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Omnistor 2000 Awning comments needed


paul_richardson

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Hi guys,

 

I just wondered if anyone has any experience with an Omnistor 2000 Awning?

 

I am considering one, for the conversion I am doing on my SWB Transit.

 

They cost a bit less than other ranges and I understand they pull out (a bit like a roller blind).

 

If anyone has used one I would love to hear how they get on with it.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Regards,

 

Paul

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Hi Paul

First you will need to check if Omnistor (Thule) do a fixing adaptor kit to suit your Motorhome. I don't think they do one for the Transit, (or at least not specified as such)

http://www.omnistorawnings.co.uk/department/awning_adapters/

 

A cheaper option could be the Fiamma Caravanstore

 

http://www.fiammastore.com/Caravan-Awnings-by-Fiamma/Fiamma-Caravanstore-Caravan-Awning-Canopy

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flicka - 2013-04-17 10:28 PM

 

Hi Paul

First you will need to check if Omnistor (Thule) do a fixing adaptor kit to suit your Motorhome. I don't think they do one for the Transit, (or at least not specified as such)

 

Hi Flicka,

 

Thanks for the tip,

 

My High Top has flat sides, so I thought fitting would be easy.

 

Don't these awnings come with any fixings at all?

 

Regards,

 

Paul

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Hi Paul...

Our Current van came with an Omnistor 'awning' fitted and to be honest ,there isn't that much to choose between it and the two Fiammas that we'd had on previous vans..

..although if anything it does seem a bit more "clattery" when opening and closing...

 

A few points worth noting(or maybe not!)...we had a Fiamma, fitted to our first van(an 03 Duetto Transit)and due to the shape of the roof,they (AutoSleeper)were unable to fit the mounting brackets in the correct position(close enough to the ends,basically) and this resulted in the main assembly flexing and twisting when it was "deployed"....not very good.

 

Having now had three of these wind-out "sunshades"(..our last two vans came with them fitted), personally I would never go out of my way to have another one and instead I'd look at fitting a tidy and secure awning rail,which could then not only be used for a simple tarp type canopy but could also be used to secure a porch or drive-away awning...

(..I did fit an separate awning rail to the underside of our last Fiamma).

 

As well as a simple(cheap!) "caravan porch",we've also had one of these for quite a few years:

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/membershop/bd_easicanopy.asp

..which we now use along with this:

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/base-seconds-pop-up-shelter-living-area-green-id_8208602.html

 

Having said all of that,if you're always on the continent, parked in blazing sunshine, with little of no wind then a 'wind-out' may be just the ticket.... ;-)

 

Hope you find these comments helpful....

Chris

 

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