All the way from Australia we are now happy to announce that we can not only offer you directly from CampervanCulture.com the 2500mm x 2500mm ARB awning but a CVC designed gutter mounted fitting kit too. We listened to all the feedback before we designed our own fitting kit that makes sure the awning doesn’t catch the side door of the van and keeps the awning as close to the Westfalia pop top as we could without lifting it being a problem. As our fixing kit is gutter mounted fixed hightop roof vans can use our kit without having to drill into the side of there pride and joy. Tin top vans can also fit the ARB awning without the need of a bulky roof rack too.
Hang on it gets better…
We can also hook you up with add on rooms with or without a built in floor and add on side wind breaks. We got fed up with all of the plastic caravan stuff that is currently available for our vans and offer something more deserving.
Specifically designed for harsh Outback conditions, the awnings are rugged but lightweight, and provide fast and convenient protection from the elements
- Shade cover manufactured from 300gsm PU coated poly/cotton ripstop canvas to ensure that the awning is both waterproof and UV protected Self standing awning takes 30 seconds to deploy Awning is secured in a heavy duty nylon reinforced PVC bag Mounts easily to the side of most roof racks or roof bars as well as our custom made gutter mount fitting kit. The Awning height is adjustable with telescopic legs.
- When using in wet weather it is good practise to make sure you set one of the legs lower than the other to allow the rain to run off. Please note this kit may not work on vans that have their rain gutters filled with fibre glass. Our new updated fitting brackets will now work with Westfalia high top vans and hightop Auto Sleeper vans so please select that option from the drop down menu if required.
Please note: owners of vans with side opening roofs (e.g. Devon conversions) will need to look at relocating their roof latches.
Fitting tip.. When fitting your awning for the first time make sure you fit the brackets in the most upright position you can get. The part of the bracket that sits under the rain gutter needs to be as close to the vans bodywork as possible before you tighten the nut on the bracket. This insures that the awning will sit in the correct position and not just be attached by hanging on the edge of the rain gutter. Do not over tighten the nut as this will damage the thread. We altered the design of the bracket last year slightly so it would be universal for hightop and pop top vans. The video is showing the old original bracket that is just for Westfalia pop top vans and is for basic fitting reference really but we will update that when we get 5. The new style bracket (that you have) has the angle of the bracket coming out a little . This also gives more clearance for other pop top models and high tops.
Sensible usage.. Please do not leave your awning out and unattended if you are away from the vehicle. Weather conditions can be prone to chance, especially at altitude and in countries that you are visiting that you are not familiar with. You need to use your common sense here and if it is really windy or gusts of wind are likely you will risk damage to the awning or vehicle and we can not be held responsible for that.
For orders outside the UK mainland shipping zones (highlands etc) or over seas please contact us here for an accurate shipping quote. Germany, NL, DK can be as little as £31.
Setting up solo is really simple, check out how we do it and the gear we use to compliment this set up…