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Subject Topic: Wet/damp pole-feet on kampa air awning Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by Jooohan via mobile 19/7/2020 at 12:56am
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I have found this very annoying, every time im packing down my awning its almost every time wet or damp at the bottom of the poles, maby not so weird when they are standing on the ground, so i have to pack everything up every time I get home for drying. Will kampas footprint solve this issue? Anyone using one that can say if its good or bad?

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no because its the collection of condensation, we have the same thing with ours, we just dont rush to fold it up once down, and leave it for a bit to dry out

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We have the fitted ground sheet, this is the first time we have used it it would go under the base of the poles but I have found when using a tarpaulin that rain runs off the awning onto the tarps soaking everything. Instead I have cut small (6inch) square of artificial grass place under especially on hard standing.

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good tip about that under the "poles" i think i may use a door mat cut into 4 and pop them under next time

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Quote: Originally posted by marg6 on 19/7/2020
no because its the collection of condensation, we have the same thing with ours, we just dont rush to fold it up once down, and leave it for a bit to dry out



Its not inside the awning poles, its under the poles that is standing on the ground. Guess its "ground damp" that suck up in the material. Thats why I wounder if anyone using a footprint/groundsheet or something else that the poles stands on

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Quote: Originally posted by cliffbrown on 19/7/2020
We have the fitted ground sheet, this is the first time we have used it it would go under the base of the poles but I have found when using a tarpaulin that rain runs off the awning onto the tarps soaking everything. Instead I have cut small (6inch) square of artificial grass place under especially on hard standing.



Hmm isnt the ground sheet a little bit smaler than the awning so rainwater will run on the sides then on the ground and then under the ground sheer? If it sticks out a bit then I understand everything will be wet

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It is smaller but rain doesn't fall off it runs around especially the bits across the front corners we have the 330 with 3 poles think it's a 2016 model

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It stands to reason that anything permeable on the floor, such as canvas/awnings/legs, is going to be damp on all but the driest of ground. The fake grass squares, or possible a bit of carpet tile under the feet, would surely stop damp creeping into the bases.

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We use a cheap garden kneeled cut into squares, primarily to stop the fabric wearing on pebbles on hardstanding

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The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you finish the work.

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I have the Kampa 400 ace air awning we had the same problem? now I put a 5" square of carpet under each tube problem solved.

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Quote: Originally posted by kiters 59 on 28/7/2020
I have the Kampa 400 ace air awning we had the same problem? now I put a 5" square of carpet under each tube problem solved.



what kind of karpet? like fake grass or is it like rubber/plastic material?

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I suspect it is as tad damp because of the morning dew. I would suggest either taking it down the night before you leave and rubbing any wet bits with a towel and then let nature dry it (weather permitting of course) or my preferred option, sit back on your leaving day enjoy the morning, give the base of the pole a rub down and just sit back and relax until everything is dry before packing (weather permitting once again)

As and adding option you could spray on Nikwax or some other water repellant on the base of the poles.

I prefer these options as any no permeable solutions exacerbate the issues when it rains as rain cannot drain away and so the poles will stand in a pool.

Message posted by kevin-t23/6/2021 at 10:19am
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What about sticking one of these under each pole, or the likes of........

screwfix....item 98651

Just a thought....

Post last edited on 23/06/2021 10:23:21

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We cut up some of the lightweight clip together rubber tiles; the ones with holes.

Cut each tile into fours, then stack two pieces on top of each other and secure with cable ties (so one tile makes two 'coasters').

Stand the 'poles' on top of these. They're slim enough not to cause issues with the pole height, but tall enough to keep the pole off the ground. And they squish if needed!

Dry poles.

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Message posted by dimbles09/7/2021 at 8:15am
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When using our Uno inflating awning, It gets set up on top of a breathable awning ground sheet that is about a metre larger all round. This protects the floor of the Uno as well as keeping keeping it clean and dry . It also cushions the floor making it more pleasant to walk on.


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