Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by ShiftZZ, Aug 20, 2013.
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That's most interesting!
When we bought our Hymer we were told that it had had a new Fiamma awning fitted when the previous owners lost the old one in a wind in France!
On the roof though, I later discovered a small repair 'patch' for a leak??? Looking at this vid, I reckon it was the end of the old awing kicking over the roof and thumping it one!
Thanks for posting! :thumb:
All down to body shell failure. Obviously not a Rapido, possibly a Burstner .
We saw this happen in real life at Hunstanton last summer on a brand new motorhome that was out on its first trip. Felt so sorry for the owners
seen it happen acouple of times one cloggy had the side of his van ripped out . 12 month old van . with 3 rolls duck tape and polithene and wife in tears . stan
A couple of points I noted.
1. There were no windows or doors in the van face so the wind had places to go. I think it would have been much worse on a proper van.
2. The internal plates are a lot smaller than the ones supplied as standard with the Fiama awnings. I have fitted two of these to previous vans so know the Fiama ones are much larger as I struggled to get them to fit in one of the vans.
3. I think the flailing legs would have done more damage. They were bashing against the space were the rear window was.
4. Most sensible people I know either wind their awning in when there is the slightest of breeze or they use tie downs.
Unless they were to do an identical test on a Fiama and publish the video I don't think they should be advertising this as a win?
Our Omnister has never moved with the storm straps we use.
In Spain last year all the flipped awnings I saw were Fiamma and I noticed that they didn't have as good fixings for the storm straps.
What kind of storm straps do you use on your Omnister Chris.
He will ask Isabel!! :Rofl1:
By the way I am surprised that Biggles from Johns Cross has not posted, I'm sure Glenn would be able to fix it... :Wink:
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