The best caravan air awnings
Living the caravan life can be really exciting and extremely rewarding, creating beautiful memories with family and friends and an inflatable caravan awning definitely only adds to your travel experiences. Whether you live in your caravan full time, use it for summer long holidays or just adventure away for occasional weekends, an inflatable air awning offers tonnes of benefits. Here at Leisureshopdirect, …………, we have a huge array of inflatable air awnings that you can attach to the outside of your caravan, doubling your living space for relaxing, playing, sleeping or for extra storage. Although caravan life is great fun, even the most contented campers can begin to feel a bit cooped up, all in the caravan together, so the extra space provided by an inflatable air awning allows everyone to spread out in comfort. These caravan air awnings can offer significant weight savings compared to conventional poled versions, having few, if any, poles. It is no wonder that they have taken the market by storm over recent years. Let’s have a closer look at some market leading caravan air awnings from top brands like Vango, Dometic Kampa, Isabella, Summerline and Quest.
What makes Vango Caravan Air Awnings so suitable for touring?
So, imagine yourself travelling to a long-awaited destination with your caravan in tow, pitching up late afternoon and being able to put up your awning in a super-fast time so that you can sit back and take in the beautiful scenery with a cup of tea in hand. Well, this is what owning an inflatable air awning allows you to do! Air awnings are significantly easier to erect than poled awnings, with some having one single inflation point, there isn’t much manual work to do whilst erecting. This can really benefit caravanners who are less able and would struggle to put up a poled awning. Air awnings are also very convenient for campers travelling alone, or families with young children, needing one parent to keep a constant close eye, as they can usually be put up by one person. A very popular caravan air awning is the Vango Tuscany Air 400 Elements Pro Shield Caravan Awning. It has a pitching time of about 18 minutes, which is really impressive, considering in every detail it is a market leading awning. It is crafted with Vango’s innovative fabric, the Elements Pro Shield, which is highly waterproof and able to withstand extreme weather conditions, as it is a super strong 300 denier. It has a very luxurious look and feel. It has Vango’s ColorLok technology, meaning it is more resistant to the sunlight, keeping its colour longer. If you would like to find out about Vango’s fabric range in more detail the read our blog, Vango Sentiel Fabric Range Explained.
The Vango Tuscany Air 400 Caravan Awning has multifunctional doors and is a great touring awning as it lends itself perfectly for quick and easy use as it is very suitable for repeated pitching at any time of the year. It has diamond clear windows that really maximise the light and visibility of surroundings, creating a lovely airy feel. Although, you can also have full privacy in the mornings and evenings if you so wish, due to the very adaptable zipped curtains. The pre-angled beams give great head height inside and enable you to use the space right up to the edges. The Vista front windows and its very distinctive curved shape, make it a very luxurious, contemporary and versatile caravan awning!
Why are Vango Caravan Air Awnings so quick and easy to pitch up?
Why not be the envy of the caravan site by inflating your awning in a matter of minutes! Don’t waste your holiday time, but sit back, relax and be amused, watching other couples struggle with older style poled awnings! The Vango Tuscany Air 400 Caravan awnings boast Vango’s Airbeam technology, which uses inflatable tubes instead of poles, making awnings much more easily pitched by one person in a matter of minutes. When on the campsite, this super strong, rigid structure gives you the peace of mind that the English unpredictable weather won’t ruin your holiday. Bracer Beams are also included, which are designed to fit in between the awnings AirBeams to really enhance the overall awning stability in high winds. The Tuscany also has SuperBeams, which are larger diameter beams that provide additional structure and stability to your awning. All Vango’s AirAwning caravan awnings are wind tunnel tested to 100kmph, so you can be sure your home away from home will keep you safe and dry whatever the weather. Also, the loops at then end of the kador strips not only aid threading when attaching the awning to your caravan, but can also be hooked to pads to minimise movement of your awning along the rail in strong winds.
The Vango Tuscany 400 caravan air awning also boasts AirSpeed® technology which is a further refinement to the Vango AirBeam® system. It consists of a revolutionary S.I single point, easy to attach, valve point, located quite high on the awning which makes attaching the pump easier and definitely helps to reduce back ache! You literally attach the pump to one valve on the awning and inflate it from there. This AirSpeed Valve makes inflating and deflating your AirBeam awning really quick and effortless…………….leaving you the maximum holiday time to frolic with your family and friends!
Which Vango Caravan Air Awnings are very lightweight?
If you are looking for a slightly smaller caravan air awning then the Vango Balletto Air 260 Elements Shield Caravan Awning is definitely worth investigating. It is made from Vango’s Elements Shield fabric, which is strong and durable and as it is 150D it is very lightweight, whilst still highly waterproof, it performs well in all weather conditions. Air awnings are generally lighter in weight compared to similar sized steel poled awnings, meaning they are much more convenient to pack away and store at home. Since many caravanners like to stow their awnings in their caravan whilst towing, they can use up a lot of your caravan’s payload, so the lighter the awning the better! Also, Caravan Air awnings, like the Vango Balletto Air 260, are much less likely to damage and scrape your caravan in windy, stormy weather than poled awnings and you don’t need to worry about the children wanting to help pitch up, as no poles means they can’t scratch themselves or your beloved home away from home. If you like the sound of this lighter weight caravan air awning, but would like more space then take a look at the Vango Balletto Air 330 Elements Shield Caravan awning or the Vango Baletto Air 390 Elements Shield Caravan Awning. Also, Vango offer this Balletto range in their even stronger fabric the Elements Pro Shield material, like the Vango Balletto Air Elements Proshield Caravan Awning. If you are not worried about it weighing a bit more, then the Vango Elements Proshield range of air caravan awnings will give you that extra peace of mind that your loved ones will be safe and dry in all the conditions the unpredictable British weather might throw at you.
What is the Vango Draught Seal System?
The Vango Baletto Air Caravan awnings, as do all the Vango Caravan Air awnings, also have Vango’s innovative Draught Seal System, DSS, that creates a tight seal between the awning and your caravan, without the use of poles, which can easily cause damage. This DSS means that no draughts come into your awning, whilst removing the need for poles. Firstly, you need to secure the foam pads against your caravan and awning. You then unclip the bottom section of the webbing strap and feed it onto the lower kador rail. Feed it through the awning slit onto the inside and buckle it to the top half of the Draught Seal Strap. You then need to adjust the tension of the strap and roughly place the tension triangles where you think they need to be. In both corners, a soft pad is there and pressed in place by these adjustable triangle-shaped soft wedges. You can manipulate these wedges, up or down and adjust the angle to mould the padded seal around windows or press flush against the flat part of your caravan's wall. Then, simply tighten the Draught Seal strap and finally fold around and secure the Draught Seal cover with the hook and loop pads. It really is a great new system, that works brilliantly, is very robust and actually looks very neat, when the Draught Seal cover is in place. Brilliantly, these are fitted as standard in all the Vango Caravan awnings! To view all the Vango Caravan Air awnings we have available look here, Vango Caravan Awnings.
What makes a Dometic Caravan Air Awning stand out?
Here at Leisureshopdirect, we are very pleased to be selling Dometic Kampa Caravan Air Awnings this season. These are the result of many years of testing and development that have really revolutionised caravanning by replacing the traditional poled awnings, with their high-pressure air beams to create a super sturdy frame and are very fast to inflate and deflate. The Dometic Kampa Rally Air Pros are possibly the best selling inflatable awnings in the world. Take a look at the Dometic Kampa Rally Air Pro 330s Caravan Awning. Dometic Kampa have evolved this caravan air awning over a number of years to produce an excellent additional space to you home away from home that has a dual pitch roof system and it is ready to accept the Limpet System, which is an ingenious method of attaching the side walls to your caravan. The years of continuous design improvement means this awning is packed with all the latest awning innovations to thoroughly enhance you touring experience, allowing you to venture far and wide in utter comfort and style. It is made from Weathershield Pro material, which is a double coated polyester fabric of 150D, which is really lightweight to therefore easy to handle, allowing you lots of extra holiday time as it is super-fast to put up and take down. The external single inflation point also really help a speedy pitch up. Thoroughly waterproof, you will have the utmost peace of mind you and your loved ones will stay safe and dry, even in rainy and windy conditions. It has additional ventilation and crystal clear windows, so the internal ambience is bright and airy. The ground-breaking versatility of the Rally Air Pro 330 S enables it to fit a variety of leisure vehicles as it has a patented Multi-Height System , meaning this inflatable static awning can be used with not only caravans, but motorhomes as well with a keder connection that’s adjustable to various heights. All you have to do is unzip the gusseted side panel, peg the awning down to fine tune the fitment, then close the internal zips to hide away any excess material. Ingenious! These Dometic Kampa Rally Pro Caravan Air Awnings come in a number of sizes to suit all caravanners needs, ranging from the Dometic Kampa Rally Air Pro 200 S Caravan awning, which is 200cm in length to the Dometic Kamp Rally Air Pro 390 S Caravan Awning, which is 390cm in length. They are all 250cm in width out from the caravan.
Which of the Dometic Kampa Caravan Air Awnings are the most affordable?
If you don’t feel you need as many of the outstanding features the Rally Air Pros have to offer but still want the undisputed excellent Dometic Kampa quality, then the Dometic Kampa Leggera Air 260 S Caravan Awning may suit you requirements perfectly. These awnings are slightly more compact in depth, but still have the outstanding ability to fit vehicles of different height. There is also a smaller awning in this range, the Dometic Kampa Leggera Air 220 S Caravan Awning. These really are perfect awnings for tourers seeking a high-quality, lightweight inflatable awning.
How does the Dometic Kampa Dual-pitched roof of the Club Air Awnings enhance their performance?
If you really want to maximise the canvas space attached to your home away from home, then the Dometic Kampa Club Air Pro 440 S Caravan Awning could really meet your requirements. It has a generous 275cm depth from the caravan and an enviable length of 440cm, giving you oodles of room for playing, dining, relaxing or creating extra bedroom space. This Caravan Air Awning is immediately recognisable with its Dual-Pitch roof apex and the integral canopy, which will really make you stand out on the campsite. This dual pitched roof really increases the headroom inside the awning, whilst also ensuring effective wind deflection and easy run-off of rain water. The clever front panel configuration offers great versatility with two front doors, which can also be totally unzipped and removed so that you have a veranda style awning on those hot, sunny days. With it’s adjustable height technology you are ensured easy fitment to a variety of vehicles. Being made from the WeatherShield Pro double coated polyester fabric, you will stay warm and dry what ever the weather and the single point inflation air frame technology ensures a very sturdy structure that is also quick and easy to put up. If you like the crisp, innovative shape of this awning, but want an awning you can leave up for extended periods, like on a seasonal pitch, then the Dometic Kampa Club Air All Season 390S awning may be of interest to you. It has the same height adjustment ability, single inflation point, ventilation systems and generous height dimensions, along with the apex roof shape to deflect wind and aid water run-off. However, it is made from an even more durable fabric called the WeatherShield All-Season, which is ultra-rugged and UV resistant, meaning it can withstand the elements for prolonged periods of time. This would also be a great awning to consider if you are thinking of touring in hotter climates.
Do market-leading Isabella make Caravan Air Awnings?
Isabella is without doubt one of the best names in caravan awnings and in the last few years they have come up with a fabulous range of caravan air awnings. The top of their range is the Isabella Cirrus Air Caravan Awning. This cries out quality and it has been hugely popular since its launch. Isabella also make Isabella Ventura Air Awnings, which is a basic range of air awnings, that is inspired by the simple life- uncomplicated and with a focus on basic needs. These caravan air awnings are made from high quality, sturdy materials that stand up to the rigours of the family living campsite life. This Isabella Ventura range is a great place to start if you aren’t looking for the ultimate awning, which the Isabella range otherwise represents. These simple Ventura designs are really good quality and at a price that makes adventurous camping accessible to everyone. What you see is what you get. One of the larger designs in the Ventura range, with dimensions of 400cm x 260cm, is the Isabella Ventura Trinus 400 Air Awning, which is suitable for the whole family. With the spacious living area it creates and the useful light panels in the roof, it creates an airy atmosphere, making it the perfect travel air porch. To stop side draughts, it has a draught excluder air tube, which connects this caravan air awning to your caravan effortlessly. These really are a lot more effective than the traditional metal or fibreglass poles and are much less likely to damage your beloved home away from home during pitching or windy weather. If you want peace of mind to venture away in the unpredictable British weather, the advances air systems along with the support poles make this caravan air awning a very reliable and stable structure, that will perform well in wet, windy conditions. However, on hot days, the front and side panels can be removed, getting you closer to the surrounding nature and allowing great ventilation. This feature also cleverly allows you to totally remove the walls and doors when packing the awning away, making it much lighter and easier to handle if you are concerned about having to lug around a very heavy pack.
The Isabella Ventura Cito 350 Air Awning has a slightly smaller footprint than the Trinus, with dimensions of 350cm x 260cm, although this is still plenty big enough for a family of 4 and roomy for a couple! It has an eye-catching curved design, which makes this elegant caravan air awning stand out. It has double light panels in the roof and big windows, giving it a roomy bright ambience. The Isabella draught excluder air tubes give a tight awning to caravan fit and with the luxor white curtains, it has an overall clean, fresh and modern look.
Which Isabella Caravan Air awning has a very sporty look?
The Isabella Ventura Simplex Air Awning has a very different overall look, but is still made with the same excellent Isabella materials and innovative design concepts. It is a sporty, simple porch not only for caravans, but it also fits motorhomes and vans. It is very versatile and has two height options, one for vehicles of heights between 180 to 220cm and the other is for vehicles of heights between 230 and 265cm. So, this means the Ventura Air Simplex can fit to almost any vehicle. It too has a light and spacious feel, as it has a greater depth of 350cm and is still quite long, 320cm. Along with the sewn in Luxor white curtains, it has an attached floor (in the connector section), which makes it very quick and easy to set up and put away. This makes an ideal awning for the avid tourers out there, that want to stop, pitch up for a short time and then move onto the next adventure. The Ventura Air Simplex really is the perfect little base when travelling around in search of family fun and memories!
Are the Quest Caravan Air Awnings in my budget?
If you are on a tight budget, but still want the luxury and space a caravan Air awning offers, then you won’t be disappointed with the Quest Caravan Awnings.. This is a range of lightweight, quick and easy to use air awnings, offered at a very reasonable price, giving great value for money. One of the reasons these caravan air awnings are extremely light weight is that they are designed with as few air tubes as possible, which also makes then exceedingly easy to pitch. This system is called the Falcon Air Tech (FAT) system and a single person will have no trouble erecting these on their own. They are made fom the Quest Tec150 lightweight fabric, which is very easy to roll and fold up for storage in a very compact pack size. The fabric itself is a 150D polyester with a hydrostatic head of 4,000mm, so it is fully capable of keeping you and your loved ones safe and dry in most weather conditions. They are also easy to transport and carry. This fabric dries very quickly and is easy to clean, making these caravan Air awnings great to use and easy on maintenance. The Quest Falcon Air is available in 3 different sizes, from 260cm to 390cm. As the Falcon is a porch awning the awning slides into your awning channel as normal, but then slides round to the flat part of your awning channel. It then comes down the side of your caravan.
So, a caravan really is a perfect way to travel in comfort and in your own way, meeting the needs of all your family. It really gives you the flexibility of spending the night wherever you wish, but with an inflatable air awning that can be pitched up in a matter of minutes, your comfort and living space can be doubled with very little extra work, leaving you with the time to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends.