Kampa Travel Pod Action Air VW
Please note: This is the VW model and fits vehicles with a rail height of 180 - 210cm. For vehicles with a rail height higher than 210cm choose either the L or XL models.
With a depth of 2.7 metres and a width of 2.9 metres, the Travel Pod Action AIR provides an overall space of just over 7.5 square metres. The awning has a large living area at the front and there is the option of fitting a two berth inner tent to the rear ( optional extra ). The awning comes complete with a fully waterproof clip-in groundsheet. This can be removed on sites that do not allow the use of groundsheets. The awning benefits from a large canopy cover that protects the front door in misty or rainy conditions. With regards to waterproofing, the awning uses Kampa's Weathershield material which has a hydrostatic head rating of 6000mm and seams are hot air taped.
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.
The Travel Pod Action Air VW 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 Action AIR VW 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.