10 Best Drive Away Awnings 2020

 A drive away awning makes an excellent addition to a campervan, increasing living space and giving holidaymakers more room to dress, dine, or play. In contrast to a tent, a driveaway awning allows users to quickly access additional space, without needing to lock and unlock, and zip and unzip doorways. There’s also the added bonus of easily detaching it from your camper.

A drive away awning can be left standing during days out, so there’s no need to pack it away every time you’re on the move. If you’re looking for a way to gain more space while using your campervan, consider our top 10 best drive away awnings.

10 Best Drive Away Awnings

  • Easy Camp Tempest Drive-Away Inflatable Air Awning (J43794)
  • Easy Camp Hurricane Drive-Away Air Awning (J43791)
  • Just Kampers’ Retro Awnings (J39798/J39799)
  • Kampa Dometic Cross AIR VW Tailgate Awning (J43715)
  • Vango AirAway Cloud Grey Low Cruz III Drive Away Awning (J41539)
  • Kampa Dometic Travel Pod Touring Air VW Drive Away Awning (J43714)
  • Kampa Dometic Travel Pod Motion Air VW Drive Away Awning (J42770)
  • Vango Siesta Low AirBeam Drive-Away Campervan Awning (J44032)
  • Vango Cove Low Drive-Away Airbeam Campervan Awning (J43919)
  • Vango Faros Low Drive-Away Pole Campervan Awning (J43927)

 We’ve taken a close look at all the features and designs to choose from, and these are the best drive away awnings of 2020.

Best for quick installation

Easy Camp Tempest Drive-Away Inflatable Air Awning

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T2C, T5, T6

Easy Camp Hurricane Drive-Away Air Awning

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T5, T6

If you’re looking for convenience, inflatable drive away awnings like these Easy Camp models are ideal. The Tempest and the Hurricane require no assembly of poles or other structural mechanisms, but instead can be quickly erected thanks to air tubes with two-layer protection. They have generous double doors at the front and the back, as well as plenty of windows to help create a spacious and airy atmosphere.

 These easy-to-attach drive away awnings are compatible with most types of campervan. Take a closer look at the Easy Camp Tempest Drive-Away Inflatable Air Awning,

 

Easy Camp Tempest Drive-Away Inflatable Air Awning and the Easy Camp Hurricane Drive-Away Air Awning.

 Easy Camp Tempest Drive-Away Inflatable Air AwningBest for a retro camper look

Just Kampers’ Retro Awnings

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T5, T6

These striking, colourful drive away awnings have long been popular among campervan owners. Available in orange and grey or blue and grey, for both right-hand and left-hand drive campers, these simple but effective awnings are ideal for those looking for space and functionality as well as a retro look. 

Just Kampers’ Retro Awnings Blue Just Kampers’ Retro Awnings Orange

Built with traditional tent-style poles and extra strong pegs, the Just Kampers’ Retro Awnings are sturdy and secure. They make a practical and attractive feature attached to the side of your camper.

Best for a flowing space

Kampa Dometic Cross AIR VW Tailgate Awning

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T5, T6

Designed to be fit to the rear of the campervan, the Kampa Dometic Cross AIR VW Tailgate Awning offers a smooth flow between the living space of the camper into the additional space offered by the awning. This means easy access and an attractive layout in which to relax or get ready for the day.

Kampa Dometic Cross AIR VW Tailgate AwningThe Kampa Dometic Cross can also benefit from the addition of an optional zip-on sleeping annex, making room for more guests if necessary. Made with Weathershielld 150D material, this awning is sturdy, reliable, and easy to set up. Compatible with a range of VW Campers, take a look at the Kampa Dometic Cross AIR VW Tailgate Awning.

Best for creating space quickly

Vango AirAway Cloud Grey Low Cruz III Drive Away Awning

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T5, T6

The structure of this generously-sized awning relies on inflatable Vango AirBeams – meaning there is no hassle with assembling poles or other mechanisms. It’s possible to choose between additional shelter or ventilation, thanks to the half and half door layout of the awning.

Vango AirAway Cloud Grey Low Cruz III Drive Away Awning

 

There’s also the option to attach an inner tent, for use as accommodation for additional guests, plus a useful porch area. This makes for an ideal space to keep muddy shoes, or to sit out with a glass of wine on warm evenings. Take a closer look at the Vango AirAway Cloud Grey Low Cruz III Drive Away Awning.

Best for increasing space

Kampa Dometic Travel Pod Touring Air VW Drive Away Awning

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T5, T6

Kampa Dometic Travel Pod Motion Air VW Drive Away Awning

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T5, T6

Ideal for those looking for lots of additional space, the Kampa Dometic Travel Pod not only boasts plenty of extra living space in its rooms, but also a large connecting tunnel which is ideal for storage. Designed to sit perfectly alongside your camper, these drive away awnings are perfect for those travelling in large groups, or who plan to invite friends to meet them during their trip.

Inside there’s plenty of space for relaxing, dining, or hosting. There’s also plenty of windows as well as three doors, creating an even roomier atmosphere. A large, four-berth inner tent is also supplied, which can be used for accommodation or storage.

Explore the features and design of the

Kampa Dometic Travel Pod Touring Air VW Drive Away Awning

 Kampa Dometic Travel Pod Touring AIR VW Drive Away Awning,

Kampa Dometic Travel Pod Motion Air VW Drive Away Awning

And the Kampa Dometic Travel Pod Motion Air VW Drive Away Awning.

Best for simplicity

Vango Siesta Low AirBeam Drive-Away Campervan Awning

If all you’re looking for is a simple addition to give you some extra space, this no-frills awning could be just what you’re looking for. It’s light weight, quick and easy to assemble, and is ideal for some straight forward additional storage. Take a look at the popular Vango Siesta Low AirBeam Drive-Away Campervan Awning.

Vango Siesta Low AirBeam Drive-Away Campervan Awning

Best for compact packing

Vango Cove Low Drive-Away Airbeam Campervan Awning

Suitable for: T2, T25, T4, T5, T6

Those who have limited space to pack things in their camper, but require an awning to offer additional room after pitching up, should consider this compact Vango Cove model. The light weight model offers plenty of extra room, which is surprising considering how little space it takes up once packed away. See the Vango Cove Low Drive-Away Airbeam Campervan Awning. 

Vango Cove Low Drive-Away Airbeam Campervan Awning

Best for privacy

Vango Faros Low Drive-Away Pole Campervan Awning

Suitable for: T2, T25, T4, T5, T6

This front-facing Vango awning faces the same way as your camper, offering additional privacy from those occupying the neighbouring pitches. This durable model has a detachable ground sheet, making it great for additional storage for muddy boots or bikes, or for a little extra living space. Discover the Vango Faros Low Drive-Away Pole Campervan Awning.

Vango Faros Low Drive-Away Pole Campervan Awning

 A drive away awning can turn your cosy camper into an inviting and spacious living area for yourselves and any friends you make along the way. For more ideas on ways to enhance your camping experience, take a look at our range of the latest accessories and equipment