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  1. Just back from our first outing with our porch awning and wondered what we did wrong (or if it's not right for our caravan).
    Seems to fit fine, but the padded "buffers" each side which I think should fit snugly against the side of the van don't and the poles that came with it don't seem quite the right length (they sit against the buffer).
    I also found the inside was dripping wet each morning - condensation as it didn't leak when it rained. Obviously not ideal at all.
    Our van in an Abbey Piper 414 (1995) if that helps.
    Have attached (hopefully) pics. Wondering if we've done something wrong, missed something or it's just not suitable for our van. It also doesn't seem to reach the floor properly (unless it's meant to look like this),
    Any help would be very gratefully  recieved


  2. Only just read this, what a shame
    NOTICE TO ALL NR CUSTOMERS
    We are very sorry to have to inform our Customers that due to the extensive flooding of our factory in Todmorden, Yorkshire on Boxing Day 2015 we have taken the decision to cease production of our range of Caravan Awnings and associated accessories.
    The flood water reached 4 feet in depth within our factory ground floor, an area that is calculated to have held almost one million gallons – as much as two Olympic sized swimming pools, only half full of silt and sewage!
    Due to the history of floods in our locality we could not get flood insurance so will have to suffer the loss ourselves which will be substantial – somewhere between £250,000 - £300,000.
    We have lost all our stocks – raw materials, finished goods and work in progress and even the vast majority of our specialised sewing equipment.  Replacing all this would take time and effort but the viability of producing Caravan Awnings especially viewed against the Chinese prices is not feasible.
    We will not even be able to supply spare parts as we have lost everything but we will keep you informed on this webpage of any alterations in our circumstances.
    Paul Gibbons
    Director
  3. I am sure someone on here has one? Any reports back on how they are?:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31tcPUEjCJE



    @vango
  4. A great place to check what new and used caravans and motorhomes we have in stock.
    Read our Blog to find out about our accessories, caravanning advice, vacancies etc
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