Awnings

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 05, 2015 at 06:47
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We have an Aussie Traveller awning and annexe which has served us well and is still in good condition. However we are thinking of buying a new van and the question is do we stay with the pull out awning on most caravans or get another Aussie Traveller.
We are getting older and I wonder if the new style would be easier however our present awning is always standing in strong winds.
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Reply By: Member - Bigred13 - Sunday, Apr 05, 2015 at 08:28

Sunday, Apr 05, 2015 at 08:28
Hi wiseman ,when you say easier,what are you looking for ??,I fitted a Fiamma wind out awning on our motorhome ,very easy to use ,just put a long handle in the back end and wind it out about half way and unclip the legs and fold down and the wind out the rest of the way., very easy .Also friends of ours fitted an electric wind out awning, and they say it is the best thing yet .
Cheers John
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Follow Up By: wiseman - Sunday, Apr 05, 2015 at 11:17

Sunday, Apr 05, 2015 at 11:17
I know wind out awnings are easier and ours does come out of a canister and is tightened and locked down by guy ropes. We have never had our awning blown out by windy weather whereas others around us have had their awnings damaged unless they wind them in especially if they are going away for the day or overnight. Thank you for your info it is much appreciated. Wiseman
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Apr 05, 2015 at 23:42

Sunday, Apr 05, 2015 at 23:42
If you know how to handle the Coolibah I would suggest sticking to them. They handle high winds better than the roll-out ones.

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Follow Up By: wiseman - Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 06:55

Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 06:55
Thanks for responding and yes my husband is quite adept at putting up our Coolibah awning. Other caravanners often ask why we have this awning but my husband always says we don't have to worry about wind unless cyclonic and then everyone has to worry.
Wiseman
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Reply By: Grumblebum and the Dragon - Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 08:27

Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 08:27
We had an Aussie Traveller Cooolibah for eight years, it was a very strong awning but bit of a pain to deploy as we get older. I had it replaced with a Dometic 9000 about a year ago. Very easy to deploy and seems just as secure in high winds - providing you peg it down properly.

John and Jean
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Follow Up By: wiseman - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2015 at 06:24

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2015 at 06:24
Thank you for replying. Yes, like you I have concerns for my husband being able to continue putting up our awning and it is him who says if we get a new van we must have the Coolibah awning (we have had our present one for 12 years).
I think it might be less angst if we stay with our present van which is in great condition but doesn't have ensuite.
Anyway thanks for your input.
Fleetwood (Bev)
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