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Message posted by davidstead198208/6/2016 at 12:49pm
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Hi.

I have a Pennine Sterling SE and wondered if it was possible to buy any lighter weight poles anywhere to use on it such as the CarbonX ones or aluminium ones?

I have a young family so my wife entertains the kids whilst I am left with the awning and it's a heavy job on my own!

Also wondered if there was a lighter weight universal awning worth looking at that would zip on? I like the idea of the inflatbale ones but they are a bit out of my price range at the minute and not sure how they would attach as I don't have the gutter system.

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Message posted by ANGEDAWS08/6/2016 at 10:23pm
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We gave up with the full awning. It hasn't been out of the bag in two years and now lives in our shed. All the poles are under our bed at home which gives us loads more storage space in the camper.

We bought a zip off ebay (can also be bought new from TVS in Bolton). We then bought a Suncamp Swift awning for 100 and I stitched the two together using an ordinary sewing machine.

The porch awning is much smaller than the full awning of course but it's so quick and easy to put up. We have our camp kitchen in there with a table and 4 stools and still have plenty of room to move around.

If we have to dry the awning at home it's no problem and so far it has coped very well with the weather. Definitely something to consider.

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Message posted by silvertopsandra09/6/2016 at 9:08am
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We've tried all three!

Your young children won't always need close supervision, but you will always need space as they grow, especially if its raining. You won't always be erecting the awning on your own...........

We are at the other end of the age camping spectrum,only 2 of us one being 83yrs and although fit has reduced movement due to shoulder injuries, I'm in my mid 60's fit and able, but the erection of the awning falls on me. We have invested in all three ideas to work out the best system for us.

When we had the Sterling we bought a smaller outdoor revolution which I adapted with a bought zip from TVS - the photo is on my gallery. Being nylon it got hotter inside than the canvas. It was OK, but not as spacious.

Because of the apex shape of the FC roof, it differs from a caravan roof shape I'm not sure a full caravan awning could be adapted.

We now have a 2006 Pathfinder FC, the awning came with Carbon poles.
Recently invested in a Pennine Air Awning, - according to the adverts it's only compatible with Crusader or Pathfinder i'ts a compromise between an adapted awning (smaller) and the full awning.
We like it very much i'ts easy to erect and much larger floor space than the adapted one.

I prefer to prep and cook in the awning, especially when the grandchildren are with us. The space in the FC gets cramped with kids!!!

Original = canvas and space
Adapted = nylon and less space for growing children

Whichever awning you choose its worth investing in a lightweight 2 step 'ladder', easier to reach the apex!








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Message posted by silvertopsandra09/6/2016 at 9:13am
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I would sell our adapted awning - if you are interested email:
silvertopsandra at hotmail.com



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Message posted by kpnuts8109/6/2016 at 12:17pm
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I have an adapted porch awning for sale in the free ads on here, Fits a zip that has the number 10 kk on the zip puller looking 320 + p&p only used twice cost 390 new was adapted by Lisa of steers cakes who is member on here

Message posted by Bloodstone15/8/2016 at 11:28am
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Hello,

Our 2nd hand Sterling came with carbon fibre awning poles to fit (according to the instructions in the pole bag) a Pathfinder, Crusader, Cruiser or Quartz 6. There were a few unessesary poles but they seemed to work okay.

Message posted by missymaud21/8/2016 at 11:38pm
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Would love to see the pictures of the converted awnings

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Message posted by silvertopsandra22/8/2016 at 7:27am
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Quote: Originally posted by missymaud on 21/8/2016
Would love to see the pictures of the converted awnings



If you click on my gallery you can see 2 photos of adapted awning.

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Message posted by Raine29087116/1/2018 at 9:15pm
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Quote: Originally posted by kpnuts81 on 09/6/2016
I have an adapted porch awning for sale in the free ads on here, Fits a zip that has the number 10 kk on the zip puller looking 320 + p&p only used twice cost 390 new was adapted by Lisa of steers cakes who is member on here



I know this is a few years ago, but dud you manage to sell this, or do you still have it, please?

Getting desperate!!! 😃


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