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We're thinking of swapping from a 2012 Quasar 464 to a 2013 Quasar 524.

 

Current van has an Isabella 900 size awning and the 524 is supposed to have a 925. In English money that's 6ins difference, or 3ins per side. Would I be able to get away with using the 900 and saving the cost and hassle of buying and selling or altering?

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It would sit 3" higher at each end on the van. If you have a long flap on the bottom this may take up the three inches. Ideally you should change it, but I would hang on to it for now and try it when you get the van. Nothing lost then if you are happy with the look of it.

Trevor.

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Suck it and see. It may be a bit tight or it may just fit, it depends upon exactly how big the rail is. The Isabell 900 is designed to fit a rail with a length up to 912. 5cm and is a bit tight at that size. A 925 is designed to fit up to 937. 5cm so it is possible that your 900 awning could be up to nearly 8 inches a side bigger that the actual length of the awning.

If you try it and it is tight, you can get it lengthened to fit for about £100.

Bill

 

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That seems like a plan gentlemen. Thank you very much.

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Hi SDA Does this help visually? My Caravan is 900cm. The first photo is what you would

find using your current awning on your new van

 

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The second photo is the fit if you changed to a 925cm

 

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Your current van has an a measurement of 890cm, the quasar 524 has an a measurement of 936cm. Consider how your present awning fits and consider what it would be like if each end was 23cm higher up. My van has an a meaurement of 937cm and the 925cm awning that was recommended for it was much too tight for it. I returned the awning and the dealer searched out and found me a 940cm awning that is a perfect fit.

Bill

 

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Mmmm! A foot higher at each end is a fair old bit, isn't it. So I have to assume that a 925 would be a bit of a stretch and that's why Isabella list a 524 as '925/940'?

They have said they can adjust to fit in 4 weeks at a cost of £285. I believe there's a firm in Burton OT who are a fair bit cheaper.

 

Maybe now is the time to opt for a good size porch, although the 2012 Lunar brochure said neither Magnum or Minor would fit my current van.

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Mmmm! A foot higher at each end is a fair old bit, isn't it. So I have to assume that a 925 would be a bit of a stretch and that's why Isabella list a 524 as '925/940'?

They have said they can adjust to fit in 4 weeks at a cost of £285. I believe there's a firm in Burton OT who are a fair bit cheaper.

Maybe now is the time to opt for a good size porch, although the 2012 Lunar brochure said neither Magnum or Minor would fit my current van.

I can highly recommend the Kampa Rally Ace 400. http://www. kampa. co. uk/lightweight-awnings/rally-ace

 

4m long and has a veranda style front that extends out across the centre to 3m

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Is that with a big swing and a harmonica GPS? :D

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Is that with a big swing and a harmonica GPS? :D

We prefer the sun loungers and a sun downer G&T, I can provide the harmonica and/or guitar if required as I carry both in the caravan.
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We're thinking of swapping from a 2012 Quasar 464 to a 2013 Quasar 524.

 

Current van has an Isabella 900 size awning and the 524 is supposed to have a 925. In English money that's 6ins difference, or 3ins per side. Would I be able to get away with using the 900 and saving the cost and hassle of buying and selling or altering?

925cm minus 900cm is 25cm or 10'' not 6''

Alan

 

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Sorry, I said I was Imperial inside :):):) Metric still gets me fuddled.

 

We have a harmonica and guitar playing lodger who occasionally joins us in the van. Looks like we have the beginnings of a band.

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