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We have a new Pastiche 575 and are struggling to fit the wheel arch cover on the draught skirt due to the fridge vents being just above the wheel arch. Are we OK to cover the vents (don't think i like the idea) or does anyone know where we can purchase a smaller cover?

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Do not cover the vents.

We have one of these.

http://www. jaiddesigns. co. uk/

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I made one with white 6mm plastic from a shop sign firm, as its flexible & glued a double awning trim to it level with the awning channel, I cut the plastic to shape & it will tuck under the arch, I made two to cover the wheels when van is not in use to stop weather on the tyres

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Same caravan I use Sucker's with crocodile clips and fold over the wheel cover.

 

Amazon or Ebay sell them

 

Ps use 4 of em

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I've made my own. To be honest I can't claim the patent on it because I got the idea from someone else either on this site or the wider internet.

 

A shaped piece of marine ply held in place with some levers and having awning rail across the middle. Will try to upload some pictures

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Another vote for the Jaid Designs "Draught Stoppa" It is a tad fiddly to fit but it does the job well once in place.

To be honest I think the price is very reasonable too. They are now £15. 95 but I'm sure I paid a couple of quid less for mine last year. All the parts are available separately too if something needs replacing.

After reading somewhere that earwigs like to climb inside the "Stoppa" I have sealed the edges with white insulation tape to keep the critters out.

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l use the plastic stick on white pads and clip the Isabella skirt provided with the female studs, just bought 2 as l have just swapped my lunar Clubman Sb for a Coachman 460 VIP.

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Just buy a couple of Kampa Limpets, Cut your existing cover to suit the wheel arch, punch a pair of 8mm holes to suit and Bob is your mother's brother.

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Like PandR I made my own from thin plywood secured with a bungee.

 

It has adjustable legs at the back to ensure that the top shuts closely to the wheel arch when on a sloping pitch.

 

The skirts get pegged down and the carpet placed right up to the side walls.

 

I did it this way as our awning needs to be cat escape proof!

 

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Just buy a couple of Kampa Limpets, Cut your existing cover to suit the wheel arch, punch a pair of 8mm holes to suit and Bob is your mother's brother.

 

Did this last week with our new Kampa 390 Pro, the limpets are a great idea for the awning so we bought another pack of 8 (not seen them in pairs) 2 used for the wheel cover (the other 6 will be used on our other 260 porch). I also use the figure of 8 plastic strip placed on the other end and dropped behind the awning skirt which helps as a weight when the wind picks up

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Just buy a couple of Kampa Limpets, Cut your existing cover to suit the wheel arch, punch a pair of 8mm holes to suit and Bob is your mother's brother.

 

Cheaper than limpets and no risk of damaging the paintwork, go to Tesco and buy a pack of 8 suction cup hooks (in their DIY display where everything's a pound). They work really well.

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I use the Isabella one. There's just enough room between the fridge vent and wheelarch to fit the rail but I did have to modify the bottom edge return of the vent.

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Cheaper than limpets and no risk of damaging the paintwork, go to Tesco and buy a pack of 8 suction cup hooks (in their DIY display where everything's a pound). They work really well.

I used to use suction cups cheap but did occasionally fall off if very warm in the awning.

 

Limpets don't damage the paintwork. ;)

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I used to use suction cups cheap but did occasionally fall off if very warm in the awning.

 

Limpets don't damage the paintwork. ;)

 

I think there may be a few people who'd disagree with you there.

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I think there may be a few people who'd disagree with you there.

 

Not heard on any except your comment. If using the Kampa limpets correctly they don't, I have them on the awning and on the wheel cover and have no damage. ;)

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Not heard on any except your comment. If using the Kampa limpets correctly they don't, I have them on the awning and on the wheel cover and have no damage. ;)

 

I've no personal experience of them, just from reading this:

 

http://www. caravantalk. co. uk/community/topic/123431-kampa-limpets-warning/

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I've no personal experience of them, just from reading this:

 

http://www. caravantalk. co. uk/community/topic/123431-kampa-limpets-warning/

 

Thanks for link on this Just had a look, Reading it may be down to unclean suckers and paintwork prior to fitting or over tightening. . As I say I have them and no damage.

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We are on the last knockings of our 9 week trip. So far we have erected and taken down our Kampa Rally Air Pro 7 times. We have the Limpets for the awning rear and the wheel arch cover. We have no evidence of any damage to the paint. I ensure the Limpet suction pads and the caravan wall contact area are clean. I have found if you over tighten a Limpet, the screw part breaks away from the suction pad, but still no paint damage is evident.

 

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On 11/06/2017 at 10:31, Griff said:

Like PandR I made my own from thin plywood secured with a bungee.

 

It has adjustable legs at the back to ensure that the top shuts closely to the wheel arch when on a sloping pitch.

 

The skirts get pegged down and the carpet placed right up to the side walls.

 

I did it this way as our awning needs to be cat escape proof!

 

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Griff 

 

Thinking of making a wheel arch cover similar to yours for my TA Coachman. What do you mean when you mention the adjustable legs at the back to cope with sloping pitches? and where do you attach the bungee?

 

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Hi Gary.

Will try and take a pick tomorrow when we pack up from where we are currently pitched.

Griff.

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