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PostSubject: Fiamma? canopy   Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:58 pm


Ian Harris uploaded this pic to the forum facebook page (thanks Ian, hope you don't mind me reproducing it here!). I couldn't help noticing that canopy...is that a Fiamma logo? Fiamma do one for T5/T6s and loads of different mounting brackets, but not for a T2 Sad

Has anyone mounted one of these on a Brazibay? It would have to be mounted (as this one is) on the pillar behind the driver's seat and at the back by the rear vents, which would obviously involve drilling the van Shocked But it looks like the brackets on this one mount the awning clear of the gutter (and above so door can slide open), so would work with a pop top?

Just what I would like for an afternoon canopy - just unwind the awning with the handle and put the built-in legs out while the kettle is boiling, job done, no faffing around for 1/2 hour Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:05 pm

But what about the impact on the aerodynamics of the Kombi Wink Laughing

We'll stick with our poles and sun canopy for now Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:19 pm

Scooby wrote:
But what about the impact on the aerodynamics of the Kombi Wink Laughing

You purchase the optional extra "spoiler" of course!!  Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:37 pm

Still a drag Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:24 pm

I think the biggest issue with this set up is that it will prevent the attachment of a driveway awning.
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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:12 pm

Scooby wrote:
But what about the impact on the aerodynamics of the Kombi Wink Laughing

We'll stick with our poles and sun canopy for now Cool
Do not normally have aerodynamics and Kombi in the same sentence Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Mon May 30, 2016 8:47 pm

Hi, did this post get anywhere? I need conversion kit for a Fiamma 35, so that it's above the door and doesn't affect the pop-top. Grateful for any feedback, thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Tue May 31, 2016 8:59 am

jo_abz wrote:
Hi, did this post get anywhere?  I need conversion kit for a Fiamma 35, so that it's above the door and doesn't affect the pop-top.  Grateful for any feedback, thanks.

I have not taken this any further (yet!). Clearly it is possible - see original pic - but I don't know if the brackets are standard ones still available, standard ones no longer available, or custom made. I suspect not the latter because you wouldn't choose to paint them black if you were making them specially for a T2.

Might be worth contacting Fiamma and asking about T2 brackets or visiting a Fiamma dealer/expert.
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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Tue May 31, 2016 6:06 pm

OK we have the fiamma 35 awning fitted. The brackets used are the VW T3 brackets. BUT you will need to spend a few minutes with a hacksaw cutting out a small corner of the bracket that sits on the pillar by the door, otherwise you won't be able to open/close the sliding door.

Also I've been informed that if you have a Danbury pop top you CAN'T fit the awning and brackets as the poptop's in the way.

http://www.fiammastore.com/Fiamma-F35-Pro-Awning-Adapter-Brackets/Fiamma-Awning-Kit-VW-T3-Adapter-Bracket
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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:37 pm

jboa wrote:
OK we have the fiamma 35 awning fitted. The brackets used are the VW T3 brackets. BUT you will need to spend a few minutes with a hacksaw cutting out a small corner of the bracket that sits on the pillar by the door, otherwise you won't be able to open/close the sliding door.

Also I've been informed that if you have a Danbury pop top you CAN'T fit the awning and brackets as the poptop's in the way.

Wow - any pics? sunny

Did it involve drilling the van affraid or does it just work clamped to the gutter?
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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:04 pm

No drilling just clamps to the gutter.

We had a westy style roof so it worked for us, if you have a westy style roof or a tin top then it will fit. But if you have a Danbury pop top then I believe it won't.

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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:21 pm

I've just finished fitting a 3m, Fiamma F35 pro to our van which has a Danbury pop-top.  I used the T3 brackets from Fiamma.  I've modified the front bracket for door clearance and trimmed about 3mm off the small bolts that secure the awning cassette to the T3 brackets.  While clearances are small between the pop-top and the end of the securing bolts it does work. Raising and lowering the top is no more difficult than usual.  Hopefully we now get some sun to shelter under the awning.


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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:12 pm

PeteH wrote:
I've just finished fitting a 3m, Fiamma F35 pro to our van which has a Danbury pop-top.  I used the T3 brackets from Fiamma.  I've modified the front bracket for door clearance and trimmed about 3mm off the small bolts that secure the awning cassette to the T3 brackets.  While clearances are small between the pop-top and the end of the securing bolts it does work. Raising and lowering the top is no more difficult than usual.  Hopefully we now get some sun to shelter under the awning.

Sounds good, pics please!

Are you coming along to the sleepover? I am sure there are others who would like to take a look at your Fiamma modifications!

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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:21 pm

Tallulah wrote:
PeteH wrote:
I've just finished fitting a 3m, Fiamma F35 pro to our van which has a Danbury pop-top.  I used the T3 brackets from Fiamma.  I've modified the front bracket for door clearance and trimmed about 3mm off the small bolts that secure the awning cassette to the T3 brackets.  While clearances are small between the pop-top and the end of the securing bolts it does work. Raising and lowering the top is no more difficult than usual.  Hopefully we now get some sun to shelter under the awning.

Sounds good, pics please!

Are you coming along to the sleepover? I am sure there are others who would like to take a look at your Fiamma modifications!

It would be good to see in person at the Sleepover Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:49 pm

We'll be a the sleepover, just booked the ticket, on Friday night and Saturday.
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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:35 pm

PeteH wrote:
We'll be a the sleepover, just booked the ticket, on Friday night and Saturday.

Good news - see you there Cool

Plenty of 'space' for more attendees Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:40 pm

We have been looking into getting one of these Fiammas
With the T3 brackets
but silly question
With the gap between the Fiamma & the roof is there much of a gap ?? Any side photos please
We are thinking of one with the sides as an extra room for camping
But iff there's a gap waters going to pour in inless there's a
Strip of rubber seal what goes into the gutter from the Fiamma

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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:45 pm

You are right about there being a gap. What I've found works is to squish a 1m length of tubular grey foam insulation (for water pipes) into the gap between the back of the Fiamma and the gutter. It still allows the gutter to work while keeping the drips to a bearable minimum around the door.

If you are going to sleep out under the awning the F35 series only has the loose fit sides, so privacy is not 100%. We found that the van isn't really tall enough to make the sides work as intended. The side panel at the top is sloped, meaning the vertical poles have to be dropped a bit. Headroom then is an issue if you are taller than about 5'6".

I'll did out some photos and post them.
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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:47 pm

Thank you, very useful! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:45 pm

i might get one of these for my van!in the summer rain,i can get to sit outside and enjoy the great outdoors whilst not getting wet Idea
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PostSubject: Re: Fiamma? canopy   Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:19 am

Yes thats the way we've used it. In France this year our routine was to put the top up first then out with the awning - 5 minutes and you can sit out and enjoy the view and open the beer. We only used the front screen on one occasion when it was v hot and we needed the extra shade. The only niggle is that the nylock nut scratches the pop top. Currently I have some sacrificial white gaffer tape taking the scratches. Over the winter I might stick a protective plate onto the poptop.

When it rains Fiamma's advice is to drop one of the awning legs to pitch the water off the awning. I found you needed to keep on eye on this as under heavy rain the plastic of the awning sags and the water will pool quite quickly. For one night when we knew there was going to be a heavy downpour we decide to stow the awning rather than take the risk.
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