Archive for April, 2016

Kampa Awning Comparison

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

There are SO many types of Kampa Awning – which one is for you?!

 

We’ll start with the Poled Awnings.

 

Kampa Rally Porch Awnings

Available in 260, 330 and 390 cm widths. (See our Kampa Q&A for more information on Awning sizes)

The Kampa Rally Porch Awnings are quick and easy to put up with spacious interior size extending 250cm from the caravan.

Features:

150D Weathershield, UV Resistant and Flame Retardant Heavy Duty Canvas.
4000mm Hydrostatic Head.
Steel and Dyanflex Poles.
All Seams are Fully Taped.
Three Cystal Clear Front Windows.
Two Crystal Clear Side Windows.
Two Zipped Side Doors with additional Meshed inner doors.
Three Separate Roll up Front panels.
Adjustable Front Legs and Adjustable Pegging Points.
Rear Sealing Bumper Pads.
Mud flap features additional pegging eyelets.
Dimensions: L390 X D250.
Fits Caravan Heights between: 235 – 250cm.

 

Kampa Rally Pro Awning

Available in 330 and 390 cm widths.

These Awnings have consistently been the top-selling Kampa poled awnings, renowned for ease of use, functional design, good looks and great quality. They boast spacious interior size extending 250cm from the caravan.

The awning is produced in extra high quality 300D Weathershield material and to maximise the weatherproofing, the seams have been hot-air taped.

The Rally Pro remains exceptionally easy to set up using steel poles throughout for extra strength and retains the unique adjustable front legs to ensure a perfect pitch every time. Improvements to the latest models ensure that the Rally Pro remains the best lightweight awning available.

Features:

Feel the difference high quality extra heavy duty 300D Weathershield material
Awning front upright poles can be adjusted for uneven ground
Crystal clear windows with curtains
No-see-um mesh flyscreen – keeps out even the smallest bugs
Roll to the side front panels
Roll up centre panel (390 only)
Ventilation in eaves
150D Weathershield mud flap with eyelets
Sealing bumper pads
Draught skirt
AccessoryTrack Fitted

 

 

Air Awnings

 

Kampa Rally Air

Available in 260 or 390 cm widths.

The Rally AIR can be completely set up in less than four minutes and pumps up, using the manual pump supplied, in less than sixty seconds.

With it’s impressive interior space the Rally AIR 390 is ideal for longer holidays, but because it only takes a few minutes to set up, it is no problem using it for weekend or even overnight stays.

As well as being the easiest awning to set-up, these are also the easiest to take down. Kampa AIR awnings are lighter than those with conventional poles and therefore have a reduced payload and with no metal or fibreglass poles there’s nothing to damage the caravan.

The Rally Air utilises an industry leading ‘Feel the difference’ high quality extra heavy duty 150D Weathershield® material, a material that is far superior to other lightweight awnings that often use material less than half the quality. A thicker and stronger material prolongs the lifespan of the awning to ensure the best value for money.

A steep front allows for class leading headroom, this is also complimented by a front wall panel arrangement that allows the two outer front panels to be rolled to the side or the top part of each outer panel to be dropped down to create a veranda style. This veranda feature is great for allowing fresh air in whilst keeping children or pets safely inside. Doors can be found on each side of the awning and feature a No-see-um mesh panel which helps keep out even the smallest of bugs whilst still allowing for added ventilation on hot days.

Additional ventilation has been added to the apex of the awning to help with condensation. Blinds can be conveniently stowed away in pockets underneath the panels rather than dealing with the hassle of rolling up blinds and tying them in place. Tailored carpets and other accessories are also available for the Rally AIR including the new Kampa Hanging Rail and Organiser that fit onto the Kampa AccessoryTrack®.

A unique feature to the Kampa range, the AccessoryTrack® adds an extra line of beading running on the inside, parallel with the awning beading that connects the awning to the caravan. This allows for accessories, such as an organiser and hanging rail, to be attached to the awning through the use of a specially designed connection by Kampa. There is also the availability for an inner tent to be fitted to the awning.

Features:

Depth: 250 cm
Suitable for caravans between the height of 235 – 250 cm.
Flysheet: 150D Weathershield® Heavy Duty 6000 mm F/R UV protected
Taped seams
Crystal clear windows
No-see-um mesh
Poles: None! Airpoles replace traditional metal and fibreglass poles
Comes with manual pump
Inner tent compatible
Kampa AirFrame inflatable pole system with one point inflation
‘Feel the difference’ high quality extra heavy duty 150D Weathershield® material
Roll to the side front panels with veranda feature
Window blinds
150D Weathershield® mud flap with eyelets
Side doors with mesh panels
Quickpitch guying system
Draught skirt included

 

 

 

Kampa Rally Air Pro 2016

The latest and greatest!

Available in 260, 330 and 390 cm widths.

The Rally AIR Pro is quite simply the bestselling inflatable awning in the world. This updated version brings even more features and makes sure that the Rally AIR Pro is market leading. There is a fresh new look for the 2016 model and the front windows now have curtains on easy slide track.

Utilising Kampa’s fantastic Weathershield 300D material, the Rally AIR Pro has excellent weatherproofing and long life, but is still light enough for easy set up and handling. The front panels roll to the side or can be used veranda-style and the 390 also has a roll up front centre panel that can also be used as a canopy by using the optional canopy poles.

Additional ventilation has been added to the apex of the awning to help with condensation and an optional roof liner can be fitted to the awning, creating an air pocket that helps regulate the temperature by keeping it warmer when it is cooler and cooler when it is warmer. As well as an optional roof lining, inner tents are also available as well as many other accessories including the new Kampa Hanging Rail and Organiser that fit onto the Kampa AccessoryTrack.

A steep front allows for class-leading headroom, this is also complimented by a front wall panel arrangement that allows the two outer front panels to be rolled to the side or the top part of each outer panel to be dropped down to create a veranda style. This veranda feature is great for allowing fresh air in whilst keeping children or pets safely inside. Doors can be found on each side of the awning and feature a No-see-um mesh panel which helps keep out even the smallest of bugs whilst still allowing for added ventilation on hot days.

A unique feature to the Kampa range, the AccessoryTrack adds an extra line of beading running on the inside, parallel with the awning beading that connects the awning to the caravan. This allows for accessories, such as an organiser and hanging rail, to be attached to the awning through the use of a specially designed connection by Kampa. There is also the availability for an inner tent to be fitted to the awning.

Features:

Inflatable AirFrame technology
Feel the difference extra high quality extra heavy duty 300D Weathershield material
Adjustable height system
Can be inflated/deflated from one inflation point, all AirPoles are linked together
Inner tent option
Window Curtains on easy slide track
Roll to the side front panels with veranda feature
Ventilation in roof apex
300D Weathershield mud flap with eyelets
Side doors with mesh panels
Quickpitch guying system
Draught skirt included
Complete with hand pump
AccessoryTrack fitted
Depth: 250 cm
Fits: Suitable for caravans between the height of 235 to 250 cm
Poles: None! Airpoles replace tradition metal and fibreglass poles

 

 

All of these and more are available at Caravan Accessory Shop!

 

Q&A on Kampa Awnings

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Q: Can I buy directly from Kampa?
A: No. Kampa has been supporting independent dealers since the company began in 2007. These include Caravan Accessory Shop!

 

Q: Where can I buy Kampa products?
A: Kampa products can be purchased through our extensive dealer network. If you would like to find your nearest retailer, please visit our store locator.

 

Q: Will this awning suit my caravan/motorhome?
A: None of our awnings are designed to fit a specific vehicle. As they are universal, it is up to you to figure out whether our awnings will be suitable as we do not have measurements of every vehicle unfortunately.

There are two measurements that you need to check to ensure that an awning fits. (This excludes Classic awnings)

Height – If you look in the awnings specifications you will find a measurement specifying what heights the awning is suitable for. This height does not correlate to the height of your vehicle but the height of attachment.

Example: A Kampa Rally caravan awning is suitable for use between the heights of 235 -250 cm. This measurement is the height to the awning rail in which the awning attaches to. If the height from the ground to your awning rail fits in between this range then the height of the awning is suitable for your caravan.

Width – Whether the awning is too long for your vehicle is not the only factor you should take into account. Although purely for aesthetic reasons, you should also be looking to make sure that the awning will not be half way across a window.

Example: The Kampa Rally caravan awning is available in four sizes, 200, 260, 330, 390. This number denotes the width of the awning and does not affect the height of the awning. Bill is after the largest Rally awning that can fit on his caravan but finds that the 390 unfortunately slightly covers a window on his caravan, however the 330 fits perfectly. Bill has the choice here of either taking the 390 and having it slightly cross the window, or going for the slightly smaller 330 and having it not cross the window.

If you are still unsure, please get in contact with your preferred Kampa retailer.

 

 

Q: Condensation
A: Condensation is caused by warm, moist air coming into contact with cold surfaces. Condensation can occur inside most awnings, which may sometimes be misinterpreted as the awning leaking.

There is always moisture in the air when you pitch a waterproof fabric above damp ground; however the situation is made worse by adding people who are breathing out warm water vapour. When the warm moist air inside comes into contact with the awning, which is cooled by the outside air, condensation forms.

During rain more condensation can form due to lower outside temperature and drops can form and run down seams or fall on internal poles, giving the appearance of a leak.

Main sources of condensation

  • Ground moisture rising inside your awning.
  • Your breath. When sleeping at night you will exhale approximately 1 litre of water. This water vapour is trapped within your caravan/motorhome; this will escape through opening widows, doors or vents into your awning.
  • Storing damp or wet clothes.
  • Cooking by gas for ½ hour can produce ½ litre of water.

Ventilation

Awning ventilation is more important than is generally realised – particularly in synthetic awnings. Under extreme conditions, condensation within the awning cannot be completely avoided. Condensation nearly always occurs on the roof poles and therefore it is often confused with leaks.

Leave the ventilation panels open as much as possible, especially when the awning is erected for some time as this will minimise condensation. Whenever possible it is recommended that the draught skirt is drawn aside slightly so that extra air circulation can take place. To prevent ground moisture rising inside the awning, a plastic underlay can be placed underneath, but this will cause the grass to die and may contravene some caravan sites rules.

 

 

Q: Spare parts
A: Spare parts are available through your supplying dealer. You may need to wait for these parts to arrive with the dealer as they may not have them in stock.

If you believe that the parts are covered under warranty then please check the warranty section of the FAQ.

 

Q: Warranty
A: All of our products come with a 12 month warranty from date of purchase unless specified otherwise. This does not affect your statutory rights.

All of our warranty procedures are followed out by the supplying dealer. There are certain exclusions.