Pitching any type of awning can be a cumbersome experience, but it doesn't need to be. Salop Leisure's very own Andy Harding presents the first edition of our web TV programme, Caravan Friday and gives some useful tips on how to pitch a Kampa air awning. Watch the video and if you have any questions pop them into the comments box below and Andy will get back to you.  

Video Transcription

Hi, my name is Andy, and welcome to the first edition of Caravan Friday. Today I'm going to show you how to pitch an Air awning.

Today we're going to be looking at the Kampa range of awnings. On the market there are lots and lots of different models, makes. All manufacturers have their own idea on how they work, but today we'll be looking at the Kampa Rally Air Pro.

It's most important when you first get the awning that you open the bag, get the instructions out and check that you've got everything in there with it.

We've checked all that, got the awning out, so we're ready to put it up. Once you've got the awning ready to go up, simply feed it in through the awning rail. All modern vans have got an opening to actually take the bead off the back of an awning, but you can make your life a lot easier if they stayed by putting loop around the rail to make it a lot easier to put through.

As you can see, this one's already in the rail ready for you. At this point, it's important that you peg the back corners down. Today we're not able to actually peg the awning down in the ground, so we're using a ground frame that you can see here around the side and the front of the awning.

And now we're ready to pump. Initially, we use about 20 pumps and get it up to semi-inflated state.

At this point you can pop the awning into shape. Once the awning is self-supporting, it's time to put the pegs on the front corners just to give it a nice square shape. And then another 10 pumps and the awning should be up to pressure.

As you can see the awning is now up, so the only thing left to do is continue pegging it down and then to fit the curtains. They simply slide down. You have hooks on the curtain and there's a rail ready sewn into the awning to take it. Simply slide over onto the rail and there you have your awning in place.

And that's it. Your awning's up. If you are watching this on the Salop Leisure website and you've got any further questions or queries regarding this product or any other, please feel free leave in the comments box below, or give us a call at Salop Leisure in Shrewsbury.