The rear awning comes free with most of the Spaceships in New Zealand. It's a tent-like construction that will cover the back of the vehicle. It's the second sleeping option of your Spaceship: partially extended outward. It's a great solution on those warm New Zealand nights to get some extra ventilation or airflow.
Setting up the rear awning is super easy. Simply pull out the extension bars at the back of the vehicle. The same bars you use to create the cooking area at the back. Put the board and the mattress on the bars and set up the rear awning as shown in the video below.
how to use the rear awning of your Spaceships campervan (instructional video)
More ventilation on warm New Zealand nights
The rear awning will give you the feel of sleeping in a tent, while you're still safe and secure inside your campervan. The bed has just been extended outward a bit, so it'll feel like your campervan just got bigger.
Please note that not all Spaceships in New Zealand have the rear awning included. But all Spaceships do come with all sleeping & cooking gear included. Compare the features of each campervan to see what's included with yours. Each campervan category has different features.
Please be aware that the rear awning isn't waterproof therefore we don't recommend using it during heavy rain. If the rear awning is wet in the morning, just let it dry on the ground for a few minutes before packing it up again.
Setting up the rear awning is super easy: check the instructions and video (see above)