Fitting a Glawning to Your Vehicle

Will the Glawning Fit to My Van?

If your vehicle is a standard size (approx 1.7-2m high) with an awning rail or gutter rail you should have no problem attaching a glawning. If you have an especially high vehicle you might want to get in touch before placing your order and we’ll let you know whether we think the glawning will work for you.

Can I Drive Away and Leave the Glawning Up?

Yes, you can easily detach the connector part and leave your glawning in position whilst you head off in your camper for the day.

Can I Use the Glawning As a Standalone Bell Tent?

Yes, the glawning operates as a standalone bell tent if required. Simply unzip the connector section of the canvas (you can leave this bit at home if you’re using your glawning just as a tent). The glawning now functions as a sturdy two-door bell tent.

Ok, so how do I connect it, then?

Connecting the canopy part of the glawning to your campervan will depend on what type of van you have. On some vans the canopy will slide straight into the existing awning rail via the 6mm beading, some work best with a figure of eight connector, some need a universal pole and clamp which can be bought from most retailers of campervan accessories. Please ensure there is clearance for your door against the canopy so that it doesn’t snag the fabric. It is wise to test this out and purchase the one you need before heading off on any camping trips. Please don’t hesitate to ring us for advice if necessary, and check out our video guides below.  

Method 1 - Using the Roof Gutter

If your vehicle has a gutter rail (e.g. splitscreens, bay windows, T25s) you use the pole provided with your glawning. Pop this into the gutter rail and secure with clamps. Again, clamps can be obtained cheaply at Just Kampers and similar camping/outdoor specialist shops.


Method 2 - Using an Awning Rail

If your vehicle has an existing awning rail or if you get one fitted you can simply slide in the 6mm beading along the edge of your glawnings connecting canopy. We recommend, however using a 6mm to 6mm driveaway kit as well as this makes the process of attaching your glawning easier, and also enables you to quickly and easily detach your glawning should you want to leave it in situ and head off for the day in your van. These can be purchased from a number of camping/outdoor specialists.

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