 am

Have had a quick erect kyham motordome classic for nearly seven years, only thing I have done to it is reseal the seam where the pole goes through to attach to van. Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Campershop Retro Awning 2017 model   Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:42 am

Scooby gives another vote for the Kyham - we have the Sleeper version and think it's great! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Campershop Retro Awning 2017 model   Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:32 pm

Scooby wrote:
Scooby gives another vote for the Kyham - we have the Sleeper version and think it's great! Smile

and us too; another vote cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Campershop Retro Awning 2017 model   Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:59 pm

It will be no surprise to anyone that my vote is for the Glawning from Glawning.com.


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PostSubject: Re: Campershop Retro Awning 2017 model   Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:26 pm

Thanks for all the replies. Will probably go for the keyham motordome classic quick erect awning. The Glawning does look nice though!
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PostSubject: Re: Campershop Retro Awning 2017 model   Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:33 am

Bruce09 wrote:
Thanks for all the replies. Will probably go for the kyham motordome classic quick erect awning.  The Glawning does look nice though!

If you need additional sleeping outside your van, the sleeper version is a good option.

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PostSubject: Re: Campershop Retro Awning 2017 model   Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:17 am

Bumble wrote:
Bruce09 wrote:
Thanks for all the replies. Will probably go for the kyham motordome classic quick erect awning.  The Glawning does look nice though!

If you need additional sleeping outside your van, the sleeper version is a good option.

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When we had the sleeper version the bedrooms were used for storage.
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PostSubject: Re: Campershop Retro Awning 2017 model   Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:50 pm

Many thanks, the Sleeper version it is then!
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PostSubject: Re: Campershop Retro Awning 2017 model   Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:54 am

We bought our Kyham Sleeper version at CamperJam a few years ago when they had 'special show prices'
If you could make it to such an event you might be able to save some money - we certainly did

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PostSubject: Re: Campershop Retro Awning 2017 model   Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:20 pm

Today, at the JK open day, we saw someone advertising a Kyham sleeper drive-away awning, so will PM @Bruce09 with their details.

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