Erecting WindBlockers

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  1. Clickem

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    We have a new set of Lilliepad windblockers, one end and one front panel to fit a 3.5m Omnistor canopy. Have no room to open the canopy and try a fitting until we get on site, which will be in Europe

    So please can anyone suggest what we may need? Wondering about some small pegs and possibly bulldog clips to join the corners. Don't think that our panels are wrap around
     
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    You will need pegs to fix to the ground, I think ours has 6 each side. Could use bulldog clips but I just use clothes pegs if I need to as I carry them anyway but often don't bother as not needed
     
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    We also have a piece of dwelling that we run through the tabs at the bottom to keep it weighted down. That tip came from @Old Soldier and is really good.
     
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    Instead of using a peg on each rubber strap at the bottom thread a couple (or more) elastic bungee straps end to end through the rubber straps and peg the bungees down between a few of the rubber straps.
    Allows a bit more 'give' and less strain on the netting.
     
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    If you Lilpads are new they will be the wrap around corners.

    Did you get the strap kit with the v shaped parts that run into the Omistore rail ? Very useful !
    Plenty of pegs are needed plus of course a mallet.

    Another good idea is a groundsheet. We have a sort of fabric one which is brilliant and inexpensive.

    It really is a very easy set up to erect and take down. Once you've done it you will tailor the kit you need and modify to suit how you prefer to put it up.

    So easy though so don't worry !
     
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    Please can you give more details about the strap kit? Don't think that we have it, presumably it is an extra. All packed up now under the beds so cannot look to see

    What does it look like and what does it do?

    TIA
     
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    Sorry I don't know what the actual name of the parts that go into the channel on the Omnistor is called. The kit is supplied by I think Lilipad. We bought our entire set up at a show and were offered them there.

    Someone with more knowledge will be along soon !
     
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    Here they are....or a variation at least.
    The white triangle slips into the groove on the awning front rail.
    Prevents damage to the awning fabric caused by a strap thrown over the top.
    They prevent the awning lifting in strong winds thus taking strain off the windblockers.

    http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/121990385819
     
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    Thank you for clarifying that. I have a tie down kit that clips into the top of the awning support post. I mistakenly thought that the straps held the windblocker nets

    Please, how do the windblocker nets attach to the awning front rail?
     
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    Ours have the tape that runs through the rail on the awning, the same as an awning on a caravan if you're familiar with that.
     
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    OK, Thank you very much
     
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    As above.
    Thread the shaped tape through the awning rail groove...it may be on the front face or below.
    Also...... Get the correct tiedown straps for your awning....fiamma and omnistore can have different sized grooves.
     
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    Right, done to death now.

    Can we move on to Taking Down Windbreakers.
     
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    Have you gone into FBI mode again Brian? :D
     
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    If I told you, buddy, I'd have to kill you.
     
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    I suppose that would be an improvement on keeping trying to get me to Bruges :LOL:
     
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