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Easy Awning Pulley Test

10/07/2018

Will Kampa's Easy Awning Pulley make light work of one of the most stressful caravan set up activities? 

Let me introduce you to one of the newest caravanning gadgets on the market for 2018. It comprises of a length of cord, handle, clip and a pulley or two! 

Doesn't sound like the greatest thing since sliced, does it? The Kampa Easy Awning Pulley sets out to solve a problem many of you probably don't know you have! If I'm being honest, I wasn't keen. Insert this, clip that, pull here. It all seemed a lot of extra work for a probel, which as far as I was concerned, I didn't have! Regardless of this, we stuck with it and gave it a go. 

The Young Tourers get to grips with the new product

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I opened the box and removed the gadget, which comes out in one piece, so theres no assembly before you use it. The box came without any paper instructions and instead there's a simple to use three-step process printed on the side of the box. Is it really this simple? Turns out it it! I slid the little pulley into the right hand side of the awning rail and locked it in place. It features a clever cushioned pad to protect the caravan side panel. 

Next, I pulled the cord across to the left hand side of the van, fed the awning bead into the awning rail and attached the end of the cord to the reinforced ring at the front edge of the awning.  

The kit is simple to use

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If the awning snags where it feeds into the rail, you're right there to feed it in smoothly. 

This little device is so simple in design that it almost seems too good to be true. After using it, I'm convinced on what a great idea it is. The pulley system just makes light work of the awnign and the single-person operation means there's very little "to me - to you" going on! This nifty little gadget get a big thumbs up from the Young Tourers! 

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