4 Reasons to Invest in an Inflatable Caravan Awning

Home & Garden Blog

Caravan awnings provide an ideal way to increase living space while still protecting yourself from the elements, and the type of awning you choose can make a big difference to everything from convenience to durability. You're probably already familiar with the traditional pole-based awning, but have you also heard of inflatable caravan awnings? Instead of being held up by poles, these use inflatable tubes. They can be put up using either a hand pump or an electric pump, and they offer several compelling benefits.

Here are just four reasons you should pick an inflatable caravan awning over a pole-based awning.

1. Easy to Set Up  

Probably the most attractive benefit of an inflatable caravan awning is the ease of setup. Conventional pole-based awnings can take a while to put up and take down, and it's often hard to get the job done when you only have one person. With an inflatable awning, all you need to do is use the pump to quickly and effortlessly set up your awning. Even one person can put up an inflatable awning with ease, and it can all happen with the press of a button if you invest in an electric pump.

2. Great at Dealing with Wind

A standard pole awning should be made to last, but it can still be vulnerable to heavy gusts of wind. If a pole awning is hit by a particularly powerful gust, it's always possible for part of the system to break. This can leave you without an awning that properly opens and closes, and repairs may be expensive. Inflatable caravan awnings don't present the same problems since they will simply move with a strong gust of wind and then pop back into place.

3. Reduced Chance of Damage

When you have a pole awning, there's always a chance the poles themselves can be moved out of alignment and fall over, which can lead to tears in the awning material or damage to the caravan itself. Again, this isn't going to be an issue with inflatable awnings. There are simply no large solid pieces that would be able to create damage.

4. All-in-One Convenience

Finally, keep in mind that most inflatable awnings are all-in-one packages, so it's practically impossible to lose or leave behind any vital pieces. With a pole awning, you may forget one small but important part. That means you won't be able to use your awning and could find yourself waiting a long time to secure a replacement part.

For more information about caravan awnings, contact a local company.


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Creating A Child-Friendly Outdoor Space

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