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Aca_chap

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Vango Airhub Hexaway (purchased from club shop;)) Love the space, great if you don't need an awning to sleep in and looks really cool when set-up :D One simple inflation point and up it goes!
Hi looking at your setup again and it looks awesome! Could I ask where you got the mat from? I’m about to order the hexhub to have at the end of the awning and this would look great at the end.
All the best
 
chez786

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Hi we are a family of 4. I have thought about an awning but drying it out is a pain. There are alot of threads on here re travelling with little people. Car seats in the foot well , they fit great there. A cheap umbrella stroller slides under the seats. The best thing about having a Cali is bring down the roof and drive away whilst the campers are trying their best to get tents etc back in those silly little bags .
 
soulstyledevon

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The best thing about having a Cali is bring down the roof and drive away whilst the campers are trying their best to get tents etc back in those silly little bags .
Yep, couldn’t agree more.
 
Mr T

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Hi looking at your setup again and it looks awesome! Could I ask where you got the mat from? I’m about to order the hexhub to have at the end of the awning and this would look great at the end.
All the best
The mat was from http://www.theoutdoormattingcompany.co.uk/vw-transporter-matting.php
Although they are no longer doing the VW logo version due to issues with VW.
They now do them with a T5 or T6 logo.
He was recently at VanWest show and had a few VW ones left, but when they're gone - they're gone!
So you may be lucky if you ring them.
 
2into1

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Hi we are a family of 4. I have thought about an awning but drying it out is a pain. There are alot of threads on here re travelling with little people. Car seats in the foot well , they fit great there. A cheap umbrella stroller slides under the seats. The best thing about having a Cali is bring down the roof and drive away whilst the campers are trying their best to get tents etc back in those silly little bags .
Newish members reading this thread shouldn't underestimate Chez's comment. At first it seems obvious that a drive away awning is the answer to the stresses of the first few nights away where there is never enough space, but having a drive away awning brings a whole set of other problems.

The beauty of my old T4 LWB High Top van was it was just big enough to just turn up, swivel the seats and you were sorted. But it was awkward as a daily driver. Normal Cali's are a bigger challenge, but the rewards from using JUST the van as intended are immense freedom.
 
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Hi we are a family of 4. I have thought about an awning but drying it out is a pain. There are alot of threads on here re travelling with little people. Car seats in the foot well , they fit great there. A cheap umbrella stroller slides under the seats. The best thing about having a Cali is bring down the roof and drive away whilst the campers are trying their best to get tents etc back in those silly little bags .
We have the G3 residence room and a driveaway awning. We are considering the HexHub to add to the choices open to us.

We wouldn’t be without an additional space of some sort. We don’t have to put one up, or even take one or more of them away with us, but they are well used. In fine weather we can manage perfectly well without, but when wet, cold or windy they provide valuable extra space.

Off to the Costa Brava for 12 days this Wednesday. We will take our Vango Kela 3 for the kitchen and dining area.
 
Taff7996

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Have used a Vango Cruz 2017 for the last 2 years, well built and easy to put up but too large/heavy for us now.
Looking to down size to a Vango Palm Screenshot_2018-08-27-14-37-42-1.png
 
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CSaville

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View attachment 34859 We use a Khyam 380 Motordome Classic Driveaway if we’re on the same site for a few days. We put the fridge out there, and all our cooking stuff just stays in the awning until we need it.

I see you’re in Aberdeen too - our awning survived some shocking weather last year up here! In fact I think this is the first time we didn’t have to put it up in a gale! ;)
Hi ive been looking at buying this awning, how easy would it be to put up as just one person? We have a big outdoor revolution airbeam and this needs at least two people to put up! TIA
 
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Lorri

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Have used a Vango Cruz 2017 for the last 2 years, well built and easy to put up but too large/heavy for us now.
Looking to down size to a Vango Palm View attachment 45018
We use the same Cruz model on trips of more than 3 nights + on site. Do sometimes look at new Cruz model that faces forward - but hey ho could end up changing model every year. :thumb
 
stevieb

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This is the Drive Away set up we use it’s a Vaude Drive Van.
Very lightweight well made easy to erect. It doesn’t use the Kador attachment system with which we had lots of leak problems. We just throw the elastic straps over the wind out cassette and attach to the wing mirror at the front, and at the tailgate end it’s attached to the awning rail on the passenger side.
We often use it free standing as well. Some great videos on YouTube. Can also be attached to the rear tailgate as per the videos so maybe of interest to people who have the Beach.
For short stays 1or 2 nights we like others use the wind out with front and side panels.

Steve & Gill

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Taff7996

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First trip out with our new Vango Pam, perfect size for us. Really impressed, it coped with Storm Miguel admirably. 2019-06-13 09.14.09.jpg
 
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2 Thule side panels and working on something for the „front end“. Worked for us last trip and for the moment.
 
Redrover

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Norlolk
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T6 Ocean 204
View attachment 34863

Vango Airhub Hexaway (purchased from club shop;)) Love the space, great if you don't need an awning to sleep in and looks really cool when set-up :D One simple inflation point and up it goes!
Were can I purchase the VW carpet from as I can’t seem to find one anywhere.
 
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dave6779

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T6 Ocean 204

2 Thule side panels and working on something for the „front end“. Worked for us last trip and for the moment.
Love the wheels! Are they stock? Considering some new ones on our van, we've got stock 17" Devonport alloy wheels on at the moment but now i'm used to driving to van and the dimensions, i'd like some smarter ones.
 
LemonDrop

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Hampshire
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T6 Beach 150
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Vango Airhub Hexaway (purchased from club shop;)) Love the space, great if you don't need an awning to sleep in and looks really cool when set-up :D One simple inflation point and up it goes!
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@Mr T (or other owners) how is the Hexaway in chilly windy weather? We have an event shelter and love the set up but are looking for something warmer for when it's cold and windy. The shelter is freezing in these circumstances as it has no groundsheet and only has toggle in sides.. I love the look of the Hexhub or Hexaway but am interested in it's windproof qualities - so any comments form owners would be great, thanks in advance.
 
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sapto

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Love the wheels! Are they stock? Considering some new ones on our van, we've got stock 17" Devonport alloy wheels on at the moment but now i'm used to driving to van and the dimensions, i'd like some smarter ones.
Thank you! I love them too! These are Platin Wheels P69 Black, with 225/55 R17 Conti vancontact 200 tires. Got them now for about 3years. Really happy with them.
 
westfalia

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2 Thule side panels and working on something for the „front end“. Worked for us last trip and for the moment.
I like that sapto, thats the way we roll, sh1t all over and bikes spread around.
Some people are just a bit too private i think. :thumb
How are you meant to interact sat in your closed up awning looking
at the kitchen in the Cali.
 

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