Kampa Travel Pod Motion Air XL
UPDATED FOR 2019
New for 2019, the depth of the Motion AIR has been increased to allow for an optional two-berth annexe to replace the left-hand side panel. The front panel has also been redisgned and features a flexible yet simple to use 'D' door that can be half or fully rolled back, as well as a secondary mesh panel.
Please note: This is the XL model and fits vehicles with a rail height of 230 - 295cm. For vehicles with a rail height lower than this range, choose either the VW or L models below.
With airfarme technology and Kampa's single point inflation system the Kampa Travel Pod Motion Air is quick and easy to set up. It provides very good headroom and lots of useful space. With a depth of 2.4 metres and a width of 3.1 metres, the Travel Pod Motion AIR XL provides an overall space of just over 7.4 square metres. Even more space is provided by the connecting tunnel - very handy for wet gear, dirty walking boots and other similar items. A nice feature of the awning is the ability to connect to your vehicle by a variety of methods ( see below for more detailed information ). For convenience and practical use of the awning there is a door either side of this tunnel and a large door from the tunnel into the front living area.
With it's crystal clear, large panoramic windows, the awning not only has plenty of light coming in, but also provides excellent views out. There is a door on both the left and right side of the awning. The door on the right side has a canopy, enabling you to open the door when it is raining. The door on the right side also has a full mesh panel, as does the front of the awning. With the front door you can open and close either side of the front panel as you require and even drop the whole panel halfway for an open air, veranda type effect.
The awning is 'Sabre Link' ready - that is to say, it not supplied with Kampa's Sabre Link system but it is able to be fitted to the awning if you choose to do so using the velcro strips that are already in place. Sabrelink is a lighting system using strips of LED lights. These strips can be linked together and can be controlled by a remote control. As well as being able to switch the lights on and off you are also able to alter the brightness - just like a traditional dimmer switch
Optional equipment includes a two berth inner tent and a large zip-on sun canopy. There are three versions, to suit different height campers and motorhomes - VW, L & XL.
The Travel Pod Motion Air uses an airframe ( also known as airpoles ) to replace conventional metal or fibreglass poles. Because these types of awnings are more lightweight they are generally easier to transport and position on-site than conventional awnings. The awning can be inflated quickly and easily through a single inflation point because all the poles are linked together. Additional advantages include the fact that the airframe is always attached ( no need to find or remember your poles ) and that there is less likelihood of damage to your caravan because only soft materials are fixed against it. All things considered the airframe has become the trusted and most popular choice for today's caravanners. A high volume manual pump is supplied but an optional electric pump is available to make the process of inflating the awning even easier.
Drive-Away awnings offer convenience. They avoid the need to set up and take down your awning every time you wish to use your vehicle on the road. The Kampa Travel Pod Motion AIR XL is a free-standing awning that enables you to drive-away and enjoy your day out. Meanwhile, your awning remains completely set-up and is ready to be simply re-attached on your return.
Available Methods Of Attaching This Awning To Your Vehicle
This awning can be attached to the your vehicle by no less than four different methods giving it excellent versatility and providing you with greater choice.
- The Pole and Clamp Method - ( Optional Extra ) This method provides the greatest security with regard to the attachment of the awning to the vehicle and is suitable for vehicles that have a gutter running the length of the vehicle. At the rear of the awning is a tunnel that has a sleeve. This sleeve is sewn along the tunnel's length. Into this sleeve you slide a pole. The pole is placed into the vehicle's gutter and secured to the vehicle using the clamps that Kampa supply.
- The Beading Method - All Kampa Travel Pod awnings have a tunnel to the rear. Sewn in, along the length of this tunnel is 6mm beading. If the vehicle has an awning rail you can use this along with the beading to attach the awning to the vehicle. Alternatively, the beading can be clipped to the vehicle gutter using a 'figure of 8' profile ( not supplied ). Kampa also have an optional extra, called a 'driveaway kit' that can be used for this purpose.
- The Guyline Method - This is generally considred to be the fastest method - so it can be very handy if you are setting up in undesirable weather conditions or not staying on the pitch for long. Firstly, attached the guylines to the top corners of the rear awning tunnel. Next, throw the guylines over the vehicle. Finally, you can either peg the guylines down or alternatively, secure them to an appropriate part of the vehicle.
- The Velcro Loops Method - This method is only applicable if your vehicle is fitted with roof rails. If it does, then you can use the velcro straps that are fitted along the top edge of the awning tunnel to attach the awning to your vehicle. You do this by simply fixing the velcro loops around the roof rail.