Do you have a set of windblocker sunshades?

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  1. Bryan

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    If you do, here is "Bryan's tip for the day!"

    If you peg them down and the wind gets too strong it can rip the little elastic loops at the bottom clean off the windblockers...

    Use bungee cords like me and you too can be the envy of your fellow campers as you sit under your wind-blocked awning for longer as they rush to take their sunshades down to prevent damage! :thumb:

    (Seriously, they have more 'give' in the wind and so we can leave them up in stronger winds :Wink:)
     

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  2. Ralph-n-Bev

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    What a clever idea:thumb:
     
  3. pablomc

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    Great excuse to buy more bungies. :thumb:
     
  4. Munchie

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    Great idea Brian thanks. Also we have bought two more of the curved rafters as the supplied poles are crap. :thumb:
     
  5. aba

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    you can never have enough bungees
     
  6. Vic

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    Thanks for that.:thumb:
     
  7. Colin and Jaen Andrews

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    We are on very very gravel etc position and keep bending the heavy duty pegs:Doh:. Big smile on Col face now. That is so much quicker and easier - Thank you soooooo much. :thumb::thumb::thumb:Sorry cant put smileys on they no work so xxxx Cheers. Ok so they now work when I do preview post - hey ho have xxxx anyway - Jaen
     
  8. pappajohn

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    and just where do you get 5meter long bungee's Bryan ?

    dont tell me......you just happen to have some and will be hawking them at oswestry :Laughing:





    i know....join more than one together :RollEyes:
     
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    That was going to be my question




    I had the same thought.. but like you I then thought I know join two together...
    Great mind think a like:RollEyes:

    Bob:thumb:
     
  10. Diabalo

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    Top tip
    Have a brownie point or two:thumb:

    We need another fun book on top tips like this.
     
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    Good idea Bryan ..

    and you can buy bungee cord by the metre at most DIY or caravan accessory shops :Wink:
     
  12. icantremember

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    No need to join them...........



    just cut a 10m one in half:Rofl1:
     
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    Thats such a good idea I think Im going to have to buy a windblocker !

    Been looking at them for a while.............how do you join yje upright corners together there they meet ?


    barry
     
  14. Bailey58

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    Only used ours once after buying them at Peterborough, can't remember if there are ties for attaching around the posts but we used smallish spring clamps top, middle and bottom and clipped them together and onto the uprights.
     
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    i bought a pack of assorted size plastic spring clamps from Aldi a while ago.

    simply clamp the net front and side to the corner post of the awning :thumb:

    was having a bad day when i bought them....thought they would do for holding metal workpiece in place while welding it .......

    Doh!!! plastic, metal, welder, hot, melt. :Doh:
     
  16. bigfoot

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    A local pound shop,'Poundworld' has metre long bungees with a caribiner at each end.
    I was using lengths of dowel through the bottom loops up to now.
     
  17. Geo

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    Had the curtains up this week first time in a while
    When Bryan $old me about this idea, sorry told me about this,Hard to think of Bryan without the £$ signs:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    I tried to get large bungees but the site didnt have any
    So plan B, Tent Guy strings used the same as the bungees, £1 for 10 meters:Cool: Sorted:thumb:
     
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    recently had an accident with the awning,unfortunately damaged the the telescopic poles as well where can i new ones
     
  20. SC 05 OUT

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    whats a windblocker?
     
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