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If you have an awning extension or reduction that you would like to discuss with us, please contact us on the details found below. Alternatively, for the best possible response to your query, please complete the online form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly to discuss this with you.

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THE A MEASUREMENT

The A measurement is the distance from the ground up and all the way around your caravan’s awning rail and back down to the ground. The A measurement is the distance from the ground up and all the way around your caravan’s awning rail and back down to the ground. If you have your caravan owners manual, the A-measurement should be listed on the page giving all the dimensions of the caravan.

HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR A MEASUREMENT

If you don’t have the manual, then all you need is a tent peg, tape measure, a ball of string/twine or whatever is to hand – and an assistant to make life easier.

Knock the tent peg into the ground directly below the awning rail at the rear of the caravan, and attach the end of the string to it (or if you don’t have a tent peg, secure it with a rock etc.)

Carefully feed the string all the way through the awning rail, then back down to the ground at the front of the caravan.  If the caravan awning rail has a pronounced return curve at the lower forward section as pictured above, let the string exit the awning rail and measure down to the ground as per the diagram.

Cut the string at the point where it meets the ground at the front, having made a quick visual check to make sure that the string hasn’t broken or detached from the peg to the rear of the caravan.

Measure the length of the string, in centimetres.  This is your caravan’s A-Measurement and your caravan awning size.

(TIP: The string may be too long to measure in one length, to make it easier, fold the string in half, measure this length and double it – or fold in half, then half again, and multiply it by 4)

Size Range

Each size of caravan awning is made to fit a size range, so for instance if your A_Measurement is 960cm you would choose the size to fit 950-975cm

If your A-measurement is exactly at the point between sizes, it is advisable to go for the larger size, as this allows for leeway where the ground is uneven and your caravan may be raised on levelling ramps – which effectively increases the ground-to-ground A-Measurement.

We recommend always using the A-Measurement to choose your awning size, to be totally sure that you are getting the correct size for your caravan.