Which Awning?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by ourcampersbeentrashed, Jul 5, 2013.

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If I needed a new awning I would buy

Poll closed Jul 19, 2013.
  1. Fiamma

    11 vote(s)
    57.9%
  2. Omnistore

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  3. Something else (pls post what you would buy)

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  1. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    We have been told the dometic automatic wind in awning will be too heavy for our motorhome so do we choose

    omnistore

    fiamma

    something else

    What are your suggestions
     
  2. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Gail, there was someone on Facebook motorhomes buy and sell thingy started by Tonka that was seeling one that would fit your van, think it was 5.5 meters and brand new, only wanted £350.

    Might be worth you taking a look.
     
  3. jimothy

    jimothy Read Only Funster

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    I have just bought a Fiamma F45s from John Cross this very week. :thumb:

    It was the one thing missing from MoHo when I got her, and we decided to rectify that before our summer hol this year, as it promises to be scorchio and it would be nice to sit out under a canopy.

    :sin::sin::sin::sin::sin::sin::sin::sin::sin::sin::sin::sin::sin::sin::sin::sin::sin::sin::sin::sin:


    Out of interest - how heavy is the dometic one? The Fiamma we got weighs in at 23kg for the 3.5m variety.
     
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  4. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    If its the wind out bit you are talking about I think Omnister is better, at least its better for attaching storm straps to.

    All (and I mean all) of the awnings that I have seen flip in the wind have been Fiamma.
     
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  5. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    Cheers haganap. I dont have facebook so I will ask Robert to find it later on hopefully.

    Havent got a clue sorry
     
  6. eddievanbitz

    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

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    Dometic self supporting (no arms) 12 volt (no winding) automatic wind sensor (no worrying :Laughing: )

    Arrive push a button, out rolls the awning. even over gravel or tarmac (no legs remember:Wink:) No reaching or straining just a remote.

    Open the wine and fall asleep, wind comes up, and the awning simply rolls away leaving everything safe and you blissfully unaware, in the land of nod!

    Next morning when everything has calmed down, press a button on a remote control and out is comes again!

    Simples!

    Eddie
     
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  7. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    Glamper:BigGrin:
     
  8. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    bumped for more input
     
  9. jhorsf

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-ep4j8tKIU"]Dometic Premium Awning - YouTube[/ame]
     
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  11. MichelleRyall

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    We have always used Omnistor awnings with the tie downs. Never had a problem but wouldn't use a roll out in really windy conditions anyway. We use windblockers to keep out quite strong breezes which work brilliantly. Our local Omnistor dealer is less than a mile away so that sort of swayed us but there was a goid choice of products that suited us. I believe that Thule are part of Omnistor now too.
     
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  12. stcyr

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    We had a Fiamma45 on the old MB608 ... used to bang around a bit in strong welsh hillside winds but always stayed put (well tied down) -

    - now have a CaravanstoreZip (from John's Cross) which we've had for a couple of years now. Manual rollout and much lighter than the windout version. A lot cheaper too. Easily fitted and removed when necessary as well - just slides into the awning channel ... :Smile:
     
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    Wouldnt have any awning personally.

    It causes too much aggro.

    :BigGrin:
    Roger
     
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  14. TheDogMan

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    I have a GH and its just brilliant and a few weeks ago we had it up with all the sides in a gale up north with 60-70mph gusts.
    The downside is the price its the most expensive one on the market and sometimes comes as standard on some premium brands like RS, you would only have one of these if you were intending to keep the van for a long time to get your value out of it

    http://www.theawningcompany.co.uk/prod-home.asp
     
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