caravan annexes

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 23, 2011 at 16:55
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We are looking to purchase an annexe for our caravan.
Can anyone give us feedback about Australiawide Annexes, we have seen them at an exhibit at a caravan & camping show.We would like to hear from someone who has one - good or bad comments/feedback would be appreciated. Cheers
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Reply By: snoopyone - Saturday, Jul 23, 2011 at 19:00

Saturday, Jul 23, 2011 at 19:00
Get an Aussie Traveller They are normally put up with the awning legs attached to the van.

This is much safer should it get windy as it doesnt allow the lot to get blown over the van like it can if legs are put down on the ground.

Even if they are pegged down
Also a Canvas one will be much lighter and breathe a lot better than a vinyl one.
Vertical walls are better as the rain doesnt drip onto the wall from the roller and can leak a bit
Speaking from experience with both situations.

When in Geraldton we had a sudden storm and several awnings some with annexes attached were ripped over the top of vans.
All had their legs detached from the van. Most were pegged down which made no difference.
Also the Aussie ones have a nice neat pole at each end and no ugly big velcro fixings

The Aussie Traveller antiflap kits ar reputed to be the best by far as well
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Follow Up By: Maca's - Sunday, Jul 24, 2011 at 16:15

Sunday, Jul 24, 2011 at 16:15
thanks snoopyone, will look into it - just one query, what did you mean about the vertical walls being better when it rains?
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Follow Up By: snoopyone - Sunday, Jul 24, 2011 at 16:31

Sunday, Jul 24, 2011 at 16:31
The one you suggest seems to have the long wall sloping outward as seen on the website.

Therefore the water dripping off the outer edge of the roller will land on the wall and tend to soak it.

Sometimes when canvas gest really wet it leaks a bit.

A vertical wall whilst it will still get wet will allow the water to run down it easier.
We found our Aussie Traveller didnt leak in the worst weather but some water tended to come in under it when we had it sitting on a slab.

However they will all do that.
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Reply By: ozjohn0 - Sunday, Jul 24, 2011 at 18:02

Sunday, Jul 24, 2011 at 18:02
Canvas fo me everytime.
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Reply By: Member - Alan John C (WA) - Monday, Jul 25, 2011 at 15:58

Monday, Jul 25, 2011 at 15:58
Maca we purchased our annexe from Australia Wide Annexes, it is made of canvass and has rip stop vinyl at the bottom 300ml which makes for easy cleaning of soiled areas we have fitted this with aussie traveller deflapper kit and rafters. We also purchased the Verandah section which allows you the freedom of leaving entry door open whether raining or not. Time to put up completly from scratch to peg down 30 minutes and the other thing that th wife enjoys is the clear windows which are on the outside so whether fine or raining light is not a problem and come complete with matching curtains. Pegged down the awning legs and annexe along with awning anchor kit if this lifts you would not want to be in a caravan anyway. We are on the road with our van now for nearly twelve months and the annexe has not let us down,because the annexe is wider at bottom than top gives more room inside ie chair legs etc. I would not discount Australian Wide Annexes and don't matter what state your in their after sales support is second to none kind regards Alan&Lyn.

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