Awning skirt to valance

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  1. Dave and Ginny

    Dave and Ginny Funster

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    I could do with being able to fit an awning skirt to stop the drafts blowing through when we use the awning in Spain in a few weeks time. I don't particularly like the look of those sucker methods of fixing or fitting a track to the outside of the valance.

    Having had a look underneath, it looks like I could fit a couple of sections of 6mm track on the inside of the valance. Anyone put it here or have another suggestion. If I go for sticking it, would bond it, any boning adhesive recommendations?

    Cheers Dave
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Plastic suckers work for us.

    KISS.
     
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    I was thinking of fitting a 6mm awning track on mine for the skirt.. not done it yet.. but think it would look ok on the outside along the top edge of the valance..
    Sikaflex will stick it.. perhaps a few s/s self tappers to keep it in place while it cures..

    never thought of suckers..

    back to the drawing board
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    About 2 inches diameter with screw and thumbscrew. Then eyelets punched into skirt.
     
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    Where do you get them, the only one's I've seen don't look up to the job? and how do you connect them to the skirt?
     
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    I have. Just used sticky backed Velcro on each end of the draught skirt and on the pads that go against the van. Also put a peg on the wheel trim where it crosses the wheel. So far it works very well.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    another good idea.. (y)

    does the velcro on the van not get dirty..

    how have you found it ?
     
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    Thats a great idea! May give that a go with our Kampa Motor Rally Air Pro for which we have yet to use the skirt provided.
     
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    HUGE !

    Just found bigger suckers with M3 screws...
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-4-Pk-...375392?hash=item4aa32f71a0:g:KtwAAOSwNSxVO5Ee

    Here is a 4mm punch.........

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEAVY-DUT...160492e&pid=100005&rk=3&rkt=6&sd=252089467606
     
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    Ours are about a foot apart, so 3.
     
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    We also used plastic suckers when we had an awning, put in eyelets in the skirt and pegged it down. Worked perfectly. We found some waterproof material which we used for the skirt itself.
     
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    Ha ha, the Velcro is on the pads that the poles next to the van go into. So the draught skirt is not fixed to the van other than by a peg on the wheel trim.
     
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    We purchased a wind breaker that is only about 20inches high with poles,you cut out where the step comes down save drilling/sticking something to MH
     
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    Hi
    I screwed a rail on the underside of the valance you cant see it from the side and it worked a treat, my pal had velcro with road dirt and age stuck on the side it looked bl**dy awful. Pete
     
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    Hi Pete.. underneath the valance isn't possible on the Hymer as there is a locker door between the door step and the rear wheel arch in the valance.

    Fxing a 6mm rail along the top edge of the valance was the first plan, simply because the Kampa draught skirt is fitted with the 6mm bead.

    Am going with the sucker idea which will make it easier to get access to said locker .. have ordered the Brian specials.. simpler and cheaper than rail..

    Velcro got the thumbs down for the reason you cited
     
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    I sell hundreds of these for use on skirts. The ones I sell are top quality, there are a lot of rubbish suckers and eyelets out there.
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    I sell them on Ebay at £10.99 for 10 and do them in grey or white.
    For funsters I will do them for £10.00 including postage and packaging.
    Just drop me a message though the forum if you require any
     
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