Motor caravan awnings can be categorized into two main groups. Probably the most popular are the fixed roll-out canopies which pack away neatly or the side of the vehicle in a robust case. This saves space and is always readily available as a sun shade or rain deflector. Sides can be added to form an enclosure to create extra indoor space. the second category is a drive-away enclosure. This needs to be stored when not in use but can be left on site even when the vehicle is taken away. This can be used to leave items you don't need to carry around and also reserves the pitch while you are out. It is attached to the vehicle by means of a flap on the back of the unit.