Drive Away Awning - Attachment Thingy?

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  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Can anyone tell me what the strip of plastic is called that is used to attach a drive awning to the motorhome awning rail. Am I looking for two strips or one combined strip that will make the connection?
    Sounds daft but I can't figure out how you can easily detach the awning if you want to drive out for the day. Confused.com!
     
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    See this and then google for more



    http://www.driveaway-awnings.co.uk/pages/Fixing-a-Driveaway-Awning.html
     
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    Now it makes sense. We bought a 2nd hand awning from Ebay but it didn't come with anything to attach it to the awning rail, other than attaching the awning direct, which didn't seem a good idea if wanting to drive away!
    Thanks for links people.
     
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    its called a figure 8 strip but be careful, there are two sizes available.

    from memory theres an 8mm and a 5mm...you should need the smaller one for a fiamma/omnistore type awning
     
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    In order to detach the awning you can just pull the fig 8 strip out at one end of the awning - our strip came in three sections which I feel is the easiest to handle.
     
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    Close ::bigsmile: 6mm and 4mm ::bigsmile:
    It's age does it .
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    We have got an isabella free stander that doesn't need attaching to M/H you just throw a line over roof and connect up there's a vid on you tube shows you how it works, have a look.
     
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    Thanks Deanroofing, we used to have the type that you throw over for our other van (in fact I think we still have it somewhere, in the black hole that is our shed). Unfortunately it will not fit the current van.
     
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