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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pAPURdJFRs"]omnistor 3 5m failure HD H264 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Aaaaahhhhh...ouch!

    That's most interesting!

    When we bought our Hymer we were told that it had had a new Fiamma awning fitted when the previous owners lost the old one in a wind in France!

    On the roof though, I later discovered a small repair 'patch' for a leak??? Looking at this vid, I reckon it was the end of the old awing kicking over the roof and thumping it one!

    Thanks for posting! :thumb:
     
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    All down to body shell failure. Obviously not a Rapido, possibly a Burstner :Smile:.
     
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    We saw this happen in real life at Hunstanton last summer on a brand new motorhome that was out on its first trip. Felt so sorry for the owners
     
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    seen it happen acouple of times one cloggy had the side of his van ripped out . :cry: 12 month old van . with 3 rolls duck tape and polithene and wife in tears . :cry: stan
     
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    A couple of points I noted.
    1. There were no windows or doors in the van face so the wind had places to go. I think it would have been much worse on a proper van.
    2. The internal plates are a lot smaller than the ones supplied as standard with the Fiama awnings. I have fitted two of these to previous vans so know the Fiama ones are much larger as I struggled to get them to fit in one of the vans.
    3. I think the flailing legs would have done more damage. They were bashing against the space were the rear window was.
    4. Most sensible people I know either wind their awning in when there is the slightest of breeze or they use tie downs.

    Unless they were to do an identical test on a Fiama and publish the video I don't think they should be advertising this as a win?
     
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    Our Omnister has never moved with the storm straps we use.

    In Spain last year all the flipped awnings I saw were Fiamma and I noticed that they didn't have as good fixings for the storm straps.
     
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    What kind of storm straps do you use on your Omnister Chris.
    Nev
     
  9. ShiftZZ

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    He will ask Isabel!! :Rofl1:

    By the way I am surprised that Biggles from Johns Cross has not posted, I'm sure Glenn would be able to fix it... :Wink:

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