Learning Curves, first timers.

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  1. Cumbrian_Georgie

    Cumbrian_Georgie Read Only Funster

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    Just got back from our first weekend away. Apart from being knackered it has been pretty much enjoyable.:BigGrin:

    We have discovered that we need to spend more time choosing sites.

    The roll-up awning really needs to be put away in the evening so it doesn't go 'clunk' during very heavy rain and become a paddling pool by the morning! (luckily no damage)

    We need to aware of Toyota Prius's that are in the middle of the road and force you into the hedge where strategic place tree trunks knock the wing mirror flat and crack the inside fixings. (minor job, so Pete says!)

    Went over Kirkstone Pass, so motee has been truly initiated.:BigGrin: We will NOT be trying Hardnott Pass!


    Can't wait until the next time.:thumb:

    Katie,Pete,Ellie,Anabel.
     
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    That was a steep learning curve. You've got most disasters out of the way.

    But beware awnings destroyed by wind in the night too. Or daytime for that matter. Wind takes no prisoners.
     
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    Thanks Brian. We are used to the narrow roads, it's these blooming tourists that can't seem to manage to stick to their side!:RollEyes:


    The awning shall be put away from now on.
     
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    That looks to be a handy piece of kit :thumb:
     
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    and drop one awning leg by 6" or more to allow water to run off the end :thumb:
     
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    Also ensure awning ( or as put up on one advert resently ANWING )pegged down at all times or a couple of guy ropes or storm strap as said before wind takes no prisoners and can do hell of lot of damage to anwing and van !!!!
     
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    We rarelyleaveour awning out overnight, did in France once or twice, weather seemed more settled there and need it to shade from the heat in the morning, especially on the fridge side to keep it cool in the morning sun.
    Had a problem last summer in heatwave in. UK, fridge couldn't keep cool enough.

    Been caught out once or twice though andhad to go out in middle of night to wind in awning, they can so a lot of damage, not to ours thankfully.
    have heard about it though and get worried by it.
     
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