looking to invest in a fiamma privacy room

melly1mark replied on 04/05/2021 15:32

Posted on 04/05/2021 15:32

hi any help greatly received we are looking to buy a fiamma privacy room but unsure weather to opt for 

privacy room 

privacy room light or

privacy room extra light 

any ideas folks 

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AnotherDavid replied on 04/05/2021 16:03

Posted on 04/05/2021 16:03

Hi there.

I have a Thule version known as a Panorama room  which would equate to the heaviest version of the Fiamma.  It is quite heavy, was expensive and not much quicker to put up than a conventional full awning . However it is flexible and can  simply be a canopy or with combinations of the panels to suit conditions but this might not be the case with the ultra light "tents" . Once erected it provides a very robust awning and one that has never given me any cause to worry in stormy conditions. However the choice rather depends on how long you see yourself staying in one spot and if you intend short stays the lighter more easily erected "tents"that form a room under the canopy might be more appropriate.

Mine fully erected

https://sites.google.com/site/caravaneurope/home/help-and-information/omnistor-awning/omnistor-practice/omnistor_opt.jpg?attredirects=0

With just the sides in

JimE replied on 05/05/2021 09:02

Posted on 05/05/2021 09:02

We acquired a Fiamma privacy room with the Autocruise Gleneagle we purchased in 2011.  It was heavy, bulky and a pain to erect.  It stayed at home for the first 5 years until we finally used it at various sites on a 3 month long winter trip to Spain, during which we experienced extremes of weather from snow, 60 mph gusts of wind and strong warm sunshine.

Shortly after that trip, we bought a lightweight wind blocker from Lillypad Leisure which we find much more suitable to our style of motorhoming.  It is now used with the roll out awning on our current MH, a Dethleffs Advantage A Class.