We know firsthand the profound love and passion for caravanning and caravan accessories. The allure of the open road amongst the great outdoors, the freedom to explore new horizons, and the joy of creating lasting memories with friends and family are the very reasons that fuel your nomadic spirit.
If you're someone who considers themselves a well-versed Aussie traveller, then you know that caravan awnings are an essential accessory for any caravaner. This provides additional shelter to any outdoor space, you can relax, cook, and eat - even in bad weather. Caravan awnings also help to protect your caravan from the sun and rain, and can extend its lifespan.
Whether it's motorhome awnings, RV awnings or caravan awnings, shop our range of caravan awnings today at Xtend Outdoors, we have awnings perfect for all types of campers!
Caravan Awnings - The Ultimate Protection Against the Elements
A caravan awning is attached to the side of the caravan which can provide protection from the sun and rain. They comprise of two legs or framing to support the awning when it’s extended, the barrel that the vinyl wraps around when it’s retracted, and support arms that hold the awning out. Xtend Outdoors are experts at fitting caravan awnings and also replacing awning fabric on your old awning.
Caravan Awnings for Every Camper
Who doesn't want the relaxing comfort of shade in the middle of nowhere? When you travel with your family in your RVs, you should always have a reliable caravan awning and essential caravan accessories, at hand. Awnings for caravans not only increase the floor space of your camper, but it also acts as an extension to the overall space provided by the vehicle. No matter where you park your caravan, you will always have that extra space, shielded from direct sunlight thanks to their UV resistant materials.
Our wide range of caravan awnings for sale reflects the diverse needs of caravanners and their vehicles. Xtend Outdoors offers Slide Out Awnings, Roll Out Awnings, Cassette Awnings throughout Australia. These are just basic formats of the designs. You can also get custom awnings for your caravan to ensure that it is installed perfectly on it.
Caravan Awnings for Sale
At Xtend Outdoors, we have years of experience in providing the best caravan awnings to our customers at a great price. We know that every awning needs special care and attention to bring out its high quality. From the choice of materials to the accuracy of the measurements, every stage in the process is crucial for making the product as per your expectations. You can buy online and choose from a variety of awnings and accessories, including our premium anti-flap kit to secure your awning and protect the vinyl from wind damage. If you need a customised solution, just let us know, and we will send our team to the site to ensure a perfect fit that will suit your needs.
Get Your Caravan Awnings Installed ‘Near Me’
As an Aussie traveller, you can get an awning installed anywhere, anytime, and within the comforts of your own home, with Xtend Outdoors Caravan Awnings fitment team. In today's competitive market, our awnings stand out as the ideal solution to beat the heat and provide you with hassle-free, instant shade for your RV.
We can install caravan awnings at your locations around Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and more. Check the complete list of awning installation locations on our "Service Area" page, and experience the convenience and quality that sets us apart from the rest.
Amazing Caravan Roll Out Awnings
Do you feel that setting up a caravan awning is really cumbersome? Browse our range of roll-out awnings for caravans, where all you need to do is pull it out and secure into place. It's that simple! Go for this option if you want to set up the awning without much hassle. Extending the floor/outdoor space of your motorhome, caravan, and other RV units can be done in much less time, and this means more time to spend with your friends, family, and loved ones.
Xtend Outdoors offers amazing caravan roll-out awnings for sale, with products such as Sunburst Eclipse Awning, Sunburst Classic Awning and Tourer Awning made available throughout Australia. Each of the designs has been created with specific elements to its structure that are aimed at the needs of different campers. Shop our selection today and enjoy the breeze with fewer poles to fuss with!
However, if you have a custom requirement, then we will make it for you. For those who do not have the expertise or understanding of installing roll-out caravan awnings for sale or motorhome awnings, we offer onsite fitting services as well. We take great pride in our designs, which are the result of years of experience in the industry with satisfied customers from various walks of life.
Our process ensures that only the highest quality standards are maintained in the product, service, and design conceptualisation processes. With our camper awning range, including 'caravan awnings near me', it's never too difficult to set up an awning while being on the move.
Types of Awnings
When it comes to caravan awnings, there's a world of variety to explore. These versatile extensions to your mobile home on wheels come in different types, each catering to the specific needs and preferences of caravan enthusiasts.
- Roll-out Awnings: Roll-out awnings are the most common type of caravan awning. They are easy to set up and pack down, and they are relatively inexpensive. And they are just as durable as other types of awnings.
- Thule Caravan Awnings: Thule awnings are a popular choice for caravanners due to their high quality, durability, and ease of use. Thule awnings are available in a variety of sizes and styles to suit all types of caravans and camping needs.
- Inflatable Awnings: Inflatable awnings are the lightest and easiest to set up of all types of caravan awnings. However, they are also the least durable. Inflatable awnings are supported by air, and they can be easily punctured.
- Electric Caravan Awning: An electric caravan awning is a caravan awning that can be extended and retracted using an electric motor. This is in contrast to manual caravan awnings, which must be extended and retracted by hand.
Is an awning a good idea?
The main function of an awning is to provide protection from the rain and sun. They are considered vital to the function of a caravan and not only protect you from the elements but the van itself as well. By shading half the van, energy costs can be reduced as air conditioning may not have to be used as much.
What are the different types of awning?
For caravans there are three types of awnings you can install:
- Manual roll-out awnings. These are extended by physically moving the awning barrel out to its desired width and retracting the legs or frameset from the van and moving them to the appropriate position under the barrel.
- Wind-out awnings. There are lighter-weight than roll-out awnings and as such may not stand up to strong winds as well. They are extended by using a crank handle to wind out and extend the awning. Legs drop down from inside the lead-bar of the awning.
- Electric awnings. Extended by simply using a remote to control how far the awning is extended. These do not have support legs, instead relying on a structure of arms that give them rigidity.
- Cassette Awnings. This style of awning has the vinyl enclosed in an cassette installed on the caravan or RV. These awnings can come in manual or electric and are supported by legs.
What material is used for an awning?
Xtend Outdoors uses Austrong Awning Vinyl HD (Heavy Duty) for our awning vinyl. This vinyl is a super-strong ripstop material which won’t tear, fade or warp, it is far superior to traditional awning materials, as the Austrong Vinyl is non-laminated which means it won’t separate into different layers as time goes by.
Can you replace the awning fabric?
Xtend Outdoors specialises in replacing awning vinyl. Our expert installers can come and fit brand new vinyl to your awning to give it a new lease of life! Old awnings are often cracked, warped, split, delaminated or smelly, whilst the mechanism and hardware is still in good condition. Replacing the fabric is a great way to save on the full cost of replacing the entire awning.
How to measure caravan awnings?
Four measurements are taken for an awning fitment:
- Awning width – measure along the sail track or side of the caravan.
- Awning height – how high the awning needs to sit on a particular vehicle.
- Vinyl projection – Measure the maximum projection suitable for the awning.
- Vinyl length – Measure the frameset, from the centre of awning arm to centre of awning arm.
How much are caravan awnings?
Awning costs vary depending on what size you require, as well as the awning type.
Are caravan awnings waterproof?
All awnings we sell are waterproof, and will protect your van side from rain. We recommend fitting curved roof rafters to prevent water pooling, and an anti-flap kit can stop the awning from flapping in the breeze.
How to clean a caravan awning?
Awnings can be hosed down to remove any loose dirt or particles. Scrubbing with a soft brush can remove any stubborn marks. Do not use any harsh cleaning agents as they may damage your awning.
Can I order a customised awning?
Xtend Outdoors specialises in fitting awnings to unique vans. If you have a special requirement, please get in touch to see how we can help you.
How long will it take to install my awning?
Awning installation is a relatively quick process and should take no longer than 1-2 hours.
What size awning for my caravan?
To determine the correct awning size for your caravan, you will need to measure the full length of your awning rail. This is the rail that the awning attaches to on the side of your caravan. Once you have this measurement, you can consult us for more information. There are a range of roll-out awning sizes available from 6ft to 25ft.
How much wind can a caravan awning withstand?
Most caravan awnings can withstand a breeze up to 29-38km/h.
How to open a caravan roll-out awning?
To open a caravan awning:
- Release the awning lever.
- Extend the awning arms.
- Adjust the awning height.
- Lock in the awning arms.
How to replace a caravan awning?
Replacing an awning is a very meticulous job and not one to take on yourself unless you have the expertise and knowledge. An awning is a structural component and requires professional installers to ensure the awning is secure and safely installed for maximum use. Get in touch with us if you need your awning replaced so we can take care of the job efficiently and effectively.
What caravan accessories do I need?
Caravan awning accessories are essential for making your caravan trip more comfortable and enjoyable. These can include awning anti-flap kits, curved roof rafters, de-flappers, clotheslines, shade walls, privacy screens and more. Other essentials you’ll need during your travels include bedding, chairs, tables, cooking equipment and more.