Awning Tie Down Pegs? (1 Viewer)

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bobandjanie

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We use a couple of heavy duty pegs from Norwich camping and leisure 12mm to 15mm x about 30mm long smooth and go into anything and come out easy, :LOL:
Unlike the angled pegs you get with the tie down kits that bend and a bu##er to get out. (y) Bob
 
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A couple of "Dog Tether " Screw in stakes. Works for me....On Concrete i cannot fault the Tool Box method(y)
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You could try this method, useful on a hard standing.:D

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We use a couple of heavy duty pegs from Norwich camping and leisure 12mm to 15mm x about 30mm long smooth and go into anything and come out easy, :LOL:
Unlike the angled pegs you get with the tie down kits that bend and a bu##er to get out. (y) Bob

:doh: Good point 30cm I not good at........ guessing in metric. :rofl: Bob.
 

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It's 1.5" and more than enough if he dont open it

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It's 1.5" and more than enough if he dont open it

You may laugh Geo, when we did a lot of DIY Janie would give me one measurement in inches and the other in metric, ;) and when I said make your mind up she it's whats ever the closest. :rolleyes: :doh: Bob.
 

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I still use old money
when I ask for a piece of 4 x 2 im often asked if I mean 100 x 50
I usually reply "when I smack you round the head with it will it hurt more or less THAN THE 4 X 2"
 

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I don't have enough confidence in anything that is (relatively) easy to pull out - with experience I can tell you that when the wind gusts the awning is just a huge sail with more than enough power to rip out the van attachments. I was lucky and there were enough folk around to help get it under control until I could wind it in.

Since then I don't leave the awning out overnight, or unattended during the day unless there is absolutely no danger of even a light breeze. I do use quite substantial ground fixings but they're only to give me enough time to react.
 
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I still use old money
when I ask for a piece of 4 x 2 im often asked if I mean 100 x 50
I usually reply "when I smack you round the head with it will it hurt more or less THAN THE 4 X 2"
It should hurt more, as 4”x 2” is slightly bigger. :)
 
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It should hurt more, as 4”x 2” is slightly bigger.
Hi.
Learn something new every day and you have not wasted the day...... So..........As @Geo says
Buy your "Head smacking material " (Wood or metal ) in. inches. But buy your BEER in Litres(y). 'cos even i know a Litre is a smidgin' more than a pint:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: DON'T tell Jennifer;)
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I still use old money
when I ask for a piece of 4 x 2 im often asked if I mean 100 x 50
I usually reply "when I smack you round the head with it will it hurt more or less THAN THE 4 X 2"

It should hurt more, as 4”x 2” is slightly bigger. :)

Then you have to take physics into account, the lighter one means you can lift it and swing it faster then the heavier one therefore able to thwack it harder on the head, trust me I once conducted a stringent survey....:D2
 
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I had to order a load if supplies today for some major work being done in our garden.
The chaps doing the work asked me to add to the order 2 x 2.4m lengths of 2"x1". :doh:

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Wow! Eighteen replies, but no recommendations at all...

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I think I`ve tried just about every "Anchor" device, over the years, currently though, I am using the screw in type which (in theory) are better than plain ones and can be driven in and removed with a Battery Drill driver, so far they have been successful. Old Supermarket bags (double or tripple) filled with beach sand have been tried, as have Old 5L cans filled with water. (concete blocks too) but that was on a Rig Construction site in Scotland. Best advice it still not to leave it out if in doubt.
 

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I'm keeping that. It'll be handy even if I never use it.
I also use the screw in type using a drill driver and found them to be the most secure.
Lots on Ebay eg -


Comes with the drill driver socket too.
 

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I take the tool box out of the MH garage and have a tie-down always attached to it, so just have to tie it to awning.

Works on all surfaces, no tools/pegs required.

Geoff
That’s sounds fine until you get a gust of wind that lifts the awning over your roof, which will be quickly followed by your tool box, which will fly up until it reaches the end of the guy then drop down through your roof and end up on your bed.

I hope this doesn’t happen, but you would be surprised at the weight an awning can lift in a strong gust. Look how fast a heavy sailing dingy can go!:D
 
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I also use the screw in type using a drill driver and found them to be the most secure.
Lots on Ebay eg -


Comes with the drill driver socket too.
They look interesting, thanks..

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All the gear, and no idea!
Google Peggy pegs.co.uk. That’s what we use and found them very good, there’s a guy that sells them at most Warner shows too.

Don’t confuse them with the cheap stuff.
 

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What Pegs are peeps using?

We use a couple of heavy duty pegs from Norwich camping and leisure 12mm to 15mm x about 30mm long smooth and go into anything and come out easy, :LOL:
Unlike the angled pegs you get with the tie down kits that bend and a bu##er to get out. (y) Bob

:doh: Good point 30cm I not good at........ guessing in metric. :rofl: Bob.

Ours are like these but smooth not ribbed. :LOL:

Note the size 12mm x 14" ;)

Wow! Eighteen replies, but no recommendations at all...


Well you asked, what do we use.:rolleyes:
I gave a fairly good description, where I got them, and a link to something similar. :doh: :rofl:

You will have to let us know what you decide on. :wink: :LOL: Bob.
 
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Well you asked, what do we use.:rolleyes:
I gave a fairly good description, where I got them, and a link to something similar. :doh: :rofl:

You will have to let us know what you decide on. :wink: :LOL: Bob.
I looked on their website, but coudn't be bothered to navigate around it, I must have missed the link you gave, many thanks, I might try them.
 

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When at the Norfolk motorhome show a firm was putting up a huge circus tent at the rear of the buildings ready for the next show ground users. They had huge pegs holding it down put in with a hammer piped on to a mini digger banging them in to the ground. Some serious pegs.
 

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I find having three small children hanging onto the strap at each end
fairly effective
But if the wind really pics up its also highly entertaining

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