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  1. Mousy

    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    Mr Mousy is an reluctant erector...of our awning. He's read too many horror stories on here.

    I saw these at Malvern and wondered if they would help him feel more secure about getting it up and leaving it out?

    http://www.peggypeg.co.uk/peggypeg_products.php

    Anyone used them? Anyone got some they don't use for sale? At £50 for the pack, I'm nervous of buying something else that stays in the garage along with the windblockers because "it's too windy for that awning to be up".

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    We have got the fix and go things - very good if you just want the wind out and a bit of protection against wind.

    We also have just bought ( well my wife has just bought) some screw down pegs that you drill into the ground to peg the awning down. They are excellent if you are pitching on grass and easy to get in and out with a rechargeable drill .

    Edit - they also avoid you hitting your thumb with a lump hammer, which I seem to specialise in.
     
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    Remember that any erection is only as strong as its weakest point which often isn't the anchor point :)
     
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    Ooh missus:whistle:
     
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    I was just very envious of the few motorhomes that had their awnings out all weekend at Malvern. We used Cliff and Ger's pop up quest gazebo so actually didn't need our awning but with 2 weeks in France coming up I'd really like to use it more.

    It's frustrating that when you actually want to use the windblockers its deemed too windy to be safe to have the awning out. :eek:
     
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    If your awning is like mine, a Fiamma, then the top of the legs go into a bit of plastic. It's a fairly substantial bit of plastic but plastic nevertheless and this in turn is retained in the awning rail by friction from a single 6 mm bolt - which can come loose in my experience. I just put a peg through the plate at the bottom of the leg but the main safety comes from an awning tie-down kit which I got from Lilypad Leisure. This slots into the groove in the awning rail and though it doesn't stop the awning flapping in a strong wind it does give a reasonable amount of confidence to a cautious erector like me. :)
     
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    Have you got storm straps to hold the wind out down?

    It would take quite a gust to damage the awning with those fitted.

    We have left ours up several times for two weeks at a time in Spain and it didn't move.

    Ours is an Omnistor but I did see a few Fiamma's flapping around.:whistle:
     
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    be cautious of tie down straps as well, we use them, Bev took MH away to a WI do a few weeks ago and wanted awning out, I stressed (possibly over stressed) the importance of the tie down straps, which are ratchets in our case, we now have a bent front rail on the awning that will not wind away properly o_O

    But at least it didn't get damaged by the wind (y)

    I really cant see those square plates and pegs holding a wind out in a decent French gust of wind, sorry Dawn, Martin needs to continue with his cautious approach, and you need to continue to take someone braver to travel with you so you can use theirs :LOL:
     
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    Hi, yes we've got storm straps and it's the ominstore that you can lock the arms of, so surely it should be safe.

    Spent 2 weeks next to an Italian at lake annecy last year, his was up and strapped down the entire time, ours was in and out more times than I can remember!
     
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    I would be happy to leave mine out with our straps securing it, hoping for a decent gust to straighten the front bar o_O

    seriously tell Martin not to be quite so worried, caution rather than outright fear will do (y)
     
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    Aren't European awning legs delicate. Rather than a wafer thin bit of aluminum foil; American Awning legs are girders, and you can use a truck ratchet on them without them moving or bending. Just another reason why American motorhomes are better. :)
     
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    My legs are my weakest point (n)

    It's a Fiamma wind-out. The joint in the middle of the leg (the bit that slides in and out) is secured with a small screw and the top is pop-rivetted. If a leg fails, the storm straps then become useless.
     
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    If we could all afford the fuel I reckon we would all be driving them

    maybe not though, although they are improving they are still dead ugly, ;) I know its all in the eyes of the beholder etc etc

    yet another of the MHing compromises, built to do the job or to look pretty o_O

    I am coming round to your way of looking at it (y)


    edit - technically the legs are pretty good on mine, it is the front bar which is made of foil :)
     
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    As long as its not as ugly as the driver or you would not find any where to park:)
     
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    If you have a regular awning. The front legs on yours will be as strong as the pathetic bit of plastic friction grip which holds the awning leg at the required length. Tighten it too much and you shorten the leg and or break the plastic.

    As for the eye of the beholder stuff, I have always thought Hymers look great and just don't age. But latterly for me, the new Rapido A classes look better, as do the Dethleffs. The newer shaped Hymers leave me unmoved. I remember when I thought the new Autotrails with the new shaped overcabs and the incorporated rear wheel covers looked awesome, but they have dated really quickly. However I have loved the look of classic C class yank since I was a kid.
     

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    The price of the new 3.5 t B class Hymers didnt leave me unmoved at Malvern i cleared off sharpish bigstyle.

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    Never underestimate wind - this was anchored down in Derbyshire...............

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