Windblockers and bungees

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  1. beachcaster

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    Some time ago Bryan posted the idea of using bungee cord to thread through the bottom loops of windblockers ...I have been experimenting with this idea and it really is great.

    I found a supplier of bungee cord and bought a length and played around with the correct tension so it was tightish but with a little natural give.

    The people I bought it from also had some simple crimped ends with a hole in the end that takes a normal metal stake and because they are the same diameter as the bungee ( 8mm) are really easy to thread through the loops.

    So the whole thing 2 ends and a front look very neat with just 4 pegs...great for hard standings. Swift to put and and down.

    I aso bought on ebay the some 20mm circular magnets to attach sides to front...5 pairs down each side works well and cannot damage the material.

    So for a few quid a tailor made solution

    Well done done Bryan a great idea

    ...........barry

    http://www.uktarps.com/bungee/cord
     
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    Brilliant idea. I bought my shockcord from Chichester caravans at £1 a metre. Cheapest way is to to buy a whole reel but only needed 10m so would have 90m spare. Holds the whole thing down with 4 pegs.
    Magnets a good idea if you've got any steel in your MH but mine hasn't, at least not where it would be any help. I hold the corners to the awning legs with spring clips (like a big clothes peg) which was not my idea either (copied from BobandJane):thumb:
     
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    Pictures of the final solution would be great how about posting some for us less imaginative
     
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    good idea......out next week will take some :)


    barry
     
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    I think he means he uses two magnets to hold the front windblocker to the side windblocker, not the van :Smile:

    Another good idea :thumb:

    For those that missed the original thread detailing the use of bungees, here is a link to it...

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/top-tips-tricks/37220-do-you-have-set-windblocker-sunshades.html

    Bryan
     
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    I tried it another way

    Using Brians idea.. when at Shepton I park on the hard standing to enable me to use my wheelchair (saves bogging down in the mud.. and it was wet and muddy as we all know).... as the side wind blocker would be across the tarmac (the front stretched to the grass) so I put a ground stake in the grass and run a light rope through the side blocker and fixed it to the other end to a heavy object beside the edge of my RV.. and the windblocker stayed in place... just had to think out side the box... but it was based on Brians idea. The rope I used I got from Decathlon.. it is used as climbing rope and can be purchased in various lengths and I use it for lots of different uses related to the trailer or the RV.

    Good one Brian.

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    We did it too. Bought two long bunjees from ebay and used tent pegs to hook them round. Worked great. We put the peg well under the van so that the windblocker could be right up against the van side.
    Great idea - thanks.
     
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    Some of you know that I have been prototyping awning blocker panels over the last 3 seasons. I have been testing poles, eyelets fabrics, bungees etc.

    I have just received some samples of a good quality suction cup that has a matching eyelet that slots on, these will hopefully be suitable to hold a blocker panel edge to the body of a van. I am currently testing the system on my van to see if it does the job. Hopefully it will also be suitable to hold draft skirt also.
     
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