Home

   Log in or Register



Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent and Awning Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Advertisement

Message Forums

Welcome Guest Register Login Search The Forum Posts Since Last Visit
 Reception - All Forums
  Camping and Caravanning Equipment
Share   Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Email  Printer Friendly Version Print
Subject Topic: Awning clamps Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by Simonsaid27/6/2018 at 7:37am
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  None Entered
Joined: 09/5/2016
View Simonsaid's Profile View Profile   Reply to Simonsaid Reply   Quote Simonsaid Quote  
Simonsaid
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   27

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Started using awning clamps on new awning, but when wind get up they slide on the plastic rail that they are clamped on any ideas of making them grip better . Thanks si

Message posted by jeff juke27/6/2018 at 12:25pm
Outfit:       Location:  
Joined: 09/8/2010
View jeff juke's Profile View Profile   Reply to jeff juke Reply   Quote jeff juke Quote  
jeff juke
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   6855

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Put a strap over the full awning then nothing will move

-------------
Animals have feelings..

JEFF................

Message posted by Jo Parker28/6/2018 at 10:25pm
Outfit:  Compass Ralley GTE     Location:  wigan
Joined: 03/5/2005
View Jo Parker's Profile View Profile   Reply to Jo Parker Reply   Quote Jo Parker Quote  
Jo Parker
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   1107

Site Reviews Total: 1
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

But make sure you give them a few twists before you peg them down so they don't flap in the wind

Message posted by Kelper29/6/2018 at 9:16am
Outfit:  Sterckeman Alize Concept CP480     Location:  Northern Ireland
Joined: 21/4/2011
View Kelper's Profile View Profile   Reply to Kelper Reply   Quote Kelper Quote  
Kelper
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   7727
Tent Reviews:   1

Site Reviews Total: 76
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 8  
Site Reviews 2018: 6  
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 52
Site Nights 2018: 53

And run strap over, or very close to, vertical supports, or you will bend horizontal roof supports.

Message posted by cliffbrown30/6/2018 at 6:34am
Outfit:  Ford Kuga AWD & Lunar Clubman SI      Location:  chesterfield
Joined: 02/7/2006
View cliffbrown's Profile View Profile   Reply to cliffbrown Reply   Quote cliffbrown Quote  
cliffbrown
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   1292

Site Reviews Total: 6
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 8
Site Nights 2018: 0

do you mean it moves on the awning rail? if so buy some awning rail stops! Simple!

Advertisement


Message posted by Simonsaid30/6/2018 at 8:19am
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  None Entered
Joined: 09/5/2016
View Simonsaid's Profile View Profile   Reply to Simonsaid Reply   Quote Simonsaid Quote  
Simonsaid
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   27

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Ok thanks for the replies , the dorema awning first slides into a rail at side of caravan the small five pads are screwed onto the thin plastic rail that runs inside the length of the awning the five roof poles then hook into the pads the problem is they slip on the plastic rail and they only tighten so much but not enough. Cheers si

Message posted by DaveS130/6/2018 at 9:45am
Outfit:  Ace Supreme Twinstar Disco 3     Location:  Hatfield Peverel Essex
Joined: 16/3/2008
View DaveS1's Profile View Profile   Reply to DaveS1 Reply   Quote DaveS1 Quote  
DaveS1
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   1265

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Hi. I use the same clamps without any problem so it looks as though the plastic strip on the awning is too narrow.
I can only suggest gluing a short length of cord or something similar into one of the grooves in the clamp.
DaveS1

Message posted by Pickled Onion30/6/2018 at 10:10am
Outfit:  Bailey Burgundy S7 Honda CR-V IV     Location:  Near Alton Towers N. Staffs.
Joined: 23/2/2006
View Pickled Onion's Profile View Profile   Reply to Pickled Onion Reply   Quote Pickled Onion Quote  
Pickled Onion
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   2442

Site Reviews Total: 7
Site Reviews 2020: 2  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 1  
Site Nights 2020: 9
Site Nights 2019: 8
Site Nights 2018: 1

Perhaps a bit of canvas or similar in the clamp jaws, it will take up the slack and give more grip to the awning tape?

Dave.

-------------
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
Teach a man to fish and you can get rid of him for a whole weekend.

Message posted by Simonsaid30/6/2018 at 4:54pm
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  None Entered
Joined: 09/5/2016
View Simonsaid's Profile View Profile   Reply to Simonsaid Reply   Quote Simonsaid Quote  
Simonsaid
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   27

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Yes I recon lining the clamp jaw is the way to go maybe get some fabric with a bit of grip, the awning did come with some other fittings but these required self tapping screws into the caravan wall but I'm a bit reluctant to do this .Cheers si

Message posted by DaveS130/6/2018 at 6:09pm
Outfit:  Ace Supreme Twinstar Disco 3     Location:  Hatfield Peverel Essex
Joined: 16/3/2008
View DaveS1's Profile View Profile   Reply to DaveS1 Reply   Quote DaveS1 Quote  
DaveS1
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   1265

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Yes, stick with the clamps. Don't want to make unnecessary holes in the caravan.
DaveS1


In order to post a reply you will need to register, or if already registered please log in here

Prev       Next
Quick Links - All Forums - Camping and Caravanning Equipment - Top of Page

Printer Friendly Version Printable version      Share   Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Email


Latest News, Discounts and Competitions  see all...





1601 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews

Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2020


Advertisement


Advertisement