Do you like your's in our out?

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  1. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

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    I was wondering.......

    We've only ever rolled out our awning on sunny days when sitting outside, as a sun shade. Then put it away straight after.

    I'm now thinking that it might be better to roll it out as soon as we arrive at a site, and use it as a porch, to keep the area by the hab door dry.

    What if the awning is still wet when we move on?

    How to you use your awning?

    Any advice would be appreciated

    Thanks
    Robert
     
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    If its not too windy I put mine out, keeps my wife's wheelchair dry and the table and chairs.
     
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  3. DuxDeluxe

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    Definitely get it out most of the time......... Put it away at Malvern, though, as squalls were forecast
     
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  4. Chris

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    You shouldn't put it in wet really - it will go mouldy unless you get it out again and dry it off properly.
     
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    We nervously erect ours, having read so many scare stories of damage etc.

    I'm always keener to give it a go than Mr mousy although after giving it a wash with bleach yesterday he may want to show it off more.
     
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  6. DuxDeluxe

    DuxDeluxe Funster Life Member

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    Haven't tried bleach on mine, not too sure of any embarrassing side effects and odd looking white patches. It is a big one and the firm belief is "if you've got it, flaunt it"


    Trying very hard to keep a straight face here.......
     
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  7. Mousy

    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    I would imagine David that yours being so much bigger than ours would be quite a handful to get up, do you manage on your own?

    Do you always use a strap or a tie down?
     
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    Use it all the time. Always peg the feet, always use a storm strap (in case of stray gusts), set it up with one end lower than the other to prevent water pooling, wash it when you wash the van. If it becomes too windy the noise from it will make you roll it up long before there's any chance of damage to it.
     
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  9. Boycie

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    We roll ours out most of the time and as Tony said peg the legs and storm straps. We also use a centre rafter pole for support. When we dont put up the safari room we also attach the side clips onto the canopy sides this stops any flapping.
     
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  10. DuxDeluxe

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    Usually all by myself but sometimes Dawn helps me........ I put some lubricant on the mechanism to stop it squeaking pulling it out and also nowadays we use the central stiffener to stop it sagging. We always strap it down
     
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    Living in Wales for the last ten years means we want all the sun we can get. So we only use ours in the rain. A cup of tea while the rain lashes your awning is great. Slightest bit of wind and it's in though, seen too many trashed awnings.

    We use these Peggy Peg tie downs. They are secured to the ground with pegs, but quick as a flash you can unclip them to put the awning away, and they remain in place so in the morning or when the wind has gone, it takes just a second or so get the awning back out to clip them back in secure. (y)

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    I saw those at Malvern jim and was tempted, might get some for next year. It's funny if we are away on our own we tend not to bother with the awning but always use it at funster meets. We've got lily pad screens but only get those out if we want an argument!
     
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  13. DuxDeluxe

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    Yes, Dawn (Mrs Deluxe) did mention that we should get some of those, plus I think Dawn (Mousy) also mentioned them. A really good idea, just not got around to doing it. Paranoid about it all taking off so the judicious use of the blue things will help keep everything up where it should be.....
     
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    I don't have one and can not help with this thread at all but.............

    12 replies and no real double entendre? :p:)

    What's happened?:eek:
     
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  15. DuxDeluxe

    DuxDeluxe Funster Life Member

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    You should really go to Specsavers....... Have another read...........
     
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    We have it in, out and occasional shake about to dislodge any clingons and excess liquid.
     
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  17. Chockswahay

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    Yeah :) but I said 'real' ones.............. you gotta do better than that :cool: To someone like me who has led a sheltered life they are all perfectly innocent :D
     
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  18. DuxDeluxe

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    We call it being subtle...... ;)
     
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    I've just realised that I can NOT actually get one up:eek:
     
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