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Message posted by Rooky75 on 15/9/2017 at 8:01pm
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Hi all
Would you put your awning up for a Friday 5pm arrive leave Sunday 12pm ?
We have sunncamp air awning
We have three kids and need that storage area !!
Was thinking a pop up tent might. easier !!
And recommendations on awning pumps please
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Message posted by Ray Clayton on 15/9/2017 at 8:31pm
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always put mine up.
Must admit i do have 12' porch now which makes it alot easier, but used to always put full awning up.




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Message posted by Colin21 on 15/9/2017 at 8:52pm
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It's purely a personal thing. I don't think I would bother if just for a couple of days, but for a week or more I definitely would. Depends how much you rely on having the extra space I suppose.

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Depends how long it takes to put up I would have thought. We always put our storage tent up for two nights, takes about 15 minutes.

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Thanks for replies
I drive there thinking
Gotta put that bloody awning up !
It is easy I suppose only put it up 4 times so the practise will help !
Shouldn't be lazy I suppose
Thanks again for advice

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I wouldn't even bother taking the van somewhere for 2 nights. Stay at home and chill out.

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Quote: Originally posted by fleck2 on 16/9/2017
I wouldn't even bother taking the van somewhere for 2 nights. Stay at home and chill out.


We often head off for 2 nights. We even do one-nighters at the start of the season to make sure everything is working ok after the winter lay-off. The MH is always ready to go bar the fresh food. We find 2 nights feels a lot longer when you're away somewhere different & we come home refreshed. If staying at home is equally relaxing, that's good: there's no right or wrong way.
Back to OP, we never use an awning; don't miss one but there's just the 2 of us plus dog & we sit out if it's dry. We need the storage space (and weight allowance) for other things.

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I put mine up and also have 3 kids, need the space and night time storage for bikes and cloths, bags etc.

As to the pump.

Try the decathlon 5.2L pump, I use it and its SOOOO much faster AND as its taller easier on back.

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/52-l-hand-pump-id_8243066.html?_cclid=v3_cf1d1448-c890-5aeb-992d-d637545b5686&gclid=CjwKCAjwl_PNBRBcEiwA4pplRaiiHCWMfgBjWcUujMWEhL12lL0Jvyv_2WfJfjBPka_Gk5SECWoIoBoCz3QQAvD_BwE

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We'd put up our awning for two nights, it takes me on my own less than 20 minutes and we enjoy having the extra space and even on the cooler evenings can sit under the awning and enjoy the freedom.

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Message posted by Grampian91 on 16/9/2017 at 7:08pm
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I have a small lightweight porch awning when just going for a few nights.

Just 3 poles. Takes very little time to put up, and mainly used to keep the camping table in and the rain off the doorway.



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Quote: Originally posted by fleck2 on 16/9/2017
I wouldn't even bother taking the van somewhere for 2 nights. Stay at home and chill out.



You not do with a motorhome lmfao.



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We ditched the awning and use a roll out fiama 45 .... 3 minutes .... but then we only camp on the continent in summer ... so, probably a different set of concerns ... and ... no kids, now!

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I'm going to try this pump
Got one at local decathlon
May help my fear of the awning !!

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Message posted by baddon on 18/9/2017 at 6:20pm
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let me know if it helps.

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Message posted by Lorfal on 19/9/2017 at 8:55am
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Yes. Though only don't put it up if it's meg stormy, butwould the next day if calmer. I'm with you Fiona , we have even done the odd one or two nighters.

Message posted by Rooky75 on 01/10/2017 at 2:06pm
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Pump worked a treat
No longer dread putting up awning
Thank you

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