caravan 'porch' awning fitted to Fiamma f45 motorhome

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  1. mentaliss

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    funsters? as the Fiamma f45s wind out awning has two slide in grooves has anyone attached a caravan porch/tent instead of the fiamma privacy room
     
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    Not tried it but I can see where you're coming from.

    I would imagine height would be the deciding factor - I don't think there's any way we could get our ventura porch awning to work with our mh:( Shame cos it's a really nice awning.
     
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    You have to get the right Awning, due to the grooves in the Fiamma awning are smaller than caravan rail.
    I have a Kampa Motor Rally 390L which has fitting for both size grooves and it's taller than the caravan type and it's for sale for £40, it needs a clean but still useable.
     
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    Have used porch awning previously on MH and found that if you can get the right height you are ok, however will probably need the conversion kit which isn't expensive.
     
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    Saw one on a swift.The Awning had a extra piece stitched onto it.The owner took it to an awning repairer.It fitted really well.just slid into end of fiamma.He wound out awning slid awning into the edge.wound fiamma back into closed position.Then put caravan awning up.Good idea if you are staying put for a while.Don't know what stress it puts on fiamma awning though.
     
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    Outdoor Revolution did an awning that had both sizes of channel feed webbing in the one unit. This meant that the awning could fit either a wind out canopy or a traditional caravan awning rail.
     
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    We have done... We have a small suncamp porch awning that we got from towsure... Its intended as a dog and damp stuff area in wet /muddy times... Works OK to be honest... (obviously the fiamma isn't wound out when this is being used) We also have a movelite xlf drive away awning which we don't use anymore.. Works well but we just don't need that sort of extra space.
     
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    Thanks to all... the Thule Canopy tent ( Thule QuickFit)...www.thule.com is a very interesting proposition and I consider the design to be one of the best innovations I have seen for a long time, however there's one problem for us that is its length, 3.6 mtrs which would be in our case short of length by 40cm not that much you might say but this length shortfall would interfere with the hab door opening and for £600 I would like the correct length.. 4.0mtr Fiamma awning
    :cry::cry:
     
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    We had a suncamp ultima 390 for our AT Chieftain fitted fine. Since I have downsized MH to a Tracker I have brought a 290 suncamp awning but I had to buy a conversion kit to enable it to slide into the awning rail, they are not very expensive
     
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    Yes, it works very well, as long as you have enough headroom to be able to open the habitation door. We have a Kampa awning roll out the Fiamma about a foot, slip the awning slide into the slot, then wind back in again. Great.
     
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