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The Homestead Caravans Kampa Awning Showroom was officially opened in 2016 to showcase Europe's most popular collection of Caravan Awnings. The new showroom gives our customers a unique opportunity to view the latest designs of Inflatable and Poled Awnings under one roof inside our 15,000 square foot showroom.

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The nights are drawing in and the weather is cooling; whether you're a winter caravanner or put your vehicle into storage for winter, there are a few essential items available to help you get prepared and protect your investment. With this is mind, we put together a selection of our Winter Care products.

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How To Set Up A Dometic AIR Awnings

21/06/2022 IN Accessories - Awnings & Accessories

How To Set Up A Dometic AIR Awning 

Dometic Inflatable Awnings 

Dometic air awning on a motorhome The patented AIR Frame technology in Dometic inflatable awnings will transform your touring experience. Conventional steel and fibreglass awning poles are replaced with interlinked inflatable AIR poles, enabling you to inflate the entire awning from a single external point. Conventiently, the AIR Frame is always attached to the awning for a quick and easy setup. Not only is the air frame extremely strong, it can flex in the wind too, so you'll never break or bend a pole.

Additionally, with no metal or fibreglass poles there's nothing to damage your caravan, motorhome or campervan, as the AIR poles simply rest against your vehicle with no other attachment needed. Each awning will come with a Downdraught hand pump or for maximum convenience, simply plug in the optional Gale 12v pump.

 Single Point Inflation 

dometic inflation point and deflation point picture The AIR Poles are Individuallly linked together allowing the entire awning to be inflated from a single external inflation point. The entire AIR Frame is easily deflated through quick release deflation valves at the base of each external leg; as each AIR Pole is connected there is no need to  deflate each AIR Pole individually. So, as well as being the easiest awning to set up, the user-friendly Dometic awnings are also the easiest to take down. When inflating the Dometic awning for optimal performance you must inflate to 9 PSI which is made easy with the optional Gale 12v pump.

 AIR Frame Construction 

dometic air frame contruction picture The Air Frame is incredibly durable, each AIR Pole is made of a strong TPU inflation tube zipped into a reinforced laminated oxfrod polyester/PE cover, which is the zipped into a heavy-duty polyester sleeve in the awning.Each AIR tube is tested up to 22 PSI, the AIR Frame system best functions when inflated to 9 PSI.

 Dometic AIR Poles are well protected and require no maintenance. Inflatable awnings are considerably lighter, and with no poles to snap, the AIR Frame is also more durable then conventional poles. Suitable for both HOT and COLD climates, the  AIR Frame can even handle extreme changes in temperature.

Dual Keder 

dometic dual keder picture Dometic have now fitted to all Inflatable caravan/motorhome awnings, premium dual awning keder. From 2021, 5mm and 7mm keder has been installed as standard, allowing a seamless connection to both conventional caravan awning rail and motorhome casstte awnings. This innovative design feature means Dometic inflatable static awnings are equally suited for use with caravans, motorhomes and panel vans. Dual keder reduces model complexity and affords you the freedom to change vehicles without necessarily changing awnings. 

Apex Ventilation 

dometic apex ventilation picture Experience greater comfort with Dometic's new weather protected APEX ventilation. Fitted to all new Dometic inflatable caravan/motorhome awnings, triangular apex ventilation panels increase air circulation and improve comfort inside the awning. These auxiliary  ventilation points, found in each top corner of the inflatable awning, conventiently allow air to escape the awning as it rises and warms. Importantly, this feature helps to regulate the interior temperature in hotter climates and effectively combats condensation for early or late season touring.

Multi Height System 

dometic multi height diagram picture Dometic Multi Height System delivers the most versatile inflatable static awnings ever. Rather then strictly being suited to either a caravan or motorhome, this ground breaking feature enables the same awning to fit to a variety of leisure vehicles, with the keder connection now achieved at the multitude of heights within an expanded range. 

We know that real-world experience is everything, and thanks to Dometic's latest awning innovation these are our best performing awnings ever. The Multi Height System means your Dometic awning will be easier to pitch on uneven ground and perform better in adverse conditions, effectively shedding rainwater and fitting closer to the vehicle side. 

How does it work? 

The operation couldn't be easier; simply unzip the gusseted awning side panels, peg the awning down to fine tune fitment, then close the internal zips to hide any excess material. Once you've set the Multi-Height System for the first time, you are free to set the awning down and pitch again and again without needing to re-adjust. For convenience, the adjustable zipped gussets are positioned just above the zip-out side panels, meaning fitting and adjusting the awning to your motorhome can be achieved without the need for a step or ladder.

Designed for touring confidence 

As all experienced tourers know, selecting the correct size awning for your vehicle is essential to maximise the living space for your pitch and enhance your holiday. The Multi-Height System makes finding your perfect awning easier than ever before, size S awning connect to vehicles witha connection height range of 235 - 265cm, size M from 265 - 295cm and size L from 295 - 325cm.

Caravan Static Awnings 

The video below will explain the very best way to pitch your new or old Dometic awning, with some great tips on getting the best look from your dometic awning. The video will show a Dometic Ace AIR 400 S being erected, but it will be the very same process on all models of Dometic Static Awnings. 

Caravan Static Models Available: 

Rally Air Pro 200 S, 260 S, 330 S, & 390 S

Club Air Pro 260 S, 330 S, 390 S, & 440 S  &  All Seasons Club 330 S, 390 S

Grande Air Pro 390 S  &  All Seasons Grande 390 S

Ace Air Pro 400 S & 500 S   &   All Seasons Ace 400 S

Motorhome Static Awnings 

The video below will explain and demonstrate the very best way to pitch your Dometic Static Awning, giving you some great tips on getting the very best look from your awning on a motorhome. The video shows a Dometic Club Air Pro S being erected but it will be the same process on all other models for the Motorhome Static Awnings. 

Motorhome Static Models Available: 

Rally Air Pro 200 S, 260 S/M, 330 S/M, 390 S/M

Club Air Pro 260 S/M, 330 S/M, 390 S/M & 440 S/M    &   All Seasons Club 330 S/M, 390 S/M

Grande Air Pro 390 S/M   &    All Seasons Grande 390 S/M

Ace Air Pro 400 S & 500 S   &   All Seasons Ace 400 S



Motorhome Drive-Away Awnings 

The video below will explain and demonstrate the very best way to pitch your Dometic Drive-Away Awning, giving you some great tips on getting the very best look from your motorhome drive-away awning. 

Motorhome Drive-away Models Available: 

Rally Air Pro DA  260, 330, & 390

Rally Air All Seasons DA 330

Rally Air Pro 240 TG


Campervan Drive-Away Awnings 

The video below will explain and demonstrate the very best way to pitch your Dometic Campervan Drive-Away awning. The NEW model for this year is the Dometic Club AIR Pro 260 DA which has been designed specifically for the VW Campervan's as well as other model campervans.

Campervan Drive-away Models Available: 

Club Air DA 260

Hub , & Hub 2


We at Homestead Caravans Have a large indoor display area of most models of the Dometic Static and Drive-away awnings, we also have other bands like Sunncamp, Outdoor Revolution awnings for caravans and motorhomes. We would love to see you!!

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