Measuring For Your Caravan Awning
Caravan awnings sizes relate to the measurement from the ground to the awning rail, wrapping around the caravan’s height up from the ground, length and height down to the ground. This is called the ‘A’ measurement, and is crucial when selecting your caravan awning, as a too long or too short awning will not fit properly within the awning rail.
This information is often featured in your caravan’s owner manual, however, Leisure Outlet recommends measuring the ‘A’ measurement yourself to ensure you have an accurate measurement, especially if you have purchased a second-hand caravan.
Measuring For Your Porch Awning
When measuring for a porch awning, you need to measure the height from the ground to the top of your caravan, then the length of your caravan where the roof is relatively flat. This will be the measurements you need for a porch awning, but other measurements you might take, to ensure a good fit with your caravan, include:
- The distance to and lengths of any windows near your caravan’s door, so that your porch awning does not clash with the edge of the window.
- The width of your caravan’s door and which way it opens, so that it does not open into the side of the porch or is hampered by the porch awning
Measuring For Your Driveaway Awning
Measuring a motor home/driveaway awning is similar to measuring both a porch and a caravan awning, but you also need to consider if you will be attaching a driveaway awning rail or attaching the awning to your motorhome with ties. Ensure that your awning measurements match your attaching measurements and both match your motorhome.
A properly fitted awning is a delight not only to you, but your friends, family and everyone in the caravan site. Ensure your awning is properly measured to match your caravan or motorhome perfectly!
Measuring For Your Caravan Cover
Measuring your caravan for a cover is different than measuring for an awning, as you do not attach it to the awning rail.
Measure your caravan from one end to the other, making sure to measure it at the longest part. This is the measurement you will need for a caravan cover.
Measuring For Your Motorhome Cover
Measuring for a motorhome cover is the same as measuring for a caravan cover.