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fearful wizard

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Pegging down base of awning

Post by fearful wizard on Wed 06 Jun 2012, 2:58 pm

Can anyone tell me which way is correct please

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My mate says the top image is correct Pete
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bgarston

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Re: Pegging down base of awning

Post by bgarston on Wed 06 Jun 2012, 6:02 pm

I assume thats a groundsheet sticking out the bottom of the awning in the bottom picture? If it is the top image is correct.........unless you want to walk out of your Dandy in to your own personal swimming pool the next time it rains! :-)

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mike
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Re: Pegging down base of awning

Post by mike on Wed 06 Jun 2012, 6:07 pm

Most awnings have there pegging loops on the outside in which case its the top picture with the ground sheet over the flaps to stop the wind,some awnings i think have there loops on the inside in which case its the bottom picture
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Helen
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Re: Pegging down base of awning

Post by Helen on Tue 26 Jun 2012, 9:26 am

This is something I used to wonder about too, we've always pulled the bottom flap in (with our tents or alternative awnings) and tucked them under the groundsheet inside. Our reasoning was more to do with stopping draughts but I've seen things done the other way and noticed that they tend to get pools of water sat on the exterior flap that would take a while to dry out. scratch

fearful wizard

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Re: Pegging down base of awning

Post by fearful wizard on Wed 27 Jun 2012, 11:34 am

fearful wizard wrote:Can anyone tell me which way is correct please

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My mate says the top image is correct Pete



I think the top image is correct, but the awning didn't seem to sit nicely on the ground as in the lower picture.
But as i had never been camping before i do not know which is the correct way.
Perhaps i didnt have the poles even or something. Pete Smile
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Re: Pegging down base of awning

Post by Helen on Wed 27 Jun 2012, 2:10 pm

Perhaps the ground was a bit uneven or lumpy ....... we only ever had our tents looking perfect once or twice, so long as it was functional we were happy campers. Very Happy

fearful wizard

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Re: Pegging down base of awning

Post by fearful wizard on Wed 27 Jun 2012, 2:54 pm

yep up and down also broke 3 tent pegs very stony.

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Re: Pegging down base of awning

Post by abc5575 on Wed 27 Jun 2012, 3:20 pm

Hi all.
We always have the bototm flaps tucked inside.
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Krist0n

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Re: Pegging down base of awning

Post by Krist0n on Wed 27 Jun 2012, 11:12 pm

Our Large awning has the option to put flaps inside or outside. We had a very wet and windy last few days in County Durham on the half term hols, and we had the flaps on the outside. There weren't any problems, but they did gather pools of water, mud, and leaves etc, and needed sweeping every now and then to tidy it up a bit. We didn't have any draught getting under, but I think next time we will tuck the flaps inside to avoid the unsightly puddles.

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