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Hi

wanted to ask peoples oppinion on this, has any of you got one?

Is there anything we should make sure it comes with, this is not the company we are using we are using one from ebay

heres the one we are getting
It says nothing about an inner tent? what is that and do you need one?

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-2009-MOVELITE-XL-FREE-STANDING-AWNING-MOTORHOME_W0QQitemZ230337933084QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Campervan_Caravan_Accessories?hash=item230337933084&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1683|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50
 

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I bought the same Movelite XL freestanding awning a few weeks ago from Highbridge Motorcaravans for £229, and I've used it once without any issues - took 2 of us about 15-20 mins without having had a practice run, should be quicler now we half half a clue as to what to do.

Out of the box the awning provides throw over straps to secure tunnel section against side of vehicle - worked well for us (we attached straps to dogs ball to throw over/catch).

You can also buy an awning rail attachment for approx £20 if you have such on the van, and you don't wish to use the throw over straps. I would think the straps are probably easier if you move the vehicle though IMHO.

I think the "inner tent" referred to is an optional extra, probably to provide additional sleeping compartment. The awning as standard is just a room, with some clear plastic windows and tie up blinds, with the tunnel section to attach to the vehicle where the habitation door is.

Hope this helps!
 

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Hi there,

I have one for the past year - and fine it perfect for 2 adults and 2 kids. Prdies another room, and as previously said, can be erected in 15 - 20 minutes. The ball idea is perfect - have been doing it te same way,. and save so much hassle.

I just priced the inner tent from outdoor revolution at £30 + p&p. It's a 2 man tent that hangs from points within the main tent. There is a new model of this tent for 2009, so you'd be advised to shop around and compare the benefits of going for the new model, which gives bigger entry doors, and I believe comes with the extra inner tent. Check out this site (http://www.skyblueleisure.co.uk/acatalog/Freestanding_Awnings.html) which shown all models and even the attachment rail is you already have a windout awning (we have this attachment and it is easy to use / drive away)

Best of luck
 

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hi bought one last week used once quite straight forward to put up altho instructions are useless, connected mine via fig 8 strips into top of fiamma awning, but found that method means the sides are away from van, so have since attached a j rail just below roof rail, but above fiamma awning this way it hugs the sides of the van perfectly
 

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We bought ours a couple of years ago when we first ventured onto the motorhome scene. Then we had a Burstner A530 Active and a dog so we thought the Movelite XL would be ideal, especially if we wanted to poodle around during the day when on hols. We used it a couple of times, watched it assume some incredible shapes when it got a tad windy down in Devon last year (Whitsun),(wonders of modern technology!) but haven't used it since. Reasons why - we now have a much larger and different shaped motorhome and sadly the dog moved onto her heavenly holiday earlier this year. We also found that because of the material that the Movelite is made of and under certain conditions, the inside of the awning became rather wet! The other problem that we found was that the straps that you can chuck over the motorhome (yes - we also used a dogs toy, (rubber bone) to get them over!) had a tendency to vibrate against the roof of the motorhome when it was windy. If you do use the straps you also need to monitor where they lie over the roof i.e. roof lights, a/c units, solar panels, Tv aerials/dishes etc.

I'm sure you'll be fine with your awning, we decided that it didn't really suit our needs but it was a handy storage place when we used it!

Cheers

Chris
 

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CPW2007 said:
We bought ours a couple of years ago when we first ventured onto the motorhome scene. Then we had a Burstner A530 Active and a dog so we thought the Movelite XL would be ideal, especially if we wanted to poodle around during the day when on hols. We used it a couple of times, watched it assume some incredible shapes when it got a tad windy down in Devon last year (Whitsun),(wonders of modern technology!) but haven't used it since. Reasons why - we now have a much larger and different shaped motorhome and sadly the dog moved onto her heavenly holiday earlier this year. We also found that because of the material that the Movelite is made of and under certain conditions, the inside of the awning became rather wet! The other problem that we found was that the straps that you can chuck over the motorhome (yes - we also used a dogs toy, (rubber bone) to get them over!) had a tendency to vibrate against the roof of the motorhome when it was windy. If you do use the straps you also need to monitor where they lie over the roof i.e. roof lights, a/c units, solar panels, Tv aerials/dishes etc.

I'm sure you'll be fine with your awning, we decided that it didn't really suit our needs but it was a handy storage place when we used it!

Cheers

Chris
Are you selling yours?
 

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CPW2007 said:
We bought ours a couple of years ago when we first ventured onto the motorhome scene. Then we had a Burstner A530 Active and a dog so we thought the Movelite XL would be ideal, especially if we wanted to poodle around during the day when on hols. We used it a couple of times, watched it assume some incredible shapes when it got a tad windy down in Devon last year (Whitsun),(wonders of modern technology!) but haven't used it since. Reasons why - we now have a much larger and different shaped motorhome and sadly the dog moved onto her heavenly holiday earlier this year. We also found that because of the material that the Movelite is made of and under certain conditions, the inside of the awning became rather wet! The other problem that we found was that the straps that you can chuck over the motorhome (yes - we also used a dogs toy, (rubber bone) to get them over!) had a tendency to vibrate against the roof of the motorhome when it was windy. If you do use the straps you also need to monitor where they lie over the roof i.e. roof lights, a/c units, solar panels, Tv aerials/dishes etc.

I'm sure you'll be fine with your awning, we decided that it didn't really suit our needs but it was a handy storage place when we used it!

Cheers

Chris
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Hi,

I've sent you a PM. Not sure what happened to Peter's post??

Cheers

Chris
 

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Hi Bought one last year only put it up once so far to test it
The one on the link is a tad expensive in my opinion,
we paid around £170 after getting 10% off from local dealer, saved on postage as well

Alan H
 

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movelite XL awning

Bought one last year from Towsure. The instructions are awful had to see one assembled at Towsure to figure it out. We do a lot of walking with the MAS section of the CC&Club. Great for muddy boots and muddy dog and other stuff. Keeps our van clean. Throw over straps rattle like hell in windy conditions. Also barely clears top of habitation door - but 2009 model is much better. I use a couple of strong suction cup hooks with a short bar inserted into the edge to pull it clear of the door. In very strong winds like we had in Spain in January - my poles split. Am looking to buy a proper steel poled awning for next year. Omnistor looks good but expensive
 

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hi
brought a Movelite XLght last year from show cost £160.00 plus inner tent for £20.00. just one tip do not use the straps provded to secure the rail onto the top of the van use god quality tent guy rope still use the ball to throw the string over the van you will then get a good nights sleep when its blowing a gale outside its no fun in your pjs at three in the morning trying to shut up the vibration from the straps
 

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i've just used mine for the first time in the dales near to matlock over the weekend and i've managed to split one of the poles length ways (putting it up at home to dry!).
has any one got any ideas where i might get replacement poles for it?
 

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We cannot help with the poles ---but we do have a Movelite XL surplus to requirements !! was in van when purchased and we only want a utility tent , so if someone is looking.............


We would like an offer??

David and Di
 
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