Omnistor side rain blockers

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  1. Goldilocks40

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    Hi all
    We are thinking of getting some rain blocker sides for our new (to us) motorhome to use at weekends in the uk.....are they simple to add onto the wind out roof? anyone had any experience of them? we were thinking of combining a Jormax windbreak across the front when needed too rather than a safari room as cheaper....thoughts?
    Thanks.
     
  2. bigfoot

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    A safari room is heavy and unwieldy,not the thing to do regularly,ok if you have alternative transport. There are many appearing in the small ads of many magazines for this very reason,have you considered Windblockers from Lilypad Leisure?
     
  3. Goldilocks40

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    I did wonder, the safari rooms look heavy. Have had a look at lilypad leisure ones they look good have you or anyone else had any experience of these?
    thanks.
     
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    Echo Bigfoots reply.
    Try a few trips before spending hard earned money.
    Have a good look at other vans on site and talk to them. Bet lots of them will have the 'bits' in the van but not in use
    Paul
     
  5. Phill D

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    we ahve tried all of the awnings in all of the shapes and sizes over the years. you need to be very clear why you want it; how long you intend staying in one place.

    we have a porch awning we use in the winter months if we are intending to stay put for more than a couple of nights, it helps dry boots and coats and as importantly the Dog and his towels. :Rofl1:

    any other time we use our Fiamma wind out with a good tie down system, do not be tempted to leave it up at anytime without some form of securing to the ground.

    if we want a wind block or a block for showers then we use the lillypad voil panels, the wrap around is best as it leaves no gaps at the corners. unless its hard driving rain it keeps it mostly at bay and they dry in no time.
    quick and simple to put up, my only criticism would be the quality of the side poles, not a major issue but for the price could be better.

    the latest lillypad screen have a rain cover, dont know what thats like.
     
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    Have you seen mine. We designed them to be fully waterproof and easy to fit. We've used them now for four years. Have a look at my website.
     
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  7. Goldilocks40

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    Porch awning etc

    Thanks Phill D for all your advice porch awning sounds good as have a dog too and would be good for weekends in winter, do you use 4mm/6mm tape to attach I've been researching lol? Any advice on buying a porch awning for a motorhome am watching one on eBay!

    Re locking omnistor down do you use straps that attach to top of legs just under awning?

    Cheers
    Dawn
     
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    We have sold our tie down kits for a few years, quite a number of funsters use them. We also do leg plates to secure the legs to the ground.
     
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