There has been a lot of technical improvements assuring that F45S is the best bang for the buck. The Fiamma F45S awning features a sleeker, more compact body, with a low profile all metal end cap (as opposed to plastic) that houses a re-designed crank system that is more durable and smoother to operate. This is an efficient system that allows one person to easily deploy and put away the awning, using the crank handle, unlike other awnings that can be tedious to unroll and roll back up and usually need at least two people to smoothly deploy and put away.
BRACKET OPTIONS: We proudly offer Rocky Mountain Westy fabricated brackets to mount this awning on VW Vanagons. They require no drilling into the body of the vehicle but do require drilling into both the awning and the bracket to attach the awning. Hardware and instructions included. For the 8 foot model, we recommend purchasing a PAIR of brackets, and for the 10 foot and 11 foot models, we recommend purchasing THREE brackets to mount to the gutter of the Van for best security (this will give you an extra duplicate of the brackets in the PAIR kit). We also offer an extra Front Awning Bracket that is designed to mount above the Passenger side front door that lacks the bottom tail part of the bracket so that it does not interfere with the opening and closing of the front door. This extra Front bracket is recommended with the 11 foot model, but can also be used with the other lengths depending on how far toward the front of the Van that you want to mount the awning. Please see the pull-down menu for the bracket options. If you include the Rocky Mountain Westy mounting brackets with your purchase, please note that it will not fit the earlier style rain gutters on the 1980 and some 1981 thru 1984. Please click on the additional photos above to see a comparison of the different gutter styles in order to identify your gutter.
WE HAVE A LIMITED SELECTION OF AWNINGS HERE AT THE WAREHOUSE. WITH ADVANCE NOTICE WE CAN HAVE THEM AVAILABLE FOR IN-STORE PICKUP. SHIPPING/HANDLING OF IN-STORE FIAMMA AWNINGS IS $100.
The 8 foot model extends to 6' 6" and weighs 43 lbs. 10 foot version extends to 8' 2" and weighs 51 lbs. The 11 foot model extends to 8' 2" and weighs 55 lbs. The Fiamma F45S are the only awnings with Dual Shock Absorbers that protect the awning and vehicle during bad weather. The sturdy compact reinforced articulating arms have twin cables in them to maintain a fabric tension up to 71 lbs. Please use common sense as all awnings are not intended to be left deployed in windy conditions. Each model comes with wall mounting brackets for optional mounting on the side of the Van. This feature is nice if your Van is parked on a hard surface where securing the legs into the ground is not an option. Instead of searching for heavy rocks or other weight to hold down the legs and hope it works, you can slide them into the wall mounts and know that your awning is secure! The awnings also come with grooves on the front bar in case you want to install LED lighting (LED lights not included). Fiamma does offer a aluminum
rafter that keeps the fabric tensioned and eliminates water from pooling and flappy
noise caused by the wind. Easy to install without damaging the awning. Delivered
with special wall clips for storage.
If you would like a rafter, you can add it from the menu above. The rafter is the same size for the awnings that we sell.
Please note, the black case is available with the royal grey fabric only.
THIS PRODUCT IS SHIPPED DIRECTLY FROM THE MANUFACTURER AND IS BUILT TO ORDER. ONCE ORDERED, CANCELLATION IS NOT POSSIBLE. PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS. SHIPPING TO AN ADDRESS IN THE LOWER 48 STATES IS A FLAT RATE $300.00. THIS CHARGE MAY BE REDUCED IF YOU USE A BUSINESS ADDRESS, ARE EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI OR BOTH.
Not subject to discounts.