Never paid a great deal of attention to the pieces about awnings as I have an awning on the current "Green Un".
I have for a while been considering a more modern replacement, but the thought was always to go for a winterised, Delta, Discovery or Designer complete with awning.
Always assumed Helen's pieces about modifying awnings was because she didn't have the original. If I've got things right she did subsequently purchase an original awning. So why use an "inferior" substitute?
The major complaint about Dandy awnings has always been weight. I don't know if it's in order to minimise the the weight but the issue I see is that the awning is only 6' deep. Certain trailer tents go the opposite way and are too large but the 8' to 10' that most caravans have is a lot more useful.
There is a little more flexibility in packing away an awning than the main unit, but I still don't think I'd want to be drying out an expanse of canvas.
How good were the Dandy's acrylic awnings at drying out?
What depth were they?
Obviously expense curtails everyones options, but if expense were not a constraint what would be your ideal awning?
If a suitable Conway or Pennine was being scrapped (later One Acrylic awning) could this be a time to take advantage of their similar sizing?