Broken Fiamma Zip Awning Help & Advice Please

Sep 21, 2013
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The Support arm of my awning decided to break early Sunday morning, it was raining and not very windy but there was no build up of water. Now I have it removed from the motorhome I can see the cast aluminium hinge has broken inside the aluminium arm and the steel wires have twisted it out of the arm.
It has also ripped one of the legs off but thats just a pop rivet.

Is this a common problem and does it mean I am going have the other arm break soon.
Is it worth replacing the arm or should I get a whole new awning or go for a driveaway awning

Help and advice please.

And just to make the decision that bit more difficult I live on the Isle of Wight so to see any range of poducts it means a ferry over to the mainland every time
 

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Sep 14, 2013
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Er, you did say a Fiammi Zip??? Wires??? Are you talking a fixed awning??

Sorry mate, my link is for the fold out legs AT THE END!!
If the middles gone, (folding arm), forget it, very expensive.
 
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Sep 21, 2013
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Its the wind out sort not the one you unroll and the arms and legs come out of the tube.
The broken hinge is on the fold out arms
 
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The Support arm of my awning decided to break early Sunday morning, it was raining and not very windy but there was no build up of water. Now I have it removed from the motorhome I can see the cast aluminium hinge has broken inside the aluminium arm and the steel wires have twisted it out of the arm.
It has also ripped one of the legs off but thats just a pop rivet.

Is this a common problem and does it mean I am going have the other arm break soon.
Is it worth replacing the arm or should I get a whole new awning or go for a driveaway awning

Help and advice please.

And just to make the decision that bit more difficult I live on the Isle of Wight so to see any range of poducts it means a ferry over to the mainland every time
Hi What size is your awning I might be
The Support arm of my awning decided to break early Sunday morning, it was raining and not very windy but there was no build up of water. Now I have it removed from the motorhome I can see the cast aluminium hinge has broken inside the aluminium arm and the steel wires have twisted it out of the arm.
It has also ripped one of the legs off but thats just a pop rivet.

Is this a common problem and does it mean I am going have the other arm break soon.
Is it worth replacing the arm or should I get a whole new awning or go for a driveaway awning

Help and advice please.

And just to make the decision that bit more difficult I live on the Isle of Wight so to see any range of poducts it means a ferry over to the mainland every time
 
OP
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Sep 21, 2013
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Thank Vana and Minx.
From what I can see on parts its going to cost about £250/£300 for parts then theres the fitting which looking at the broken one I think will be a bit tricky for me.
So I'm going to get a new one probably from Fiammastore @ Southdowns in Portsmouth, I can drop in there when I head up North in October for a week away and if I get it right the new one will fit the brackets already on my moho.
At least then I'll have peace of mind about it going again for not too much more than the repair.
 
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