Urgent help please re omnistor awning

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  1. Goldilocks40

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    Hi friends
    Does anyone know if an Omnistor 5003 awning has a 4mm or a 6mm channel for attaching a porch awning? Am about to order one but need to know if I need figure of 8 tape so will attach, have tried measuring van channel but too difficult to see and Internet and paperwork doesn't say.
    cheers
    Dawn
     
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    I can't answer the question, but we have just bought a Kampa awning and it fits straight into the rail on our Omnistor

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  3. Goldilocks40

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    Thanks David, have just ordered a kampa one too :Smile: going away Friday so not a lot of flex to get tape if needed.
    Dawn
     
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    The Kampa one that I have comes with two sizes, sewn next to each other so that it will fit 99% of awning channels.
     
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    Omnistor has a 6mm groove, Fiamma 4mm groove, kampa has both beads to fit both types. Pete
     
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    have just ordered a kampa one too :Smile: going away Friday


    I hope it turns up in time, a word of caution, I snagged our new awning pulling it into our Omnistor rail, the opening had a rough finish that I did not spot, worth having a look and maybe use a small round file before you first use to smooth the inside.

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    I have been known to rub a bit of Butter in the groove to ease the slide, it also helps if somebody holds the awning up to give a straighter pull. Pete
     
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    A spray with silicone lube is good and, I have put an eylet in each end of awning 'tape' so that we can attach a strap which Carolyn puts gentle pressure on as I feed awning in :BigGrin:

    One thing I forgot-I have fastened an aluminium awning rail just below our Fiamma awning-this gets porch awning really close to van
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    Just a quick question on the back of this one, we bought a Kampa and yes as everyone says it will fit both. My question is does anyone have a solution to stop draughts from bottom of van as our Autotrail doesn't have a channel to fit the skirt that came with the awning.
    Thanks :Smile:
     
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    Er,sorry to say this,but you need to fit a channel or get one fitted :BigGrin:

    Mike
     
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    One thing I forgot-I have fastened an aluminium awning rail just below our Fiamma awning-this gets porch awning really close to van
    Mike[/QUOTE]


    Great idea, I am concerned that we might have put some strain on our Omnistor awning, hanging the Kampa from it, even if only extended by a couple of feet. I seem to be having trouble winding it back in now with or without the Kampa awning attached.

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    Skirt

    We put some eyelets in the skirt then bought some small silicone suckers from Jezport they hold it fine.

    I think he trades as Parrot-Sol
     
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    I what I have done on my last two vans was screw a rail underneath your van skirt then run a caravan skirt along best have one a bit longer than your awning so has to rap around the side of the awning to finish off. Pete :thumb:
     
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    Hi Peter, do you mean a rail with the channel in?
     
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    Yes a aluminium rail they come in a 4mtr length, I think then you cut to fit, they do work well, your van looks level right across so only the rear wheel to miss out, my van is up and down but still works ok with a bit of fiddling about. Pete

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    what I do is use a separate step so the leci step can stay in and saves messing about with cutting the skirt.
     
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    Any chance of a pic or two Pete-I have put off addressing this problem because of doorway being lower than where skirt would run.
    Mike
     
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    Thanks so much for all your advice you guys are brilliant :thumb: ordered from Johns Cross too and got discount, roll on Friday and our first trip :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    I will have a look into it Mike, If not ru in Marjal next year. pete
     
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