In short, a drive-away awning is a tent you attach to the side of your motorhome or campervan, with an opening on one side easily allowing you to pass between the two. They are made from the same material as tents and are erected in the same way.
What makes a freestanding drive-away awning different from, say, a canopy is that you can leave it standing if you want to go out for the day in your vehicle – hence ‘drive-away’. Simply attach and detach as you need to.
Why get a drive-away awning?
A drive-away awning can literally double your available living space. You’re then free to use all that lovely extra room as you wish – more storage space, a sheltered area to sit and relax (ideal for good and bad weather), more room for the kids to play – it’s up to you!
And if you fancy driving somewhere in your motorhome, then you can do it. You don’t have the hassle of putting up and taking down the awning each time – simply detach it from your vehicle, off you go, and then re-attach it when you’re back.