Fiamma attachments

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  1. Mags52

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    Hi Folks
    We have never had the side attachments for the Fiamma feet fitted to the side of the van but I'm starting to wonder whether it would make the awning more (or indeed less) stable if we did that. We had such dire warnings about using it in wind that I end up running outside and rolling it in as soon as it flaps. Does anyone have any thoughts on the relative merits of ground versus side wall fitting?
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    i've used both in the past and no problems whatsoever but ensure you lock the wall brackets off...little slide plate.
    best if the brackets are drilled right through the side wall and a spreader plate over the fixings inside or it could rip the screws out if just screwed.

    in windy weather its advisable to either wind it in or fit storm straps....but dont put them over the fabric, it will tear.
    put them over the frame.

    if its really blowing a hooligan then wind it in anyway.

    if you arent already aware, you should always have one end of the awning slightly lower to allow water to run off.
     
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    Have to agree with p john on this regarding side brackets and fixing once saw one that had only been screwed and a gust caught it and had 2 large tears in the side walls as a result.
     
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    Mmmm - I think we'll stay as we are and pin the uprights to the ground! :Smile:Thanks guys.
     
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    i would still advise a storm/tie-down strap if the wind gets up.
    it will soon pull the pegs out and flip the awning over the roof, possibly tearing out the awning mountings.:Eeek:

    15 quid for a strap or thousands for a new sidewall !!!!
     
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    I should have said - we've got a storm strap. Will use it every time. Thanks for the advice. :thumb:
     
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