Attaching a tarp

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    We don't have a wind-out awning and we don't want to get one unless we'll actually use it, so we're planning on getting a Decathlon tarp in case we need a bit of shade. But we'll need to attach it to the side of the van somehow. I saw a previous thread where these Super Suction Cups http://www.parrotsol.co.uk/index_files/Page731.htm were mentioned but the original poster didn't really come back with a review on whether they did the job. Anyone else have any experience of them and whether they'll be up to the job?
     
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    No, there's nothing there. If we decide against an awning then we'll probably stick some awning rail on there to attach it to, but I don't want to make any permanent attachments until we decide. So suction cups seem a good idea...if they're up to the job!
     
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    I have the small sized supersuction cups from Parrotsol which I bought in order to hold my insulating screen cover in place since I have no other attachment points. On my MH they attach very firmly and I would have thought that they would be up to the job for your application. I guess the bigger ones would stick even more, I have seen something similar for attaching a roof bag or box to a car, so they would probably be overkill for your tarp.
     
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    We have parrotsols large suction cups with our awning side panels and they hold them quite well.

    John.
     
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    They look good - thanks for the suggestion :)
     
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