curved Fiamma rafter.

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  1. E560 Lady

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    Hi,

    I found you when I was checking on porch awnings for my motorhome. We have a canopy but it makes such a noise if there is the slightest breeze that we were thinking of buying a porch awning but then we saw this curved rafter that is supposed to stop the racket. Does anyone have one and does it work? Also, if not, could you suggest a SMALL porch awning, not a drive away, that would either work with the present awning channel or with a conversion kit.

    Many thanks! :Smile:
     
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    i use a curved rafter when there is a breeze and yes it does work:Smile:
    hello also
     
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    Hi,

    Many thanks! Will have a 'Google' and see where I can get the cheapest as Fiamma prices seem to be thought up by someone who has too much money!!!!!:Smile:
     
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    Hi i had the same problem with my G H awning it made a right noise and was flapping about in high winds and when it was snowing the weight of the snow on the awning made it difficult to open the RV door ,so i bought a curved rafter ,they are adjustable and it worked fine no more flapping or noise ,only down side was that when under constant pressure it would slide closed so no tension on the roof , to cure this set the tension and marked the rafter and drilled a 6 mm hole through the rafter and fitted a bolt through ,then slid the rafter into place under tension ,result no more sliding , hope this helps
     
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    As if :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Fiamma Magic Rafter PRO Standard

    Peter
     
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    I had the curved rafter and it does not stop "flapping" as the awning can still lift.
    We now have three, the end ones bought for the "wind blockers" and we tie both legs down as standard then throw another tie down across the middle which has now stopped the flapping. (I know it is said you should not tie down across the middle but with a rafter in the middle and one at each end we have done this for a while now in some very gusty conditions with no problem)

    One word of warning, do not put one rafter in the middle then tighten against it as you can bend the front of your awning and it will not close properly. :BigGrin:
     
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    i found the telescopic straight awning rafters work well.

    the type which fit between the front rail and the roller box.

    simply fit in place, pull out and tighten the locking knob (i used two..one each end) then wind the awning in an inch or so to tighten the fabric.

    around £20 each from memory.
     
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    Here is a piccie of our set up. :thumb:
     

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    thats a nice picture ken where was it taken??:Blush::Blush::Blush:
     
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    Somewhere in Dorset Roger. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hi! Chris I was looking for one but haven't found one yet, where did you get yours from?

    Cabbyshack
     
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    Thank you all very much for your replies, they have been helpful! :Smile:
     
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    I have got plenty :BigGrin:

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    i got it from johns cross motorhomes at one of the shows they where at:Smile:
     
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    Thanks Chris, much obliged

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    Hi! Peter, do you mean YOU have them or John Cross?

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    thanks peter can see that on your site but was wondering witch one was the best and what benefits there is paying the extra for the one that locks the arms
     
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    Hi Cabby,

    No I meant that we have them in stock at the dealership or at our Hastings warehouse where we ship all the internet and phoned orders from.

    Peter
     

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