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New: Thule Quickfit & EasyLink - great new concept
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New year, new prices from Thule. Around 10-12% up but some have actually gone down, as below!
Quickfit 15 min only: The complete tent is in one piece and doesn’t need profiles. It easily slides into the caravan rail or the additional rail below the awning cassette, and is easily fixed to the front rail of the awning. The front canopy is installed with flexible arch tubes. All fastening points have been thought through to enhance the installation. Modularity: All sides are fully zippable, can be taken away to create an open porch, or opened side-ways to create a door on all sides, or left or right, can even completely open top to bottom. Expanded 2015 range. Also see the video links below. one on first install/erect and one on modularity. QuickFit suits the usual 2.5m projection awnings, see the EasyLink below for 2.25m awnings. This may include the pre-2010 4.5m Autotrail versions with their smaller projection, for Easylink the rail needs to be position at 2.55m max height ground to slot.
Quickfit: A Revolutionary new room from Thule. Combining the best of existing Room/Residence design with modern tent technology and also a little of the best of caravan awnings, Quickfit is exactly that, quick and easy to erect and with little installation as such - on the Thule-Omni 6200 and 6900 awnings especially but also easy with the optional fixings on 5000, 5002, F45, F65 etc - and now on the new Thule 1200 too. It's compact and lightweight when packed away in its smart bag, made in strong pu-coated ripstop polyester and with a double roof once attached - for better insulation and wet weather comfort. Offers left or right doors, removable panels all round, compete with windslip & wheel cover, curtains/blinds, an integrated front canopy and sides mosquito mesh. Universal fit too!
The only thing needed other than your existing Omnistor or Fiamma awning is an awning rail just under the main awning box and we can supply white painted or anodized rail for that purpose - in a 3x 130cm pack and 35x10mm section for convenience. Wall mounted awnings and earlier 6-series/F65 will need this rail to be fitted to the wall high up near the awning box but still at a height to suit the mounted height ranges given below. Some 6-series awnings like may have a LED strip position that will accept the rail, this is illustrated in the instructions. Although not essential a central tension rafter is advisable. Third support legs are not though.
Thule's newer 6200 and 9200 awnings take a special set of adapter rail strips that fit to the underside of the awning box via a built-in profile, no gluing required! Caravans with roll-out awnings can usually use the caravan rail. Although not essential a central tension rafter is advisable as it is with most rooms.
A special version for Ducato Campervan/'PVC' with the H2 roof and fitted with a roof awning like the 6200 was released in the 2014 season - as pictured above.
Put aside any preconceptions! Although Thule call this an awning 'tent' and it uses the latest tent technology this is a fully featured and comfortable room with the extra advantage of a double roof,
Click here to download the Thule product sheet - as PDF in new window/tab.
Click here to download the Quickfit manual - as PDF in new window/tab.
· Awning tent with a high quality fabric : strong Ripstop polyester, polyurethane coated for rain protection · Fits the awning structure no additional fixation poles needed · Possible installations; On caravans with all roof mounted awnings; in the original caravan rail; On a Ducato van H2 and H3 with rails; On motorhomes with a 6200 or 9200 roof mounted awning in the optional 6200/9200 awning fixation rail; On RV’s with wall mounted awnings in the optional wall awning fixation rail, this is also used for earlier 6-series and F65 awnings, mounted as near to the underside of the awning box as is practicable.
· Available models; Now 3 lengths; 2.60m for 3.00m awning, 3.1m for 3.5m Awning and 3.60m for 4.00m /+ awning; 3 mounting heights - as measured from the tent rail - Medium (2.25m - 2.44m), Large (2.45m - 2.64m) and XL (2.65m - 2.84m); Plus a special model for Ducato Panel Van Conversion ('PVC') with H2 Roof.
· Fits on different awning lengths 3.25m – 3.50m – 3.75m – 4.00+m and also installed on Ducato H2-height in combination with 6200 roof mounted awning or on Ducato H3-height along with a wall mounted awning.
· New but timeless design: One colour combination fits the different awning fabric finishes.
· Comes with wind slip and wheel cover, Packed in smart Thule bag (35x35x70cm); Weight 16,5kg to 20kg.
· Front panel with integrated left and right door, Large panoramic windows which can be completely removed, optional mosquito meshes and all windows have integrated blinds with zipper
Combinations? Pictures right show Quickfit under a longer awning with the new 2015 'smart panel' blockers added to create a cosy corner. One shot shows the G2 Blocker Side in place while the other shows a 1m G2 Blocker Front but they can be used together of course! Other Options? Roof Awning Fixing Rails & Wall Awning Fixing Rails both as 3x 1.3m; Rail Adhesive; 2.75-3.00m Projection Kit; Quickfit Side Tensioning Kit (Recommended); Awning Fixation Kit F (for Fiamma etc). Buy below >>> NB: Kit F is for all sizes - not just the 4m as per literature.
Other Optional Extras: Already incredibly versatile with several opening panels and also alternative door positions - as pictures - it is also possible to add various rafters, awning lights. heaters and groundsheets. LED lights are very much the 'in thing' now with decent light but very little battery consumption. Various designs from spot to strip are popular. Plain rafters increase awning rigidity and a central one adds an extra support option. Groundsheets are not required by everyone but our breathable and grass-friendly versions are allowed on most campsites whereas non-breathable ones may not be.
Mounted Heights: Medium = 2.25m - 2.44m ; Large = 2.45m - 2.64m ; XL = 2.65m - 2.84m : A customer reported that the Large is a 'bit mean' over 2.6m and XL might be better. May apply to others too?
Essential Extras: You must have a fixing rail, there are two special versions one for 6200 & 9200 and another for 1200 and again for the 5200 in various lengths. Other awnings use the Universal/Wall rail version. Also if you have a large projection awning like 9200, 8000, 6900, 6802, you will also need the 2,75-3,00m Projection Kit. And for fitting under a Fiamma awning the EasyLink Kit F.
Ducato-Boxer? Our expert says about the room to fit a Thule 6200 on Ducato-Boxer-Relay "... the 307060 Quickfit Van has sides that are shaped to suit the side contour of the van, so this will sit better than a normal Quickfit fitted to this type of van. The ‘standard’ Quickfit should be flexible enough to get around the curve, but it might not look as neat as the ‘van’ version. It might mean however that you could have a larger room under one of the longer awnings. NB 3.25 / 3.50 / 3.75 / 4.00m are all fitted to various Ducato-Boxer!
All QuickFit are 2.25 deep but please note they must be fitted to a 2.5m min projection awning to achieve the proper tension in the room itself. For 2.25m projection awnings use the new EasyLink instead.
First fitting & Video: The Fixation Rail must be in place to erect the room so do get these in place and try assembly at home some time before you go away! Videos: You can watch an on-line YouTube Video showing how straightforward it all is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-QxSTdgFQ0. Also QuickFit modularity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMalX728CMY
Thule Video here: www.thule.com/gb/motorhome-caravan-accessories/thule-quickfit (click for new window)
Also for the New 1200 Caravan Awnings? Yes but not for 5.0m & 5.5m.
New: Dedicated easy-install Rail with LED slot for 5200: This rail is specifically designed to fit within a recess on the underside of the Thule 5200 cassette. Features:• Awning-tent fixation rail in cassette matching finish - designed for use with Thule Quickfit / Easylink tent on 5200 • Recessed design means easy installation • Diffuser covered recess for optional Awning LED strip • 12v Wiring from the vehicle is still required of course. NB: the 4.50m Anthracite is unavailable. Note: To install with the 5200 awning fully in place you need a 35mm clearance arc beneath the casing, otherwise the awning must be tilted outwards slightly.
EasyLink: New from 2015: An Awning Tent that is easy to set up, made of robust Ripstop Polyester with patented construction. It is set up directly below awnings with a projection of at least 2.25m. It uses the overhead awning structure so no additional poles are needed. The tent is fixed to the vehicle using the existing tent rail (for caravans with roof awnings) or by means of an optional mounting rail. The front side is connected to piping rail of the awning and tensed down. Due to the oblique designed front with integrated doors the living space is enlarged to a depth of 2.5m at ground level. For optimal aeration all side windows are completely equipped with mosquito screen. Mounting height is 2.25m - 2.54m. Delivery includes floor skirt, fastening material and a carrying bag. Now in UK!
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