The Vango Rapide II 400 caravan porch awning is an innovative awning, offering a quick-pitching temporary porch awning solution for caravans. The unique features of the Rapide 400 include the simple one beam design, which makes the awning rapid to pitch, hence the Rapide name. Furthermore the Rapide 400 has a 150 Polyester Ripstop Denier, for an enhanced lifetime, and excellent protection from the elements. There are three doors on the awning for excellent versatility, with the front door having the ability to be entirely removed, or half opened depending on the weather conditions. Overall, a superb, spacious porch awning, ideal for those who are always on the move, and crave a little more living space.
|Kador Length (cm)||No|
|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||3 Doors - one large front door, and two side doors|
150 Denier Sentinel Polyester Flysheet
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 Clear PVC windows with zipped curtains|
|Height (cm)||205 (attachment height between 236 - 250)|
|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)||L78.0 x H36.0 x W39.0cm|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Floor Dimensions||400 * 275|
|Poles||Zero Poles, One Airbeam|
|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||1 Air Column|
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||5 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||400 * 300|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for caravanners who are on the move a lot, and require a fast-pitching porch awning for more living space.|