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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. 

driveaway awning for campervan -Vango Magra
Brand new for 2020, the Vango Magra VW Driveaway awning has been designed with the campervan in mind. Designed to fit a height of 180 – 195 cm

driveaway awning for campervan -Vango Rhone
The Vango Rhone Low Driveaway Awning 2020 is designed for smaller vans with a connection height between 180cm and 210cm to your rail.

driveaway awning for campervan -Outdoor Revolution Cayman
The Outdoor Revolution Cayman Low-Mid Driveaway Awning is a lightweight, poled awning designed to fit vehicles between 180cm to 240cm.

driveaway awning for campervan -Outdoor Revolution Movelite T$
The Outdoor Revolution Movelite T4 inflatable driveaway awning is available in two height options to fit onto the majority of vehicles from the smaller VWs up to the standard motorhomes.

Our experienced team can help you find the perfect awning for your camper van or motorhome. We have an extensive 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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