The Vango Galli Compact RSV Low awning is suitable for left hand drive vehicles, making it more suitable for the European market. The RSV version, can be used with the UK vans, but the awning will face towards the rear of the vehicle, when attached to the passenger’s side door. The Galli compact is a smaller version of the market leading Galli awning, and will be ideal for those wanting a more compact awning, with a more compact pack size and a lighter weight. The compact will create an auxiliary area to the side of the van for cooking, relaxing, storage and sleeping space. Furthermore, the Galli’s design allows it to sit sideways onto the van, with a side connecting area, making more use of the space on a standard camping pitch at campsites.
|Kador Length (cm)||248|
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2018|
|Hydrostatic Head (mm)||
Hydrostatic Head (Tents) – a waterproof rating for technical fabrics measured in mm. The higher the rating the more waterproof the fabric is. A rating of 1500mm is deemed waterproof, but on a tent, look for a rating of 3000 or higher. Measured by the height of water column a fabric weave can take before it begins to “sweat”. “Polycotton” tents will not have a Hydrostatic Head level, as they are not treated for waterproofing.
Berth – This shows the number of people that the tent can sleep within the inner tents of a model of tent, in line with the industry standard. Normal procedure is to look for a slightly larger tent, for example, a family of four usually purchase a five or six berth tent, to give added room and comfort.
|Doors||1 Front Door, 2 Side Connecting Doors|
Sentinel Pro 420 polyester denier, with double ripstop thread for a heavier duty temporary awning, which can take a beating from the sun and the elements.
Polyester – a synthetic fibre, made from polymer units to create a textile fabric. Polyester is the most popular fabric for tent manufacturing, as it is durable, reliable and lighter in weight. Polyester does not breathe though, which creates more condensation.
Polycotton - a blend of polyester and cotton, primarily cotton (usually around 65% cotton / 35% polyester split). Polycotton is a more natural fabric for camping, as it is breathable, far more durable material, reducing the effects of condensation. Offers greater versatility in hot and cold climates.
Ripstop Nylon – a durable material used in tents which is strong and repairable due to its Ripstop properties.
|Groundsheet Fabric||Polyethylene sewn-in groundsheet|
|Window Fabric||Diamond clear windows with zipped windows|
|Pole Bag Weight (kg)||No|
Double Skin Tent – A tent with an inner bedroom and a flysheet, most family tents are designed as a “Double Skin tent”, as it makes the tent more comfortable, and lessens the effects of condensation.
|Pack Size (cm)||74 * 39 * 36|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Floor Dimensions||320 * 310|
|Poles or Air||
Most tent structure are either Airbeam or Poled in design, both have advantages and disadvantages. Air tents are quicker to pitch, but more expensive when compated to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||No|
Fire Retardant – all modern tent fabrics are fire-retardant under EN5912 European Safety Laws. Caution with fire must always be used, as flame retardant fabrics, will still catch fire given the right circumstances.
|Pitching Time||10 - 15 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||350 * 320|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for left hand drive motorhomes or vans (180 - 210cm), as the connecting strip to the awning is on the opposite side of the awning. Can be used on right-hand drives, but the awning doors will face rear of van or motorhome.|