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Old 31-05-2009, 14:05   #1 (permalink)
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has anybody fitted or had any experiances with awning rails fitted to the side of their motorhomes.
i am thinking of fitting an awning rail to the side so i can attach a porch awning whilst away.
any input would be much appreciated.

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Old 31-05-2009, 14:27   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Bevo

We fitted an awning rail to the side of our motorhome to accomodate a porch awning.
I was not happy with the thought of drilling into the side panel, so I attached it using Sikaflex. Two years later it is still there and has been no problem at all when using it.
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Brisey - which particular Sikaflex product did you use ?
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Old 31-05-2009, 14:47   #4 (permalink)
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Hi Dellwood

As I recall it was Sikaflex 512.

Sikaflex 512 caravan/motorhome adhesive and sealant.
This is a purpose-designed adhesive and sealant for build and repair of caravans, motorhomes and trailers. simple and easy to use, strong waterproof joints, elastic and non shrink.
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further to my request for information on fitting an awning rail.
i took brisey's advice and fixed the rail to the side of the van with sikaflex 512.
it was straight forward and easy.
i have not used sikaflex before and found it very easy to use and it doesn't go off straight away giving time for final positioning.
it's been on for 2 weeks now and i'm made up with the rail.
bought a riversway leisure mobil 300 drive away awning which was good value at 149:99.
on the zips it says royal,and the quality is exellent.
anyway thanks to brisey as i didn't fancy drilling 36 holes in the side of the van.

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As an alternative for others - I bought a fixing kit for 20, - one edge slides through the ridge along my Fiemma awning and the other edge fixes to a caravan awning. Just an idea and no holes in the MH.
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anyway thanks to brisey as i didn't fancy drilling 36 holes in the side of the van.
it's been on for 2 weeks now and i'm made up with the rail.
How about two then ?

I, personally, would be seriously worried that it might come off on a motorway and kill some biker.

A bit of insurance would not go amiss.
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How about two then ?

I, personally, would be seriously worried that it might come off on a motorway and kill some biker.

A bit of insurance would not go amiss.
Good point, being a biker myself
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