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Central tension rafter for Omnistor

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Oct 03, 2022 10:28 pm
by Magpie | 672 Posts

We have a new 6300 Omnistor canopy on a 530 Troll.The canopy is 3.25m wide. We would very much like to fit a central tension rafter but we were told that one could not be fitted on this new version of the canopy because when the canopy is closed the 'elbows' of the cantilever side arms come too close together in the middle at the van side of the awning and do not allow enough room for the bracket for the rafter to be fitted. Has anyone any ideas/advice/comments? Cheers.



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RE: Central tension rafter for Omnistor

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Oct 04, 2022 2:06 pm
by chasnick | 69 Posts

Hi Magpie, we have exactly the same awning and know from having had one on our motorhome how important this central rafter is. Several people would come over and tell us that we should drop one leg so the water will not pool in the middle. But we always had it level with no issues because we had the central rafter and a nice taut canvas. Our answer for our Troll was to buy an extending stainless curtain pole (about £20 ) with some non-slip material wrapped around each end and for the belt and braces approach either bungee or strap in place. We have been away during huge downpours and it works a treat. Think we got it thru' Amazon. We also retro fitted Thule Tension Arms (about £30 ) which also stiffen everything up brilliantly, a must!


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RE: Central tension rafter for Omnistor

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Oct 04, 2022 2:32 pm
by chasnick | 69 Posts

Hi again Magpie, just found the pole on Amazon. Frenessa is the make and best to go for the 160-300 cms. The shorter one might just do but it will be fully extended and therefore not be as rigid! Gone up a bit in price.


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RE: Central tension rafter for Omnistor

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Oct 04, 2022 3:08 pm
by Magpie | 672 Posts

Thanks. I'll look into that.


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