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Message posted by LobeyDosser on 25/2/2014 at 12:21am
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The Magnets were called Super Magnets and a Google search brought up a firm in Germany that make these in all sorts of sizes and shapes. The ones I bought were about 1" long by 1/4" wide by 1/8th" thick.

By the time they were working they were holding through one layer of Duck tape, one of canvas or plastic window and another layer of duck tape on the awning.

I used 20 magnets in all. 10 on each side. That was 5 for the inside of the FC and 5 on the awning for each side.

There is no point in me "patenting" the idea as I no longer have a folding camper and if I do want to attach the porch awning to my caravan I will simply do what I did with the lower (metal) part of the FC and stick on 2" wide Velcro.



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Not easy to see I know, but the 2" wide black tape down the inside of the plastic window is actually 2 pieces of duck tape stuck sticky side to sticky side with 5 super magnets embedded between them.
These 5 magnets line up with 5 other super magnets stuck onto the porch awning.
This arrangement will hold the porch awning hard against the canvas/plastic window in even breezy days.
Ofcourse, when the porch awning is taken down, the tape and magnets falls away and leaves no evidence of ever having been there.



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Message posted by brownlie on 28/2/2014 at 2:39pm
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Hi

Is the porch awning still available and if so what colour?

We have a 2010 Crusader which I guess is almost the same externally

My telephone number is 07532 012921

Many thanks

Robert ..



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Hi Robert, my porch awning is not for sale as I will be using it with my caravan.

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Quote: Originally posted by brownlie on 28/2/2014

Hi

Is the porch awning still available and if so what colour?

We have a 2010 Crusader which I guess is almost the same externally

My telephone number is 07532 012921

Many thanks

Robert ..




Hi yes ours is still for sale it is blue you can see it in the picture. We no longer need as we have bought a caravan.

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Hi Tommo799
Can you get in contact as we are interested. My number is 07532 012921.
Many thanks
Robert

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Hi Lobey, I have just purchased an outdoor revolution spacelite ( I think like the one you had on your pathfinder ) , I'm planning on getting a zip sewn on by tvs, do you know if you just had the awning placed in the bang in the middle of the zip, or do you need to offset it to one side? thanks

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It was Lisa who put the zip onto my awning before I got it.
Looking at it below, I'd say slap in the middle would be a good bet.



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Thanks looks pretty central to me, looking forward to the first outing of the year with a newly adapted awning!

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There is a fair bit of play on either side of the door, so it doesn't have to be absolutely central.

My walls came down across the fridge vents on one side and across the plastic window on the other side.

The only thing you need to watch out for is that this porch awning is not wide enough to take in the exterior socket and so it is best to run any power from an inside socket out to the awning.

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Message posted by johartefc on 14/4/2014 at 9:11pm
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Hi tommo

Did you sell the awning? I would be interested if you still have it

Thanks

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