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Buying a Driveaway Awning for Campervan or Motorhomes

What is a Driveaway Awning?

Driveaway awnings are fantastic for adding extra space without taking away from your daily mobility.  

Think of a driveaway awning as a tent with a tunnel that attaches to your vehicle’s gutter or fixing rail. Once you’ve set up your awning, it’s a quick and easy job to disconnect it and drive away. And just as quick to reattach it when you get back. There’s no need to dismantle or deflate it and you can leave your camping furniture safely inside when you head off to explore.

Driveaway awnings are very popular with campervan and motorhome owners. They are usually lightweight, simple to put up and easy to store when not in use. They are great to set up as a dining area with chairs and a table; or maybe an extension to your camping kitchen; or even as an extra bedroom if you need it.

 What size awning do I need?

This is a question we get asked a lot! The most important thing to check is the attachment height. Your vehicle should have a gutter rail or an awning rail. Measure up from the ground to the rail – do this on the flat for accuracy.

When you look through the driveaway awnings on our website, click on the specifications tab for each model and check the connection height minimum and maximum measurements. Most awnings will fit the most popular models of campervan but be sure to double-check this before you buy – especially if you have a large motorhome.

One of the most popular awnings of the past couple of years, the Vango Cove II Air Mid Driveaway Awning is a versatile awning to attach to your campervan. Ideal for those short weekend breaks to the campsite, with its compact pack size and lightweight design.

 The Kampa Touring Air TC Driveaway Awning has all the key features you’d expect but now with a smaller pack size. It comes with privacy curtains, darkened bedrooms and mesh doors for a better camping experience. 

Carrying on from the Movelite T2 from previous years, the Outdoor Revolution Movelite T2R Midline Driveaway Awning has been updated in a new material. Based on the best-selling blueprint of the longstanding T2, this popular style offers excellent internal space courtesy of the sharp angle of the front panel.

Coleman Driveaway Awnings are an exciting new venture into the awning market. The Journeymaster range offers a few different sizes depending on your needs. They can sleep up to two people or four people in the XL size and feature Coleman’s BlackOut technology which blocks out 99% of light, helping you to get a longer night’s sleep.

If you’re thinking of buying a campervan or converting a van for holidays on the road, we can recommend you speak to the team at Taylored Campervans. North Devon’s leading campervan conversions UK company, Taylored Campervans based in Barnstaple offers fully converted campervans, vans and fitting services.

Our experienced team can help you find the perfect awning for your camper van or motorhome. We have a selection of driveaway awnings from top brands like Vango, Outdoor Revolution and Kampa on display at both of our stores in Devon and Wales and we’re always happy to take time to discuss your requirements and show you around.

Take a look at our full range of awnings and buy a driveaway awning for your van or motorhome – Great prices, with many available on 0% finance.

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