Caravan Awning Tips

Caravan Awning Tips

Here are some caravan awning tips which could make your life so much easier!


  • A useful tip received by e-mail from Ellen - when storing my awning I put tumble dryer sheets in the awning bag which helps to keep the awning smelling fresh when not in use. Thanks for this tip Ellen and we will certainly be trying this one out!
  • When taking down an awning pole alone I use a piece of rope attached to the top centre pole and attach it about four feet away so that when the poles are released the awning does not fall on to the caravan plus the inside poles come out easier without tearing the awning fabric. This caravan awning tip was e-mailed to us from Mark - thanks for that.
  • If you are fed up with the tie-down straps of your awning flapping in the breeze, place a piece of pipe insulation (or something similar) between the straps and the awning - no more flapping! Also, if you place a twist in the actual strap that goes over the awning, this will stop the strap vibrating.
  • Instead of buying an expensive lubricant especially for the awning rail, rub the beading with a candle instead, or even spray with a little furniture polish. This will make pulling the awning through the awning rail much easier.
  • If you use your caravan's table in your awning - place pieces of pipe insulation on to the feet. This will keep the table straight on wonky ground as well as stopping the metal feet from rusting.
  • Have you got any of those beaded car seat covers lurking around? When it is wet on a caravan site put a beaded mat in front of the caravan door - when you scrape your shoes on it, it will get the worst of the mud off your shoes whilst not turning the grass green underneath.
  • To stop anyone falling on to an awning peg and to make them easier to see, get some old tennis balls, puncture a hole in them using a corkscrew and push them over the top of the pegs holding the guy ropes. Now if you fall on to a peg it will be much less painful!!
  • To keep boots and wellies dry and insect-free when in the awning, push sticks into the ground and place your boots upside down over the top of the sticks.


These are our personal caravan awning tips which we hope you will find helpful.


PLEASE NOTE; ALTHOUGH WE HAVE DONE OUR BEST AND HAVE TESTED SOME OF THESE TIPS - WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING WHICH MAY GO WRONG WHEN USING AN AWNING TIP.

Please let us know if you have any success with our caravan awning tips, or you have any other tips we have not mentioned.