Awning Rail Channel VW T1 Splitscreen


VW T1 Splitscreen Camper Van

Our VW T1 Splitty Campervan Awning Rail is a single piece of aluminium rail which is discreet but smart, with chamfered ends to prevent your awning being snagged. Supplied as a self-fitting kit, it comes with full instructions plus stainless steel screws.

It is very easy to fit as the rail has pre-drilled holes, meaning you just need to decide where you want it located – either as pictured or anywhere else you desire.

Whilst fitting is pretty easy, if you’d prefer me to do it for you, I can offer a fitting service – please call 07900600886 to discuss.

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The length of the rail is made to your requirements depending upon which type of conversion you have, but you can get a continuous 300 cms or so in length on this rail. (The one pictured was a bit shorter). Please call me to discuss your requirements as I can make something to suit your needs.

Why a Camper Essentials Rail?

This rail is proving to be very popular with many of my customers who are fed up of clipping Figure of 8 directly to their gutter channel or using a pole and clamp system. This rail is a single piece of aluminium rail which is discreet (measuring only 12mm x 12mm in profile) and smart looking with chamfered ends to stop your awning being snagged. If you are finding that clipping your figure of 8 onto your gutter is not staying on without exactly the right tension or comes off in blustery conditions you will not find this a problem with a Camper Essentials Rail as the beading on a sun canopy can be fed straight in, as can an awning if you don’t want to drive away or if intending to drive away, simply use the Kador Bead and Figure of 8 for the ultimate attachment that won’t come off even in stronger winds!

This rail is a far better option than messing around with suction cups and metal rods, clamp and pole systems or any other method with the risk of it blowing off and damaging your van or messing around with ropes and tying your awning over the top of your van and risking the ropes rubbing and scuffing your paintwork. 

How and where to fit.

“Whilst fitting is pretty easy, if you’d prefer me to do it for you, I can offer a fitting service – please call 07900 600886 to discuss.”

The Camper Essentials rail you’re buying is supplied as a self fitting kit with full comprehensive instructions (and free personal expert telephone advice if needed), sealant, latex gloves, masking tape and stainless steel screws. It will go on high top vans, vans with pop tops either hidden under the lip of the roof or just underneath it – the possibilities are endless. Could also be used to fix a draught skirt to the bottom of your van. Whilst fitting is pretty easy, if you’d prefer me to do it for you, I can offer a fitting service – please call to discuss.

How to use to attach an awning or sun canopy

Once fitted, this rail is super quick and easy to use. Whilst you could clip with Figure of 8 directly to the rail as you do with the gutter fixed on the van, I would recommend using a Kador awning bead strip which feeds into the Figure of 8 and the Awning Rail. This attaches the two together in the most reliable and weatherproof way, and only a minute or two to do. I can supply Figure of 8 sections and Kador awning bead at an additional cost if your awning was not supplied with them and will not charge any extra for postage.

Plus £16.99 Postage and Packing for a Courier Service. This may be more expensive than some competitors but they cut the rail in half in order to get cheaper postage. This leaves you with a rail which is not nearly as good. I actually make a loss on the postage but believe it is essential that you have the best rail possible.

3m of Kador Awning Bead – £19.99 plus Free P&P when ordered with a rail.

760mm Figure of 8 – £4.50 each plus Free P&P when ordered with a rail. (Generally need 4 pieces).

I have sold several thousand of these during last few seasons, for a variety of vehicles,which have proved to be very popular and the feedback I have received has all been very positive including the ease of fitting and the comprehensiveness of the instructions – please look at my feedback on Ebay or testimonials on this site! It is a system that works extremely well – has no problems with water ingress or anything like that and gives the best attachment – well finished and engineered and the possibility of bespoke service. 

Please specify at the time of ordering what length of rail you would like and also supply a contact phone number for the courier. Failure to do so will delay your order.

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