The height of your van is important when choosing an awning as they are built to fit onto vehicles that sit within a specific height range. To determine what size awning you need, you’ll need to measure from the ground to the awning rail on your vehicle (or the top of your vehicle if it doesn’t have a rail). Typically, drive-away awnings fall into two categories:
Low 170 - 240cm height range
High 240 - 290cm height range
Usually, you can expect campervans to fall into the low category and bigger vehicles like motorhomes to fall into the higher range (although some odd-shaped campers may vary). Once you’ve got the height, you can crack on with the infinitely more exciting task of picking a top-notch awning with the coolest features to suit your adventures and budget.