otherwise is quite good and well thought out. The winding mechanism is a very
well made Fiamma copy. The extending arms, are once again almost 100% Fiamma.
The awning does NOT seal against the side of the RV. Everything
is supported on a 25 X 25 tube. Another drawback not really clear in the photographs
is the "flap" when retracted. It hangs down, as it doesn't go fully
onto the roller. On this vehicle - an old Hi Ace it wasn't a problem here, as
it was pretty slow, however on say a Mercedes Sprinter things could get a bit
iffy at 120 KPH. We have saved the best till last - the price! This one was bought
on special at $199.00 - pretty amazing stuff! (Jan 2005) Normal
price is $249.00. Available from The
Warehouse 124 stores
Australia wide. This one came from Kawana Waters on the Sunshine
Coast in Queensland. It does come in one other colour, however when we enquired
the staff couldn't remember the other colour. They just about sold out instantly
as most of the motorhomers at the 2005 Buddina School Xmas fortnight went and
checked them out, and bought up big time! Motorhomers are experts at sniffing
out a real bargain.
TIP: Be quick if you want one of these, as despite
being New Zealand's biggest retailer, they have hinted at closing down in Australia
if they don't show a profit by 2006 - lost $11.9 million so far. More info on
this page. We suggest you don't bother trying to find this item on
their Website, as it is absolutely dreadful and totally useless for research.
On current specials we even got a 401 error and this was called "the new
an improved brochure".