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I have a SunnCamp Awning and down each side there is a flap which is meant to squeezer up to the caravan to stop the wind/rain from coming in
well this doesn't work,we tried sticking small bits of Velcro down the side of the van that didn't work. 

is there any other way what have you done

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We used to have a similar problem with our SunCamp awning and found that if the springy frame could be pulled back towards the caravan, the problem went away. Unfortunately with the frame in pockets outside of the "canvas" there is no obvious way to achieve this. 

What we did was to attach two guys using a clove hitch knot (one at each end of the horizontal frame at the front of the awning) and by tensioning those vertically down, that had the effect of pushing the horizontal frame towards the caravan, but be aware of point contact damage to the caravan wall. Then by tensioning the bottom of the awning (nearest to the caravan) under the caravan slightly, the joint between the awning and caravan could be held taught.

In truth the seal against the caravan was never very good and so we normally only used the awning as a place to store wellies, and to remove wet coats when it was raining. There was no way of adding a coat hanger and so coats had to be taken inside the caravan.

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Try getting awning rear poles, ones with a spike into the ground. Kampa and Royal market them.

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Those flaps are supposed to be INSIDE the awning, from the picture it looks like they are outside? 

 

Also there looks to be a “bow” in the vertical plane, that means the outside or furthest corner of the awning is probably just a bit too far away from the caravan. 

 

Andy

 

 

Edited by Mr Plodd

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We have two Sunncamp awnings - a 220 Swift and an Air 390.  Never had a problem with getting a reasonable seal against the van - just make sure the bottom corners next to the van are pegged slightly under the van and it will pull the pad tight against the van. I have the additional poles but have never found the need to use them.

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Limpets... 

 

Never had a problem with our traditional awnings with the pads against the van although poles were set against the pads.  Because the horizontal draft skirt rail stands proud there was always a small gap there but an airtight seal was never necessary.

 

With the air awning (no pads) we use ‘Limpet’  style suction cups  which work very well - the metal screw on the ones we use are long enough to go through a compressed pad of the sort found on awnings.   The pair of  Kampa poles we bought to go against the van have never been out of the packaging.

 

Limpets are probably not long enough to work through pads but the sort of things that are supplied for no-drill  bathroom fittings  / shower baskets may well do the job - avoid plastic screw threads though.  They go brittle and break easily after a few uses.

 

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On 20/03/2020 at 14:52, Mr Plodd said:

Those flaps are supposed to be INSIDE the awning, from the picture it looks like they are outside? 

 

Also there looks to be a “bow” in the vertical plane, that means the outside or furthest corner of the awning is probably just a bit too far away from the caravan. 

 

Andy

 

 

 

Totally agree with Andy, also I suspect you need Rear Upright Poles that this piece of fabric is tied to, most modern Porch Awnings have this system

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