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Message posted by kpnuts8115/4/2020 at 6:55pm
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We did as Kelper did and went from a Pennine Pullman to a folding caravan, no more looking at the weather forecast etc, set up is a bit quicker but not a lot, it is warmer in cooler weather as there are no draughts etc, overall we are pleased that we changed but the things I miss are the sense of being in a tent, beds always being made up, sunlight through the canvas and above all the sound of the rain hitting the canvas I found it was sleep inducing when in bed.

Message posted by Kelper17/4/2020 at 12:53pm
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Beds are always made up in our caravan ... just depends what sort you get ...

Message posted by kpnuts8117/4/2020 at 2:05pm
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Kelper, I understand that if you have a fixed bed,, However I was pointing out the comparisons if you donít and have to convert the seating into the bed as we do, hope you have managed to enjoy your caravan, we certainly have but do miss the camper at times except when we had a wet pack up, fortunately only had 2 in 9 years so we werenít too bad.



Message posted by silvertopsandra20/4/2020 at 7:46pm
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Our caravan is a small 2 berth, we have to make up the beds, although I might leave them made up and put throws over for daytime to take life easier.
We tend to put the table and chairs in the awning...... last October it was awful weather, we gave up and came home. Wet pack up with a 'van.....the joy of camping!


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Message posted by Dawny130704/5/2020 at 9:27pm
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Quote: Originally posted by dimbles on 10/4/2020
We have found that the Pathfinder awning is a bit on the large side for the two of us, We now use a Olpro Uno inflatable awning, that takes a few minuets to set up or pack away. As far as I can remember it cost about £300, which seemed like a bargain.



Hi. I am just enquiring about the inflatable awning that you mentioned:
"Olpro Uno inflatable awning". You bought this for your folding camper you said. We just bought a Pennine Pullman ( quite an old model: Year 2002 but in great condition) but it just comes with the huge standard awning and we haven't even had a go at putting it up yet but everyone says it is a total pain. My husband has back problems and I'm not sure it is going to be practical for us to use this awning when we (eventually) get to go away! I think I need to look at something lighter and faster to erect. So when I saw your comment I just want to ask about that awning you mentioned. But ours is such an old model that it doesn't have a porch type awning that goes with it. Everywhere I have looked, ppl are saying we have to buy one and get it converted ... But! - I am pretty good with a sewing machine and I'm wondering if maybe I could buy a porch awning and adapt it myself (with a new zip on the porch awning maybe and some velcro etc). Did the Olpro Uno you bought have to be adapted? Thanks, Dawn.


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Quote: Originally posted by Dawny1307 on 04/5/2020
Quote: Originally posted by dimbles on 10/4/2020
We have found that the Pathfinder awning is a bit on the large side for the two of us, We now use a Olpro Uno inflatable awning, that takes a few minuets to set up or pack away. As far as I can remember it cost about £300, which seemed like a bargain.



Hi. I am just enquiring about the inflatable awning that you mentioned:
"Olpro Uno inflatable awning". You bought this for your folding camper you said. We just bought a Pennine Pullman ( quite an old model: Year 2002 but in great condition) but it just comes with the huge standard awning and we haven't even had a go at putting it up yet but everyone says it is a total pain. My husband has back problems and I'm not sure it is going to be practical for us to use this awning when we (eventually) get to go away! I think I need to look at something lighter and faster to erect. So when I saw your comment I just want to ask about that awning you mentioned. But ours is such an old model that it doesn't have a porch type awning that goes with it. Everywhere I have looked, ppl are saying we have to buy one and get it converted ... But! - I am pretty good with a sewing machine and I'm wondering if maybe I could buy a porch awning and adapt it myself (with a new zip on the porch awning maybe and some velcro etc). Did the Olpro Uno you bought have to be adapted? Thanks, Dawn.





We seem to have crossed threads somehow. We have a Pathfinder and friends of ours who we sometimes go on our travels with,have a 2004 Pullman, for convenience on short breaks we both use Uno awnings that can be erected or taken down in a few minuets. I dont think any alterations were needed on either awning. Because the Uno is meant to be a universal motor home type awning the fit is not perfect but is acceptable for us.
I hope this is of some help to you,
If for any reason you dont fancy the Uno there are lots of other motor home awnings available that could be used.

Message posted by fiona f06/5/2020 at 9:44pm
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Hi,
Decathlon do an inflatable awning which is very similar to the alpro uno, itís approx £200,
Fiona

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Quote: Originally posted by fiona f on 06/5/2020
Hi,
Decathlon do an inflatable awning which is very similar to the alpro uno, itís approx £200,
Fiona



From what I can see on Youtube the Decathlon awning looks like its very good value and would do the job and cant see any problem, It actually looks like it would be easier to butt up against the camper than the Uno.
I think the Decathlon would be better fitted adjacent to the camper door, rather than over it, which seems like an advantage to me.
I wish you well with your awning, and feel sure you will get it sorted after a bit of trial and error.


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