Lillypad leisure or Quest Popup?

Teasy2007

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As we are starting motorhoming all over again I wondered which would be the best for our Globecar, a set of lillypad surrounds or a Quest popup?

There are good points and bad with both and any advice would be welcome.

Thanks. Ginny
 
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The lillypad blockers are very light and a full set goes in a carrier bag. The quest takes more room. Are lillypad still going, their place in Yorkshire seems empty.

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We have an awning, paid extra for installation. Bought the Quest pop up last year and have never used the awning since. No mucking about getting the awning in if we go out for the day thus do not have to worry about it being blown apart when the wind gets up. Nice to tuck table and chairs away at night.
We are fortunate to have a large through garage space so carriage and storage not an issue when not in use.
Probably would go without roll out awning in the future.

Buy the Quest give it a go, if it does not work out you will be able to sell it a a small loss
 

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Ginny I know you have had a quest, have you had Lilly pad wind blockers, we have had wind blockers for years but they haven’t been used since we bought our quest. Of course if you need to move the van no problem with the quest.
 

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Hi Ginny & Mike, welcome back

I think your first consideration when choosing any additional accessories should be how much they weigh. Lillypad blockers weigh a lot less than a quest pop up and are much easier to carry in a pvc.
 
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Ginny I know you have had a quest, have you had Lilly pad wind blockers, we have had wind blockers for years but they haven’t been used since we bought our quest. Of course if you need to move the van no problem with the quest.

We sold our Quest last year, with everything else, and I like the look of the new Lillypad surrounds BUT Mike does not like winding the awning in and out and he can’t stand the flapping at night, so it looks like another popup.

Thanks everybody, if the Quest will fit in the back of the Globecar I think that’s the way to go. (We are collecting it on the 1st March so I will measure it then!)

Ginny
 
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We have a quest pop up and it is doing sterling service again in Benidorm. Room for table chairs and bikes, chain plus @vanbitz bike loop runs into quest pop up. We can fit it in our IH PVC under one seat through to garage. We love it. A few places won't let you put them up apparently e.g. highlands End but despite that we'd buy another immediately if this one breaks.

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We had the awning and wind blockers on our first motorhome. We hardly used them if it was too windy then the awning had to go in. Also wind blockers do not shade from the sun. Our new motorhome has no awning and we bought a quest. Brilliant use it a lot. Saved loads of money and it's perfect :)
 

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@Teasy2007 I have a large erection you can ask any FUNSTER who have seen it and it takes no time to get it up ray xx lol still lol awnings are a thing of the past:whistle2::whistle2::whistle2:
 

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We have both and both have their advantages. Lillypad takes up very little space to store and does have a membrane which can be rolled down for sun protection and to close it off. Never had a problem with it in heavy weather and if it looks as though it is going to be very windy it is very quick to take down.

Love the Quest (we have the four sided version), that is also really good. The only downside is that if you have limited space and weight capacity, it's quite heavy and bulky but extremely easy to erect and break down.
 
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Had rollout awnings on our previous 3 vans but then bought a Quest Pop up and decided we wouldn't have an awning fitted on our new van. The Quest is the best accessory we have ever bought for the van. We also have a blow up awning which we bought a couple of years ago and have never used it since we bought the Quest.
 

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The lillypad blockers are very light and a full set goes in a carrier bag. The quest takes more room. Are lillypad still going, their place in Yorkshire seems empty.

Their Phone is 08452 305260. ( http://windblockers.net/ ) But their Facebook page does not seen to have been updated since 2016.?

We had a "Coleman" pop up in the USA, Which set us back about 90bucks from Walmart. it was very effective against flying beasties!. Even "no-seeums". I have also seen similar in Range.

Very similar to:- https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-10-x-10-Instant-Screen-House/34136717
 
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Quest every time Ginny, wind blockers are fiddly and the Fiamma is not good in high winds whereas the Quest can be collapsed in a couple of minutes. You'll need to figure out where to store it in the Globecar.
No, ours is not for sale :)

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We have a rollout awning fitted from new, but not bought the sides to it. We bought the 4 sided Quest last year and loved it for ease of erection and being able to drive away from it. Bought the 6 sided a few weeks later to use on a family camp and realised that the extra space was really useful, so we tend to use that one now, though still have both. We have also bought the detachable sides for both of them. They fit in our full width garage. I would probably use the smaller one if we were tight on payload for a particular trip, but should probably sell it really. There was a 15% off sale last week that someone posted on the forum.
 
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Both for us. We use the lillypads by default and use the Quest for cooking and storing anything if it gets too windy or wet.
 
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Got a virtually new Lilly pad, used twice. Quest pop up bought, far better IMHO.
Lillpad will be go up for sale sometime, too fiddly to use.

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Another vote for the 4 sided Quest pop-up. We got our at Lincoln MoHo show in September. We'd seen quite a few of them at the sunshine festival (and were quite envious!), some funsters put theirs up under their awning as it was quite warm - very useful piece of kit, we used it a bit this winter in Portugal - excellent for cooking in and storing chairs etc, although the aire at Falesia didn't allow them. :)

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We are not having an awning fitted to our new van as we hardly used the last one we have bought a blow up shelter does a better job in any weather.
 
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We have a rollout awning fitted from new, but not bought the sides to it. We bought the 4 sided Quest last year and loved it for ease of erection and being able to drive away from it. Bought the 6 sided a few weeks later to use on a family camp and realised that the extra space was really useful, so we tend to use that one now, though still have both. We have also bought the detachable sides for both of them. They fit in our full width garage. I would probably use the smaller one if we were tight on payload for a particular trip, but should probably sell it really. There was a 15% off sale last week that someone posted on the forum.

Can you remember where the sale was?

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@Teasy2007 I have a large erection you can ask any FUNSTER who have seen it and it takes no time to get it up ray xx lol still lol awnings are a thing of the past:whistle2::whistle2::whistle2:
Does that explain the earthquake that a number of ladies in Wales experienced a few days ago?
 

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Robert Dyas aren't always the cheapest even with discount - larger 6 sided Quest shelter at £189 here https://www.campingandleisure.co.uk..._R5wL1eJd2v7qKRNpcXnWnT3ggzJJbYEaAkqVEALw_wcB
Have bought from them before & good after sales - free delivery too (y)
There is a Kampa version too at £199 https://www.campingandleisure.co.uk/kampa-pop-up-screen-house-hex-350-2017.html
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For anyone with a large garage wanting more space there is this new Quest 4+4 £299 https://www.leisureoutlet.com/event...ZBxsDAsSi0b_1w2NOu-2QZOsKhhJO83caApqfEALw_wcB

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My initial comment was where do you stow a Quest in a panel van and another consideration is the weight. Moreover, can you manage one on your own Ginny?
 

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Hi Ginny, lovely to see your post. I have both the screen house and the wind-blockers. I used them several times last year and wouldn't be without them.

The screen house I used in this photo to house either my tables and chairs and Bikes or Trike if we were off out for the day. It is both heavy and tricky to store.


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My windblockers are light and live in an old cool-bag and are errected in about the same time it takes to raise the pop up tent. In this picture I raised it to sheild us from the evening onshore breeze and to take the sting out of the afternoon sun-shine.

Our neighbors who joined us each night for dinner behind the awning couldn't get over how much warmer it was inside out of the breeze and enabled us to sit outside well into the small hours playing silly games and drinking lots of the local white and red bottled water.

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