Which awning - help please

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Which awning would you choose

Poll closed Aug 26, 2013.
  1. Fiamma F45s

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  2. Fiamma F45L

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  1. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    If given only two choices, on a 26ft motorhome would you have a
    fiamma f45s or
    fiamma f45L

    what is the real difference between these two awnings does anyone know

    thanks
     
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  2. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

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    the 45l is a heavier weight awning with a stronger roller tube. this makes it better for longer length awnings. the 45s is more compact with a double bead slot at the front but the roller tube is smaller. with a big awning gusts of wind can bend the smaller tube easier
     
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    The 45L lists the canopy size as 535cm which is 5.35metres or 17ft 6approx

    The 45s lists the canopy size as 431cm which is 4.31metres or 14ft 1approx

    I still do stuff in feet. so does this mean that I would lose 3ft with the 45s?

    sorry I am thick as two planks on this technical stuff because the actual awning length difference is only about 7cms
     
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    Snowbird Funster Life Member

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    Whats wrong with the awning that's on Gail.
     
  5. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    The material is ripped too far to repair and we need an awning urgently to house others so we are having to buy a new one
     
  6. journeyman

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    i have the F45S, I have to say its quite flimsy, even in a small breeze it rattles around a bit. If the"L" version is more solid I would go for that.
     
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  7. Chris

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    Personally I would go with an Omnister. No contest as far as I am concerned.
     
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    That's you off Johns Cross Christmas card list:Wink:
     
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  9. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    as the privacy room etc is fiamma it works out cheaper to stick with fiamma Chris, but thanks for your comments.

    If money was no object I would go for the one that automatically winds itself in when the wind gets too strong but my pocket wont stretch that far
     
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    Ooops:Blush:

    It's true though.
     
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    I agree if you have the privacy room already:thumb:
     
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