Roll-out caravan awnings: Fiamma vs Thule vs Isabella

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  1. B Timberlake says:

    Having absolutely no knowledge of roll out awnings this article seems to miss out the basic concept of the awning. Does this awning stay fitted in the awning rail or is it removed for travelling? If the awning remains in place when travelling is there anything to stop it swinging about and causing damage to the caravan side?
    I would have preferred a more detailed review so I could make a decision on which to buy.

  2. malcolm burnapp says:

    we were thinking about getting the kampa revo rollout but heard that not only does the bag block the light but also hangs over the door making it difficult to get in and without lifting the bag up more so when tryingto getout . we were also advised against getting a bag one because of the high milage we do and marking the side of the van malcolm

  3. Phil Sheridan says:

    I have bought a caravanstore roll out awning. Will a Thurle safari room fit the caravanstore (not zip) awning?

  4. Mr D Hatton says:

    I have a Fiat Bessacar E465 2005 Motor Home with a Fiamma Awning. I ordered a Fiamma privacy room after giving all the correct dimensions. When erected we couldn’t open the van door because it was fouling the wind out awning. The only way to open the door was to raise the outer legs which lifted the privacy room a good 12 inches off the ground, obviously not suitable.

  5. Pat Fisher says:

    Am very interested in the pump up awnings – they would appear to be the anti-aches & pains awning of the future. If they came with 3′ high pegs suitable for all grounds, you wouldn’t have to kneel down and your electric drill would replace stiff muscles – simples!!

  6. J Chaplin says:

    one of the best porch awnings is the isabella, carbon fibre poles but with two of their storm straps they are solid in a strong wind as the storm straps hold the frame not the canvas.

  7. k. wright says:

    my 2008 swift 650 TA came witha fiama already fitted. the caravan had only been used once and the studs on the back of the storage bag had already damaged the caravan (Quite deep dents) I enquired about side panels to make it more usable and came to the conclusion that it was cheaper to buy a porch awning. I decided on a dorema because I don’t like the floppy fibre glass pole things. the first bit of strong wind tor the storm guy anchorage point away from the awning where it was sewn into the roof, causing £650.00 worth of damage to my caravan. I wish I had kept the fiama.
    At least you know not to leave the canopy up if it is breezy?

  8. N Thomas says:

    What you do not mention is the inability of these roll out canopies to cope with strong winds. The Fiamma even mentions this as it is sold as a sun canopy. Under windy conditions they need extra hold down straps and the flapping noise is tremendous, just like a large yacht going about. So not as durable as a standard awning. Once whipped over the top of the caravan a lot of damage gets done.

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