Awning rail length

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  1. Alonsos

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    hi I'm trying to get one of my awnings to fit my Autotrail t615, I've an Oxygen XL ( blow up) bit heavy by myself , and will sit too high up , I've a small outdoor revolution porchlite square 220 cm X 200 cm ideal !

    so the 220 cm is the rail width of awning , I can fit a 230 cm c section rail so me thinks great but get it out of bag and the 220 is actually around. 260 cm with the overhang piping bits each side mm !!
    Ideas ?
    What is minimum rail length req to take a 220 cm + the overhang bits
    Does that make sense ?
    I've just read it and I think you have to be looking at it to know what I'm rabbiting on about oh well if someone understands it may stop me scratching my head getting splinters .
     
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    I think I know what you mean, the 2 overhang darts that sort of measure 200mm at the back down to zero mm at the front. I would imagine the required minimum length would be 260cm in order for the overhang darts to do what they are put there for. Which I think is to spread the load away from the corner joint of the awning roof and side wall. Thereby helping to prevent tearing at the joint during side winds. That's only my opinion as to what I believe the darts, (if that's actually what they're called) purpose.
    Someone else on here may soon come along with a more definate response.
    Lance
     
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    If you move your thread into Motorhome chat rather than Introduce yourself it could get to more readers.(y)
     
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    260cm minimum, but 270cm will allow a bit for the wind moving the awning in the rail when it blows end on
     
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    Yes I probably new the answer before I posted the question, trouble is can only get 230cm rail in due to height of door etc mm ! Back to drawing board me thinks
     
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    Ok drawing board here
    The porchlite with darts too wide to fit between cab and door so no good.
    Back to oxygen XL !
    Marked out where to fit (new) c rail & marked it out ( not too high ) this time
    Stood back and eyed it up
    (Hang on) the HAB DOOR has to open ie top clearance
    Re top of door straight & awning drops at an angle when it leaves c rail ,
    How best do I guesstimate height to fit c rail so it clears top of door on opening ?
    All sent to try us
    Answer probably is how long is a bit of string
     
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    Don't worry too much about the door - a lot of awnings make light contact with the van door. Apart from which once the awning is in place there's a good chance door openings / closings will be less frequent.
     
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