HOW DO I MEASURE MY MOTORHOME / CARAVAN FOR AN AWNING?
An inflatable awning is the perfect accessory for your motorhome. Whether it’s a place to lose your wet coat and muddy shoes, an extra sleeping area for guests, or a luxurious extension of your motorhome’s living space, a Kampa Dometic awning is key to many happy vacations and breaks away.
The team here at Kampa Dometic have put our heads together and come up with some top tips to ensure you find the perfect awning for your motorhome.
Attach by simply sliding the keder into your motorhome’s cassette awning or fixed awning rail. You must take the awning down before you go exploring in your motorhome.
A: The height to the awning rail from the ground is crucial to determine which height of awning will best suit your motorhome. Ensure you measure from level ground without chocks. Kampa Dometic awnings are available in three different heights;
- S: 235-265cm (fits Caravans too).
- M: 265-295cm.
- L: 295-325cm.
B: The length of the awning rail determines which size of awning you can purchase. You must have enough awning rail to accommodate the size of Kampa Dometic awning that you wish to buy.
C: The distance between the top of your door and the awning rail. Kampa Dometic awnings require 15cm between the door and awning rail. This allows enough space for an AirPole to fit against the motorhome without interfering with the door.
D: The distance between the end of the awning rail and the edge of the door. Ensure you have enough space to allow for the rear sealing pad of the of your awning to fit between the edge of the door and the end of the awning rail. We recommend at least 25cm for Kampa Dometic static awnings.
Attach by simply sliding the keder into your caravan’s awning rail.
A: The height to the awning rail from the ground. Measure this to ensure your vehicle attachment height is within the tolerances our caravan awnings allow for. Kampa Dometic awnings are suitable for caravans with attachment heights between 235-250cm.
Note: If your A measurement is greater than 250cm consider one of our static motorhome awnings, available in a range of heights up to 310cm.
B: The length of the straight section of awning rail. This measurement determines which size awning you can purchase. Kampa Dometic awnings are not suitable for curved or bent sections of awning rail. E.g. An Ace AIR Pro 400 requires a minimum of 400cm of straight awning rail.
C: The distance between the end of the straight section of awning rail and the edge of the door. Ensure you have enough space to allow for the rear sealing pad of the of your awning to fit between the edge of the door and the end of the straight section of awning rail. We recommend at least 25cm.
Note: The awning can cross a window, whilst it may obstruct usage it will not damage the window or effect the awning’s performance.