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Old 02-28-2015, 10:40 PM   #29
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If that were true then a bag awning would surely suffer destruction at least as easily as a fiamma.
My Catalina 2500 has been sealed with a PVC pipe caulked into the gap for over 10 years without harm, and has suffered some pretty serious storms with the legs tied to the picnic table.
Interesting. I just read on this forum where as you are not suppose to tie the legs down, did I miss read that? As for the Patio Brella, I guess all the makers of the vented ones are just a waste of money.
Btw, Floyd, I enjoy your posts.
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PS….I see where "Oliver" uses the Fiamma. We love that camper!
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Interesting. I just read on this forum where as you are not suppose to tie the legs down, did I miss read that? As for the Patio Brella, I guess all the makers of the vented ones are just a waste of money.
Btw, Floyd, I enjoy your posts.
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PS….I see where "Oliver" uses the Fiamma. We love that camper!
What rationale was used to come to that conclusion? The legs come with cleats to fasten them either to the ground with stakes or to the trailer with clips.
Allow me to compensate... You have now read on this forum that tying the legs of the awning to a picnic table can prevent damage which would otherwise occur in moderate winds.
Retract the awning when anticipating high or strong winds.

Fiamma actually says not to have their awning deployed in the rain, then advises that the awning be deployed in such a way as to allow for drainage.

Always apply common sense when faced with contradiction.
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:13 PM   #31
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I'm keeping my Gander Mountain Canopy, thanks!



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Hi Frank are you getting all the snow we keep hearing about? Sure hope not, you PL will be buried

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Do you post a "Trip Hazard" sign around your sight when you have that thing deployed?????

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What rationale was used to come to that conclusion? The legs come with cleats to fasten them either to the ground with stakes or to the trailer with clips.
Allow me to compensate... You have now read on this forum that tying the legs of the awning to a picnic table can prevent damage which would otherwise occur in moderate winds.
Retract the awning when anticipating high or strong winds.

Fiamma actually says not to have their awning deployed in the rain, then advises that the awning be deployed in such a way as to allow for drainage.

Always apply common sense when faced with contradiction.
Thanks for the info and yes, always do use common sense. BTW….The Fiamma guy did write a few posts back concerning their thoughts.
Lastly, have you ever seen the patio umbrellas that have multiple vents? The vents help prevent "Lift". They also provide a cooling effect.
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Thanks for the info and yes, always do use common sense. BTW….The Fiamma guy did write a few posts back concerning their thoughts.
Lastly, have you ever seen the patio umbrellas that have multiple vents? The vents help prevent "Lift". They also provide a cooling effect.
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I have seen the umbrellas. The ones I have seen are peaked in the middle and the vents seem to let the hot air out.
There is no peak on an awning to hold hot air, but it can escape out the high end when properly deployed. Maybe that is the difference?
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I'm interested in the Fiamma myself as I saw it demonstrated at a Scamp camp last year. Would you care to share the posts that the Fiamma guy sent you concerning their thoughts? I cant believe any awning company wouldnt recommend reeling in their awning if you know a storm and/or wind is coming up. I NEVER leave my Dometic awning out if there's any chance of strong wind coming. I've seen/heard too many nightmarish tales about them. They CAN destroy themselves..

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Thanks for the info and yes, always do use common sense. BTW….The Fiamma guy did write a few posts back concerning their thoughts.
Lastly, have you ever seen the patio umbrellas that have multiple vents? The vents help prevent "Lift". They also provide a cooling effect.
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I'm interested in the Fiamma myself as I saw it demonstrated at a Scamp camp last year. Would you care to share the posts that the Fiamma guy sent you concerning their thoughts? I cant believe any awning company wouldnt recommend reeling in their awning if you know a storm and/or wind is coming up. I NEVER leave my Dometic awning out if there's any chance of strong wind coming. I've seen/heard too many nightmarish tales about them. They CAN destroy themselves..
I've saved the parts from awnings which have been destroyed by wind. That's why mine is tied down when possible, and reeled in when threatened.
BTW... let me know if you want to get rid of that Catalina 2500, that's a great awning!
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I also picked up one of those Gander Mountain shelters...I am thinking about 4 leg extensions to be able to raise the height of the legs so i could set it up next to my ParkLiner and still be able to use the door.
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I like the Fiamma so much, I got two.

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I like the Fiamma so much, I got two.

your camper is beautiful! By far the nicest one on the market, IMO!

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Hi Frank are you getting all the snow we keep hearing about? Sure hope not, you PL will be buried

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Yes, we are Pat, maybe more than you would think! Still about 8" of snow on top of the CalMark cover. Won't be long now, as it seems spring is around the corner.

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Hi Frank are you getting all the snow we keep hearing about? Sure hope not, you PL will be buried

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Do you post a "Trip Hazard" sign around your sight when you have that thing deployed?????
Actually Darral, as long time tent campers, we do not have a problem with lines. Also, we're not much for alcohol...

Last July 4th weekend in the Adirondacks we never lost our canopy in a major overnight windstorm. Many others with regular canopies experienced damage, and lot of tents were blown over. I like my canopy!

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