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.
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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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