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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    I know there are different opinions on how awnings should be secured down... Is it best to secure over the canopy or over the aluminum arms.
     
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    With our Omnistor we have some clever little clips that clip into the frame, which then have straps and we use pretty heft spikes with springs on straps

    That said it still does it best to collapse even with gusts, so I put it away rather than take any chances

    So in answer to OP neither above for us
     
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    Same here. Fiamma make equivalent specialist straps but I can't remember how they fit. Somebody told me that straps over the top can wear the fabric and over the arms can bend them.

    When we bought our Omnistor straps they were about the same price as the universal straps anyway.
     
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    Dont the new strap kits slide into the groove in the front rail where the front panel would go if using a privicy room.
     
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    That's what I couldn't remember earlier. I've certainly seen some like that.

    EDIT - This One

    Second Edit - You might even get a discount Here if you manage to find some contact details :Rofl1:
     
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    These are what ive seen, look effective
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    Whilst we're on the subject of awnings what do the 3 mtr pvc privicy rooms sell for £££££ these days im aware of the weight and inconveniance of these as oposed to drive aways but hoping that makes em cheap:BigGrin:
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    Ps Second Hand examples
     
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    Over the aluminium.

    Over the fabric and it will distort it and eventually rub through it.
     
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    Whilst we're on the subject of awnings what do the 3 mtr pvc privicy rooms sell for £££££ these days im aware of the weight and inconveniance of these as oposed to drive aways but hoping that makes em cheap:BigGrin:
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    Have always put the awning tie down strap below material over the aluminium supports and pegged forward of the awning that helps to prevent the arms from flexing when windy.
    ATB
    Vin
     
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    Don't talk to me about awnings.:Angry:

    We are in St Ives and I had just clipped my Kampa awning into the wind out when the heavens opened and it is absolutely pi$$ing it down.

    The awning is hanging limply against the hab door , while Mr and Mrs Smug next door ( who put theirs up before it started raining) are enjoying a drink in theirs and probably laughing at us.:BigGrin:
     
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    Those strap kits are as supplied by Lilypad Windblockers, I can't remember how much I paid for them now but the're very effective:thumb:
     
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    We're not, honest :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Still heaving it down.

    Started on the beers:thumb:
     
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    Cut your losses and move back to Kent for the show next weekend :BigGrin:
     
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    There is a definite echo on here today... :BigGrin:
     
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