Fiamma Awnings

ERNURTRNS

Member
Can anyone offer any insight as to dealers that stock fiamma awnings? I can find Thule but nothing for fiamma. I could also be swayed to other brands if anyone has any reviews.
 

gltrimble

2017 170 4x4
Panther RV Products or direct from Fiamma. Panther was actually lower cost to local loading dock even though the awning still ships from Fiamma in Florida.
 

Rocksnsalt

There Can Be Only ONE
Can anyone offer any insight as to dealers that stock fiamma awnings? I can find Thule but nothing for fiamma. I could also be swayed to other brands if anyone has any reviews.
I suggest DON’T BUY A FIAMMA. I just installed a new Fiamma F80S this week. Instructions are terrible, and minimal. You basically have to figure out about half the install yourself, the most important parts. And the hardware is not top quality. inwould expect top quality for something hanging on a roof by several bolts and screws and taking road vibration and shock through the body. Just had a chance to try deploying it today, it rolled out and set up fine. Now trying to roll it up and guess what? Just a cluck click click from the mechanism. Which to me sounds as if the (likely plastic) gear is stripped. NOT EVEN ONE USE. So now I’m stuck with awning deployed and going to have to figure out how to get this thing rolled up and put away before I can go anywhere. And the wind is coming up.
Tried calling Fiamma, of course they’re closed on saturday. And when I called them last week during install the tech guy told me he’d never actually installed an awning. Nice guy, tried to be helpful, but really Fiamma no install experience for the technical assistance guy?
 

VanDerBlasts

Active member
Has anyone else been waiting on an ordered awning since April? I purchased one as a drop-ship from the manufacturer through a reputable dealer mentioned here on the forums quite frequently. Every month I check in and its still "another month away" for F80s awnings delayed coming from the factory in Italy.
 

aksotar

2017 4x4 144 Cargo
Close isn't the issue. It's the conversion rate and import taxes I want to avoid. We get nailed quite hard when it applies.
find a Dealer just across the border and when the border opens take a little road trip... easy install (if you have the factory rails). You'd pay in USD (which might be cheaper in reality) but no import taxes..
I have a 65s, it's one of my most used add on pieces of equipment.. a Friend and Me, 2 ladders and within minutes it was installed, takes like 12 bolts... easy peasy... 3 yrs use and not a single problem....
 

brassarl

2006 T1N 2500 Long & Tall
Close isn't the issue. It's the conversion rate and import taxes I want to avoid. We get nailed quite hard when it applies.
I am a Calgary resident, two weeks ago a gust caught mine. I too need a Fiamma 13ft. Let me know how you make out.
 

Rocksnsalt

There Can Be Only ONE
In Portlandia Area

That said, having installed a Fiamma F80S, imnsho the fiamma mounting system sucks, as does their hardware. Very doubtful I would buy one again.
I’d be looking at something like the Thule awning and @hein ‘s diyvan direct to roof rail mounts. Or direct to a roof rack. Anything else not requiring using a permanent adhesive on my roof for 3 “inrigger” supports.
Just my 2 cents, others seem quite happy with theirs. Ymmv.
 
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Larry M

Well-known member
We have a Fiamma 45, 13’1” and would replace it with another. We use it easily 90 days a year. Perfect, no but after 5 years I know it’s quirks and it’s simple.

I know wouldn’t get any that was an electric deploy/retrieve no matter who made it though.
 

OneNiner

Adapt and overcome.
Can anyone offer any insight as to dealers that stock fiamma awnings? I can find Thule but nothing for fiamma. I could also be swayed to other brands if anyone has any reviews.
I have a Dometic 9500 power patio awning on Van Halla and no problems so far.

Mounting hardware is solid and so is the deployment mechanism.
 

zoopla

Member
Ask Frank at Tecvan in Vancouver, Although he doesn't have them listed on his website, he often has them in stock ready to ship at. a really good price. Tell him Pat from Calgary referred you ;)
 
We stock Thule awnings and are based in Penticton, BC. I've found them to be a similar quality as Fiamma's at a lower price point.

 

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