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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.  

Having that extra bit of space on your holiday is so important, but what if where you sleep is also how you get around? If you are lucky enough to own a campervan or motorhome, then a driveaway awning is a fantastic solution!

Driveaway awnings are free-standing structures, just like a tent, that have a tunnel connecting your vehicle. This allows you to disconnect the awning from your van, drive away and come back to connect up your home away from home with ease after a day’s exploring.

Why buy a Driveaway Awning?

Driveaway awnings are self-supporting. You attach it to your van’s awning rail, but you can take it off and leave it, as you would a tent, on your pitch when you head off out for the day. 

This gives you a a bit of extra space in your holiday home which can be incredibly versatile: a dining room, a bedroom to sleep extra guests, a play area for rainy days, somewhere to store bikes and boots and numerous other uses. 

The extra space provided can be used however you wish. Most driveaway awnings will give you enough space to sit at a table and some will have an option to add a sleeping annexe to offer you even more space.

Top Tip: Mark your van position with pegs so you know the position to park back in when you return to the campsite and want to re-connect your awning.

Choosing your Awning

When choosing your driveaway awning the golden rule is to make sure it is within the correct height range for your vehicle.

You will need to measure from the ground to the awning rail/top of your vehicle, this measurement will determine what size awning you will need. 

Lightweight, versatile and stylish, the Vango Agora Air VW Driveaway is ideal for short trips away in your campervan. The Sentinel Sport Fabric is both visually appealing and lightweight.

Lightweight and compact, the Kampa Action Air Driveaway Awning is ideal for those who want a little extra space without having to take a cumbersome awning with them.

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.

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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