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17/6/2012 at 4:48pm
 Location: Hants
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Hi everyone, we bought an awning and unfortunately were told the wrong size so when we went to put it up for the first time it was too small! :(  Now we want to sell it and we have tried ebay,gumtree, on here and preloved, any more suggestions please? Its a Towsure Insignia 800cm awning, it cost 400 new and were selling it for 180, is this a fair price? thanks

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17/6/2012 at 4:54pm
 Location: lancashire
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face book selling pages have loads of camping groups on

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17/6/2012 at 5:48pm
 Location: Derbyshire
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Sounds like a good price. Did you put a good description and some pictures on the adverts ?

We put our tent on preloved along with some pictures and it sold in a couple of hours.


17/6/2012 at 7:27pm
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Tbh, you will be lucky to get much more than 100 for a secondhand awning even nearly new. Its taking a chance & anybody taking a chance will be looking for a bargain, very limited market as you seek a buyer seeking that exact size. If you get 2 bidders who want it then you might get lucky.

Best bet is to ebay it with a good set of photos. This reaches widest audience although you are still restricted as realistically its going to be for collection only. If you can't erect it, lay it out & photograph everything including poles & pegs & try a 60 start.


17/6/2012 at 8:03pm
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Just a thought,why not have the awning altered to the correct size. I had mine done by lancashire sports repair LSR in Blackburn.
They will be getting another one of mine soon to reduce.


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17/6/2012 at 8:53pm
 Location: North Yorkshire
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just out of interest who told you the wrong size? Also I'd go with the alteration, with what it would cost you to get it altered it would probably be less than the loss you're going to make on selling it

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May 13 - Cala Gogo, St Cyprien (didn't go, hubby too ill to travel)
May 14 Ranc Davaine
August 14 Les Sablons
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17/6/2012 at 9:05pm
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hi, thanks all, I didnt know you could get an awning altered but then were new to caravanning! our caravan is 968cm and the awning 800cm, can you get it altered by that much? if its an option I will definately be interested in doing that. If its possible can anyone recommend anywhere in Hampshire? thank you everyone for your advice.

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17/6/2012 at 9:17pm
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Diane,  it was advertised on preloved for the size we wanted, we went to look at it, didnt check the label, (I know, silly us) but like I say we are new to caravanning, she told us again the size, the size we needed, so we bought it  and when we went to put it up it was too small. We did contact citizens advice but nothing they can do so now got a fab awning but too small :( 

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17/6/2012 at 9:33pm
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Try putting it on Gumtree for your area on the web..

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17/6/2012 at 10:05pm
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Quote: Originally posted by NessP on 17/6/2012
Diane,  it was advertised on preloved for the size we wanted, we went to look at it, didnt check the label, (I know, silly us) but like I say we are new to caravanning, she told us again the size, the size we needed, so we bought it  and when we went to put it up it was too small. We did contact citizens advice but nothing they can do so now got a fab awning but too small :( 
know the feeling, had a similar experience with an annexe we got, so understand, hope you can get it altered

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May 13 - Cala Gogo, St Cyprien (didn't go, hubby too ill to travel)
May 14 Ranc Davaine
August 14 Les Sablons
August 13 - Camping Playa Brava, Pals


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17/6/2012 at 10:21pm
 Location: Shrewsbury
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See this description of how the caravan awnings are altered

Caravan Awning Repairs and Alterations

One of the main areas of our work is the increasing and decreasing of caravan awnings for customers who have changed their caravans and would like to keep their original awnings.

When trying to find out the new 'ground to ground' measurement please refer to your caravan handbook, alternatively physically measure your new caravan by running a tape (or good quality string or cord) from the ground up round the channelling and back down to the ground. It helps if the measurement is made in centimetres.

How to find out which size you need.

How To Measure Your Caravan.Measure your caravan as shown in the image provided. The measurement from ground to ground A-B-C can then be checked with the chart to give you your awning size. If you are not sure please contact us for further advice.

We always try to use matching fabrics as the manufacturers, but as some manufacturers - Isabella and Trio especially - do not like companies altering their awnings and we have to get the best possible match of shade. We can, however, match the actual quality of the original fabric.

Notes on Awning Alterations

We alter awnings along the same principle that the manufacturers construct their awnings - all the work is carried out at each side of the roof section. The front of the awning is un-touched and two equal triangles of matching roof fabric are inserted (for size increases) onto each side of the original roof. This means we are restricted geometrically by the amount we can increase the size of the awning. Your poles do not need to be altered although we would suggest that when increasing an awning over 900cm that five roof rafters are used.

A number of people assume that if they have a 15 ft caravan and they buy a 17 ft caravan that they need a 2 ft increase, this is not always the case! It depends on the difference between the ground to ground between the existing awning and the new van - the new van may be 2 ft longer but it may also be 6" higher thus needing an increase of 3 ft!

Just put a google search in for Awning alterations Hampshire, and quite a few come up.



17/6/2012 at 10:25pm
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We paid 180 for a once used Insignia Awning and we're very pleased with it. Depends where you are in Hampshire but maybe try Ringwood Flexi goods (recommended by our local camp shop)

http://ringwoodflexigoods.com/



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22/6/2012 at 8:47pm
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Most awning repairers will not increase or decrease an awning over 50cm.  When you think about it, your front poles stay the same length, yet the back is inceased to the size you need, which puts a lot of strain on the side poles,if you did manage to get someone to make this alteration,  not to mention you would have a triangular awning   I've had 900cms increased to 950cm and it did look a bit strange, plus the triangular pieces added to the side were a different material to the original roofing material.

Good luck selling it, now is the time people are looking for awnings ready for their summer holidays.  I sold one of mine through here, as well as another through Loot.



23/6/2012 at 8:54am
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Our friends just sold their awning for 250 on the local ad page on facebook, they were VERY pleased.


23/6/2012 at 8:11pm
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thanks everyone, cant get the awning altered but will keep trying to sell it, thanks for all the advice and help, much appreciated.

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