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Has anyone experience of using a roll out canopy on a Coachman 2016 caravan which has an awning light fitting which looks as if the roll out awning would foul the lamp.

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Not directly but, if it's the same as the 2015 model then the set-up below didn't cause any trouble in the 3 years we had the van.

 

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Jaguar XF-S Sportbrake (2018) towing Coachman VIP575 (2018).

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9 hours ago, Mickyjb said:

Not directly but, if it's the same as the 2015 model then the set-up below didn't cause any trouble in the 3 years we had the van.

 

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Thanks for the reply

We are thinking of replacing our porch awning with one how do you rate the Fiamma in use?

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We've had Caravanstores in various sizes and types for about 20 years and the 'zip' option for the last 15 or so. I rate them highly and would recommend that you decide what size would work best on your caravan and then look at Ebay. Our current awning is a 3.6m Caravanstore Zip that I bought via Ebay 3 years ago for a third of the new price and the canopy had been used a couple of times but the rest was still in it's packaging.

The zip gives us options to have everything from just the canopy, either or both of the sides in place or a full awning. We aim to put up as little as is required for our comfort when sitting-out of an evening. 

 

The current Zip as a full awning.532751551_IMG_21132.JPG.2ed44123e2b85f082f2cc3c9a0bab459.JPG

 

As a canopy only.

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With 'rear' wall and part of front.

 

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Hope this helps.

Mick

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Jaguar XF-S Sportbrake (2018) towing Coachman VIP575 (2018).

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23 hours ago, Mickyjb said:

We've had Caravanstores in various sizes and types for about 20 years and the 'zip' option for the last 15 or so. I rate them highly and would recommend that you decide what size would work best on your caravan and then look at Ebay. Our current awning is a 3.6m Caravanstore Zip that I bought via Ebay 3 years ago for a third of the new price and the canopy had been used a couple of times but the rest was still in it's packaging.

The zip gives us options to have everything from just the canopy, either or both of the sides in place or a full awning. We aim to put up as little as is required for our comfort when sitting-out of an evening. 

 

The current Zip as a full awning.532751551_IMG_21132.JPG.2ed44123e2b85f082f2cc3c9a0bab459.JPG

 

As a canopy only.

Canopy.jpeg.b785054ba603a251fc0757290df24efb.jpeg

 

With 'rear' wall and part of front.

 

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Hope this helps.

Mick

Thanks for the info, much appreciated

Dave

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Not a coachman but had a caravanstore on our Bailey for about 12 years with no problems. It rested on the awning light as shown.

 

It was getting a bit heavy for single handed stowing so we have now gone for a second hand Isabella Eclipse which gives a bigger shaded area and is much easier to erect although does take a little longer.

Ian.
2013 Freelander 2 SD4 Auto / 2005 Bailey Pageant Vendée; 1952 Norton ES2

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We had a 3.6m Caravanstore. 2 people are ideally needed to erect and put away using 2 small pairs of steps, as the roll is fastened at each end with velcro straps inside the bag.

 

If it gets windy, roll it back up unless its well tied down, or it could end up on the caravan roof

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We have a Thule Omnistore 3.0M on our Swift. We studied the differences between the two brands carefully, and chose Omnistore simply because the length available suited our Swift better (Swift has a very pronounced curve at the front, so there is less straight awning rail length). In both cases, the actual canopy is 20 cm or so shorter than the bag length. They are both 2.5M deep. I don't think there is any difference between the quality of the two brands, and the prices are similar. If you find the awning light really is in the way, as ours was, it is not that difficult to move it a bit lower. Because we are both shortish and late 70's, we carry a lightweight stepladder which lives in the front gas locker. It makes all the difference.

Ern

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