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?
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...
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.
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.