Thule awning panels anyone used?

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    We are looking at getting a privacy room to use with our Thule 6200 omnistore awning.
    Has anyone got these? There seems to be the rain blockers or sun blockers, would probably need to be the rain blockers to ensure the dogs don't escape.
    Wondering if they are easy to store, exactly how small do they pack away, do they stay up in windy conditions?
    We have a pvc an Autotrail vline which is tall 2.8m.

    If anyone has used them would welcome their opinions.

    Hopefully will go to see them at the NEC later in the month.

    Thanks Lin & Nige :)
     
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    We bought Lilipad windblockers... Absolutely brilliant ! They have the internal drop down liners and they proved to be waterproof in torrential and I do mean torrential rain. They have many peg down points at the bottoms so should contain a dog. That said none will contain a dog if its determined enough.
    Not cheap but the best by miles .. Our van is PVC also ...

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    In this picture the rear panel has the inside pull down screen up.
    On the side panel its down.
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    Hi yes have seen ads for these too, so could be an option if the Thule are too short.
    I noticed on their website you can arrange a visit to them, did you visit?

    Lin
     
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    We went to the Malvern show.. Dopey here had measured the width of the Omnistor and how far it winds out. The critical measurement is the height of the Omnistor body to the ground. Our one is the same as yours.
     
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    That's our main concern the measurements, looks great though will look at bookings a visit to them. Thanks
     
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    They build in quite a scope for height differences. The Omnistor rail may be 2.700 but the ground can go up or down. So plenty of scope is built in.

    They will want just the width of the Omnistor and the height.

    All the best with it !!
     
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    We have them, the side panels come with a rafter that makes everything more solid, then we have three front panels that clip together. They all clip together and peg down both sides, don't have a dog but for most I would think fairly self containing - though you will need the wheel skirts.

    Got ours from Obelink, we went to the store in Holland whilst passing "close", saved a fortune as £ ~ € direct conversion. They have UK and Dutch website, I don't need to say which one is cheaper.
     
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    Well it seems both Thule and Lillipad will be at the NEC. Think will do a day visit on the Tue as there is a cc offer in their mag for that day £6 a ticket can buy on the door with coupon. Will be good to compare the two.

    Lin :)
     
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    A bit of info....

    Lilipad supply "free" the poles the end sections hang on. They are hopeless.. You can buy top quality replacements that I think are line props.. Im sure someone will fill in the information gap but the standard free ones are useless.

    There is the option of using the Thule Rafter bars but these too are really very poor. Very surprising when we consider Thule make top quality kit !

    Another option is the Fiamma rafter bar. Now these are excellent and work very well indeed with the Thule Omnistor.

    W have two very good quality line prop ones purchased from Parotsol (Jezsport on here) at the Malvern show. These are used to hang the end sections on.

    We have a Fiamma Rafter bar and use that to brace and support the Omnistor awning . You can also hang a nice LED light on this.
    Link to Fiamma rafter
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAMMA-TE...5-087-Poles-/271327082621?hash=item3f2c5ab87d

    There are a a couple of straps which feed into the channel the front section threads into. These are brilliant as they are the points for the straps you strap the awning down with. They are about £15 and Lilipad sellers will supply these.

    Lastly there a a series of hoops along the bottoms of all the sections. These require pegging down. Many thread a bamboo cane or similar though the hoops and peg at three points. One each end of each cane and one in the middle.

    Our complete set up of the three sections with drop down interior screens plus the replacement bars for the end sections plus the strap down straps came in at 350 quid.

    The Fiamma rafter was 30 nicker off Ebay.

    Not cheap but the quality is excellent and trust me I am very fussy !

    HTH.
     
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    @Charlie thanks for the information I will print it off to take to the NEC so I am well prepared to look at the options. Especially the rafter bars advice. Nige
     
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    Good evening, have a look at the mobelink site, some good prices there.
    Bought an end panel a little while ago. Good quality & fast delivery from Holland.
    Barrie
     
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    Any chance of a link to the exact site?
     
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    The rafters that come with the side panels are substantial. The site is Obelink.nl, it gives you the option of the UK site but the nl site is cheaper. And if you ever get the chance to visit the superstore do - have never seen such a range of kit.
     
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    We have Lilly pad and we got some beading sewn on to top of sides so that they slide into the Fiamma clip system end rafters that we have they work a treat and really stiffen up the ends by holding roof and sides together like the front.
     
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    Sorry mate. It would help if you were to post links ? Otherwise we are guessing .... It took an age just to find the site .
    A link to the pole would be appreciated .
     
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