Isabella wind breaks

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  1. The rehctub

    The rehctub Funster

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    looking for help on choosing a wind break
    Have seen one in Spain that has bars that take place of guide ropes , not sure if they would work as good as ropes .
     
  2. JJ

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    When I break wind Isabella leaves the van immediately.


    JJ :cool:
     
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  3. StefAndDi

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    Purchased one last year. I've only used it a couple of times. Much more work to erect than a traditional windbreak but when done it really looks the dogs ********.
    One word of warning. The principle is that you knock metal spikes into the ground and then the upright sections of the frame slip over the top or the spikes to create perpendicular framework to which the horizontal sections attach. I was using a metal hammer to knock the spikes into the ground and the tops of the spikes became burred making it impossible to slip the upright sections over them.
    Isabella were very helpful and advised me to only use a rubber mallet to drive the spikes into the ground in future.
    (Before anybody asks, no I wasn't erecting it on a hard-standing but on grass).
    Stef.
     
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    They are ok if you are staying for a few weeks. Carry a couple of Litchfields in van,,never put them up,,,waste of money...BUSBY.
     
  5. jonsea

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    Try these people Coveva windbreaks they are Leatherhead
    john
     
  6. Mousy

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    We bought a nice grey fabric windbrake from a stall at Malvern show last year it came with tension poles to go in between the uprights. Reasonable price £30? Ish and very happy with them.

    I looked at Jomax but couldn't justify the price
     
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    As above. I have seen these Coveva ones on sites and they do hold up well in rough weather. I currently have a Jomax windbreak which has aluminium tension bars across the top. It works well, but in windy weather guy lines are necessary. Instead of guys I now use gator straps (similar to bungees) which I got from Road Pro at one of the outdoor shows. Incidentally these straps are great for all sorts of things, including the bike rack.
     
  8. happypre65

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    HI,We have Jomax windbreak and as said is expensive but you get a nice bit of kit,we are out most weekends and sometimes for weeks at a time,so far five years of use and never had to use straps or anything else,we are in open fields so no protection from the wind,but you just have to make sure that the uprights are firmly knocked into the ground,you pay the money and get what you wanted.regards H.:unsure:
     
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  9. phase3begins

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    Have Isabella Crystal. Stands up well without bothering with guy ropes. Expensive but solid as a rock
     
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    We are fans of Jomax. The best windbreak system we have ever had.
     
  11. cruiser

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    I will try the jomax ..will they keep my dog in
     
  12. Tackle man

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    Yes they will.
    Not only do Jomax produce a skirt to fit along the bottom of the van but they also make a gate that fits in the windbreak enclosure. My daughter has 2 dogs and uses this system. :)
     
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    thank you for that
     
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    Another vote for Jormax - expensive but worth it.
     
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    think there are a few ex tuggers on this thread... :LOL:
     
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    Another vote for Jormax. The best windbreak money can buy. if you use the coach bolt they supply you can use a metal hammer to sink the uprights (y)
     
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    We have Jormax windbreaks, they work well for us.
    More than happy to recommend them.
    Brisey.
     
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  19. Tackle man

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    If you have a son-in-law who is a toolmaker you not only get a proper fitting driver insert instead of a coach bolt but also a purpose made dibber to make the hole in hard ground first. :D


    Crocodile Dundee had a Donk! ...... I've got a Matt! :D
     
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  20. Mousy

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    All those of you that have jormax windbrakes, do you have solid or vision (see through) fabric? And how long are they? Just an L shape one end of the van or a complete enclosure?
     
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