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If you like travelling in comfort and want to have the ability to go wherever, whenever, then a caravan is perfect for you! Planning your next adventure in your home-away-from home can be very exciting and give you the energy to work through the hustle and bustle of everyday work life. Getting a Porch Awning for your caravan, will offer many benefits to your camping exploits and allow you to enjoy precious family time away, visit new places and relish unique sights that many people would never venture to see. In many cases, a Caravan Porch Awning provides a middle ground between the inconvenience of not having an awning versus the time and effort of erecting a full-sized caravan awning.
What is a Porch Awning
A Porch Awning attaches to the side of your caravan, basically quite like a porch on your house, offering many of the same benefits and making your caravan seem way more homely. You many just want the Porch Awning to provide you with very useful storage space for all the bulky camping items, like your chairs, the grill or the kids’ bikes, that you don’t want to leave outside overnight. A Porch Awning is also great for taking off muddy shoes, wet clothes or rubbing down the dog, before they enter the caravan and make a big mess to clean up. It provides rain protection for your belongings, but also for you and your camping entourage, because even if it does rain on and off all day, you can still sit under your Porch Awning, whilst enjoying the view and surrounding open space without getting utterly soaked. You can also open up your caravan door, without driving rain forcing into your beloved home away from home. They definitely make your caravan warmer, cosy and inviting. The Dometic Kampa Leggera Air 260s Caravan Awning is the ideal Porch Awning that gives you and your loved ones all the protection and flexibility we have just described.
A Porch Awning can be used for cooking, dining and playing family games!
Alternatively, you may decide you want more from your Porch Awning than just a storage area. Imagine you have travelled to a beautiful remote location, with your caravan in tow, arriving in the late afternoon to set up for the night. Being smaller, your porch awning is much easier and quicker to erect then a full-size caravan awning and within no time, you are relaxed in your comfortable chair with a cup of tea or your favourite tipple in hand, appreciating the fabulous view. Even though it's a bit chilly outdoors, its perfect to sit in your porch awning with the doors open, watching the world go by. A Porch Awning can give you a great outdoor space, enabling you to enjoy the surroundings. It may give you extra living space for family activities and games, or a shaded seating area, protecting loved ones from the sun. You may prefer cooking and dining in a Porch Awning, instead of all squeezing around the caravan table. Even with the best of families, it is easy to begin to feel cooped up inside the caravan all together, especially if the weather isn’t great. A Porch Awning will provide you all with the space to spread out a little and not get on top of each other all the time. The Vango Balletto Air 390 Elements Shield Caravan Awning is one of the larger Porch Awnings, which will definitely provide you with enough space for your family to dine in comfort and then all play a board game together.
What are the frame material options for Caravan Porch Awnings?
So, Porch Awnings are generally smaller and more compact than full-sized caravan awnings, which really does make them easier to put up, take down and also a lot more comfortable to carry around. As you can set up your caravan Porch Awning in less than 15 minutes makes them ideal for those campers who love touring around, as they add such ease, flexibility and freedom! However, there are many different variations of Porch Awnings currently on the market. They are made from different frame materials, different fabrics, come in many sizes and different styles. This vast array of choices can seem a little overwhelming when choosing your Porch Awning, but each of these adaptations has it’s own benefits, so it is well worth researching what would suit you and your family’s needs best. The frame that gives your Porch Awning structure and support can be constructed from a number of different materials. Some frames are made from steel poles, which is a very heavy-duty material and is an optimal choice if you won’t be taking your awning up and down a lot, like for example if you are placing your caravan on a seasonal pitch for the summer or if you plan to stay for a week or two on one campsite. Steel frames can withstand most weather conditions and should also provide you with a long-lasting awning.
Some Caravan Porch Awnings structure are made from Aluminium poles, which is a lightweight material. It suits those campers who travel a lot and don’t stay for too long in one place. They are quick to put up and take down and are very light to transport. The Isabella Minor Dawn is an awning made from a lightweight Carbon X fibreglass frame. This is a similar material in strength and weight to aluminium, as it is lightweight and really easy to handle.
Inflatable Porch Awnings are made from air beams that are very easy to inflate and have great rigidity and structure. They are a newer innovation in the caravan industry and have become exceedingly popular. A competent camper can erect an inflatable porch awning on their own in a matter of minutes. However, they are often a little more costly than the poled options. The Isabella Ventura Trinus 400 Air Awning is a great example of an easy to use, Caravan Porch Awning.
If you live in your caravan full time, like to spend the summer holidays venturing, or just like the odd weekend travelling in your beloved home-away-from-home, there is no doubt that a Porch Awning will offer you and your family great advantages and assistance, to ensure you have a wonderful time. Increasing your general living space, giving you a relaxing space to cook, dine or sit back, reading a book. A Porch Awning gets you closer to the surrounding countryside, whilst protecting you and your belongings from the rain or too much sun. There is a large number of different styles, materials and fabrics to choose from, so it’s a good idea to take your time and consider exactly how you want your awning to perform. Have a look through the wide selection we have on offer here at Leisureshopdirect Caravan Porch Awnings.