25/06/2018
Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Kampa Easy Awning Pulley test

e5513192-19c5-42bb-a4c4-01ecda7796ef

Will Kampa's Easy Awning Pulley make light work of one of the most stressful caravan set up activities?

Let me introduce you to one of the newest caravanning gadgets on the market for 2018. It comprises a length of cord, handle, clip and a pulley or two!

Doesn't sound like the greatest thing since sliced bread, does it? The Kampa Easy Awning Pulley sets out to solve a problem many of you probably don't know you have! If I'm being honest, I wasn't keen. Insert this, clip that, pull here. It all seemed like a lot of extra work for a problem, which as far as I was concerned, I didn't have! Regardless of this, we stuck with it and gave it a go.

The young tourers get to grips with the new product

Young Tourers with the Kampa Awning Pulley

I opened the box and removed the gadget, which comes out in one piece, so there's no assembly before you use it. The box came without any paper instructions and instead there's a simple to use three-step process is printed on the box. Is it really this simple? Turns out it is! I slid the little pulley into the right-hand side of the awning rail and locked it in place. It features a clever cushion-pad to protect the caravan side panel.

Next, I pulled the cord across to the left-hand side of the van, fed the awning bead into the awning rail and attached the end of the cord to the reinforced ring at the front edge of the awning.

The kit is simple to use

The puley is ready to go

Now, you just pull on the cord and it drags the awning up and along the rail. Simple. It's now a one-person job. No balancing on the step and stretching to reach, no pulled muscles as you over-exert… and, best of all, no arguments!

If the awning snags where it feeds into the rail, you're right there to help feed it in smoothly.

This little device is so simple in design that it almost seems too good to be true. After using it, I'm convinced on what a great idea it is. The pulley system just makes light work of the awning and the single-person operation means there's very little "to me – to you" going on! This nifty little gadget gets a big thumbs-up from the Young Tourers!

Kampa Easy Awning Pulley
£29.99
kampa.co.uk/accessory/easy-awning-pulley

 

Back to "General" Category

25/06/2018 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

If you’re looking for something different to do and don’t fancy a trip across the Channel or the West Country this year, consider Scotland. ...


Winter tyres: 5 tips to help you decide if they are for you or not

With today’s winter weather sweeping into Britain, you’re probably thinking whether it’s safe to drive on the ...


Cooking in a Caravan: Aubergine Parmigiana by Monica Rivron

Feeding your family for £5 is easy when you use Monica Rivron’s latest ‘cooking in a caravan’ recipe. ...


7 UK campsites with Wow Factor

We've picked six campsites across the UK which we think you'll love. They have 'Wow Factor' which you’ll ...


Other Articles

Our Destination of the Month is Edinburgh. Its history, culture, fun and a rugged outdoors create alchemy in Scotland's capital city ...


6 items to make your caravan tours more fun or comfortable in 2019

Top up your caravanning essentials in readiness for this year's tours! ...


How long does it take to erect a Vango Rapide II 350 air awning?

We pitched a Vango Rapide II 350 air awning against the clock to see just how long this porch awning would ...


Cooking in a caravan: Roasted sausages with parsnips

This month, Monica Rivron's cooking in a caravan recipe is a delicious, winter-warmer that's easy to make and ...