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Message posted by Fortyfoot on 25/9/2017 at 6:33pm
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Is THIS the correct strip to buy to replace the plastic/rubber strip in my awning rail which has shrunk and exposed the screw heads in places. It is 12mm wide.

My caravan is a Bailey Pageant Imperial 1999.

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Its called herzim strip - it comes in a variety of widths and colours just choose the right one. If the screws have rusted watch for water ingress. Plenty of advice on the web regarding fitting the strip.

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Thanks Geoff48.

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I am well impressed with Jacksons of Old Ardley, I ordered 18 meters for 12.95 delivered, yesterday and it arrived today, brilliant.

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At each end of the awning rail on my 1999 Bailey Pageant Imperial there is what appears to be a fixing pin with a white cap. I have not removed the old strip yet and would like a bit more info on these pins if possible please.

Are they like screws or pins/nails.

Is it necessary to fix the new strip at each end in some other way should I break the existing pins when removing the old strip.

Sorry no pics as my van is in a compound. Thanks,

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Whilst on this subject, what is the best way to cover worn decals on the caravan roof (either side of the front skylight)? Swift say it's a cosmetic matter and won't do anything under warranty.

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Fortyfoot, I'd imagine they're snap-on covers (with matching washers) to fit over crosshead screws, so it should be possible to prise them off?


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I don' think so Bob but will get OH to have a look. That's if you are answering my question?

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No, sorry Anne! Crossed post and edited to clarify after seeing yours.

Don't really have any ideas about your decals - a quick search suggests removal with a hair dryer but I can't see how that would work when they've already (hopefully!) had their share of hot sunshine, and if it does work you'd need to remove any residue without damaging the paintwork!


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Thanks, don't possess a hairdryer (if you could see my short fine hair you would know why).

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Hi Bob, one side done, I will give the strip for the other side to who ever buys my van!! Thanks for your help. The pics may help others in the future.

The main things which I found was to keep the strip wet and to start a couple of feet away from one end, I had problems getting started. I used the blunt edge of a round ended knife. I have not pinned the ends, just left an inch sticking out at the end.

I was kept amused by a couple at the van behind mine, he was washing the van and she was stood behind him all the time telling him what to do and pointing to the areas he had missed.

I found the situation really dangerous at one point as I nearly fell off my ladder with laughing so much!

I took a pic of them but dare not post it. When I left he was head and shoulders out of a roof light, washing the roof, she was no where to be seen.


Thanks for the help.

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Plastic strip. old and new, may be best to replace every 5 years or so?

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