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What Type of Awning is Best for Your 4WD?

By on Last modified: November 21, 2017

With summer being just around the corner, the number of people who participate in outdoor activities such as caravanning, camping and hiking significantly increases. If you’re an avid caravanner, but this time around you’ve decided to expand your caravan’s space for whatever reason, then you’re probably looking for a 4WD awning.

4wd awnings

You’d be surprised how practical, yet affordable an awning for 4Wd vehicles is. It will significantly improve the living conditions in a caravan by expanding the amount of space you can use around it. You can use it as a dining area, a sleeping area or a storage area. If you’re a first time buyer, then you might be slightly confused as to which awning for 4Wd you should buy.

There are three basic types of awnings – porch, combi and full awnings. The main difference between the three types is their size, and how they’re most commonly utilised. But before we explain the distinct differences between the three types of awnings, you should have a predetermined price range, which you can get by determining how often you’ll be out caravanning.

Porch Awnings

Porch awnings are relatively small, and they cover the doorway of the caravan. They’re easy to set up, and you can have a porch in front of your caravan in about 15 minutes. The roof of the porch awning typically slides into the caravan’s end, and you can move it along the caravan to where you want it to fit. One of the biggest advantages of porch awnings is – if you change your caravan sometime down the line, you can still use it on your new caravan. They’re also ideal if you own a dog, and love taking it with you.

Combi Awnings

A combi awning is ideal if you’re caravanning for a week, or going for a bank holiday weekend. You can easily put it up yourself in the awning rail, and at a certain point it will drop out of your caravan channel. You can put a couple of deck chairs, a barbecue, maybe a bike in it instead of putting them inside the caravan.

Full Awnings

A full awning goes all around your caravan channel, which allows you to use the entire length of the caravan for accommodation. These are ideal if you’re caravanning with more people, and if the weather is nice, you can have it open, similarly to a conservatory. Full awnings may be more expensive, but if you caravan frequently, and for longer duration, they’re a very worthwhile investment. Simply put, they’re the best option if you have a lot of people with you, and if you bring along a lot of things.