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Hi all. I'm looking to purchase an inflatable Air awning. I've got an Fiamma F45s canopy and the height is 260cm to the ground. Any advice as to which would be best. My canopy is just over 4mtrs wide.

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Well that`s our 14th year & still loving it.
We sold our inflatable awning went back to a metal tube one, the reason being unless you are on level ground the inflatable just can't cope, you can't adjust the legs so the awning doesn't sit right causing the outer legs to buckle.
On level ground they are fantastic but how often do you get a perfect level pitch.
 
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We sold our inflatable awning went back to a metal tube one, the reason being unless you are on level ground the inflatable just can't cope, you can't adjust the legs so the awning doesn't sit right causing the outer legs to buckle.



On level ground they are fantastic but how often do you get a perfect level pitch.

Thanks for your reply. We will be on a level pitch for some time so hopefully it would work.
Phil.
 
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Boycie
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Check each awning maker carefully for sizing, most have at least two heights, some have three







We had one, Kampa, sold it and moved to the marmite of the awning world , a full safari room 😁





I'm going the other way 😌


Phil.

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We have an Outdoor Revolution Sportlite Air 320L. It fits height 250-265cm. It's a great awning, not too heavy but quite robust. I have made an extended strip for each internal end so it can be attached to the side of the MH with Limpet type suckers to stop any draught.
 
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We sold our inflatable awning went back to a metal tube one, the reason being unless you are on level ground the inflatable just can't cope, you can't adjust the legs so the awning doesn't sit right causing the outer legs to buckle.
On level ground they are fantastic but how often do you get a perfect level pitch.
Not quite correct, the new kampa domectic awning that we purchased last summer, has a zip on each side, that you can open if you want to extend the fabric of that particular side

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We have an Outdoor Revolution Sportlite Air 320L. It fits height 250-265cm. It's a great awning, not too heavy but quite robust. I have made an extended strip for each internal end so it can be attached to the side of the MH with Limpet type suckers to stop any draught.
Many thanks. Will check out.
 
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Sitting on a THS this year we heard one horrendous "explosion" and then sat and watched an awning very slowly but gracefully deflate as occupants tried to find the way out..
Sure not for them but rather amusing to rest of field.👍👍👍
 
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Have been using a vango Kela tall 2 for some years, then grandkids sleep in it when we are away, haven't had a problem with stability. We have been using it for outdoor space for us when staying for a few days, or more, at one place. This year i treated myself to a quest pro I can just put it up on my own and take it down again but would be easier if i were a few inches taller 😂

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Sitting on a THS this year we heard one horrendous "explosion" and then sat and watched an awning very slowly but gracefully deflate as occupants tried to find the way out..
Sure not for them but rather amusing to rest of field.👍👍👍
Had this happen to us as the bladders expanded in hot weather and exploded. Nearly died of shock.
A quest pop up for us now.
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Well that`s our 14th year & still loving it.
Not quite correct, the new kampa domectic awning that we purchased last summer, has a zip on each side, that you can open if you want to extend the fabric of that particular side

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Not seen one of those, is that just the fabric you can extend? what about the inflatable Tube?
Unless you can make the legs shorter or longer you will have the problem of the frame still not sitting correct.
 
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Had this happen to us as the bladders expanded in hot weather and exploded. Nearly died of shock.
A quest pop up for us now.
Phil
Yes indeed it was a gloriously hot day in July..
However I assumed they would be fitted with some sort of pressure release valves to stop this happening..
 
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We use the Motor Ace as per the pic. Think its quoted weight is 35Kg, comes in a large holdall complete with pegs, poles, pump. The fiddly bit is threading the beading through a long awning beam but otherwise takes 5 mins to inflate and another 5 to peg out. Need to check the central inflatable beams do not intrude on the habitation door. I seem to recall it comes in three heights. We like it, all the panels zip out if you wish or zip the top half down to use as a window (useful to keep dog from wandering off!) Has curtains if needed, large floor space, bit like taking your conservatory with you
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If you do not over-inflate the tubes they cope with the change in temperature quite well, we have pitched on various terrain and the beams are flexible enough to compensate for uneven ground and strong winds, within reason!
 
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We use the Motor Ace as per the pic. Think its quoted weight is 35Kg, comes in a large holdall complete with pegs, poles, pump. The fiddly bit is threading the beading through a long awning beam but otherwise takes 5 mins to inflate and another 5 to peg out. Need to check the central inflatable beams do not intrude on the habitation door. I seem to recall it comes in three heights. We like it, all the panels zip out if you wish or zip the top half down to use as a window (useful to keep dog from wandering off!) Has curtains if needed, large floor space, bit like taking your conservatory with you
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If you do not over-inflate the tubes they cope with the change in temperature quite well, we have pitched on various terrain and the beams are flexible enough to compensate for uneven ground and strong winds, within reason!
What a terrific colour match,👍👍👍👍

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Not seen one of those, is that just the fabric you can extend? what about the inflatable Tube?
Unless you can make the legs shorter or longer you will have the problem of the frame still not sitting correct.
Hi Rob or chris
Yes the zip is on each side where the roof air beam joins the leg air beam. unzip and it allows the leg to drop while increasing the amount of fabric between both air beams
 
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Boycie we have an inflatable driveway awning, we used it a couple of times with our Burstner, but was not really ideal because of the roof line, we didn't have an awning rail and had to throw the straps over the top, our daughter used it for the grandkids to sleep in but they are now of an age when they have other things to do so it is surplus to requirements. It is a Vango (I think it is a Kela) but if you might be interested in it send me a PM, we are not too far from you, just over the border in Plymouth.
 
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Boycie we have an inflatable driveway awning, we used it a couple of times with our Burstner, but was not really ideal because of the roof line, we didn't have an awning rail and had to throw the straps over the top, our daughter used it for the grandkids to sleep in but they are now of an age when they have other things to do so it is surplus to requirements. It is a Vango (I think it is a Kela) but if you might be interested in it send me a PM, we are not too far from you, just over the border in Plymouth.

Thanks Sue.
I've managed to source a kampa air Grande which I'm picking up tomorrow.
 
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Thanks everyone for your advice and suggestions. I managed to source a kampa Grande 390xl for a very good price from Camping Leisure Canvey Island.

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Thanks everyone for your advice and suggestions. I managed to source a kampa Grande 390xl for a very good price from Camping Leisure Canvey Island.

Phil.
We have one of them. It's a big beast and I found it difficult to put up and get down at first. I am fine with it now. Just have to get tw zip out panel in tje right openings.
Never had a problem with slopes. We have the driveway break out awning rails which are alot better than the throw over straps.
 
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We have one of them. It's a big beast and I found it difficult to put up and get down at first. I am fine with it now. Just have to get tw zip out panel in tje right openings.







Never had a problem with slopes. We have the driveway break out awning rails which are alot better than the throw over straps.







At the moment I've got a 4.5mtr safari room but I'll be taking it down on Thursday and changing over to the air awning. I'm sure after a couple of times it should be a lot easier. It slots into the front of my f45s awning rail no throw over straps. I'll let you all know how I gelt on.

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Hi All,
Just an update with regard to the Air Awning. Currently full timing in the Van until we can find a place to rent in or around the New Forest. Anyway I digress. The Awning was tested to winds of 22mph according to Dometic. We are currently experiencing gusts of 52mph winds and the Awning is coping extremely well. I am very pleased with it. If we had the safari room up at best it would have been crashing and banging at worst it would have collapsed.
Phil.
 
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