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#1 Cheadlemike

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:05 PM

Does anyone know of any awning rails stops.
I have bought as set of stops, little cylindrical things with a grub screw in the middle.
But with the grub screw extended it will not slide up the awning rail.
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:10 PM

I think someone on here suggested a short nut and bolt, the type with the flat square head that are used for greenhouses..... Much cheaper !  ;)



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:13 PM

The grub screw should screw into the cylinder and then slide freely,

up the rail (guided with the allan key) screw it on In when you reach

the desired position


Edited by gumdrop, 10 June 2013 - 04:17 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:14 PM

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:19 PM

The grub screw should screw into the cylinder and then slide freely.
screw it on in when you reach the desired position

the grub screw is wider than the opening of the rail, I have tried to screw the grub in, just so that it does not 'bite' but the grub still pertrudes,

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:34 PM

That will need screwing in until the "head" is flush,

and then grind or file the excess away, or if you have

a handy engineering shop, buy a shorter grub screw



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:35 PM

That will need screwing in until the "head" is flush,
and then grind or file the excess away, or if you have
a handy engineering shop, buy a shorter grub screw

SIMPLES when you think about it!! Thanks for that.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:42 PM

We don't bother with awning stops as they are horrid fiddly things!!

 

Instead, we've rigged up a couple of guy lines using these things on either end of the awning piping stuff - http://www.uktarps.c...ps-singles-hmin .  They work a treat - NOTHING moves!



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:48 PM

With any awning stop, doesn't the grub screw or bolt leave a mark in the awning channel?

 

I too need to get some or make some to stop our porch awning moving side to side in the awning channel when it's very windy.



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:23 PM

Does it matter if there is a small dint in the inner awning rail?............we had a Caravanstore hanging on the side for 3 years with two stops and never noticed any damage.

 

We have just bought a couple of new Kampa ones for the porch.....

 

geoff



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:46 AM

When using my porch awning I use Isabella awning rail stops on my Vanmaster, they easy to fit and remove leaving NO marks

SafeLock™ awning safety device
  • 900060040 (2 pcs.)

 

Hope this helps Rob



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:08 AM

They're officially called "pawls", and I bought a pair years ago made by Fiamma (see here) ... they slide along the rail easily and dont leave a noticable mark ... one stays on permanently as a guide to the positionning of the awning.

John


Edited by Johnaldo, 23 August 2013 - 10:09 AM.


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:53 AM

When using my porch awning I use Isabella awning rail stops on my Vanmaster, they easy to fit and remove leaving NO marks

SafeLock™ awning safety device
  • 900060040 (2 pcs.)

 

Hope this helps Rob

I use these as well. Very easy to fit & remove. 






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