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Subject Topic: Lining up with drive away awning. Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by octopusann via mobile 09/6/2019 at 9:30pm
Outfit:  Kampa Brean 4 Fiat Doblo     Location:  Lancaster
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Does anyone have any tips for how to get your vehicle back in the same place so the awning reattaches properly?

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Message posted by Oswestry Ed09/6/2019 at 9:43pm
Outfit:  POSSL 2Win     Location:  Marches
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If you place spare tent pegs at the side of your front and rear wheels it helps.
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Message posted by octopusann via mobile 09/6/2019 at 9:56pm
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Thanks, I'd be worried about running them over though.


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Message posted by Alan_F09/6/2019 at 10:25pm
Outfit:  Bessacarr e562 Motor Home     Location:  Barnsley
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I use a pair of Tyre Traction Mats set up as wheel markers - no problem driving over them as they are flat, can be fixed to the ground using the side holes, they fold up so store easily and might even be handy if extra traction was ever needed on wet grass!!!
They cost about 12 from Amazon.


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Message posted by Fiona W09/6/2019 at 10:45pm
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Message posted by octopusann via mobile 10/6/2019 at 7:39am
Outfit:  Kampa Brean 4 Fiat Doblo     Location:  Lancaster
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The problem is I don't have one!

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Message posted by Oswestry Ed10/6/2019 at 7:56am
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Why do you not carry three cricket stumps, you can place one each side and one in the middle ? Then it would be easier to line your van with the awning.
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Message posted by octopusann via mobile 10/6/2019 at 8:24am
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Some interesting ideas here, thanks, but please keep them coming.

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Message posted by Johnnie Boy11/6/2019 at 7:42pm
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Length of rope / reflective tape held in place with steel pegs wacked into the ground flush.

Message posted by kenles via mobile 11/6/2019 at 11:08pm
Outfit:   Fiat Ducato campervan     Location:  Gloucestershie
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You could use a pole so you back up till you get the near side mirror in line then stop

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Message posted by octopusann via mobile 11/6/2019 at 11:16pm
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The tape and the pole sound good. Thanks

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Message posted by Lorfal12/6/2019 at 5:02pm
Outfit:  autosleeper fairford     Location:  Rannoch Scotland
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Practice never makes perfect lolol usually have partner guide me in. I do like the idea of those orange traction mats

Message posted by Johnnie Boy12/6/2019 at 5:23pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Lorfal on 12/6/2019
I do like the idea of those orange traction mats



Good idea them.. specially this weekend after all the rain

Message posted by idetika15/6/2019 at 10:47am
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We used yellow plastic tent pegs to mark out where to aim for

Message posted by Globaltraveller15/6/2019 at 1:39pm
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We place a tarp under the awning groundsheet to protect it and keep it dry making it easier to pack away. The tarp is oversized so it will also be in the tunnel up to the van wheels, therefore the tarp marks the spot!

Message posted by mattelli via mobile 16/6/2019 at 9:06pm
Outfit:  NISSAN PRIMASTAR CAMPERVAN     Location:  Barrow in Furness
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We always have a couple of rubber mats in the camper, and we use these to line up along side the front and back tyres, it doesn't matter then if we run over them.


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