- Jan 3, 2012
On last break someone had the above and it look very easy to put up could be idea for me has anyone brought this model and use it on site
What are your views ?
What are your views ?
Thanks for the in formation might have to do the sameI have the 390 version.
It is indeed very easy to put up and I really like it.
I use mine for short stays when I don't want to put up my awning.
Remember though, it is only intended to be used as a Sun canopy and you need to take it down if heavy rain is expected.
I found this out the hard way in Wales. I'd left the canopy up and we had torrential rain overnight. This had collapsed the canopy and it was holding about three gallons of pooled water. Fortunately the weight didn't damage the awning rail. I have modified my canopy now by adding a centre upright pole and altering the tensioning pole so it now sits against he caravan wall on a rubber sucker designed for the job.
I'm not affraid to leave it up now as rainwater sheds straight off and can't pool.
Looks greatWe have the Kampa Dometic 500 Sunshine air canopy. However they do one in a 300 size. It has been up in heavy rain and no issue with water collecting on the roof. Easy to erect especially if using a Gale pump. See HERE.
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You made a rapid decision on that one, but it looks to be a nice piece of kit. Hope it works for you. We have had several Dorema awnings from full size ones to 225 porches and always found them to be good quality, although our last Quattro porch had small tooth zips which could be fiddly to engage.Well we have brought a 2022 Dorema Starcamp Quick and Easy 265cm Air caravan Sunshade Canopy porch awning i only hope it easy to put up
Hi Dusty we brought it to see if it would be easier for me with the zip out and roll back side panels i have brought the awning upright rear poles as well and i have some spare storm straps if needed . we will see how it goes in windy weather .BB. Hope you are happy with your purchase.
What is the general view of its performance in windy weather? I ask because my Kampa Rallye Air remains in the loft while the Isabella Magnum , with the infamous Izzy storm straps is still standing following the last 72 hours of mega winds,
Hi Clive Just wanted to try a a good quality Dorema canopy awning a friend said they are brilliant and might be easier for meYou made a rapid decision on that one, but it looks to be a nice piece of kit. Hope it works for you. We have had several Dorema awnings from full size ones to 225 porches and always found them to be good quality, although our last Quattro porch had small tooth zips which could be fiddly to engage.
Tried that it does not work if the wind is blowing as also lifts the awning carpet in many cases. We now always peg down the skirt through the breathable awning carpet.Also decided to buy a Caravan Awning Draught Skirt the deeper 75cm deep can tuck under the ground sheet to hold it in place if i don"t want to use pegs ,