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How to Measure a Caravan Awning

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Measuring Your Caravan Awning

Before purchasing a new caravan awning, measuring your caravan accurately is essential. The following steps will help you take accurate measurements:

  1. Start by measuring the height of your caravan from the ground to the top of the awning rail.
  2. Measure the length of the awning rail. This measurement will help you choose the right size of the caravan awning.
  3. Measure the width of your caravan. This measurement will help you determine the width of the caravan awning you need.
  4. Ensure you consider any windows on the side of the caravan. You don’t want the awning ending halfway through a side window or locker. This would prevent you opening the window or accessing the side locker.
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Fitting Your Caravan Awning

Now that you have taken accurate measurements, it’s time to fit your caravan awning. Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Start by attaching the awning to the caravan by sliding it into the awning rail.
  2. Once the awning is in place, you can peg it down securely using the guy ropes provided.
  3. Make sure that the awning is level and tightly secured to the ground. This will ensure that it doesn’t move or flap in the wind.
  4. If your awning comes with curtains or a canopy, attach them to the awning frame according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Tips for Maintaining Your Caravan Awning

To keep your caravan awning in good condition, follow these maintenance tips:

  1. Clean the awning regularly using a mild detergent and warm water.
  2. Make sure that the awning is completely dry before storing it away. This will prevent mold and mildew from growing.
  3. Store the awning in a cool, dry place when not in use.
  4. Inspect the awning regularly for signs of wear and tear. Repair any holes or tears as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

Conclusion

We hope that this guide has helped provide you with all the information you need to measure and fit your caravan awning correctly. Remember to take accurate measurements, follow the manufacturer’s instructions when fitting the awning, and maintain it regularly to ensure that it lasts many years. 

For more information on measuring your caravan awning, there is a handy guide here

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