Water protection tarpaulins - Indispensable in the awning

A water protection tarpaulin is a practical underlay in the awning; it protects against water and mud during heavy rainfall. The material quality and thickness of the water protection tarpaulin should have the optimum values. The sides are inflatable and separated into different chambers. So far so good. Below are some explanations and buying advice on how to buy a water protection tarpaulin without worrying:

What do you have to look out for in a water protection tarpaulin?

The water protection tarpaulin should be thick enough to ensure that it lasts longer. However, the ground sheeting should not be too thin or thick, the thicker the sheeting, the heavier it will be. If it is too thin, it will quickly have holes. The water protection sheet is then also more difficult to fold up and also takes up more space. The Miru-Tec water protection sheet is 0.4 mm thick. Storage space in caravans and motorhomes is limited, so this aspect should also be taken into account. If you value a good and healthy indoor climate in the awning, you should make sure that the water protection tarpaulin comes from a European production. Asian films are known to have a strong chemical smell and high pollutant emissions. If you spend a lot of time in the awning, you would be well advised to pay attention to this. The inflatable sides, which should have an edge height of 8 cm, are practical and essential. Of course, the foil should be divided into different chambers. This ensures that the entrance to the awning is safe from tripping hazards. Ideal is a weight of approx. 600g per /m2. Many people also refer to the water protection sheet as an inflatable awning carpet, but this is not correct, as a tent carpet should always be laid on top of the sheet.

How do I lay a water protection tarpaulin?

After the awning has been erected, the pegs hammered in and tensioned, you can prepare to lay the water protection tarpaulin. First of all, you should make sure that the ground is free of stones and sharp objects such as rocks, broken glass or nails. Then the camper first lays a professional fleece that does not absorb water. You can get this at a DIY store. Here, a pond fleece is best, which is used for pond construction. It is used under the pond liners. Especially here a leak is fatal as everyone can imagine and so it is perfect under a water protection sheet. Once the fleece has been laid in the awning, you can start laying out the water protection sheet. Then, as a precaution, you should inflate the sides and all chambers that are NOT in the entrance. This eliminates the risk of tripping. When the rain comes, you should then pump them up. The water and mud will then pass the tarpaulin and not enter the awning. Anyone who has ever experienced a downpour and had water and mud in the awning will know about it. The cleaning work on the camping furniture and tent carpets should also not be underestimated and 8 hours of extra work are not uncommon here. Anyone who has just spent a camping holiday in Croatia is familiar with the cloudbursts and the masses of water that run into the awnings like torrents of red mud. With a Miru-Tec water protection tarpaulin, this cannot happen. Awning professionals recommend Miru-Tec water protection tarpaulins! A little tip: If you do have a hole in your water protection tarpaulin, you can glue it with a commercially available PVC adhesive and the strips supplied. The quick solution, simply stick an armour tape strip onto the hole. At Vorzelte-Profis you can order Miru-Tec water protection tarpaulins online. These are manufactured exclusively in Germany. Made in Germany! This guarantees the high quality of the film and the workmanship. At Vorzelte-Profis you can also get a water protection tarpaulin for Dorema air awnings, awnings, motorhome awnings and all other tents.

Look out for the following points when buying water protection tarpaulins online:

  • Good quality
  • Different inflatable air chambers
  • Air chambers height 8cm
  • No strong chemical smell
  • European manufacturing