We have now decided to dispense with our Fiamma Roll-out awning and return to using a porch awning. We have found that the roll-out style of awning is not as good as we expected in providing shade when the sun is other than at its zenith. It is also partly a weight saving measure since the porch awning will travel in our car, and will therefore free-up some 20Kg of our caravan’s weight allowance for items to which my wife attaches greater importance.
We decided that a new awning must satisfy several criterion:
We require an awning that is adaptable, by that I mean one with removable panels so that it can be converted from a full enclosure to little more than a sunshade without too much trouble.
It must be an air awning since poles and me just do not mix!
It must be a design that assumes its shape on inflation whilst hanging from the awning rail, prior to pegging.
After examining several makes of awnings the only one that we think suits all our requirements is a Kampa Fiesta Air Pro 350, so that is the one that we have ordered.