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05-10-2011 22:30
mayblossom ah! that explains why i couldnt find any fixings on the sides of the body. It looks like it could be pretty big once up, so could be good for putting bikes under at night, apart from giving shelter during the day.thanks very much for the info.
all the best
05-10-2011 21:40
Romahome Awnings

Hi Mayblossom, My wife & I have had five Romahome Motor Caravans in our time, including three based on the Honda Acty and two based on the C15. The canvas awning, heavy but solid, fits on the back, over the rear door. It is a Free Standing awning, meaning that you set it up and are then able to leave it behind to 'mark your pitch '. Set up the corner pieces first, adding the long side poles and to them add the first uprights. The uprights are in two pieces, the bottom half being fitted by lifting the whole thing upwards, definitely a 'two- man operation.' The thing to do is set up the framework, then ''oik'' the canvas over the framework, then use tent pegs to keep it on te ground. I believe the poles are spring loaded, so keep themselves together.
Best of luck. Jack & Patty, Cornwall.
PS, If you are stuck, go see Ant at Avon Motor Caravans, just south of Bristol Airport.
05-10-2011 20:49
mayblossom Ta-have gone with safeguard as their quote was good and the site asked the right questions, so i was confident it would be correctly done..finally got cover!
thanks everyone!
05-10-2011 20:34
Re: romahome

Originally Posted by Zebedee
Originally Posted by mayblossom
where's the romahome forum?

As for the insurance, we use Safeguard. They are not the cheapest, but are more "all inclusive" than some, and have a very good reputation. Some of the "cheaper" ones come out more or less the same when all the non-optional extras have been added on - especially if you go abroad a couple of times a year.

Not always expensive, we have just got our renewal from Safeguard at £326 everyone else is coming in at well over £400 and most don't include breakdown.
My parents also use Safeguard and broke down in SW France, they were brilliant and offered a repair within 3 days but ended up providing a hire car and bringing the MH back to the UK for a cheaper repair.
05-10-2011 19:04
awnings and insurance

thanks everyone for your help- following up insurance suggestions shortly. as for the awning it is canvas, quite bulky and there are 6 corner pieces in the pole bag- i only got it out in my street where there isnt enough room to open it out fully, so further investigations will happen asap (weather permitting). i am busy measuring up for new interior soft furnishings at the mo.
05-10-2011 18:29
tokkalosh Hi mayblossom,

Welcome to MHF, you are in the best place for help and information

When you had the awning out was there a label anywhere, it would give an idea of what type of awning it is.
Is it canvas or nylon?
Any chance of a picture of the parts of it?

Hope you get the insurance sorted soon

05-10-2011 17:54
Suenliam Hi MayBlossom, there are specific motorhome insurers. "Ordinary" car etc insurers get all confused when you start talking about habitation stuff (the bit you live in) so check out the Insurance Companies specifically set up to deal with MH insurance and you should be OK. Some speak highly of the Caravan Club insurance. We have it this year and had safeguard last year. Ring round a few and see what they can offer.

Best of luck with it


P.S. useless with awnings - they are a law unto themselves. However, someone on here will know
04-10-2011 19:32
rowley Welcome to the Forum MayBlossom. When I had a problem I found these people to be very knowledgable and helpful. Hope that you get sorted soon.
04-10-2011 10:04
leltel Useless with Awnings, but try Comfort insurance. We have found them to be very good over the last couple of years.
Enjoy your rascal
04-10-2011 09:45
ChrisandJohn Mayblossom

Welcome to MHF.

You can get into, and search, the Romahome Forum by hovering your cursor on 'Discussion' at the top of the Home page, then when the menu drops down, clicking on Enter Motorhome Forums. Then you have to scroll down a long, long, way and you'll find that Romahome is a sub-forum of Panel Van Conversions.

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