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="wakk44"]Yes it is worth the hassle,it's a brilliant bit of kit and the erection gets easier the more you do it.
We have the kampa air and it makes a big difference to living space if stopping for several days.

We don't always put it up but the option is always available if we want to turn into tuggers for a while.
I don't know if it's my warped mind......but are there a lot of double entendres in there........
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I'm sure it will be worth it once I get to grips with it. Somebody wise once said that you cannot tell until you have put it up/down 10 times.

The tips on here will help plus I have emailed a contact I have at Kampa to see if they can make some suggestions; if that fails I'll contact the caravan/MH where I bought the beastie and see if I can make an appointment with their awning specialist so he/she can put the thing up with me and show me the ropes.

I think it will be used for sites where we are there 1+ nights. For overnighters I have the Lillypad blue privacy screens which take minutes to put up

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I wonder if Wakk44 will confess that his goes limp and droopy sometimes??

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P.S. No smutty inuendo there - just an observation. His confession may help others if they suffer the same indignity!
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Mine has been erect for nearly 4 weeks now in the sun and I'm pleased to report shows no sign of going limp and droopy,even in strong winds it has stayed firm.
Mrs wakk is extremely pleased with it's performance and finds it hard to conceal her satisfaction..................ooer missus

The first paragraph is for the smutty minded amongst us but seriously our Kampa Rally air awning has been up in the Spanish sun for almost a month now and has performed well showing no signs of losing air pressure,even in strong winds it has remained stable and my wife is delighted with our new awning and has told several people on the site.

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''I'm sure it will be worth it once I get to grips with it. Somebody wise once said that you cannot tell until you have put it up/down 10 times''.

Graham,when you have used the awning a few times it will become second nature and remarkably easy to put up.We had the same awning previously with steel poles and it's an absolute doddle compared to that.

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GMJ - The other thing you need to do is to get rid of the stepladder! Once you have the awning threaded through the rail one of you support the rail with a pole, put the legs up, whilst the other winds away. Continue supporting the rail all the way up and this will take the weight off the rail and it should slot straight in. It works Also some sort of soft material on the pole end is needed, but you get the idea.

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GMJ - The other thing you need to do is to get rid of the stepladder! Once you have the awning threaded through the rail one of you support the rail with a pole, put the legs up, whilst the other winds away. Continue supporting the rail all the way up and this will take the weight off the rail and it should slot straight in. It works Also some sort of soft material on the pole end is needed, but you get the idea.

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Ron - that's part of the problem...Mrs GMJ might not be in the position to help depending on how she feels (she has MS so some days are really bad)

We kind of did this on Friday when we tried it out, but it wasn't ideal

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Graham - Sorry that my suggestion won't work in your particular case. I can certainly appreciate the problem you have as our daughter suffers from the same depressing illness. She keeps smiling somehow, in public anyhow, it's me And her mum that gets depressed.

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I had a Kyam, problem was finding somewhere to put it before the ten second erection

We have a Vango Airbeam and our modus operandi is to peg out the ground sheet then roll out the awning about 150mm slide in the fig 8 web and connect using the fig 8 plastic pieces. Inflate and finish pegging out.

We have used it for one season and feel it is much quicker to erect, lighter but not as robust as our previous canvas job with the steel frame. I don't thing it will last ten years like the last one.
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...it's me And her mum that gets depressed.

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I know how you feel Ron

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...our modus operandi is to ...slide in the fig 8 web and connect using the fig 8 plastic pieces. Inflate and finish pegging out.


I am looking at this however I need a figure of 8 with 4mm one side for the awning and 6mm on the other side for the kador strip which will be in the channel on the canopy.

I'm not sure if a 6mm to 4mm figure of 8 exists though

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