Inflatable annexes to suit camper trailers, caravans and offroad vehicles

Orbit Air Annexes FAQ’s

Choosing an annexe can hinder or help your trip so it’s essential to choose wisely. It’s all about convenience and comfort.

5 Common Myths
about Inflatable Annexe’s

Let's pop a few misconceptions about inflatable technology:

  1. Air Beams
    Modern, tried and tested: The Orbit Air Beam Technology ensures Orbit Air Annexes are very durable.
  2. Annexes Aren’t Stable
    While it depends on weather conditions, Orbit Air Annexes have a lot of structural support and can withstand most bad weather
  3. Can't Get Much Space
    Orbit Air Annexes come in variety of sizes to suit anyone's needs.
  4. Can’t Repair or Service
    With inflatable annexes from the Orbit Air Annexe range you would simply replace an inner tube or valve if required.
  5. Is More Expensive
    Traditional annexes are likely to be far more expensive.
    The Orbit Air is a reasonably priced Annexe range, that has been developed in order to deliver better camping and caravanning experience and to make it more affordable for everyone.

8 Common Mistakes People
Make When Choosing an Annexe

  1. Pay more than they need to – interpret price as equating to quality.
  2. Don’t research the product manufacturer to assess if the product is suitable for the Australian environment.
  3. Don’t worry about durability… you get what you pay for. Cheap fabrics wear out faster and are more prone to tearing.
  4. Don’t worry about protective problems: don’t asses the UV protection levels, increasing risk of sun exposure and skin damage.
  5. Sacrifice convenience, quality and durability and shop solely on price.
  6. Neglect to find out how much space and weight the annexe will gobble up inside the caravan.
  7. Don’t do a test set up prior to buying and discover how much time it takes.
  8. Don’t asses the structural integrity or robustness of the materials.

How Does the Annexe Hook Up to the Caravan?

It is very easy to attach the Orbit Air Annexe to the caravan or camper trailer thanks to the Sail Track, which is included in the Orbit Air Annexe bag. The installation of the Sail Track is a simple procedure that doesn't require pop rivets, screws or drilling into the caravan and it allows owners to customise the annexe installation to suit everyone's needs.

View Sail Track Installation

When the Sail Track is attached, easily slide in the annexe to the Sail Track - thread the annexe's beading through the Sail track on the caravan to the desired position.

Air Annexes vs. Pole Annexes: Which is Better?

Inflatable annexes come as a single unit that you roll out the boot of your car, plug in a pump and in a matter of minutes you have a robust free standing structure to peg out and you're done.

Traditional annexes usually take longer to assemble and are hard to pitch whereas Air annexes can be easily pitched by anyone with no extra help.

Air annexes are light weight easy to pitch, handle and transport. Traditional pole annexes require one or more heavy bags containing the steel poles, compared to the Orbit® Air Annexe single bag.

Which is More Stable?

Air annexes use air beam technology that provides strong structural support that can withstand bad weather conditions. Orbit® Air Annexes have been developed and tested specifically for the Australian outdoors. Air beams flex with the wind and absorb more pressure than pole annexes, even if flattened to the floor. Solid poles will bend and break, potentially ripping tent fabric and causing a lot of damage.

Can I Get a Lot of Space?

Inflatabe air annexes offer a large spacial footprint. They come in a variety of sizes to suit anyone’s needs. They are less bulky and more compact than traditional pole annexes. The small and lightweight packaging that they are provided in, is easy to fit into smaller spaces because you don’t have to wrestle with bulky poles.

Can I Repair or Service my Air Annexe?

Almost all camping repairs can be done yourself. Some tricky repairs like poles or fabrics can be taken to a supplier, but with an air annexe you would simply replace an inner tube or valve.