Review of the Rapide III 250 Vango Awning
Are you preparing for the 2020 caravanning season and considering a new awning? Maybe you’re undecided about making the transition to an air awning from poled. Jules and Karina, known online as Here We Tow, started blogging about caravanning after purchasing their first caravan in 2017. In 2019, they toured almost fulltime and have tested countless caravanning accessories from awnings to tow cars. They recently turned their expertise to testing the Rapide III 250, answered some frequently asked questions and gave us their final opinion on the awning.
Porch or Full Awning- which do I need?
The answer to this question depends very much on the type of caravan touring you do. Vango has a large variety of market-leading air awnings of all sizes. If you are on a seasonal or sited pitch then you will be best considering a large awning such as the Vango Florence. If you tend to hitch up for short weekend breaks then you’re best considering a porch awning. This will provide a cosy and dry space for a table and a couple of chairs. The Rapide III 250 is 250cm wide, 275cm in-depth and 200cm in height.
What are the benefits of the Rapide porch awning?
When you are heading off for a short break or weekend, you don’t want to spend an hour pegging out a large awning, only to take it down two days later. The Rapide III 250 can be erected in 12 minutes. It has a single inflation point, one bracer beam and uses the Vango Draught Seal System. It is as quick and easy to take down as it is to put up, you can be packed up and on your way within the same time.