Hello, Advice sought please. We are considering buying a 2010 Eriba Puck L 230 GT. It comes together with a Kampa Pop air Pro 209 awning. Does anyone have any experience of using this combination for a family of four. We have a son aged 13 and a daughter aged 15. We'd plan on two sleeping in the awning. Any thoughts, views or experiences on whether this is feasible would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.
The awning you mention, a Kampa 290, has a footprint of about 2.9m x 2.5m. This is a comfortable living space for table and chairs but I think you have better options for your two teenagers sleeping arrangements. Two quick to errect pup-tents is a far better option. Each will have privacy and keep the awning a nice uncluttered space. It also means when setting up after a long journey the task of a long awning pitching is avoided until the next day if needed.
Hello Colin, Thank you so much for the advice. Being complete novices this may be a silly question but by pup tents do you mean tents that would attach either side of the awning or completely independent tents to erect either side. If the former do Kampa supply such tents as I've had a quick look and couldn't see any listed for the pop air pro 290. Thanks.
pup-tents are any small free standing tents. If you have a look at the likes of Decathlon for 2 or 3 man tents you will get the idea. https://www.decathlon.co.uk/2-seconds-2p-blue-id_8492461.html
These modern pop up tents are great, use youv'e learnt the knack of folding them up.
Our boys went into them at the ages of 9 and 11 and loved the private space. We would get them to set up the tents in the corners of the pitch whilst we dealt with the caravan. They could get up when they wanted and kept there mess in there space. An extension lead plugged into a circuit breaker if needed for safety meant they had all they needed and gave us the peace we craved.
We went this "continental" route after seeing the Dutch turn up on French sites with small caravans and a sunshade. This was the total opposite of the UK white wobbly often twin axle monster with massive awning and annexes.
Thanks for the advice Colin. This is really helpful.
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