Awning Fixing Kits & Adapters
If you buy a driveaway awning and want to secure it to your vehicle, the most secure way to attach it is by using a fixing kit.
The kit allows you to easily attach and detach the awning from your vehicle to allow you to head off and explore during the day, then come back to the campsite and quickly re-connect to your van.
The fixing kit is composed of a length of kador strip with a 6mm bead on one side and either a 6mm or 4mm bead on the other side. You also get several strips of figure of 8.
These kits are a little bit fiddly the first time you use them but become second nature. They are actually pretty straightforward once you know how to use them, however, they are one of the things that seem to cause a lot of confusion and prompt a lot of questions from our customers….so we thought we would try and straighten a few things out.
Let’s keep it simple, there are 3 types of kit:
6mm x 6mm – Connects your awning to a “C” rail/channel on your van
6mm x 4mm – Connects your awning to a wind out awning on your van
6mm x 6mm + 4mm – Universal kit covers both options. If you would like to keep your options open regarding what type of channel you fit to, or you simply aren’t sure, this is the one for you. It doesn’t cost much more and means it’s very difficult to go wrong being that you can fit it to a 4mm or a 6mm channel – World of Camping highly recommend getting this one.
Adapters and Brackets
If you are looking at buying a Wind Out Awning such as Fiamma F45 or a Fiamma F80 then unless you are fitting to a completely flat-sided vehicle, that you will need a vehicle-specific bracket set. If you are considering this kind of purchase, please email us with your vehicle make, model, age, wheelbase and height. Photos of the vehicle would also help; this way we can ensure you get the correct brackets to fit the awning to your vehicle.