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Hi guys & girls,

 

Anyone know where I can get REALLY heavy duty awning storm pegs, something like dexion bar or something, experienced some high winds recently, and borrowed some off a mate, but need something really substantial. ....

 

Any ideas.

 

Ta

 

Tim

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I use dog lead type screws for my tie down straps, although not much good on hard standing

 

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Paul B

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Go Outdoors are selling a box of 20 Blue Diamond rock pegs for £9. 90 at the moment if you have their discount card. The pegs come in a small plastic case (better than nothing).

 

http://www. gooutdoors. co. uk/blue-diamond-hard-ground-box-set-of-20-camping-pegs-p121584

 

Michael

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You don't say what sort of ground you are on, and you need to use a peg that is suitable for the type of ground. A rock peg may be useless on grass, and the best peg for grass may not go into rock. It would help if we knew what type of awning is involved too.

Ern

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I made my own REALLY HEAVY DUTY pegs, I bought a length of 40mm x 40mm mild steel angle iron, cut it into 14inch lengths, then using an angle grinder created a point at one end, then I drilled holes in the other end to accept the hooks from the ratchet straps I attached to them, you need a substantial hammer to get them in, something like a 3lb club hammer and a pri bar to extract them, but trust me, they do not move in any ground conditions.

 

 

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There are some re-bar type pegs out there around 12"

they may be Marquee pegs they have them at

Kingswood Caravans Bristol, but I did not look at the price ;)

 

Just found these http://www. outdoormegastore. co. uk/blue-diamond-marquee-pegs. html?gclid=CMD1tOfknL0CFSn4wgod0R0AMA


I made my own REALLY HEAVY DUTY pegs, I bought a length of 40mm x 40mm mild steel angle iron, cut it into 14inch lengths, then using an angle grinder created a point at one end, then I drilled holes in the other end to accept the hooks from the ratchet straps I attached to them, you need a substantial hammer to get them in, something like a 3lb club hammer and a pri bar to extract them, but trust me, they do not move in any ground conditions.

 

 

Phil.

I bet getting them out is a so and so :D

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I made my own REALLY HEAVY DUTY pegs, I bought a length of 40mm x 40mm mild steel angle iron, cut it into 14inch lengths, then using an angle grinder created a point at one end, then I drilled holes in the other end to accept the hooks from the ratchet straps I attached to them, you need a substantial hammer to get them in, something like a 3lb club hammer and a pri bar to extract them, but trust me, they do not move in any ground conditions.

 

 

Phil.

I asked a local fabrication shop to make me 4 out of 2" angle iron about 16" long with a crossbar welded across the top. In very windy weather I put them in with a quarter hammer and lash the chassis to them, then sleep sound. :)

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I made my own REALLY HEAVY DUTY pegs, I bought a length of 40mm x 40mm mild steel angle iron, cut it into 14inch lengths, then using an angle grinder created a point at one end, then I drilled holes in the other end to accept the hooks from the ratchet straps I attached to them, you need a substantial hammer to get them in, something like a 3lb club hammer and a pri bar to extract them, but trust me, they do not move in any ground conditions.

 

 

Phil.

That's exactly the sort of thing I want Paul, shame they don't sell em anywhere. ..

That's exactly the sort of thing I want Paul, shame they don't sell em anywhere. ..

Oops. ..Phil. ..

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Its a pity you are not a little closer, I could easily make some up for you, not sure about postage though they are heavy!!

 

 

Phil.

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Mine : Mercedes GLC 250d AMG, Lunar Clubman SB, Rockwood 5th Wheel Trailer, La Manga Spain.

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On a particularly windy site a guy went off and came

back much later with some huge re-bar stakes that

a local engineering company had made up for him

specially

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I made my own REALLY HEAVY DUTY pegs, I bought a length of 40mm x 40mm mild steel angle iron, cut it into 14inch lengths, then using an angle grinder created a point at one end, then I drilled holes in the other end to accept the hooks from the ratchet straps I attached to them, you need a substantial hammer to get them in, something like a 3lb club hammer and a pri bar to extract them, but trust me, they do not move in any ground conditions.

 

 

Phil.

Phil

For the life of me I cannot picture in my mind what you have made up. .. any chance of a photo?

Cheers,

Kev

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HI Kev

 

I shall endeavour to photograph one in the morning for you.

 

 

Phil.

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Mine : Mercedes GLC 250d AMG, Lunar Clubman SB, Rockwood 5th Wheel Trailer, La Manga Spain.

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Its a pity you are not a little closer, I could easily make some up for you, not sure about postage though they are heavy!!

 

 

Phil.

Thanks for that Phil, where did you get the bar from, if I can get it I'll have a go myself. ....

I'M OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER. ...But I don't. ...😩😩😩

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I just went to my local hardware shop, he sells allsorts like that, failing that you can get it from here

 

http://www. ebay. co. uk/sch/i. html?_trksid=p3984. m570. l1313. TR2. TRC1. A0. H0. X40mm+angle+iron&_nkw=40mm+angle+iron&_sacat=0&_from=R40

 

Just one tip, do not drill the holes too close to the end of the bar, after you have hit it a few times with a club hammer, it will fold slightly and distort the hole, hope that makes sense.

 

Phil.

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I use a couple of these which are a tee section and about a foot or so long and come with straps.

 

http://www. caravanaccessoryshop. co. uk/product/isabella-storm-tie-down-kit/2217

 

Being Isabella, priced accordingly.

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I use a couple of these which are a tee section and about a foot or so long and come with straps.

 

http://www. caravanaccessoryshop. co. uk/product/isabella-storm-tie-down-kit/2217

 

Being Isabella, priced accordingly.

 

I use those also but what about Delta which would be ideal for storm guys.

 

http://www. deltagroundanchors. co. uk/home/a8_Product_Ordering

Sam :beardy:

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I have the Dorema storm straps which have substantial pegs included. During the storms last month I was the only caravanner on site using an awning and the storm straps prevented the awning from blowing away. The Dorema storm straps are frequently used on my caravan awning and the pegs have withstood a lot of hammering when pitched on very hard hardstanding. The pegs are also suitable for grass pitches, so long as the pegs are driven into the grass at an appropriate angle.

 

Ebay currently has several storm straps kits which include the substantial pegs some of which may be cheap enough to buy and use only the pegs if the storm straps do not fit.

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