Adding a motorhome awning to your recreational vehicle will enhance its functionality and allow you to enjoy you camping trips more than ever before.
With that being said, the wide spectrum of motorhome awnings that is available online and in camping stores can oftentimes lead to confusion. The single most important thing is to realize that not all awnings are compatible to your vehicle. So before you actually buy an awning, make sure that it is actually appropriate for your RV. Other factors you need to think about are what kind of material you want and obviously your budget as the prices for caravan porch awnings vary strongly depending on what model you want.
If your budget allows for a motorised retractable awnings, then you should definitely get one. If you go with one of the top brands such as Dorema or Fiamma, you can get one of their lightweight caravan awnings. they come with a remote control and all you need to do is pushing a button to unfold or retract the awning.
However, you can always opt for one of the manual awning. They do require a little bit more work and time until you can enjoy your camping experience. By pulling the attached straps, the awning is being released and unfolds. You then need to install the supporting tracks to straighten out the canvas and get everything stabilized. However, after a little bit of training it won’t take you any longer than a couple of minutes to setup your caravan porch awning.
Drive away motorhome awning don’t need any setup at all once they are installed and put in place. You can literally drive up to them with your RV and just leave as easily without doing anything. However, I would only recommend a freestanding awning to long term campers for obvious reasons. Secondly, it is of paramount importance to firmly secure your awning, otherwise the wind might scoop it up during the next storm and relocate it next town.