The size recommendations stated here do not just refer to the measurement of the orbital dimensions but also consider the relation between the gable measurement, setup width and the height of the caravan.
Ongoing changes that are carried out by the caravan manufacturer in the season and affect the orbital dimensions cannot be considered in our overview of sizes. The resulting costs (e.g. extra journeys to the site, return transport or costs of the planned setup…) cannot be refunded. It is therefore all the important that you convince yourself of the right orbital dimensions of your caravan.
The orbital dimensions are solely intended as an aid to determine the necessary awning size. Please speak to your specialist dealer about caravans and the determined awning size. Due to different caravan shapes, we cannot recommend a standard awning from the “dwt Collection 2013” catalogue for your own individual case.
Orbital dimensions: 911 – 940cm
Size specification: dwt size 30’
Size 13* - drawing-in of the double-strength wind corner needed!
Our recommendation does not rule out the fact that a “funnel-shaped” formation of the awning can occur due to the asymmetric caravan shapes and different heights.
In some cases, the relation of the orbital dimensions to the setup width can be so inconvenient that we cannot allocate a size. They are marked in this list with “-“.
(worked out on an even surface)
Measure from brace point A along the caravan’s channel railing with a taut piece of string to brace point B. The caravan must be on the ground. The value measured is the circumference measurement. Point A and B are also the bracing points for your awning.
Warning ground platform:
If a raised inner tent floor is used and the caravan is at the same height as the ground platform, measure from the upper edge of the inner floor as described above to the other upper edge of the inner floor. If the caravan is lower than the upper edge of the inner tent floor, always measure from the ground (A to B) and not from the upper edge of the ground platform in order to establish the orbital dimensions.
This is how to determine the partial retraction dimensions for partially retracted porches (such as the Juwel porch for example): measure from ground point A along the channel railing to the point where your awning should end with the vertical side walls (point B).
*) The double-strength wind corner must be drawn in!
**) Refer to information on the Vario Clip
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Approx. orbital dimensions in cm
Approx. front wall width in cm
Approx. gable width in cm
This information relates to the dwt collection 2013.
*** Please add approx. 36 cm to the size provided in column 2 for the following models:
- York II
Due to the continuously growing number of aerodynamic caravan shapes, the number of caravan models for which we cannot recommend a standard awning from our main catalogue is also increasing. We therefore manufacture awning models in special sizes in order to be able to make you an offer for these special caravan shapes. We recommend these special sizes when a heavily sloping front only ends in the roof area. These customised manufactured awning models have a standard inclined side wall to optimally correspond with the caravan shape. This inclined side wall is also reinforced with an additional pole.
However, we recommended the awning models with a "double-strength wind corner" for awning models with a slightly sloping front. With the “double-strength wind corner”, a significant improvement to the fit at the front is achieved and the perfect conditions for attaching your own annex are created, because the right side wall can be positioned vertically.
Our overview of sizes takes these exceptions into account.
Choose between 2 options for fixing the roof poles to the caravan:
Screwed in place with wall loops (seal the holes well!) We recommend this version when erecting porches. The back roof corners are fixed in place and do not move, even in strong side winds. Wall loops are also a good choice when you want to erect your awning for longer than just a holiday.
Use the Vario Clip - no need for screws! These are slid onto the inner roof channel. The advantage of this version is the flexibility in selecting the fixing points. The clip is connected with the awning roof and cannot fall if the pole pressure reduces.
However, we do not recommend this variation for porches. The Vario Clips are fixed to the awning, but not to the caravan. In stronger side winds, the awning and the poles may move.
**) We recommend Vario Clips for fixing roof poles to caravans without screws for:
|Make||Year of construction||Model/design||Type|
|Kabe||From 01/02||all marked models||KG|
|Knaus||From 10/11||all marked models||KG|
|All makes not mentioned||S|
Please provide the recommended type of Vario Clip with your order!