Awning

Comments and questions about commercial and self-built conversions, awnings and the Granvia as a motorcaravan
joey
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Awning

Postby joey » 11 May 2015, 16:20

I wonder if anyone can help.
I have a 1998 2.7 Petrol Granvia. It has a side conversion and pop top roof. It doesn't have any sort of rail to fit an awning to, when I went to an awning supply shop they advised me that it would not be worth having one fitted as when the side door is open it would rip any sort of awning? The guy said the door comes out too far? I am very confused.
Surely someone must have a pop up roof and an awning. The guy at the shop suggested just putting our old tent alongside the van, this is far from ideal.
Has anyone got any advice?

Richard
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Re: Awning

Postby Richard » 11 May 2015, 18:17

I'm moving your query to the campervans and conversions section because that's where all the discussion about awnings is located.

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paddyponchero
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Re: Awning

Postby paddyponchero » 11 May 2015, 20:34

Are you taking about a driveaway / rollup / wind out awning/

daveveal
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Re: Awning

Postby daveveal » 12 May 2015, 08:28

We need a photo really, showing how much roof you,ve got left above the door.
R 613 PEL - 1998 2wd Diesel self-build camper. Pearl white over gold. New Forest, Hampshire

joey
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Re: Awning

Postby joey » 12 May 2015, 08:34

Thanks for your replies, and thank you for moving this to the relevant forum.
I was hoping to fit a drive away awning. I will take a photo of the roof this evening and post.

joey
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Re: Awning

Postby joey » 13 May 2015, 09:24

Granvia roof.jpg
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Granvia roof

V6vanman
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Re: Awning

Postby V6vanman » 13 May 2015, 09:53

I have an awning rail installed that the awning clips to. There is no problen with the door as long as the awning tunnel has elasticated sides.
See photo.
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2000 3.4 V6 Granvia - camper conversion

joey
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Re: Awning

Postby joey » 13 May 2015, 10:22

That is perfect.
I will show this to my other half to prove my point (I knew it could be done and the door shouldn't be too much of a problem)

Thank you V6vanman for your photo.

daveveal
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Re: Awning

Postby daveveal » 13 May 2015, 10:26

There is clearly no room to put an awning rail between the door and the edge of the roof without the awning getting ripped.

Have you considered fitting the awning rail further up the roof of the van under the overhang of the elevating roof?

This would mean that you could only fit the awning when the roof was up, but that shouldn't be a problem. Maybe you could put the roof down again after fitting the awning if you needed to. (But don't operate the door!)
R 613 PEL - 1998 2wd Diesel self-build camper. Pearl white over gold. New Forest, Hampshire

V6vanman
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Re: Awning

Postby V6vanman » 13 May 2015, 12:14

Here's another picture showing where it is fitted. When the roof is down it is hidden.
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