Another awning question

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  1. Madmark62

    Madmark62 Read Only Funster

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    Just read the other thread about awnings for panel van conversions and it made me think about our van. We have a wind out style awning on the LeSharo and I would like to purchase a drive away awning, but here is the problem, we dont have a way to fasten the awning to the van(no gutter thingy), is there any awnings that we could get and fix on a different way?
    Mark
     
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    many drive-away awnings have straps to throw over the top and secure at the other side.

    but if your awning has a front rail with a groove, which it will have, then that is what you fix to with a figure 8 adaptor.

    the adaptor fits in the groove then the awning slips into the other half of the figure 8.
    to drive away you pull out the figure 8 from the end.
    takes a bit of lining up on your return though to get it back in the correct place to refit the figure 8 strip.


    figure 8 joining strip
     
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    I cant see any groove at all though, but there is a black/brown plastic strip across the front of the awning, maybe that is just a cover over the groove?
    I will check tomorrow,
    Thanks
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    if there is no groove the best option will be the straps over the roof or a secondary awning rail
     
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    Some old awning do not have any rail and I have seen J rail glued to the awning cap so a drivaway can be attached.

    We just bought a Kampa awning (not driveaway) but its wider than the wind-out awning, so I stuck 4m of awning rail above it, works a treat
     
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    just buy a day tent, why bother fixing it to the motorhome?
     
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    drive away tent or awning yep Ive been thinking today on the route I must say funsters thought on day tents seems to be a good way to go.

    So any good thoughts on easy to put up day day tents
     
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