Improved 2018 Model mainly with the inclusion of a Steel roof support pole to help tension the roof and stop water collecting on the roof. We do believe that the roof bar being a steel pole is more ascetically pleasing than a Velcro in Air Beam pole, as it has a slimmer profile over a chunky Air Tube. It simply fits into 2 discreet sleeves. It also helps keep the cost down to use a steel pole. This does seem to have been a last minute design change as some of the manufactures listing state a Air Tube is used.
The Elan 280 & 340 are single Air Beam Porch awnings, offering quick easy pitching and a 280cm depth, they are therefore ideal not only for smaller Caravans but also very popular for use early and late season, when you are taking shorter breaks in your caravan and only want a quick and easy to erect porch awning, in place of your larger porch or full awning.
Outdoor Revolution have introduced two new High-Density Polyester fabrics in there awnings for 2017, the Elan 280 & 340 feature the lighter weight 600HD fabric which has the look and feel of more traditional canvas as you would find on traditional full awnings, but being polyester they are as easy to care for as a lighter weight polyester.
The Elan 280 also features a Outdoor Revolutions Lifetime warranty on the air tubes. They can do this as the Tubes feature there exclusive Intelligent frame pressure relief valve, so the tubes cannot be overinflated. this should mean the tubes should have no issues with rupturing. Since the introduction of the Pressure relief valve , we have noticed a considerable reduction to problems with there Air Tubes.
The Large Tinted window give a light airy feel to the awning, and offer complete privacy due to the zip up blinds .The front panel can be zipped either half way open or is removable and there is an option of a Sun Canopy that zips on the front of the awning. Both side doors feature a large mesh inner door to help keep out the bugs. The Mesh used is another first from Outdoor Revolution, called Pheonix Mesh it is a Self healing mesh. This means that any minor snags or imperfections in the mesh can be manipulated back into shape.
With the 600HD fabric, 280cm Awning depth and the single Air Tube offering a Lifetime Warranty, the Elan 280 & 340, are really practical, look nice and are some of the easiest, most reliable Air frame awnings on the market.
What the manufacturer says:-
Outdoor Revolution’s “Elan 280” is speed, elegance and simplicity at its finest; making this the greatest small, air-porch awning on the market. This highly lightweight, compact caravan-awning is perfect for couples who enjoy taking spontaneous weekends away and oozes quality!
The 600 High-Density material gives the familiarity of a traditional awning, whilst maintaining all the benefits of our signature lightweight awnings. The especially constructed weave gives the look and feel of canvas, with the outstanding performance of this technologically advanced fabric. The fabric is exceptionally water-resistant and water will simply bead on the surface and roll off; the light-coloured roof material reflects heat to maintain a comfortable temperature inside the awning.
The Oxygen Air-Frame is the easiest and quickest inflation system on the market, with no adjoining pipes/taps spoiling the immaculate lines of our stunning designs. The frame consists of a single inflation point Oxygen Air-Frame Tube, plus incorporates the Dynamic Speed Valve and the patented Intelligent Frame Relief Valve. Inflation is speedy using the Dual-Action Pump provided and deflation is the push of a button. Our exclusive relief valve prevents damage to the tube through expelling excess air, usually caused by over-inflation or increases in the ambient temperature. All valves are discretely concealed by a velcro cover.
Windows are tinted to reduce glare, creating a more comfortable and relaxing environment. All windows have integrated Zip-In Curtains, which can be rolled back during the day or zipped-in for complete privacy at night, whilst a complementary Draught Skirt and Heavy Duty PVC Mud Wall trap heat during harsher weather.
The Mesh Vents help combat condensation by improving air-circulation, plus, the side-doors have a mesh fly-screen to keep insects out and optimise air-flow. These are crafted using Phoenix Mesh; an assisted-healing ‘smart’ material that has the structurally incorporated ability to repair ‘snag’ damage caused by consistent usage. Simply manipulated, the mesh will return to its original form.
The awning comes complete with two clip-on Storm Straps and Pegs. The optional “Elan Canopy” (providing an extended living area with protection from the elements) and a breathable “Treadlite” carpet (for maximum comfort) can also be purchased.
There is one other size for this product, the “Elan 340”; offering a wider living area and better suited to smaller families. Both sizes were especially selected to be compatible with 99% of caravans.
The canvas includes a one year guarantee, whereas the tubes have an exclusive lifetime guarantee against any manufacturing faults.
- 600HD Fabric - Durable 'Traditional Feel' Fabric.
- Single Point Inflation Tube - Single Inflation Point Provides Quick & Easy Inflation.
- Individual Roof Support Air-Beam - An Individual Velcro-In Air-Frame Tube to Further Tension & Support the Roof.
- Dynamic Speed Valves - The Quickest, Simplest and Most Reliable Inflation Valve on the Market.
- Intelligent Frame Relief Valve Protection System - Our Exclusive Pressure Relief Valve to Prevent Over-Inflation, Expelling Any Excess Air Above 6PSI.
- Tinted Windows - To Reduce Glare & Increase Privacy.
- Zip-In Curtains - To Provide Further Privacy & Make It Feel More Like Home.
- TPS Twin Piping System (4mm x 6mm) - To Attach to Your Caravan or Motorhome.
- Phoenix Mesh. Doors - Created from an Assisted-Healing 'Smart' Material that Self-Repairs 'Snag' Damage Caused Over Time.
- PVC Draught Exclusion - To Maintain a Comfortable Temperature Inside the Awning.
- PVC Draught Skirt - To Maintain a Comfortable Temperature Inside the Awning.
- Two Reflective Endurance Storm Straps - For Unequalled Stability.
- Lifetime Guarantee - On the 'Oxygen Air-Frame'.
- Fully Zip-Back Front Door
- Includes Pegs, Dual-Action Hand Pump & Lumi-Link/Lumi-Lite Hanging Points
- WEIGHT: 16.9kg
- WIDTH: 280cm
- DEPTH: 280cm
- HEIGHT RANGE: 235-250cm
- PACK SIZE: 76*32*35cm
- AWNING PIPING LENGTH: 3.1m
- DRAUGHT SKIRT PIPING LENGTH: 2.83m
This awning has been specifically designed and is perfect for touring use; it is not designed for seasonal or residential purposes.