Which Windblocker?

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  1. Cinderz

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    I've been looking at windblockers and had more or less decided on the Lillypad Leisure one http://www.windblockers.net/index.html Then I came across this one http://www.mysunshade.co.uk/page3.html. (The Light Awning Company) which is 2 piece opening at front. where the Lillypad one is in 3 pieces. I can see benefits to both but wondered if anyone had tried the "mysunshade" one. Is this a branch of Lillypad or is it a copy of website colours to confuse me?? (not difficult)

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    I think that Gemini and Lilypad are one and the same company as they were on the same stand at the NEC in February and I also saw them at the Newbury show in April.

    We have the three piece Lilypad awning.
     
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  5. Cinderz

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    Thank you @RitaG that was the feeling I got I hadn't heard of the Gemini before, do you use it a lot? We're still wondering if we would use it very much or not.
    Also thank you @Gromett I've seen the short ones but didn't realise they made tall ones too.
    I've looked at Jezport's ones - I couldn't find a weight for them and although I did like them OH felt they would be harder to fold and store if wet and also bulkier to try to dry out (We don't have a garage or garden)
    Will hope someone has a Gemini and could give some feedback on it.
    Pat
     
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    We had these when caravanning as an enclosure for the dogs, really sturdy piece of kit
     
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    We have a set of lilypads for sale :)
     
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    what size please, we are looking for a set for a 3.5metre canopy
     
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    They are for a 250 awning, i have them advertised under classifieds. I think they will be a bit on the small side for yours.
     
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    Only had the awning a little while, bought it from a member of the Auto-Trail owners club as it didn't fit her van. It is the three piece kit and the front was to big for our awning so as I am handy with a sewing machine I shortened the the front panel to fit.

    Although we have only used it twice we are very pleased with it. It really does keep out the draughts, its very easy to put and the bonus is it is very lightweight.

    Must admit that I prefer the fabric of the Lilypad version as the Gemini fabric is really glossy.
     
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    We have the lily pad ones tailor made for our rv. We only use the end panels as don't want to close ourself in. We use them to block the wind by either fixing them either end or creating a cosy corner. Really easy to fit and remove and work well.
     
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    Lillipads for us. Incredibly light very versatile very easy to put up and super light and compact when stored. One of if not the best purchase we have made. Dry in no time if they get wet. Most of the water shakes off.

    Suggest the inner liners and the strap down kit both of which are optional , budget £300 for everything you need.

    We had ours up in France when a massive rain storm hit.. Expected the area inside the set up to be awash but it was bone dry. I know we should not nor did we rely on them to be waterproof but they performed so well.

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    Are yours made to measure , or stock sizes?

    Karl
     
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    We keep standard sizes in and also make made to measure .
     
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    From the ground up to the bottom of my awning Fiamma zip is 2560. width is 4mtr, do you keep that in stock?

    Karl
     
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    @jezport How easy are they to dry and how small do they fold. I really like that the end panel is movable.
     
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    Yes
     
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    As they are laminated plastic they dry easily and can be stored wet.
    They go pretty small, never had a prospective customer turn away when they have seen the size
    The end is moveable on our panel.
     
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    Cinderz, we have the Gemini, two piece awning and found it great. We had the three piece one previously, but changed moho, etc and needed bigger size. Just as easy if not easier, and we like the central opening as we have dogs and they can't slip out of the corners to visit the nearest bbq ! We used it at Peterborough, where it was rather wet (!!) and loved it.
     
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