Over time, caravanners often build-up a collection of awnings of different sizes to use depending on how many nights they’re away for and the time of year. Awnings are great for creating extra living space. Get an awning carpet to make them cosier (and the dust/grass out of the caravan) and you’ll spend more time outside than inside. But for short stays, many caravanners just use a smaller or ‘porch’ type awning which are more manageable, quicker to put up and take down, and need less space to stow. Choosing the best awning is another subject we could discuss at length as there’s a huge variety available.