MH Awning issue solved on the cheap

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  1. Elvis

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    Although we have a feimma Awning, it has no sides so took a look at awnings for MH and was shocked at how expensive they are!!! Much dearer that Caravan ones too! And I still can't figure out why they don't have awning tracks?? I looked at them all: drive aways, safari/privacy rooms .... mega bucks!:Eeek:

    Anyway, found a 2 by 2.75 m dome shaped porch awning (for a caravan), that would reach an awning rail of 8ft (hight of our Fiemma) brand new for £90, then I bought a 'Fixing kit' for £20 - one edge pulls through the ridge at the front of the Feimma, and the other creates an awning track.. yipee! We wont know until we try it out and the end of the month, if it will 'stand alone' if we take the proch off whist we drive off but in any event, it's still a much cheaper alternative - the awning is by Royal Leisure.

    Will keep you updated :thumb:
     
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    Where from please?
     
  3. Elvis

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    Tamworthcamping UK & fixing kit Johns Cross website - Royal Porch awning & fixing kit can be found on Ebay too but awning was dearer on Ebay :BigGrin:[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Hi Ive looked at said awning in tamworth camping can you clarify for me please where did you fit the fixing kit to??( we have a Fiamma awning same as you but its a nightmare to put up and now lives in the loft) have you secured the fixing kit to the Fiamma awning??:Cool:
     
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    See attatchment unfortunately cannot make it any bigger, full blown pic is on website. just search for 'figure of 8'

    Peter
     
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    just curious as to why all the various pics on t'interweb of the fixing kit show it mounted in this way....[​IMG]

    when you should use the included beaded fabric 'strip' between the awning rail and the figure of 8 ?
     
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    fixing kit

    You would have to have the Feimma awning still on your van but closed, if you look at the front of the Feimma, you will see a small channel that runs right along it, the fixing kit pulls through this and the other edge provides a (caravan) awning rail. You then pull the caravan awning through that and Bobs your uncle :thumb:
     
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    yes confused too

    I thought the beaded fabric went into the Feimma ridge and the Caravan awning went through to fig 8 rail .... which is it, any ideas? There are no instructions with the fixing kit either!!
     
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    I just screwed a length of awning rail to the side of the van, couple of quid. :thumb:

    Ralph
     
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    Fiamma/Omnistor Drive away fixing kit OR532.
    Designed so one side of the fixing kit slides into the channel at the front of a Fiamma/Omnistor wind-out awning.
    (Fits, Movelite XL Nomad 3, Nomad 2+2, Navigator).
    Simply slide the narrower length of twin piping into the channel of the wind-out awning. Now slide the figure of 8 plastic strips onto the opposite side of the same twin piping section. The opposite side of the figure 8 simply slides onto the piping sewn onto the back of your awning.

    Its on the website!:thumb:

    Peter
     
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    great idea but wont it hurt

    Great idea but I couldnt allow my hubby to scew things into Elvis, it might hurt him :Rofl1:
     
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    if you click the pic in my post it will enlarge.
    ignore the main pic and look at the diagram underneath.

    shown is a caravan awning rail but its the same for the fiamma rail.
    the fabric strip slides in the rail, then the figure 8 slides over the other end of that , then the tent awning slides into the other side of the figure 8:thumb:
     
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    I use one of these Royal Awnings on my caravan. It should fit fine to an 8ft rail. But it won't stand alone - you will have to take it down to drive away, as there will be nothing supporting the awning when you move your van. Doesn't take long to take down though.
     
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    mine does........movelite XL.

    different pole geometry.
     
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    cool but expensive

    Yes they do stand alone but are very expensive :Sad:
     
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    £199....:cry:

    stupid thing is when we arrive on site we dont move the van 'til we leave.

    we either take the toad or scooter to get about in/on.:Doh:
     
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    Also have a Movelite XL .. bought it primarily for winter camping in the UK

    Expensive.. well, you get what you pay for, it's been superb, even during the snow in February .. worth every penny :thumb:

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    no fixing kit needed!

    No fixing kit was needed after all ! This awning fixed straight onto the fiemma! Thanks Mr John Cross for allowing me to bring the fixing kit back to you :BigGrin:
     
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    Our van came with a J rail already fitted (see pictures).

    The Khyam awning we bought came with three 1 meter lengths of the figure 8 fittings, one of which I cut in half. As many lengths as needed are slipped onto the beading on the awning and then clipped over the J rail.

    Graham
     
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