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Post by taffykriss on Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:31 pm

Hi Folks, thinking of getting one of these (unfortunately not the Man! ) hugegrins when they come back into stock
any body used one please?[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Post by modelman on Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:41 pm

Mine came with the van, sure yours isn't stashed away somewhere?
( Mine was hidden under the sofa! )

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Post by Paramedic on Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:47 pm

Yes, found same in our used van and likely to have been part of Omnistore 6200 awning.

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Post by taffykriss on Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:15 pm

modelman wrote:Mine came with the van, sure yours isn't stashed away somewhere?
( Mine was hidden under the sofa! )
Thanks havnt seen it anywhere, so maybe prev owners kept it? Do you use it? and do you find it helps with  the flapping?  
Many Thanks
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Post by taffykriss on Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:17 pm

Paramedic wrote:Yes, found same in our used van and likely to have been part of Omnistore 6200 awning.
Will have a good look, but we had a few bits missing when we got her home
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Post by Paramedic on Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:09 pm

If you look to centre of wind out awning rail and corresponding point against the van, there may be round fixing points that the pole sits in. If not, then the previous owner may not have fixed them in place to ever use the pole. Hopefully along with other instructions you should have the Thule Omnistore instructions that illustrates said pole with other bits. I think we used it once can't remember if it created fabric tension sufficient to stop flapping.

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Post by Paramedic on Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:18 pm

Ah, further to my last, looking closer at instructions, it seems that only supplied with awnings that are 3.50m, 3.75m, 4.00m and 4.50m. Presumably awnings under these lengths the pole is not supplied.

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Post by Relaxez-Vous on Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:12 pm

I can't provide a link but I have read of criticism of the Omistore awning pole. If it's like the one supplied with our van, it appears to be kept up in place by spring tension. It's rather heavy I seem to remember as it's made of steel, and should it come down in the wind there's a risk of it scratching the paintwork. Currently our is in storage in the loft.

I had a Fiamma pole I bought for our previous van's awning. It's made of aluminium and has hooks at each end which secure it in place far better than the more basic Omnistore product. I added a couple of cable tie loops to our Omnistore awning so I could continue to use our Fiamma pole. What with all the lockdown and problems with our EC700 panel and stuff, we haven't given our Fiamma pole with our Omnistore awning much of a test.

The Prostor may be better.
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Post by taffykriss on Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:04 am

Paramedic wrote:Ah, further to my last, looking closer at instructions, it seems that only supplied with awnings that are 3.50m, 3.75m, 4.00m and 4.50m. Presumably awnings under these lengths the pole is not supplied.
Thanks for the info, Think ours is around 2.5
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Post by taffykriss on Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:09 am

Relaxez-Vous wrote:I can't provide a link but I have read of criticism of the Omistore awning pole. If it's like the one supplied with our van, it appears to be kept up in place by spring tension. It's rather heavy I seem to remember as it's made of steel, and should it come down in the wind there's a risk of it scratching the paintwork. Currently our is in storage in the loft.

I had a Fiamma pole I bought for our previous van's awning. It's made of aluminium and has hooks at each end which secure it in place far better than the more basic Omnistore product. I added a couple of cable tie loops to our Omnistore awning so I could continue to use our Fiamma pole. What with all the lockdown and problems with our EC700 panel and stuff, we haven't given our Fiamma pole with our Omnistore awning much of a test.

The Prostor may be better.
Thank You, We have a prostor awning  that came with our van, thought same make would be a better fit
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Post by FreelanderUK on Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:51 am

The new G2 Thule rafters are aluminium and sprung loaded

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Post by taffykriss on Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:49 am

FreelanderUK wrote:The new G2 Thule rafters are aluminium and sprung loaded
Many Thanks, will check out if it will fit prostor awning
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