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. 

 

Important information on distance to the ground

How much distance should there actually be between the seam and the ground in order to secure your awning against the elements?

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Using the regulator tab

When putting up the awning, it is important to use the sewn-on regulator tab at the two corner legs and middle leg.

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Using an A-measurement awning as a porch

How do you measure, cut and assemble an A-measurement awning as a porch?

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Porch connection

This is how you connect your porch to your caravan.

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Hercules Triple

An indispensable tool for campers, used for tensioning awnings.

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Avoid draughts at the wheel arch

Use the wheel arch cover supplied so that draughts can’t enter at the wheel.

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Rail impregnation

Make it easier to insert the awning in the caravan rail.

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Guide: Fitting curtains

Here’s a guide to fitting curtains in your awning.

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Lock your CarbonX poles with IsaFix

IsaFix are Isabella locking brackets for CarbonX poles. With IsaFix, you can easily lock your poles when putting up your awning.

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How to tension 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.

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Guide to rafter pole positioning in awnings

Positioning rafter poles correctly is important, to ensure your awning is robust and rainwater runs off it.

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How to position the mud flap correctly

Here’s a description of how to avoid getting water inside the awning by positioning the mud flap correctly.

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How to put up your Isabella awning quickly and easily

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?

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Correct pegging

We’ll show you how to peg your awning correctly so as to keep it firmly in place for your entire holiday.

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How to lay an IsabellaFloor

How to lay an IsabellaFloor in three easy steps.

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Isabella’s flooring concept – layer upon layer

Get three solutions for convenient flooring, no matter how you camp

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How to build a wooden floor underneath your awning

How do you work out the ground measurements for your awning so that you can build a wooden floor underneath it?

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Calculate the floor area in your awning

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.

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Using gas heating in the awning

Follow our advice on what you should do to remove dirt from your gas oven.

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Guide to airing and ventilation

Condensation can be prevented by providing good ventilation inside the awning. See our advice on good ventilation.

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Winter storage

It’s important to store your awning correctly so as not to damage the awning and poles.

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How do I pack up my awning?

Follow our five steps to pack up your awning properly.

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All about zips

What should you do if the sliders are worn and the zip is stiff?

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Use of impregnation

If your awning is leaking, the problem can usually be fixed using AquaTex special reproofing spray.

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Look after your curtains

The best way to look after your Isabella curtains is presented here.

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Light markings on the mudwall

Have you noticed changes to the structure of your mudwall, and light staining?

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3 easy cleaning steps using water and a brush

When cleaning the canvas and windows, it’s important not to use regular household detergents.

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Gentle and effective cleaning with IsaClean

Gentle and effective cleaning with IsaClean

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Repair kit

If you tear or make a hole in your awning, you can repair it yourself with the right kit.

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How to make your awning last longer

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.

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CarbonX Frame maintenance

Take a look here for information on how to maintain your CarbonX frame.

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Soft ground? Use Stabilo under the legs

Have a look at how to prevent your awning sinking into the ground after heavy rain.

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Keep your windows clean

You can easily keep your windows nice and clean using Isabella Window Cleaner and the fibre cloth supplied.

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Securing your awning in a storm

5 useful tips for stormy weather

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Avoid getting water inside your awning with DropStop

Avoid getting water inside your awning by using DropStop grommets on the spikes that stick up through the roof.

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Prevent noisy zips in windy weather

Prevent zip sliders making a noise in windy weather. Fit Zipcovers onto the sliders.

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Veranda pole for ventilation

Would you like more ventilation inside your awning on a hot day? Use the veranda pole supplied.

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