There have been
many technical improvements assuring that the 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 efficient
system allows one person to quickly deploy and put the awning away by 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 deploy and put away smoothly.
We proudly offer Rocky Mountain Westy fabricated brackets to mount this awning
on VW Vanagons. They require no drilling into the vehicle's body but 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. For the 10-foot and 11-foot models, we recommend purchasing three brackets to mount to the van's gutter for the best security (this will give you
an extra duplicate of the brackets that come in the pair kit). We also offer a
different Front Awning Bracket designed to mount above the passenger side front
door. This extra bracket is recommended with the 11-foot models but can be used
with the other lengths depending on how far forward you want to mount the
awning to the van. Please see the pull-down menus above for the bracket
options. If you include the Rocky Mountain Westy mounting bracket with your
purchase, please note that it will not fit the earlier style of rain gutter on
1980 and some 1981 thru 1984 vans. Please click on the additional photos above
to compare the different gutter styles to identify your gutter.
The 8-foot model
extends to 6’ 6” and weighs 43lbs. The 10-foot version extends to 8’ 2” and
weighs 51lbs. The 11-foot model extends to 8’ 2” and weighs 55lbs. The Fiamma
F45S is the only awning with Dual Shock Absorbers that protect the awning and the
vehicle in bad weather. The sturdy, compact, reinforced articulating arms have
twin cables to maintain a fabric tension up to 71lbs. 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 your awning is secure. The awnings
also come with grooves on the front bar if you want to install LED lighting
(not included). Fiamma offers an 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. They are delivered with a special
wall clip for storage. If you would like to add the rafter to your order,
please do so from the menu above. The rafter is the same size as the awning
that we sell.
Please note, the black case is available with the royal grey
THIS PRODUCT IS SHIPPED
DIRECTLY FROM THE MANUFACTURER VIA TRUCK FREIGHT 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. WE REQUEST THAT YOU USES A BUSINESS ADDRESS AS SOMEBODY WILL HAVE TO
BE PRESENT TO ACCEPT THE AWNING. Please make sure your contact information is
up to date as the freight provider will contact you. Thank you.
Not subject to discounts.