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Message posted by jenniesdad19/6/2011 at 11:10pm
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we have a driveaway awning,but are being disturbed by winds getting under straps if we throw the awning over the roof, and if we connect it to the channel in the wind out awning it makes that rattle.Is there a way to stop these noises? 

Message posted by Andy-M22/6/2011 at 5:09pm
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Plenty of wine or beer usually works for me.!!

Apart from securing the awning in the channel not alot you can do. Ensure the awning is fully in or tought/tight


Message posted by jenniesdad23/6/2011 at 10:48pm
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thanks Andy-M have tried that , I'll have to try harder i think.

Message posted by delboydriver24/6/2011 at 7:06pm
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try putting some pipe lagging around the straps that will shut it up a tad.

Please let us all know if it helps oh and welcome to the forum.

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you may be frustrated now but infront of me there is a big incline . yeh it may be slow but it is in front

Message posted by dsewell10324/6/2011 at 7:18pm
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got the same awning i aways twist the straps that go over the van it works .

 



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Message posted by jenniesdad27/6/2011 at 6:58pm
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thanks delboy and dsewell103 for your suggestions.I will be trying both of them out.

               thanks again jenniesdad


Message posted by pepe6328/6/2011 at 8:54pm
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Just a thought,are they just single straps or do they have loads of "spare",so have a length doubled back on itself?..The reason I ask,is that we were parked next to a van at Glastonbury at the weekend and his awning straps rattled and buzzed like mad the first night!...so someone(..possibly not even him!),just taped the doubled sections together,stopping them from vibrating...

Message posted by jenniesdad30/6/2011 at 6:48pm
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thank you pepe63,this is another good idea i shall have to try.

Message posted by AUSTINS02/7/2011 at 9:46pm
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Not sure what awning you have...we have an outdoor revolution. Says it will reach the top of our van, which to be honest it will. However as the door to van is right behing the passenger door and above the cab we have a 'luton' the rain ( if we ever get any) runs down the slope and into the awning....so we changed and only put it on the flat roof of van. Now as regards the vibrating straps, we did have to put a couple of twists in the straps that are thrown over the roof and it certainly decreased the vibrations. Also, you can buy awning tie down kits, so maybe if the twizzles do not work on the straps....slack those off after using awning die downs...might work, it did for us.

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Message posted by beanpark15/7/2011 at 11:58am
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When we had a VW high top I sewed a strip of rubber at the edge and my Bob screwed an awning rail to the side with boat glue underneath to make it waterproof with the idea if it works for boats in sea water it will be okay for the rain we get. It was.Threaded it like a standard awning is to a caravan. But we also got a figure of eight the length of the van so when we detached it we left it on the annex and just clipped it on as he used to have a bit of hassle lining up motor & awning. Whereas the the figure of eight just clipped on easy every time.

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Message posted by LobeyDosser15/7/2011 at 2:36pm
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Both (large and small) drive away awning were attached to our van using 50mm wide Hook & Loop. (Industrial Velcro).

The Loop was attached to the van using double sided carpet tape and was still in place after 4 years use.

The Hook was stitched onto the awning by a local sailmaker.

The Hook & Loop will give you a completely draught free (and noise free) join between the van and the awning.



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Message posted by jenniesdad14/8/2011 at 8:06pm
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Hi Lobey

I think that your idea is cracker ,I will be sorting out something simular in the very near future . thanks for taking the time to write.

 

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ANSWER MY QUESTION , I NOW HAVE PLENTY OF THINGS TO TRY. THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE.        JENNIESDAD



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