Fiamma F45s Awning: Our Guide

If you're a campervan owner, you know that having a reliable outdoor shelter is key to enjoying your time on the road. That's why the Fiamma F45s awning has become a popular choice for many van-lifers. 

As an expert in the world of Campervan Accessories, I can confidently say that the Fiamma F45s Awning is a top-notch product that can stand the test of time. From my experience using the product, it’s easy to set up, and offers ample coverage from the sun or rain. 

With its compact design, adjustable legs, and easy-to-use manual operation, it's a user-friendly option for those who want to set up camp quickly and easily. Plus, the awning's durable fabric and sturdy construction make it a reliable option for those who want to enjoy the outdoors, rain or shine. 

In this guide, we'll take a closer look at the Fiamma F45s Campervan Awning and provide tips on how to install and maintain it for years of worry-free camping.

What van is the Fiamma F45s suitable for?

The awning is designed to be used with campervans, and its innovative design allows it to be easily adjusted for different angles or to be quickly retracted when needed. I also appreciate the fact that it's available in different sizes to accommodate a range of vehicles.

What sets the Fiamma F45s Awning apart from other awnings on the market is its durability and versatility. It's made with high-quality materials that are designed to withstand the elements, and it's suitable for use in a range of conditions, from hot and sunny to cold and rainy. Additionally, the awning is highly customisable, with a range of accessories available to enhance its functionality and make it even more convenient to use.

You can also install the Fiamma F45s on the Vamoose Multi-Rail to prevent any drilling.

How easy is the awning to use?

Not really much to say here, other than very easy. Setting it up is a cinch - just roll it out and secure it in place with the support legs. Remove the pole from its holder. Insert the winder into the awning. Wind until you get to your desired coverage. Retract the legs and wind out to your required height. Taking it down is just as easy - just retract the awning and store it away.

Fiamma F45s Awning on a Two Tone Campervan Conversion from Wildworx

Our expert review of the Fiamma F45s Awning

We purchase lots of the Fiamma F45s awnings and use them on our own campervans and also on our conversions. Generally I’m thoroughly impressed with the product, and its popularity speaks for itself. The Fiamma F45s is a top-of-the-line retractable awning that is built to last. 

One of the things I love about this awning is its ease of use. It can be easily operated with just one hand, thanks to the user-friendly winding system. It also has an adjustable pitch, which allows me to set it up to my desired angle for maximum shade and comfort.

The Fiamma F45s is also incredibly sturdy and durable. It is made from high-quality materials, including an aluminum frame and UV-resistant vinyl fabric. I have used this awning in various weather conditions, including wind and rain, and it has held up exceptionally well.

The Fiamma F45s has a sleek and modern design that looks great on my campervan. It helps a vehicle stop looking like a panel van and look more like a campervan. There are a few other options on the market including Dometic and Thule. Both have a very similar look. If I’m being really picky, the Dometic Ominster might have a slightly more attractive design. But only by a whisper. 

In terms of drawbacks, I did find that the Fiamma F45s Awning can be a bit pricey compared to some other awnings on the market. However, I believe that the quality and durability of the product more than justifies the cost, and that buyers will get many years of use out of it.

While the aluminum frame and vinyl fabric are durable, they do make the awning quite heavy. This can be a challenge when installing or removing the awning. This is solved by enlisting the help of a friend during install. You won’t be taking the awning on and off every day. 

The weight of the awning can affect the fuel efficiency of your camper, l. It's worth noting that this is going to be the same with any retractable awning. As they all come in at roughly the same weight. 

We have heard some chatter about the Fiamma F45s awning rattling when driving. We think this is perhaps due to being installed incorrectly. If yours rattles, I would recommend taking it to a professional converter for them to take a look. 

Obviously awnings are like big sails. They shouldn’t be put up in any sort of wind. It will be fine in a light breeze though. Common sense should prevail here. 

The Fiamma F45s awning is a well-designed and high-quality product that has been popular with campervan and motorhome enthusiasts for many years. Its ease of use, durability, and sleek design make it an excellent choice for anyone looking for a retractable awning for their camper. 

While its weight may be a consideration for some, the Fiamma F45s' overall performance and longevity make it a product that speaks for itself. 

Enclosing the Fiamma F45s awning

One question you might have is whether it's possible to turn the F45s into a fully enclosed awning. Fortunately, there are a few different options on the market. 

The Fiamma Privacy Room Ultra Light 260 is a lightweight and easy-to-use privacy room that can be attached to the side of your campervan or motorhome to provide extra living space. 

The Privacy Room Ultra Light 260 is made from durable, lightweight fabric that is both water-resistant and UV-resistant, making it ideal for use in all kinds of weather conditions. It features large crystal windows that provide excellent visibility and let in plenty of natural light. The privacy room is also easy to set up and take down. 

How to install your Fiamma Awning 

So, you've got your brand new Fiamma Awning and you're ready to install it. Don't worry, it's not as difficult as it may seem. The first step is to find a suitable spot on your RV or camper van where you want to install the awning. Make sure the location is flat and free of obstructions. 

To install your Fiamma Awning, it's important to first read and understand the installation manual thoroughly. Before starting the installation process, check the wall of your vehicle and confirm the position of the reinforced points. 

Choose appropriate brackets and make sure to use three brackets to support the awning, positioning the end brackets where the arms are fixed to the case. The awning must be mounted in a level position both vertically and horizontally, so use spacers between the bracket and the wall of the vehicle if needed. 

Then, follow the instructions that come with the awning and use the necessary tools to attach it to your vehicle. If you're not confident in your installation skills, no problem! Wildworx offers professional installation services, so you can sit back and relax while the experts take care of it for you.

How to look after your Fiamma awning

Maintaining your Fiamma awning is crucial to ensure it lasts as long as possible. Proper care and maintenance will not only keep your awning looking great but also prevent any potential damage. Here are some simple tips to help you take care of your Fiamma awning and keep it in top condition for years to come.

  • Always make sure the awning is dry before closing it to avoid moisture buildup and potential mould growth.
  • Clean the awning regularly with a soft brush and mild soap or detergent to remove dirt, dust, and bird droppings. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that may damage the fabric.
  • Keep the awning rolled up when not in use to prevent it from getting exposed to direct sunlight and harsh weather conditions.
  • If the awning gets wet during use, make sure to roll it out and let it dry as soon as possible to prevent mildew and water stains.
  • Lubricate the moving parts of the awning, such as the arms and springs, with a silicone spray to ensure smooth operation and prevent rust buildup.
  • Inspect the awning regularly for any signs of wear and tear, such as tears, holes, or loose fittings. Repair or replace any damaged parts as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the awning.
  • If storing the awning for an extended period of time over winter, make sure to clean it thoroughly, let it dry completely, and store it in a dry and cool place.

Wildworx Fiamma F45s Awning 

And there you have it, everything you need to know about the Fiamma F45s awning for your campervan! By following these simple steps for installation and maintenance, you'll be sure to get the most out of your awning for years to come. And if you're looking to purchase one, head over to Wildworx's online store to check out the Fiamma F45s awnings. Any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.