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Caravan Privacy Screen Guide

Jun 15

Caravan privacy screens are a fantastic addition to your kit when travelling. Lightweight and easy to stow they can provide wind, weather and sun protection. Enhancing your privacy and extending your living spaces. 

One of the most common questions we receive at campsmart is how do I know which screen to order? 

Measuring a roll-out awning for a privacy screen is very easy. You just need to know the length of your awning. The main areas that cause confusion are how to measure. Do you measure for the whole length of the awning or for the roller bar? The answer is either. Read below to find out how best to measure your awning. 

Why are awning sizes feet? 

Caravan awnings were traditionally made in the USA and so much of the terminology about sizes is in feet. You can use a google calculator to work out the feet to meters conversion. 

Awnings are named by the whole size of the awning. So if you have a 13ft awning that means the awning measures from the metal support bar to the metal support bar at 13ft. 

This is where people can become unstuck when they order a caravan screen. They order the screen at 13ft to fit a 13ft awning. But of course, you need a slightly smaller screen to fit into the roller of a 13ft awning.

Example:

*  13ft awning (or 4metre) - requires a 3.7m screen - this is so the screen fits inside the roller of the awning 

 

The easiest way to measure for a caravan privacy screen

The easiest way to measure for a caravan privacy screen is to measure the vinyl on the roller bar of your awning. Take this measurement to order your screen. So if the roller bar is 3.7m then order a 3.7m screen. 

Picture 1.

Shows a standard caravan roll out awning. Note the support bars extend beyond the vinyl. From metal support bar to metal support bar is the full size of the awning. 

Caravan with Roll Out Awning

Picture 2.

Shows a caravan with a privacy screen attached to the roller bar. Note that it fits at the same width as the roof vinyl. 

 Jayco Caravan black Campsmart XD privacy Screen

Below is a guide to the sizes of awning and Campsmart XD Privacy Screen to suit.

Always measure your awning before purchasing to ensure the correct fit for your van. 

 

Caravan Awning Size Chart 

Size of Screen

Suits XXX awning size

 

** Note awning size is measured from post to post**

 

 

 

Number of D Rings on XD Screen

Type of Awning

2.8m

For 10ft (3m awning)

3 x D-Rings

Roll out awning

 

3.1m XD

For 11ft (3.35 Awning)

 4 x D-Rings

 Roll out awning

3.4m XD

For 12ft (3.66m Awning)

4 x D-Rings

 Roll out awning

3.7m XD

For 13ft (3.96m Awning)

5 x D-Rings

 Roll out awning

4m XD

For 14ft (4.27m Awning)

5 x D-Rings

 Roll out awning

4.3m XD

For 15ft (4.57m Awning)

5 x D-Rings

 Roll out awning

4.6m XD

For 16ft (4.88m Awning)

5 x D-Rings

 Roll out awning

4.9m XD

For 17ft (5.18m Awning)

6 x D-Rings

 Roll out awning

5.2m XD

For 18ft (5.49m Awning)

6 x D-Rings

 Roll out awning

5.5m XD

For 19ft (5.79m Awning)

6 x D-Rings

 Roll out awning

5.8m XD

For 20ft (6.10m Awning)

6 x D-Rings

 Roll out awning

 

 

 

 

Size of Screen

Suits XXX awning size

 

** Note awning size is measured from post to post**

 

 

 

 

Type of Awning

2.45m XD

For 2.6m awning

(3x Along Bottom)

Fiamma / Thule / Box / Cassette / European Style

 

3.35m XD

 For 3.35m awning

 4x D-Rings

Fiamma / Thule / Box / Cassette / European Style

3.85m XD

 For 4.0m Box awning

5x D-Rings

Fiamma / Thule / Box / Cassette / European Style

4.35m XD

 For 4.5m Box awning

5x D-Rings

Fiamma / Thule / Box / Cassette / European Style

 

What type of Privacy Screens are available? 

We stock a range of different screens: 

* The XD range has extra length and is a good choice for off-road vans 

* The waterproof range - ideal for extending your living area on rainy days

* The Fiamma range - ideal for Box Awnings 

* The Black range - looks great against the black trim on off-road vans 

Buyers of New Vans Beware

The most common source of confusion with screen sizes is when people buy a screen for a new caravan before receiving the caravan and are confused about the sizing of the awning. It is always better to either confirm with the dealer the size of the awning or wait until you receive the van and measure and order. Give us a call if you have any questions and our team will be happy to discuss. 

Know your awning

The final place where people get confused is not knowing what type of awning they have. A box awning (Fiamma or Thule) requires a different type of screen to the more common roll out awnings. If you do not know if you have a rollout awning or a box awning you can contact your caravan manufacturer for advice.