Kampa air awning with Thule omnistore ...

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  1. Scotties

    Scotties Funster Life Member

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    Hi guys, can you use a Kampa air awning with Thule omnistore awning. I've only used one on a fiamma, which has the channels on the outside so you can raise and close it.

    Many thanks in advance,

    Regards Richard
     
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    Hi Richard, we use a Kampa Rally Pro 330 on our Proster wind out awning, one thing I would state is that when you connect the Kampa to the awning is to have someone take some of the weight off the Kampa as you wind in to avoid overstrained the mechanism, once pulled in should be fine, I believe the air awning are slightly heavier than regular ones,
    Hope this helps,
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    My Omnistor has the awning channel, but it can't be seen when closed..

    open the awning and look underneath the leading edge..
     
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    Ah....... Never knew that (y)

    I always thought that you had to fix a separate awning channel. Top tip :) cheers
     
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    Same goes for when you set it up (only the other way around, of course) we wind out about a metre. Put legs out (awning legs, that is; putting our legs out would be silly) to take the weight and one slides, the other feeds the awning into the channel then wind back in. Someone about 7 foot tall could do it with the awning stowed.

    With a 4 metre fiamma awning and a 3.8 metre Kampa air awning, I had to modify it a bit by unbolting one end cap and reaming out the channel with a hacksaw and small file, as each of the two channels has an end blocked. The awning itself has extra length on the bit that fixes to the channel, which means it would fit fine on a 4.5 metre Fiamma but not the 4 metre. Clear as mud, isn't it? ;)
     
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    we have exactly your combination and thoroughly endorse Pointers point regarding weight, we have bent our awning making it quite hard to wind back in

    The track is on the inside as advised above, ours has an aluminium slot with sharp edges which have torn the fabric beading cover on the awning making it hard to get in, we now have an extra fabric double bead strip which I leave in permanently, to which we attach a plastic figure of eight, to which we then attach the awning, much easier to put up, but can slide a bit if very windy

    Sounds complicated but has made it much easier to use (y)
     
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    ive got an omnistor awning and use a kampa air with it as everyone else says just take the weight as you wind back in
     
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