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mike
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Bought a porch awning

Post by mike on Sat 30 Jun 2012, 10:35 am

Had a fancy for this one for a while thought the color was a decent match for the 6,it was in Norwich camping at £79.99 just need to sort out the fitting,have a few ideas and will post them here with the good and bad sides as i think them through

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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by mike on Sun 01 Jul 2012, 7:44 am

The first fixing system ime looking at is the piece of wood hung over the wall top the length of the awning,with the dandy roof edge over it for a seal,then the awning rail fixed to it i would like a curved rail so going to experiment with the figure of 8 channel,this is plastic so my thoughts are if i use one of the two channels to fix it under the bottom edge of the wood by putting a piece of doweling in the unused channel it may still bend and i can screw through the channel and doweling,if b&q have what i need will try to get a picture to show the basics of the system.
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by mike on Sun 01 Jul 2012, 2:36 pm

The only thing wrong with thinking out loud on a forum is changes of mind are also in print,not saying the idea above wouldn't work but looking around you tube this morning i found a video of dandys with some original and some none standard awnings,cant put a link as it may cause problems with the source but many of you will have seen it.
On it my awning is shown fitted to a six and it looks like an awning rail has been fitted to the top of the wall under the roof edge,not keen to drill holes but at least this would be well hidden and protected,my main concern would be the dandy roof edge touching the awning roof,does something touching the outside make water wick through the same as touching the in side of fabric awnings.
It looks like the first thing to try as i cant see any alterations to the awning so it would leave other options open if i wasn't happy.
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by Helen on Sun 01 Jul 2012, 5:49 pm

As you know we've had several awnings fitted on our Dandy and we didn't have a problem with anything coming through because of the pvc touching the fabric.
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by Cazz on Mon 02 Jul 2012, 10:32 pm

That looks good Mike, an unusual colour, perfect for your Dandy.
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by mike on Tue 03 Jul 2012, 11:24 am

cazz wrote:That looks good Mike, an unusual colour, perfect for your Dandy.

Thanks cazz just realized my fixing ideas are moving away from my normal keeping it so any one can do it,have come up with a cunning plan as baldrik would say Very Happy
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by Krist0n on Tue 03 Jul 2012, 11:52 pm

You gone off the idea of using draught skirt and figure 8 Mike?
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by mike on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 2:23 pm

Krist0n wrote:You gone off the idea of using draught skirt and figure 8 Mike?

Not gone off the idea but i dont want to add height in fact the awning is a little too tall so will try just fig of 8 with holes drilled in it and tied like the dandy awning,if it works it simple enough to do with only a drill.
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by Krist0n on Sat 07 Jul 2012, 11:04 pm

I tried the same thing with the plastic awning, if you remember my post from ages ago. I only drilled a hole in each end and in the middle. This isn't enough. The weight of the awning pulls the rails down, and leaves the top edge exposed, so rain can get in, and I have made that flap for the rail to go under too, so thought that would be more than enough, but it isn't. I think 2 more holes will do the job.

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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by mike on Sun 08 Jul 2012, 5:34 am

Krist0n wrote:I tried the same thing with the plastic awning, if you remember my post from ages ago. I only drilled a hole in each end and in the middle. This isn't enough. The weight of the awning pulls the rails down, and leaves the top edge exposed, so rain can get in, and I have made that flap for the rail to go under too, so thought that would be more than enough, but it isn't. I think 2 more holes will do the job.


Thanks i had said to Nancy we may need a few holes and fixing points
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Re; Bought a porch awning

Post by Rik Shaw on Sun 20 Jan 2013, 4:03 pm

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SUNNCAMP 2012 SWIFT XL LIGHTWEIGHT
brand new...tenthire are selling them off
Won it on eBay £46 plus £7 postage ..
Dark grey and light blue should look OK on the Dart
bit of tinkering and it should fit.






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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by mike on Sun 20 Jan 2013, 4:21 pm

Rik Shaw wrote:[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
SUNNCAMP 2012 SWIFT XL LIGHTWEIGHT
brand new...tenthire are selling them off
Won it on eBay £46 plus £7 postage ..
Dark grey and light blue should look OK on the Dart
bit of tinkering and it should fit.







We should both have how to pictures and instruction then,yours to a dart and mine to a 6 Very Happy
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by Rik Shaw on Sun 20 Jan 2013, 6:53 pm

I'll let you know Mike.

but i won't be tackling it till the spring


I'm thinking of using these clips to attach it to the dart
. cut the awning piping flat where needed, clip on job done !!
.........sounds good anyway .


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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by normy bear on Thu 24 Jan 2013, 7:18 pm

Sunncamp swift , £46.89 at awnings direct.co.uk (new )

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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by normy bear on Sat 02 Feb 2013, 6:44 pm

Sorry, got the web address wrong it should have been [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] uk ,(NOT awnings direct )but on their web page it say's awnings direct, anyway i'm sorry about the mistake, and the price has gone up again. pale
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by mike on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 1:48 pm

Hoping to actually try to fit the awning at Easter weather permitting and put some protection boards in the under seat storage lockers to keep things away from the struts,one thing i will not be happy with is a lack of seal down the sides of the awning against the dandy.
Just ordered some magnets to have ready in case they are any help [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] intend to do pictures of both jobs.

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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by navver on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 4:47 pm

Caravan porch awning don't seal against the sides but it is not a problem. I have a Sunkamp Ultima 260 (the barrel shape) and it doesn't even have a pole at the back.

Will you try and offset it towards the front end of the 6, so you retain a window outside the awning and have more usable space inside the awning. You don't really want most of the awning taken up with walkway through the middle.
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by mike on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 5:24 pm

If you look at the picture below of my dandy with a larger awning on the new one will start where the reddish fabric ends to the left of the door,it will nearly cover the window on that side,i dont mind loosing the window.I will need to sort some type of seal as its one of my pet hates it may be enough just pegging the awning slightly under the edge of the dandy will have to look at that.
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by mike on Sat 04 May 2013, 10:48 am

Easter was a no go for awning fitting hope this weekend will be better,ive had it 11 months now time to try and fit it lol!
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by Helen on Sat 04 May 2013, 7:50 pm

It's looking good for weather the next couple of days ..... John's got fence painting planned Very Happy
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by Phoenix on Sat 04 May 2013, 10:47 pm

Helen wrote:It's looking good for weather the next couple of days ..... John's got fence painting planned Very Happy

Fence painting lol! We have been fence replacing. Rolling Eyes
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by Helen on Sat 04 May 2013, 10:56 pm

Yep John replaced some today so it all needs painting to match ........ hopefully that'll be done tomorrow and then the railings and gates need painting too so that's Monday taken up Laughing



I've been waiting ages to see Mike porch awning ... reckon the colour will be perfect
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by Phoenix on Sat 04 May 2013, 11:02 pm

Helen wrote:Yep John replaced some today so it all needs painting to match ........ hopefully that'll be done tomorrow and then the railings and gates need painting too so that's Monday taken up Laughing



I've been waiting ages to see Mike porch awning ... reckon the colour will be perfect

Bet yours didn't get struck by lightning. affraid



We saw the porch awning where Mike got his from and reckon it will go well with his 6. Smile
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by Helen on Sat 04 May 2013, 11:22 pm

No lightening just old age and wind .... bit like John lol!

yep love the colour of Mikes porch, it'll go lovely with his 6
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Re: Bought a porch awning

Post by mike on Sun 05 May 2013, 11:45 am

Looks like it will fit,unfortunately cant get a neat job on the front as concrete paths will not allow for pegging,at the moment i have gone for the figure of 8.

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