Windblockers

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    We have a set, but I think I'm missing something...

    A) How do you attach the sides to the van?
    B) No door, so what do funsters do? Keep openeing and unpegging?

    Getting some seconds thoughts..
     
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    Chris Funster Life Member

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    Just park next to fat people.

    They block the wind(y)
     
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    I fastened mine down with bungee cords threaded through the pegging out loops, acts as shock absorbers and also you can draw the blocker to one side for entry/ exit
     
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    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Let me know your local...or GPS co-ordinates
     
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    Of the three sections, my front blocker is not quite long enough to reach both sides, allowing easy access from the front.
    As their purpose is to block the wind, this still provides enough wind blocking from almost every direction without preventing easy coming and going.
    You do not need to attach the sides to the van, you just peg it close to the van. After all the Windblocker is not a weather-proof room, it merely cuts down the wind to provide greater comfort inside the awning space.
     
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    6 inch nail mate!, with a little bit of forethought, if you put it in the right place, and at the right angle, you can use the bit that sticks thro as a hanger for a Towel, a coathanger, or even hang a toilet roll hanger on it.

    Think laterally Dave! :hi5:
     
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    Isn't there something slightly wrong with hanging your toilet roll on a peg outside the van?

    Ah..... I get it - Cornwall. We have inside toilets a bit further east.......:LOL:
     
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    Door is in the middle of the front panel

    sides slide on poles which are sprung loaded and fit between the van and awning roof front rail
    Check out the website for instructions and check whether you paid for the poles they are separate items

    IF you need some find the Hull phone number on the website to contact them they are very helpful
     
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    On site with our new windblockers after having the sides swapped for larger ones very easy and promptly
    Put them up quickly once all elastics were popped in very pleased with them on the amount of draught they stop too

    They don't fix to Van sides but there is a clip on the pole end that goes to the awning email top
    The lower end of the poles fit into sockets that fix to the awning rail
     
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  10. Minxy Girl

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    I made my own but adapted them to make them more user friendly.

    The side panels are similar to the wind blocker ones but the front panel, instead of having one continuous piece of 'kador' strip on, has several smaller pieces, this still allows it to be slotted into the slot on the front of the awning and keeps it there, but allows me to push them to one side or the other from each front corner, and leave them like that if I wish for each access, I can even gather the front panel up totally if I want it out of the way, rather than take it down. As I've changed MHs to ones with wider awnings since I original made them, I've just made extra panels to fill the gap which form 'doorways' which I can use or not as I wish

    Apologies for some of the photos, at the time the only place I could put them up was on the drive next to our garages/carport!

    Inside - o.JPG Outside 1 - o.JPG Outside doorway - o.JPG Outside drawn - o.JPG Outside part drawn - o.JPG Side 1 - o.JPG side 2 - o.JPG 1.jpg 2.jpg My windblocker.JPG
     
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    Blimey Minxy, I dare`nt let `er indoors see your net curtains, she`ll be wanting some too!. She loves her "nets". I seem to spend half my life climbing steps to take them down so they can be Washed!. She`s been chundering on for years about the house opposite, "them nets is a disgrace", "never been washed since we moved here" says she!!.
     
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