Khyam Motordome Tailgate XL
The Tailgate XL has been a firm favourite in the Khyam Range for some time. With so many Campervan’s, 4 x 4’s SUV’s and MPV’s on the market the demand for a Khyam Quick Erect Tailgate XL Awning has grown significantly. Our new Tailgate Awning XL is designed to fit most family vehicles, 4 x 4’s and Campervans. The Tailgate XL has a footprint of 2.1×2.1m allowing for ample room; whether you require additional living space, storage area, or even extra sleeping space! With the Tailgate XL, you can get a detachable 2-berth inner-tent separately. The inner is created using breathable polyester to allow for a comfortable atmosphere throughout the night, preventing condensation. The inner-tent has a fully waterproof sewn-in groundsheet for added protection against those pesky insects and the typical camping weather!
Khyam’s new XL Tailgate Awning is designed to fit most larger or taller vehicles with rear opening doors such as VW T4 and T5 Campervans, Crafter, Mercedes Sprinter and Vito. Also suitable for smaller vans where a bike rack is fitted or a high top or high lift poptop raises the attachment height.
The adjustable connection tunnel allows a snug fit around the rear of the vehicle. If you have a smaller vehicle, car or a T4, T5 without a bike rack however, you may be more interested in the non XL version I have listed.
A separate completely waterproof SPS Groundsheet is available to purchase to cover the whole area of the Tailgate XL and now follows the rest of the Motordome range in that it is like a bathtub and comes up around the sides a few inches to give more protection from the elements.
A brilliant addition to the Tailgate XL is the Khyam NITElight™ LED Strip, which is inserted into the PVC pocket situated along one of the roof seams.
Now for the technical stuff! The Tailgate XL benefits from using Khyam Commissioned 150D Ripstop WeatherWeave Pro Flysheet with taped seams, and additional polyurethane ensures an excellent hydrostatic performance of 5000mm!!
The Rapidex™ Quick Erect Pole System means that all poles remain sewn-in to the flysheet when the tent is packed away. To pitch you simply unfold the awning and lock the joints into place within a matter of seconds. The tried and tested Rapidex™ System uses strong, sold fibreglass poles and durable, hard wearing nylon joints. So, with a little practice the Tailgate XL can be erected in mere seconds!
CARBON MONOXIDE WARNING! – Under no circumstances should the engine of the vehicle be started or left running whilst the Tailgate Awning is connected to the vehicle.
Khyam Awnings are great and definitely get my personal endorsement – having used one for several years now – it is still going strong and I can not fault it. I also personally use one of these tailgate awnings and find it to be brilliant.
Khyam Motordome Tailgate XL Specifications
> Berth: 0 as standard / 2 with accessories
> Doors: 3
> Windows: 5 with privacy curtains
> Poles: Solid aluminium and fibreglass
> Pole System: Rapidex™ Quick Erect
> Flysheet: 150D RipStop Polyester, Flame Retardant, WeatherWeave Pro with taped seams
> Guy Ropes: High-visibility with double shock corded pegging points
> Colour: Grey with a black trim
> Hydrostatic Head: 5000 mm
> Groundsheets: Not included
> Canopy Poles: Included
> Height: 225cm
> Weight: 13kg
> Pack Size: 115 x 29 x 29
The Tailgate XL is both Campervan and Caravan compatible, benefiting from a driveaway ability to leave a standalone awning on the pitch on your days out. Featuring the Khyam Tailored Vehicle Connection Tunnel (design registration 4029632). All Khyam connection tunnels allow the sliding door of your Camper, Panelvan Conversion and Motorhome to open fully within the confines of the connection tunnel* – there’ll be no need to move fabric out of the way when opening the door. Uniquely shaped and tailored, the panels on each side of the tunnel fit snugly against the side of your camper, pegging it securely into place via a fully adjustable pegging loops.
All Khyam awnings follow the EcoPitch standard by which all the features of the awning are both ergonomically and strategically positioned to offer maximum user space and comfort for a minimum pitch space.