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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-06-2016, 14:44
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With one person you also get the lateral force which isn't good for the canopy. The second person would do as Sal says plus steady the canopy to stop any sideways movement caused by the force of pulling the awning through the channel.

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We have the same problem with our non-air Kampa 390 Rally Pro when trying to insert the 4mm awning strip into the Fiamma channel - it's a job for two people. As Graham has mentioned, we wound the canopy out by 12" and fed the awning into the Fiamma but then there was so much weight on the Faimma, it wouldn't wind back in and locate securely in its mounts. Took it out again and got the step ladder out but even then it was a pain.

With a caravan, it's much easier to start threading the awning in due to the shape of the 'van awning rail and the fact that the awning channel is splayed open to ease the feeding process.

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Does anybody have a solution for fitting a skirt to the lower edge of the motorhome ? Or do we just suffer the wind blowing under the van ?
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Does anybody have a solution for fitting a skirt to the lower edge of the motorhome ? Or do we just suffer the wind blowing under the van ?
Lilly Pad do skirts...

We bought some for our Bess but haven't bothered for the Comanche tbh...

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As Graham says, Lillipad do made to measure draft skirts -which are not cheap by the way.

We fit suckers onto the Kador strip on the skirt which came with the awning (sucker fits onto a ring, rather like a key ring and we thread the ring through the Kador strip.) sucker sticks on van, is easy to remove and doesn't leave any marks. Magic.

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Question Fiamma motor rally Air 360

Deliberated long and hard before buying the above as they do not come cheap.Plus side, very good heavy quality. Instruction booklet very poor unless you are a clairvoyant! Like other posts, a strange web strap at ground level in both doorways with no clear explanation as to its use and need!

The heavyweight awning puts extreme pressure on the wind out canopy and causes conflict with my Fiamma 45S Awning front cover when trying to close it shut with the awning is initially attached.

The three air tubes fail to sit on the wall of our MH adequately, and Fiamma know this as they supply square foam pads to fill the gap.Personally, I feel this is a major design fault when trying to attach to a Fiamma awning rail. If you fit one to a caravan, fine, but fitting to a MH presents an unsatisfactory assembly. For this kind of my money, I would expect more in design.

Our MH door cannot open correctly as the centre air tube prevents this, but of course no mention of these snags on websites or indeed in the instruction manual.

Without a shadow of doubt this awning cannot be put up with one user, so ignore all the videos you see of one man assembly and the one man photo in the assembly brochure. As other users have said, the attaching to the 6mm channel on the awning is made easier with spraying the feeder awning channel with silicone spray. Again, no advice or tip from Fiamma!

Last but not least, if you are elderly or infirm with mobility issues, this is very heavy so be very careful.

Would I buy again? Not sure! But initially disappointed.

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I have to say, that knowing what I know now, I would not buy an awning for a motorhome. We rarely stay anywhere longer than three nights and I just CBA putting it up and down for such short trips. In fact you may well see it for sale on a website near you very soon !
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