An awning is a great product when you’re on a road trip and you want to spend time outdoors no matter the weather conditions. You can make a caravan awning to add a helpful amenity to your vehicle and to add protection from the weather. While the weather may be great where you are right now, too much sun or rain can ruin an otherwise perfect day outside. Awnings are one way that people who live their lives outdoors can protect themselves. Simple awnings for campsites, motorhomes and caravans can be easily constructed.
Measure the length of the caravan. Determine how wide you want your caravan awning to be. Canvas tarps come in a variety of sizes. Remember that the depth of most caravan awnings is 9 feet, but select the perfect size of awning for you and your caravan. Write down the dimensions of the awning you hope to build, and order the size of canvas tarp you need.
Park the caravan in an area that will allow for the size of awning you will be constructing, preferably over soft earth. The caravan awning can be constructed on nearly any surface you can drive tent stakes into. For tar, tent stakes should be made of large metal nails you can drive through the tar roadway. For concrete surfaces, drive a stake through a crack in the concrete or a sectional divider to prevent damage to the surface.
Place the remaining five tent/awning poles into grommets of the caravan awning until there are three back awning poles and three front awning poles. Fastened and secured correctly with awning stakes, you now know how to make a caravan awning whenever you are on the road and want to enjoy the outdoors in any weather.