sheltaPod campervan awning

Discussion in 'California Corner' started by Julie@sheltaPod, 15 Feb 2017.

  1. sheltaPod is a brand new campervan awning design that has just gone into production following a successful crowdfunding campaign. We already have pre orders for 320 of our 'first production run' stock and only have a limited number of awnings left. These are available at a discounted price $299/£240 plus shipping and includes some free stuff as well.
    Deliveries starts - May/June 2017.
    (Indiegogo is a US based crowdfunding site which we are continuing to use for pre orders, hence prices are currently in USD but sheltaPod is based in the UK)

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  2. former member

    former member Senior Member

    Looks good to me.
    Good luck with it all!

    How does it hold up in high winds?
     
  3. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner Grape Yellow Beach VIP Member T6 Legend

    If she takes it Down to Builth Wells when it's windy you will find out, the wind does blow down the Wye Valley
     
  4. former member

    former member Senior Member

    Or here, exposed directly to the North Atlantic.
    Gets seriously blowy!
     
  5. Chopman

    Chopman Senior Member T6 Guru

    I wish you every success Julie - nice to see some new products coming on the market.
     
  6. YellowHound

    YellowHound Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Interesting - are there likely to be any more colours coming through (purple?)?
     
  7. In high winds the Pod/tent section copes very well because it's quite aerodynamic. However the sun canopy section that attaches to the van acts like a giant sail and flaps about a lot which in turn shakes the van. No good if your trying to sleep inside! To combat this, we recommend that the user attaches more guy ropes to the Pod and then detaches the sun canopy, rolling it up and securing it just above the doorway. Once the winds ease it's simple to just roll it back out and attach onto the van again. We are of course assuming that if the winds are that high, the user will be sensibly sleeping in the van and not the Pod/tent!

    We're definitely hoping to do more colours. We had to keep our first production run small to increase our chances of crowdfunding success. Now that we have raised those funds, our factory has started to manufacturer the orange and blue ones. But the plan for the 2nd production run is to introduce a grey version as well. When our manufacturing quantities steadily increase we hope to offer a green one, with other colours available as bespoke customised orders.
     
  8. StuS

    StuS Member T6 Pro

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    I like the look of that awning, not something I am considering at the moment but I wish you every success with it!
     
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  9. Sump plug

    Sump plug Member

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    We have a Sheltapod for our T6, just had ten days touring France, we had some serious rain storms and the Pod didn't leak a drop! AWESOME piece of kit, brilliant design and so versatile. Order one you won't be disappointed!!!
     
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  10. JMFP

    JMFP New Member

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    Hi Julie

    Are you at the C&C next week in Birmingham? Like the look of the Sheltapod.
     
  11. ollybeat

    ollybeat New Member

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    Hi Julie we’ve just ordered one for Nambee after stacks of research. Where is the campsite in your video? Looks fantastic!
     
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