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Helen
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Roof Bungees

Post by Helen on Thu 28 Jul 2011, 9:31 pm

We use bungee's to help hold the Dandy roof in windy conditions it just stops any wind getting under and lifting the roof. We made our own using 6mm bungee and hooks. You can also add a loop to the end of a guy rope and use these, both methods are as effective.

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Re: Roof Bungees

Post by mike on Sat 30 Jul 2011, 11:49 am

Did mine a slightly different way using guy ropes and the a short bungee wrapped round the bed frame.

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Re: Roof Bungees

Post by lynn83 on Mon 26 Sep 2011, 6:20 pm

We used bungee for ours as well but tied a knot in the top and a loop in the bottom part, works well, but word of warning don't let the bungee slip. I did and it hit me in the eye, was very painful.
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Re: Roof Bungees

Post by Helen on Mon 26 Sep 2011, 6:25 pm

Yes they can hurt if they flick back, best thing is to let the other half do it Laughing
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Re: Roof Bungees

Post by lynn83 on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 12:26 pm

I did but he had it too slack, so I tightened it, then whack Very Happy
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Re: Roof Bungees

Post by Helen on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 12:45 pm

That's the trouble Lynn, if you want a job doing properly then it's best to do it yourself. Rolling Eyes

An alternative that we have used with our daughters dandy is guy ropes with a loop at one end, thread it through the eyelets on the Dandy roof and slip the loose end through the loop to fix in place then attach the other end to the buttons and tighten via the sliders. I still prefer the bungee's as you seem to get a tighter fit. Very Happy
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Re: Roof Bungees

Post by Helen on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 12:46 pm

Our bungees are now the correct length so tighten just as I want them too............. that's when you let the other half do them.
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pain

Post by Caz1960 on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 3:26 pm

know how you feel I had a face whip from a bunge serves my right for being nosy as I walked up to look at what my neice was geting up to thwack on the top lip affraid after seeing stars screaming crying and generally flailing around while everybody was watching ( should have been an actress ) plastic surgeons eat your heart out I had the most protruding lips on this planet weeks and drinking tea was a messy task
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Re: Roof Bungees

Post by lynn83 on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 1:55 pm

Ouch,painful caz,at least you survived it Very Happy
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Re: Roof Bungees

Post by Keith on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 3:55 pm

Our roof is held down by guy lines in turn attached to the cleats on the side of the Dandy, we replaced these shortly as the original ones were frayed and worn, although the wooden tensioners were a nice touch.
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Re: Roof Bungees

Post by Helen on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 9:00 pm

Bump for new members
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navver

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Re: Roof Bungees

Post by navver on Sun 05 May 2013, 10:13 am

Just getting round to this. Is there any need to do anything on the awning or sun canopy side. Surely both sides need doing.
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Re: Roof Bungees

Post by mike on Sun 05 May 2013, 11:42 am

navver wrote:Just getting round to this. Is there any need to do anything on the awning or sun canopy side. Surely both sides need doing.

We dont do the awning side if the awning is erected
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Re: Roof Bungees

Post by Helen on Sun 05 May 2013, 8:40 pm

We did use velcro on the inside edge of the Dandy roof and the top edge of the sun canopy and it helped, we found that on occasion the roof did flap as air whipped under the canopy and roof .... we only use bungees on the back of the Dandy with the awning on because the air doesn't seem to effect the Dandy Roof in the same way
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Re: Roof Bungees

Post by navver on Sun 05 May 2013, 8:45 pm

I wonder if the wind hits the vertical side of the dandy with no awning, them gets deflected up thus lifting the flap & roof. With an awning/canopy the wind is flowing over the awning roof and gently lifts to miss the roof flap. Hence there is no need for bungees.

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