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Highlights from our driveaway awning range

Words by Taunton Leisure

on 08/04/2021 14:35:32

Highlights from our driveaway awning range

The camping season is almost upon us! Take a look at our smart range of handpicked driveaway awnings.


From the 12th of April, self contained campsites will be available once more to us so that we can escape the hustle and bustle and sleep once more under the stars. From the 17th of May all campsites and caravan parks will be open for proper family getaways. As long as we stay sensible, these two dates shouldn’t change and we can start planning our outdoor escapes in 2021. We are really excited around this time of year because now is the time where we begin to get into stock the latest and very best large family tents and of course there moto-compatible cousins, the driveaway awnings.

Each year we see a great deal of increasing interest over our superb selection of luxurious driveaways. There is something so practical and comfortable about the way they expand your vehicle space truly offering you a home away from home on the UK’s best sites. Today we’re going to be taking a look at some of the superb options available within stock, exploring their great range of features and Perhaps help you chose the right awning for you, but first for those who are unsure…



What exactly is a driveaway awning?

Simply put, a driveaway awning is a tent with the ability to seamlessly attach itself to your van, motorhome, or caravan so that it can extend your living space in a way which incorporates your vehicle. In order to be a “driveaway” awning, the tent must be able to stay pitched without relying on the vehicle so that you can driveaway from it. This is very handy on active holidays, where you leave the campsite frequently such as when you’re driving down to the local beach everyday for a spot of body boarding.

Take look here as we take a close up look at some of our best models for what is shaping up to be a glorious camping season!

The Vango Tolga VW Inflatable driveaway awning

The Tolga VW is part of Vango's Sport Awning Collection which are designed to fit campervans and conversions perfectly.
Designed to be used as storage or a shelter, this awning features a mesh backed front door for insect free ventilation and a covered entry to prevent rain from coming into the living area. The fully sewn-in groundsheet is attached to the flysheet with an external storm skirt to provide a bug and draught free environment and low level vents help to circulate air within the awning, reducing condensation.
The tunnel between the awning and the vehicle is designed to be rolled away, allowing you to leave the awning free-standing on day trips. It also features two side doors for quick entry to the van and a large, roll away door into the awning for open-plan living.
The large diamond clear windows maximise light and visibility and are backed by zipped curtains which are fitted to the flysheet, and allow for varying levels of privacy.
This awning also features Vango's SkyTrack II System that enables campers to safely and easily hang lighting, Skytrack Storage and other items. It consists of strategically placed durable, sturdy transparent piping and 10 reliable clip hooks. Offering flexible positioning options, this system enables wires for lighting and other electrical devices to be routed securely out of the way and allows lights to be positioned where needed. The SkyTrack II system is also used to attach the supplied SkyLiner which are used to help reduce condensation inside the awning by creating a thermal barrier.
The Vango AirBeams are quick to pitch and create a strong and rigid structure and the TBSII Tension Band System ensures the tent performs in adverse conditions, especially in strong, changeable winds. The pre-angled beams also achieve a greater internal space than with a standard curve and additional bracer beams are inflated separately and fitted in between the awnings main AirBeams to enhance stability in high winds.
The Sentinel Sport flysheet is a lightweight, strong and fully waterproof fabric that also features Vango's ColourLok technology to reduce the effects of UV and aid colour retention.
Designed to fit campers and conversions with attachment height of 180cm-195cm, this awning can be attached to your vehicle via various attachments. This awning comes with 250cm, 6mm Kador strip, a pole sleeve, two hook & loop tabs and two webbing straps.
For vehicles fitted with a Kador Rail, a 4mm or 6mm DriveAway Kit allows you to attach and detach your awning with ease. If your vehicle doesn't have either a 4mm or 6mm rail, this awning also features a pole and clamp sleeve for use with a deep gutter or C-channel, roof bar attachment tabs and two, 8m webbing straps designed to reach over your vehicle providing a secure fit.
For added comfort, an additional Footprint can be pitched first to prevent the underside getting dirty or wet.


Shop for the Vango Tolga VW driveaway awning HERE

The Outdoor Revolution Outhouse Handi Low Driveaway awning

Part of the best-selling Cayman Drive-Away Collection, the Outdoor Revolution lightweight Cayman Outhouse Handi Low pole-and-sleeve Drive-Away awning functions as a compact multi-purpose utility tent.
A perfect addition to any touring arrangement, granting an indispensable extension of usable space, making it perfect for use as a dining, cooking, relaxation, storage, pets, toilet or shower area.
The large front door can be rolled up to create unhampered access and the door can even be turned into a canopy with the use of canopy poles (not included). Crystal clear window panels and mesh ventilation points on both sides of the awning maintains an airy internal space and exterior zip-down storm covers help to ensure maximum protection against the elements throughout adverse weather conditions.
Great headroom is provided thanks to the lightweight yet robust fibreglass cross poled frame design which also enables the awning to be left free-standing on day trips.
Made from ultra-lightweight 120HDE fabric flysheet, this premium material has been specifically engineered to be lightweight and compact. This material incorporates a 3,000mm Hydrostatic Head and employs fully taped seams throughout, meaning it is exceptionally waterproof and rain will simply bead onto the surface, before rolling off.
Roof ventilation points ensure airflow is maintained to reduce condensation and a separate peg-down groundsheet gives the option of turning the awning into a wet or dry area.
Designed to fit campers and conversions with an attachment height of 180cm-210cm, this awning can be attached to your vehicle via this awning can be attached to your vehicle via various attachments. This awning comes with 212cm, 4mm & 6mm Kador strip, a pole sleeve and guy ropes.
For vehicles fitted with a 4mm or 6mm Kador Rail, a
DriveAway Kit allows you to attach and detach your awning with ease, or you can simply attach the awning's 4mm or 6mm Kador strip straight into the vehicle's Kador rail. If your vehicle doesn't have either a 4mm or 6mm rail, the Outdoor Revolution Magnetic Driveaway Kit sticks to the metal roof of your vehicle, securing the awning in place, a pole and clamp system fits in the awning's pole sleeve and is used with the deep gutter or C-channel on your vehicle or simply use these Storm Straps designed to reach over your vehicle, peg or tie down the other side of the vehicle.


Shop for the Outdoor Revolution Outhouse Handi Low driveaway awning HERE

The Outdoor Revolution Movelite T2 Low driveaway awning

The Outdoor Revolution premium Movelite T2 Low Drive-Away range is a firm favourite amongst camper van enthusiasts. The Movelite T2 compact awning is perfect for couples or small families.
Offering access from all sides, this versatile awning features roll-back doors, meaning this awning can double-up as a free-standing shelter, or a gazebo in hot weather. The large zippered front door can be partially, or fully rolled back to create an open space with unhampered access or views. An integral side eyebrow canopy has been implemented, creating a convenient mini porch area where you can relax outdoors, whilst sheltered from the elements.
Expansive tinted anti-glare windows grant an excellent vista of the surrounding environment and protect against any harmful UV rays, whilst increasing privacy and illuminating the awning interior during daytime hours; these are accompanied by embossed zip-in curtains, which can be zipped fully out and rolled back, or zipped completely out for additional privacy at night.
The reliable Oxygen Air Frame is quick and easy to use. Inflation is rapid through the famed Dynamic Speed Valve (DSV) using the Dual Action Hand Pump provided, whilst deflation is just the push of a button. Intelligent Frame Relief Valves prevents damage to the tube through expelling any excess air above around 6PSI, typically caused by over inflation or fluctuations in the ambient temperature.
Made from ultra-lightweight 480HDE fabric flysheet, this premium double rip-stop material has been specifically engineered to be lightweight, yet durable. This material incorporates a 6,000mm Hydrostatic Head and employs fully taped seams throughout, meaning it is exceptionally waterproof and rain will simply bead onto the surface, before rolling off. This tent neatly packs away into a carry bag and priorities minimal weight and a small pack size.
Phoenix Mesh fly screen panels in the side and front doors optimise the through flow of air in the awning and keep insects at bay.
The extra-deep connecting cowl tunnel features double doors for access into your van without going through the awning, which can also be completely rolled back when on day trips. Comfort isn't compromised with a sealed-in groundsheet, designed to keep out droughts, insects, dirt and water. Cable entry points enables secure access to power without compromising on safety and high visibility reflective guylines reduce the risk of tripping in low light.
Designed to fit campers and conversions with an attachment height of 180cm-220cm, this awning can be attached to your vehicle via this awning can be attached to your vehicle via various attachments. This awning comes with 250cm, 4mm & 6mm Kador strip, a pole sleeve and webbing straps.
For vehicles fitted with a 4mm or 6mm Kador Rail, a
DriveAway Kit allows you to attach and detach your awning with ease, or you can simply attach the awning's 4mm or 6mm Kador strip straight into the vehicle's Kador rail. If your vehicle doesn't have either a 4mm or 6mm rail, the Outdoor Revolution Magnetic Driveaway Kit sticks to the metal roof of your vehicle, securing the awning in place, a pole and clamp system fits in the awning's pole sleeve and is used with the deep gutter or C-channel on your vehicle or simply use these Storm Straps designed to reach over your vehicle, peg or tie down the other side of the vehicle.
For added comfort, an additional
Footprint can be pitched first to help you pitch your awning in the correct spot first time, and prevent the underside of the tent from getting dirty or wet. Or the addition of a Snugrug Carpet provides under foot comfort and warmth. For sleeping space, a Two Berth Clip-in Inner Tent can be clipped inside your awning to create a bedroom.

Shop for the Outdoor Revolution Movelite T2 Low driveaway awning HERE

The Outdoor Revolution Movelite T4 Low driveaway awning

The Outdoor Revolution premium Movelite T4 Low Drive-Away range is a firm favourite amongst camper van enthusiasts. The Movelite T4 compact awning remains the ultimate choice for larger touring groups.
This flexible awning boasts a cavernous interior and can be divided into living, storage, or sleeping areas to suit your preference, split between an integral front canopy area and a spacious living area,
The integral front porch creates a convenient canopy area, where you can relax outdoors, with maximum shelter from the elements and the large zippered front door can be partially, or fully rolled back to create an open space with unhampered access or views. An additional side door is backed by a Phoenix Mesh ventilation fly screen panels to optimise air circulation and offers insect free ventilation.
Expansive tinted anti-glare windows grant an excellent vista of the surrounding environment and protect against any harmful UV rays, whilst increasing privacy and illuminating the awning interior during daytime hours; these are accompanied by embossed zip-in curtains, which can be zipped fully out and rolled back, or zipped completely out for additional privacy at night.
The reliable Oxygen Air Frame is quick and easy to use. Inflation is rapid through the famed Dynamic Speed Valve (DSV) using the Dual Action Hand Pump provided, whilst deflation is just the push of a button. Intelligent Frame Relief Valves prevents damage to the tube through expelling any excess air above around 6PSI, typically caused by over inflation or fluctuations in the ambient temperature. The roof structure is designed as a shallow gothic arch to grant additional strength and stability, whilst vastly improving water run-off.
Made from ultra-lightweight 480HDE fabric flysheet, this premium double rip-stop material has been specifically engineered to be lightweight, yet durable. This material incorporates a 6,000mm Hydrostatic Head and employs fully taped seams throughout, meaning it is exceptionally waterproof and rain will simply bead onto the surface, before rolling off. This tent neatly packs away into a carry bag and priorities minimal weight and a small pack size.
The extra-deep connecting cowl tunnel features double doors for access into your van without going through the awning, which can also be completely rolled back when on day trips. Comfort isn't compromised with a sealed-in groundsheet, designed to keep out droughts, insects, dirt and water. Cable entry points enables secure access to power without compromising on safety and high visibility reflective guylines reduce the risk of tripping in low light.
Designed to fit campers and conversions with an attachment height of 180cm-220cm, this awning can be attached to your vehicle via this awning can be attached to your vehicle via various attachments. This awning comes with 270cm, 4mm & 6mm Kador strip, a pole sleeve and webbing straps.
For vehicles fitted with a 4mm or 6mm Kador Rail, a
DriveAway Kit allows you to attach and detach your awning with ease, or you can simply attach the awning's 4mm or 6mm Kador strip straight into the vehicle's Kador rail. If your vehicle doesn't have either a 4mm or 6mm rail, the Outdoor Revolution Magnetic Driveaway Kit sticks to the metal roof of your vehicle, securing the awning in place, a pole and clamp system fits in the awning's pole sleeve and is used with the deep gutter or C-channel on your vehicle or simply use these Storm Straps designed to reach over your vehicle, peg or tie down the other side of the vehicle.
For added comfort, an additional
Footprint can be pitched first to help you pitch your awning in the correct spot first time, and prevent the underside of the tent from getting dirty or wet. For sleeping space, a Two Berth Clip-in Inner Tent, or a Four Berth Clip-in Inner Tent can be clipped inside your awning to create a bedroom.

Shop for the Outdoor Revolution Movelite T4 Low driveaway awning HERE

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