Useful tips and tricks
What should you be aware of when putting up an awning? Or, what are the best tricks for long-term maintenance? With more than 60 years’ experience behind us, we know a thing or two about awnings, and we’d like to share that knowledge with you.
We will be posting regular updates here, giving you our top tips and tricks, from pegging techniques to storm protection.
During the winter months, frequent and thorough cleaning of the awning is particularly important. This applies to exterior and interior.
Most campers experience condensation in their awnings from time to time. Here are 7 tips on what you can do to minimise it.
3 steps for keeping your underlay, mud wall and canvas clean and dry in your Camp-let
3 steps for keeping your underlay, mud wall and canvas clean and dry in your awning
How much distance should there actually be between the seam and the ground in order to secure your awning against the elements?
When putting up the awning, it is important to use the sewn-on regulator tab at the two corner legs and middle leg.
How do you measure, cut and assemble an A-measurement awning as a porch?
Use the wheel arch cover supplied so that draughts can’t enter at the wheel.
IsaFix are Isabella locking brackets for CarbonX poles. With IsaFix, you can easily lock your poles when putting up your awning.
When you have to tension the side rafter pole and front legs, you might find it helpful to unzip the side panel and/or the front to achieve optimum tensioning.
Positioning rafter poles correctly is important, to ensure your awning is robust and rainwater runs off it.
Here’s a description of how to avoid getting water inside the awning by positioning the mud flap correctly.
Putting up an awning can be a bit of a palaver. Where do all the different pieces go, and what are the poles for? How do you make sure the awning is tensioned correctly? And what about the floor?
We’ll show you how to peg your awning correctly so as to keep it firmly in place for your entire holiday.
Get three solutions for convenient flooring, no matter how you camp
How do you work out the ground measurements for your awning so that you can build a wooden floor underneath it?
Awnings are frequently wider inside, next to the caravan, than they are at the front. That’s why it’s a good idea to know the floor area before buying carpet or any other flooring.
Follow our advice on what you should do to remove dirt from your gas oven.
Condensation can be prevented by providing good ventilation inside the awning. See our advice on good ventilation.
It’s important to store your awning correctly so as not to damage the awning and poles.
If your awning is leaking, the problem can usually be fixed using AquaTex special reproofing spray.
The best way to look after your Isabella curtains is presented here.
Have you noticed changes to the structure of your mudwall, and light staining?
When cleaning the canvas and windows, it’s important not to use regular household detergents.
If you tear or make a hole in your awning, you can repair it yourself with the right kit.
The only sacrifice you have to make is a couple of minutes of reading now, and a couple of hours of maintenance once a year.
Take a look here for information on how to maintain your CarbonX frame.
Have a look at how to prevent your awning sinking into the ground after heavy rain.
You can easily keep your windows nice and clean using Isabella Window Cleaner and the fibre cloth supplied.
Avoid getting water inside your awning by using DropStop grommets on the spikes that stick up through the roof.
Prevent zip sliders making a noise in windy weather. Fit Zipcovers onto the sliders.