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Fiamma Caravanstore 4 months 3 weeks ago #451195

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Afternoon all
Does anyone use either a Fiamma Caravanstore or the Thule equivilant?
Looking for something quick and easy for weekend use (really dont want to be using the awning for a 2 night stay)
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Having just had a mooch in tinterweb, i quite like the look of the isabella shadow.
Anyone using one of them?


Thoughts and ridicule please

Kev
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Fiamma Caravanstore 4 months 3 weeks ago #451197

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A couple of months back there was a thread which discussed these types of awnings. A lady didn’t want a full weight awning so there were some posts and pictures where people with these type gave their views. Try searching from beginning of year. If I can remember the lady’s forum name I will post it into this thread.
From memory most seemed to favour the Thule and one gave a good report of its performance in windy weather.

JanB and Harby using Thule awning will get you into the threads.
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Fiamma Caravanstore 4 months 3 weeks ago #451198

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I have a Suncamp in the picture. Great but TAKE IT DOWN if the wind strengthens. Bit like a sail. Otherwise very nice actually. By strong wind mean "fairly" strong, not just normal windy. Get it! (0 ~ 6 OK)
www.qis-uk.co.uk/Pics/Sunncamp_260.JPG
www.qis-uk.co.uk/Pics/Sun_Kamp.JPG

So just how fast is the wind blowing?
Beaufort Wind Scale
0 --- Calm less than 1 mph (0 m/s) Smoke rises vertically
1 --- Light air 1 - 3 mph 0.5-1.5 m/s Smoke drifts with air, weather vanes inactive
2 --- Light breeze 4 - 7 mph 2-3 m/s Weather vanes active, wind felt on face, leaves rustle
3 --- Gentle breeze 8 - 12 mph 3.5-5 m/s Leaves & small twigs move, light flags extend
4 --- Moderate breeze 13 - 18 mph 5.5-8 m/s Small branches sway, dust & loose paper blows about
5 --- Fresh breeze 19 - 24 mph 8.5-10.5 m/s Small trees sway, waves break on inland waters
6 --- Strong breeze 25 - 31 mph 11-13.5 m/s Large branches sway, umbrellas difficult to use
7 --- Moderate gale 32 - 38 mph 14-16.5 m/s Whole trees sway, difficult to walk against wind
8 --- Fresh gale 39 - 46 mph 17-20 m/s Twigs broken off trees, walking against wind very difficult
9 --- Strong gale 47 - 54 mph 20.5-23.5 m/s Slight damage to buildings, shingles blown off roof
10 -- Whole gale 55 - 63 mph 24-27.5 m/s Trees uprooted, considerable damage to buildings
11 -- Storm 64 - 73 mph 28-31.5 m/s Widespread damage, very rare occurrence
12 -- Hurricane over 73 mph over 32 m/s Violent destruction
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Fiamma Caravanstore 4 months 3 weeks ago #451199

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Thanks both

Ive ordered the isabella shadow plus a storm strap, im sure it will suffice and means i do t have to have the storage bag on the van.
Was only looking at them so we could ait out if it was slightly rainy like today, (suns shining here tho now so its sitting out getting some vit d and beer)

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