New to the fixed awning collection for 2020, the Vango Motor Montelena 330 X-Large Awning offers a durable awning, with a 600 Denier Taslan fabric, and an inflatable Airbeam design for ease of pitching and packing away. The Motor Montelena is aimed at the motorhome market, offering a specific sized awning to fit the variable heights of different motorhomes - but offering an all-season awning, designed for temporary pitching. The beauty of the awning is that it will create a home-from-home feel, ideal for touring, with an airy feel due to the Skylight windows, which allow plenty of light into the awning.
VW Style Fixed Awnings
Seasonal: A caravan awning specifically designed for touring, and temporary camping pitches. Ideal for fair weather campers, needing an awning for shorter trips. Usually uses lighter fabrics, for easier portability, and easier pitching.
Residential: Ideal for those camping for longer durations, wanting an awning that can be left pitched all season, or for a month or more at a time. Residential awnings usually use heavier weight fabrics, designed to last longer, and not fade as fast in the UV sunshine rays.
DriveAway VW Awnings: Designed to go onto VW or similar vans, or motorhomes with the correct attachment height. Can be left free-standing at the site if you need your vehicle to get off-site.
Fixed VW Awnings: Reliant on the van or motorhome for the structure of the product. Van cannot be removed offsite once the awning is set up.
|Kador Length (cm)||316|
|Tent Collection||Vango Sentinel Luxe Awnings|
|Year of Manufacture||2020|
|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 Doors / 2 Doors in Connecting Panel with Mesh Doors|
600 Denier Taslan Polyester Fabric
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.
|Window Fabric||Diamond Pro Windows with zipped privacy curtains (PVC)|
|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)||L78 * W56 * H54|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
Sentinel Luxe Fixed Awnings Supplied With:
|Floor Dimensions||330 * 300|
|Pitching Order||Attach to rail, peg the corners and then inflate the beams.|
|Poles Diameter / Beam Size||Two Main Airbeams + Bracer Beams|
|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 compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||2 Main Beams + Bracer Beams|
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||15 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||No|
Sentinel Luxe Fabric Features.