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Khyam motordome driveaway awning

Post by johndean on Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:47 pm

Hi
just about to purchase a Khyam driveaway awning but came across a problem with the flap that attaches to the Omnister wind out awning Khyam are asking the size of the Kador is it 6mm or 4 mm and check it with a drill bit, i have found doing this impossible and have ordered a 7 x 6 but feel this might be wrong, anyone any bright ideas
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Re: Khyam motordome driveaway awning

Post by stoneb on Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:53 pm

Hi John Dean, I'm Barry. I have owned a Khyam Motordome drive away awning for about 10 years now. Brilliant bit of kit! Once you get into the way of building and fitting it to your vehicle you'll have it up and joined in about 10 mins and fully pegged down within an hour!

I have 2 pieces of Kador strip (I had to look up "Kador" on internet before replying to you, I wasn't certain!). One is 7mm x 7mm, the other is 7mm x 5mm. You'll find it depends on the size of the slot in the front face of your wind out awning that winds out from the 'van. Different models and makes of awning have varying sizes of slot and require a different size of Kador strip. Don't be surprised if you find you need a couple of different sizes.

The Kador strip joins the awning flap (the makers call it a gasket) to the wind out awning. Wind out your awning (to bring the front edge lower to the ground - it's easier to work on then. It's difficult when the awning's slot is way up near the top of the 'van) Fit a figure-of-8 strip to the Khyam's flap edge. Fit your Kador strip into the Omnistor awning slot at the same time as it goes into the other side of the figure-of-8 strip you attached to the Khyam. Wind the Omnistor back up (in). The Khyam goes up with it - easy a'int it?

The figure-of-8 strip I have takes the 7mm dia side. My current brand new vehicle has a Thule (Omnistor) awning, it likes the 5mm side. I have had to use the 7mm x 7mm strip only a few times in the past. Your selection of a 7mm x 6mm strip may well be a superb choice for you, if in doubt, buy a few!

Good luck and best wishes.
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Post by johndean on Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:29 pm

thanks for that reply very intresting will pop over to motorhome show at Malvern { just up road ) on sunday and have a good look at stands
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Re: Khyam motordome driveaway awning

Post by stoneb on Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:00 pm

Malvern motorhome show will be almost finished on Sunday, lots of exhibitors will be gone. My advice would be to go on Friday and look around all weekend or go on Saturday at least. Good luck John, enjoy.
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correct size purchased

Post by johndean on Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:27 pm

HI

Just to let you know the correct size of Kador ( attachment strip ) is 6 x 4
purchased from caravan shop outside of gates to Malvern motorhome show so didnt go into show
thanks for your assistance

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Re: Khyam motordome driveaway awning

Post by stoneb on Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:48 pm

You're very welcome to any help John. I can only hope you enjoy your Khyam as much as we enjoyed have our 3 mtr square (+the depth of the gasket) over the years. By the way, we have rarely ever had to fully peg it down with the fitted guy ropes! It is designed to move with the wind, it doesn't get damaged that way.

When I spoke of the dimensions above I had measured the outside diameter, over the material, with a vernier caliper. Perhaps the manufacturer refers only to the diameter of the round plastic strip inside the outer cover?

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Re: Khyam motordome driveaway awning

Post by johndean on Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:57 pm

HI

Yes its the inside dia 6 on the figure of 8 ,  4 on the inside of Omnister wind out awning tube
we are taking 2 small gran kids away next week i wonder who will end up sleeping in the motordome with the 2 dogs
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