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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 27-04-2019, 15:20 Thread Starter
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We have it in mind to get one of these just to use to get out of wet coats/boots etc prior to getting in the MH.


As there appears to be a bewildering array to choose from: does anyone have a small porch awning? If so would you recommend it?


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hi graham

i also have been thinking of a small awning

i could do with one about 8ft 2.4m wide to put on the front side of my american caravan between the door and the end of the wall

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The issue you might have is the height of your awning rail as most porch awnings are designed for a 2.5m one.

I have a ”Sunncamp Scenic Porch” which is probably what you are looking for. It’s about 2m wide, has just three fibreglass poles, is lightweight BUT needs a 2.5m awning rail, any higher and it won’t fit.

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hi andy

thanks for the info

luckily for me i would have to screw an awning rail on the side caravan

the american van that i now have will not be moved from the site as its over 12m long

so am going to hopefully use it as a static van based in portugal


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hi andy

thanks for the info

luckily for me i would have to screw an awning rail on the side caravan


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That’s fine but ONLY if the top of your habitation door is under 2.5m from the ground!! You will need a bit of “clearance” because the porch roof slopes down from the caravan so if you put the rail too low the door will foul it when you open it.

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hi andy

we have a patio door on the van so my thoughts were to use it as a separate storage room accessed from the ground
to put things like the bikes in


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Like a sort of garden shed then. Seems like a plan to me! I just wanted to point out any pitfalls you might come across BEFORE parting with your hard earned.

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hi andy

yes exactly

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