Isabella asymmetric awnings
New trends in caravan design offer opportunities for new trends in awnings. An awning transforms the usability of your caravan on site, so much so that most caravanners see their awning as an essential piece of equipment. Until recently most caravan sides conformed to a stereotypical, rounded rectangle with sloping front shape, and awning manufacturers were able to offer fairly similar models that look a bit like half of a large frame tent. By allowing a certain amount of flexibility where the awning attaches to the caravan and given that most caravan manufacturers fit a pretty standard awning rail it is possible to make the same awning fit to a range of caravans.
But what do you do when manufacturers start to make asymmetric, tear drop shaped caravans. The owners of these caravans soon start to hanker after the increased space and flexibility that an awning provides. In steps leading awning manufacturer Isabella with a first class solution. Isabella have created a range of awnings and sun canopies specifically for tear drop shaped caravans and in this case each awning design is for a specific model of caravan. If you have a T@B 400L you need the T@B 400L awning. Made to measure.
We particularly like the T@B sun canopy which was specifically developed for the T@B 320RS and 320 Offroad. Isabella have developed a fixing system called TabbOn which does not require the use of screws to fix the rail to the caravan thereby removing the need to puncture the wall of the caravan.
The shaped aluminium tube-frame, which is erected in a zipped-pocket in the front edge of the sun-canopy gives the canopy its characteristic curved and asymmetrical shape. The aluminium rafter poles are telescopic and the latest ”Microadjust” system, ensures that the canopy stands tight and steady, and is easy to erect. The rafter poles are attached to the tube-frame with a cup mounting and specially developed TabbOn-system, which does not require the use of screws.
More details about the T@B sun canopy and other asymmetric awnings is available from the Isabella Awnings web site.
Insurance Note: Some caravan insurers exclude storm damage to awnings, others have specific requirements if you need to make a claim. Caravanwise provide cover for storm damage to awnings as standard. Just make sure you include the value of your awning in your caravan and equipment value.