The Vango Varkala Connect 520 awning is a large caravan awning with plenty of living space and great standing height. The Varkala Connect is similar to the regular line of Varkala awning, but the key difference is that you can expand the living space of the awning by adding extensions to the left and right of the tent. The extensions have a size of approximately 250cm, taking the width of the awning to over 10 metres with both added, making it one of the largest awnings available on the marketplace. The Varkala Connect uses the best fabric possible, with the 420 Sentinel Pro flysheet, which is durable, reliable and well tested across the caravan and motorhome awning collections.
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.
|Kador Length (cm)||57.5 + 520 + 57.5|
|Tent Collection||Vango Airbeam Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
|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||Four front doors and two side doors|
420 Sentinel Pro polyester flysheet with double thread ripstop for greater durability
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 privacy curtains|
|Height (cm)||192 at lowest point - (236 - 250 at tallest)|
|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)||78 * 48 * 47|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Floor Dimensions||520 * 250|
|Pitching Order||Slide kador rail into groove, and then position awning, then inflate the 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 compated to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||5 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||25 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||600 * 300 or up to 10 metres with the connecting kit attached|
|Recommended Use||Ideal for those who need a versatile awning to add space if the children or grandchildren decide to join them on holidays.|
-£149.00 discount on buying this offer.
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-£105.00 discount on buying this offer.