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Old 04-06-2016, 11:09 PM   #1
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Found some Fiamma parts - are these what I think they are?

Found these in my new van in the original packaging, and just want to make sure what they are. Never had a Fiamma before. Actually, I haven't even used my awning yet - just rolled it out once to make sure it worked.

I'm assuming these are the brackets you would bolt to the side of your van to hold the awning legs, if you didn't want them resting on the ground? Is that what I'm looking at here?

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Old 04-07-2016, 05:59 AM   #2
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i would say that's a good guess. i removed brackets very similar to those off the side of the van that i stumbled upon when I found my awning setup at a junkyard.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:10 AM   #3
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You are correct.

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Old 04-07-2016, 07:50 AM   #4
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Those are actually the more desirable ones. People don't like the newer versions.
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:01 AM   #5
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Thanks all. Found a photo of the newer ones. I see what you mean Robb.

Hmm, the thought had really never crossed my mind before but I plan to keep these and may actually install them. Any downsides to using them?
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If you are using the body mounts and your awning gets hit by a big wind gust they could theoretically rip out of your van's sheet metal, which would not be fun.
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If you are using the body mounts and your awning gets hit by a big wind gust they could theoretically rip out of your van's sheet metal, which would not be fun.
More likely break the plastic pins that hold the legs to the top - which I reckon is why they are plastic..

That said, I've never seen a real benefit to body mounting the legs.. I generally try to camp on level ground, and while the legs might be more sturdy if they are mounted, if I need that I use a tie down and mount it to a cooler or something, or take the whole awning down.
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