There are so many travel destinations and all climates and topographical conditions are different. This is why the right choice of camping equipment is particularly important. The demands placed on an awning and the conditions it has to withstand are especially important. In order for you to be able to enjoy your holiday, the manufacturer dwt recommends that you choose a practical and useful awning while considering the local conditions in the holiday region(s). In order for resin from the trees not to seep into the fabric, to stop rain entering, to stop the awning falling down in a storm or turning into a Finnish sauna in sunny climates; the experts from Baunatal can provide you with helpful tips. After all, the right choice of awning helps save time and money and spares your nerves.
Forest and meadow campsites
with lots of trees are very popular nowadays. The wild jungle of trees is an adventurous holiday place where nature is right at your front door. The trees also provide a welcome shady spot. Some of the disadvantages are deposits such as resin, pollen, leaves and twigs which can form a layer on your roof. You should therefore look out for particularly hard wearing material for your awning, which is also easy to maintain. In this case, the roof should be made of one piece of material and have no additional seams in which dirt can collect. The larger the protrusion of the roof is, the better protection is provided for the side walls. However, this means that additional poles are required. A double-sided PVC coated support fabric for the roof and side walls prevents stubborn and sticky resin thanks to the smooth surface. A special layer helps protect the coating and make it resistant to the influences of weather. In addition, the roof should be completely waterproof. A splash and mudguard helps protect the awning membrane from dirt in heavy rain; the double-sided plastic coated polyester fabric should be completely washable and weather-proof. This also makes sure that no rainwater can enter the awning.
Beach and coast
A holiday at the seaside is a classic because it offers everything we want from a summer holiday: sun, sand and sea. Lots of campsites meet these requirements and are directly located on the coast. Anyone who decides on this type of holiday must observe the following: the right top material must be waterproof and dirt-resistant to keep the inside of the awning dry and prevent salt and sand deposits on the membrane. The roof should not protrude so that the awning is less susceptible to wind and storms. However, a rain channel should be available to provide protection. An outer splash and mudguard channels water away from the awning in heavy rain and a double mud flap keeps the inside dry if an awning carpet is used. All zips should be concealed to protect them from dirt and direct sunlight. UV absorbing film is a must because the rays of sun are reflected by the sea. If the windows are opened, an integrated insect gauze to keep mosquitoes at bay would be an advantage.
A lofty perch
Let's hit the mountains. But the conditions are different to the lower grounds. This means that there are other criteria when selecting an awning. Wind and rain is usually stronger and can take you by surprise. This is why it is important to be equipped. Wind and storms should not be given a large area to attack. Claus Winneknecht therefore recommends a roof form with less protrusion. Another advantage is that the weight of the membrane and frames is lower and the awning is dismantled quicker - in case of an emergency weather warning.
In sunnier climes
Where the sun (almost) always shines and the temperatures are high, the awning material is subject to particularly extreme conditions. It must be hard-wearing, fade-resistant and weather-resistant and be able to withstand strong rains. The fabric should also be breathable in order to create a comfortable interior climate and reduce the build up of condensation. At least two large ventilation windows are necessary in order to guarantee cross ventilation. For universal use, the awning should consist of at least four parts. This makes it adaptable to the local conditions. A veranda can be easily created by rolling the front wall parts to the side to provide a shady place. For even more shade, an extra sunroof can be installed in front of the veranda.