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  • Driveaway awnings for large panel van campers
  • Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    Has anyone got a hi-roof LWB panel Van camper conversion and uses a driveaway awning?
    We’re looking for one for our Transit but there’s not a lot of choice for larger vehicles out there. I suppose the problem is the higher roof line and a larger sliding door.
    Any recommendations?

    Premier Icon Spin
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    See if there’s a Vango airbeam one that fits. We have one for a smaller van and it is excellent.

    Premier Icon tillydog
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    We have a Cayman Classic. They come in 2 heights: 1.8-2.4m or 2.4-2.9m

    The rail on our H2 Relay is just under 2.4m from the ground so we went with the lower height version, but in hindsight, I think we should have gone for the higher one as the tunnel is stretched quite tightly around the sliding door so care is needed when opening / closing.

    There’s enough width in the tunnel to open the sliding door as far as the half way stop that we usually use, but a wider tunnel would be better.

    It’s quite light and compact when packed – we had an air awning briefly, but the pack was HUGE and it weighed a ton – seems to be reasonably well made and was one of the cheaper options.

    https://www.outdoor-revolution.com/cayman-classic-mk2-f-g.html

    Premier Icon boxwithawindow
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    I have a vango airbeam driveaway awning that should fit the bill if interested I would sell it, I dont tend to camp for any period of time and it’s just me and the wife so it doesn’t really get used, let me know if interested.

    Cheers

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    @tillydog – thanks, our Fiamma is at ~2.3m so it’d probably attach directly to that

    Premier Icon tillydog
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    Premier Icon lucien
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    Plus one for the Vango airbeam, couldn’t be easier

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    @boxwithawindow – which Vango model is it? How tall was the van you used it with?

    Premier Icon boxwithawindow
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    I believe it’s called the Idris, I use it on a high top transit but it attaches to the guttering above the door with plenty of room to go higher if needed so height shouldn’t be an issue.

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