Thoughts on Thule canopy pegging down the feet (1 Viewer)

May 14, 2021
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I have previously used a Fiamma canopy and always used able Diamond threaded rock pegs to fix the legs down through the footplates without problem and often on hard rock ground abroad.

This holiday I used the new Thule canopy on rocky ground in Scotland and got the pegs in without problem but when I come to take them out I had some difficulty as tge threaded stems now had Rick debris in the thread making them slightly fatter so had to clean and jiggle them around to get out of the foot holes. I thought what a problem if I needed to get the canopy stowed quickly.

Has anyone else had similar problems and how did you overcome it?

I have thought about drilling the hole out a little bit more or buying some of those plates I know you can get. Fiamma make heavy duty plastic ones but I have also found some made of heavy duty aluminium and sold on eBay. Anyone used either of these types before.

I don’t want to change my rock pegs and prefer them to the smooth originally supplied ones.

All advice much appreciated
 
Dec 6, 2011
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I know that this is fiamma but it’s what I use.
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Jun 6, 2022
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I got some of these, just pop the feet in and slide shut, you can get the feet out and put awning away before tackling the pegs (they do them as well)
 
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Mar 12, 2021
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I made my own plates and drilled 4 holes inthe corners to peg down with and drilled 2 holes and put bolts through from the bottom with lock nuts and then wing nuts to fasten the legs down so easy and quick just to undo the wing nuts at night and leave the plates out always struggle to attach photos if you pm me your number i will whats app you a photo.

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Oct 29, 2016
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There is a friendly Funster Trader that sells the ground plates, very reasonably, you know the nice couple with The Parrot in Charge of the stall.:giggle:
Could this be the start of this evenings Quiz?
Jez, I cant think of his name right now;)
LES
 
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Apr 27, 2008
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I got some of these, just pop the feet in and slide shut, you can get the feet out and put awning away before tackling the pegs (they do them as well)
I got those in my peggypegs kit.
 
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Aug 19, 2013
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My new van was equipped with a Thule, having had Fiammas and Dometics, I was taken aback about the same issue, plus the issue of attaching storm straps. I managed to buy a Storm Strap kit just before our trip, but when there and I opened it found there was no method of attaching to the bar other than tying it. The issue was not resolved before we got back a week or two ago. So I'm keen to find out the answer!!
 
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Aug 19, 2013
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The Fiamma plates are specifically designed for Fiamma feet, with dimensions and profiles to suit. The Thule feet are smaller and not the same shape. I just used extra long spikes, and didn't put the awning out in stormy conditions. Plus I didn't have a mid rafter like the magic rafter I had with the Fiamma. I shall have to do something to sort it. I can use some S clips I found to hold the storm straps to the awning bar, but may have to make my own foot clamps.

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Oct 29, 2016
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Thanks for all the replies, I think I shall go with one of the plates. TinaL I think Jez may be parrotsol on eBay, they are going to send me the size of their standard hole diameters?
I think they are solid metal, Aluminium also, so should last longer than any plastic jobbie that gets brittle after time.
LES
 
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