Awning

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  1. bailey

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    Guys early next year we will have to spend a good deal of time in the Motorhome ,question is the best drive away Awning

    Bill
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Khyam Motordome Excelsior, without doubt - in my opinion. Easy to put up and take down, once you know how. Light enough for to move around by yourself, very sturdy in the wind. And you can fit a lot of people in for dinner!
     

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    I'm not so sure - the guy on the left has had to fold himself up to fit :Rofl1:
     
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    we have this awning, it is easy to put up, but can not be described as drive away as it has no side where MH goes, unless there is a specific MH version and I have bought wrong one, wouldn't be the first time!!
     
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    having had all sorts of driveaway awnings over the years, i would also seriously recomend the khyam motordome. its a great size, sturdy, lightweight and excellent quality. the frame is lightweight alloy and remains attached to the material. you simply unfold and clip the fame into place, which really does take 60 seconds plus pegging down, which of course depends on ground conditions. generally i have it up and pegged out, all done whilst the wife makes a coffee in the same time.

    ours has stood up to very severe weather, wind and rain without problems:thumb:
     
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    This sounds great but there appears to be several models - could you tell me the model of yours. Thanks
     
  8. bailey

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    It looks ideal all the pictures I've seen don't show how it buts to the motorhome it's a Fiat DucatoBill
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Here's another photo of it. This was the first time we had used it. If you have an awning rail you get a figure of 8 rail and a strip of kador.

    Figure of 8

    kador strip

    If you have a fiamma awning you will need the 7mm & 4mm, but if you a fixing it straight to the van awning rail like us, we needed the 7mm x 7mm. Hope this makes sense.

    Also see here for a clip showing how to put it up single handed.
     
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    Yes I have Fiamma rail I didn't know that it attached to the Fiamma canopy so it will be 7mm & 4mm Bill
     
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    Hi - Khyam Motordome Sleeper, absolutely fantastic and mahoosive. Just as simple as the other quick erect (ahem) awnings but just so much bigger - if that's what you need. You can have the two bedrooms in (4 berth) or out and have a huge area - 3m deep and about 5.25m long. Robust, easy to put up, relatively light and very easy to connect/disconnect.
    Only problem is getting them - just about everyone advertises them but once your money is paid you get notified they 'may take some time'.

    Hope it helps,

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    I am almost 99.9% sure that is right but please double check before you buy. As I said, we connect to the awning rail on the van as we don't have a fiamma canopy.
     
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