Caravan Sun Screens - What Size Fits My Awning?
With such a wide and beautiful land to traverse, it’s no wonder Aussie travellers and tourists alike love to go on holidays in the sun with a caravan in tow. But it’s even better when you have the right accessories to make it comfortable in any weather. One way to do that is to have an awning plus caravan sun screens or privacy screens attached.
Privacy Screens, Sun Screens and Awnings
For caravan privacy and screening out the sun look no further than our sun blocker walls. Designed to provide functional shade and protection from the elements, but also providing privacy and maintaining ventilation. Caravan sun screen walls are a lightweight, portable shading accessory typically made of mesh or fabric. They are typically attached to the awning roller tube or awning ends using an Anti-Flap Kit.
A caravan awning is a more permanent shading solution that is typically made of canvas or other heavy-duty fabric attached to the side of the caravan and can be extended or retracted as needed. However, while they give protection from above, depending on the brand, there is little protection from open areas of the awning, which is where the sun or privacy screen can be fitted. Also, privacy screens, sun screens or shade walls can be fitted to any most roll out awnings, as well as box and cassette awnings.
There are different styles of awnings used on caravans for shade, including a box or cassette awning. All types of awnings provide great shade in the harsh Australian environment. The box awning has a canvas fabric that blocks out most of the sun's rays, and it extends out to create a shaded living space along the entire side of the caravan. Similar to other awnings, you may want extra privacy along the open edges of the awning. This is where privacy screen and shade walls come in.
Sun screens, shade walls and privacy screens:
A caravan privacy screen is a great investment and offers extra privacy and sun protection. Sun screens and privacy screens provide an extra level of protection and efficiency at blocking out the elements. A sun screen or caravan privacy screen is also known as a shade wall, and is lightweight and easy to pack on a trip. They offer a measure of sun, wind, and rain protection while enhancing your living area and giving you more privacy.
For advice on our privacy screens, their key features and benefits, as well as the size and type you may want to buy, reach out to Xtend Outdoors today.
Measuring an Awning For the Right Size Screen
It's easy to measure a roll-out awning to fit a sun screen or privacy screen. All you need to know is your awning length. Some caravan owners may be confused about whether you measure the whole length of the awning or just the roller bar. You can measure either, but the easiest is to measure the vinyl on the awning’s roller bar. Here are some tips to consider when choosing the right size sun screen:
- Ensure the sun screen is wide enough to cover the entire length of your awning.
- If you have a caravan with a pop-top, make sure the sun or privacy screen is compatible with your pop-top.
- If you decide to purchase shade walls for your awning ends, ensure you have a suitable Anti-Flap Kit that will allow you to install your walls.
- If you are still deciding which size privacy screen or sun screen to choose, it is always best call us at Xtend Outdoors for advice.
Buyers of New Vans Take Note
If you’re buying or have bought a new caravan, you may not know what accessories you might need on the road, such as our shade walls. Visit our showroom or call our team at Xtend Outdoors for advice. We know all there is to know about measuring your awning in order to add shade and privacy screens.
We have a range of privacy screens to suit any van, horse float, motorhome or other camping vehicle. We also have a range of the following camping and caravanning equipment that will enhance your outdoor living space:
- Draught Strips
- Extension Rooms
- Mats & Flooring
- Pet Enclosures
- Walls & Shades
Reach Out to Xtend Outdoors Today
To avoid making a mistake when measuring your awning for a caravan screen or privacy screen, call us at Xtend Outdoors. Our team of experts around Australia offers a mobile service so we can come to you to measure, quote and install our roll-out awnings and camping products. Whether you’re in a caravan park, a house or if your caravan is in a storage centre, we can come to you. If you’re after an Annexe, we also provide a DIY service with an Annexe Measure Kit, which includes measure sheets, colour samples, brochures and a video link for your setup guide. Contact us here, call 1300 783776 or email email@example.com.