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Old 23-01-2021, 03:49 PM   #11
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Nice set up horico love the Awning

I've had an Alarm repaired by Sargent, and would recommend them for any repairs.
The Alarm was returned as good as new, it only took around a week.

I've had 2 batteries die around the 5 year mark (don't hold their charge).
caravan batteries have a hard life.

I feel your pain about poled awnings, I used to put this up on my own.

Too big for just the 2 of us, so we got rid of it and bought a Porch awning.


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Welcome to the caravan section horico

Loving your set up buddy. Very nice

The layout on your Lunar is very similar to our Camino I do believe
https://www.detailingworld.co.uk/for...d.php?t=419070

I got a new Outwell Pebble 420A air awning direct from Outwell in Denmark last August for a 1/3 of the original price but haven't used it yet. I had planned to use it it this April but that could be in jeopardy now
Even bought a Kampa Gale electric pump in preparation to blow it
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We've been using a Kampa Sunshine Air Pro 500 canopy last year
Great bit of kit that takes less than 10mins to put up

Had the wrong pegs for it in the autumn when the ground was soft but thats been rectified now



SWMBO Auntie even bought us the side's for it

PS dog gets everywhere !
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Old 23-01-2021, 06:31 PM   #14
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We've been using a Kampa Sunshine Air Pro 500 canopy last year
Great bit of kit that takes less than 10mins to put up

Had the wrong pegs for it in the autumn when the ground was soft but thats been rectified now



SWMBO Auntie even bought us the side's for it

PS dog gets everywhere !
Yeah but the dog is a cutie
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Old 23-01-2021, 08:14 PM   #15
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Nice set up horico love the Awning

I've had an Alarm repaired by Sargent, and would recommend them for any repairs.
The Alarm was returned as good as new, it only took around a week.

I've had 2 batteries die around the 5 year mark (don't hold their charge).
caravan batteries have a hard life.

I feel your pain about poled awnings, I used to put this up on my own.

Too big for just the 2 of us, so we got rid of it and bought a Porch awning.

I have to say - the service from Sargent has been top notch so far, I'm not surprised your alarm was sorted so quickly.

We have the two girls so a decent size awning is a must for multi day trips - it makes for a very welcoming space.

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Welcome to the caravan section horico

Loving your set up buddy. Very nice

The layout on your Lunar is very similar to our Camino I do believe

I got a new Outwell Pebble 420A air awning direct from Outwell in Denmark last August for a 1/3 of the original price but haven't used it yet. I had planned to use it it this April but that could be in jeopardy now
Even bought a Kampa Gale electric pump in preparation to blow it
Yes, I commented on your thread - I don't want to guess what they run to price-wise! Definitely a nice setup.

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We've been using a Kampa Sunshine Air Pro 500 canopy last year
Great bit of kit that takes less than 10mins to put up

Had the wrong pegs for it in the autumn when the ground was soft but thats been rectified now

SWMBO Auntie even bought us the side's for it

PS dog gets everywhere !
We used to go away with our late GSD, she was a right pain!
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Our first van was a 2000 500/5 - excellent wee thing. Your new one looks good!
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Old 23-01-2021, 10:58 PM   #17
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Gorgeous set up that. Agree with other comments about the awning, it looks fantastic and huge. Just one question, how heavy is it down? I read varying comments about air awnings, some love them some hate them. Most common comment is usually the weight deflated and trying to get on the rail if alone.

Off to storage tomorrow to check on our 20yr old Elldis.
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Gorgeous set up that. Agree with other comments about the awning, it looks fantastic and huge. Just one question, how heavy is it down? I read varying comments about air awnings, some love them some hate them. Most common comment is usually the weight deflated and trying to get on the rail if alone.

Off to storage tomorrow to check on our 20yr old Elldis.
Ours weighs about 27kg with everything i think and is about 2/3rds the size of horico's awning.
Initially it was a pain to get in but now i just need the wife to feed it in while i pull it through, takes about 2 minutesto thread it into place, takes longer to get the thing out of its bag and laid out.
Inflates pretty rapid too, three main spars and four support beams, they velcro into place, takes about 4 minutes i think.
Takes longer to peg it out than it does inflate it
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Gorgeous set up that. Agree with other comments about the awning, it looks fantastic and huge. Just one question, how heavy is it down? I read varying comments about air awnings, some love them some hate them. Most common comment is usually the weight deflated and trying to get on the rail if alone.

Off to storage tomorrow to check on our 20yr old Elldis.
Just checked on manufacturers website - our Outwell awning weighs 28.5kg in the bag - feels it too

What made me laugh is the quoted pitching time - '10 to 15 mins' - are they having a laugh!

Like Muzz says, takes me longer to peg an awning out that it does to get in on the awning rail and blow it
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Think Vango quote 30 mins and i guess from taking it out of the bag to fully pegged down and straps attached that is about fair.
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