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Driving in France?
Then this web site is a must:
http://about-france.com/travel.htm

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Environmentally Safe Toilet Treatment for motorhomes, caravans and boats:
http://www.bioprox.co.uk

For a Holiday with a difference in a Motorhome, see this link:
http://www.landyonline.co.za/off_road/dipli/twd2.htm

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Additions to Motorhome pages:-
1.Fitting New Automatic Water System Pump
2.Winterising the water pump.
3.Water Tank Level Meter-modification to electronic circuit

4.Basin Mixer Taps - tip & how to repair a dripping tap.
5.Extending Fresh Water Drain Tap to Outside

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Contents: 1. Drive Away Awning. 2. Roll out Omnistor awning


Drive Away Awning

Most Motorhome owners aspire to a 'Drive Away' awning for various reasons.

Ours came from our previous Motorhome. 

When we came to fitting the Drive Away awning it was obvious we could not fit it as before.

The Wanderer came with a 'Omnistor 5000' roll out sun shade, which obstructed our other arrangement of fitting it to the awning rail.  This rail, by the way, is used to secure the side wall to the roof fitting.

While at our local caravan dealer's I described to him our problem. He came up with an awning rail which can be fitted to the side of the Motorhome wall. see pics below.
Rather than create any leakage points, and taking the view any modifications must be reversible, I made up three retainer brackets and then fitted it to the brackets on the Omnistor roll out shade. See images<images>
While on site we found in windy conditions the awning tunnel would bulb up and dismount itself.  I then came up with the idea of using a PVC fitting which secured the awning. This PVC fitting was a cover taken from an electrical cable ducting, which fitted exactly the figure 8 bar aperture.

If others who have a different arrangement, I would be interested on how you got over the problem I have described here!

My Modified Awning Rail Attached to Roll Out Shade

My Modified Awning Rail Attached to Roll Out Shade.

 

Awning Rail
Awning Rail 3 Metres Long

Rail Extended to the left
The rail fitting was extended to the left of the door to ensure it did not catch the awning tunnel.

Awning Rail complete fitting
Awning Rail complete fitting

 

Closer view of the extension rail
Closer view of the extension rail

Figure 8 and PVC retainer.
Figure 8 bar and PVC retainer.

Figure 8 and PVC retainer.
Figure 8 bar and PVC retainer

Fitting Figure 8 Awning support
Fitting Figure 8 bar to Awning support

Fitting figure 8 into rail
Fitting figure 8 into rail and Awning.

Showing the Figure 8 and the PVC fitting
Figure 8 bar and PVC retainer.

Awning erected

Side view of Awning erected

Left and right can be seen the Awning erected on site.
Note the securing strap over the awning. We have found this to be necessary on the Continent where winds seem stronger than in this country.

Awning erected

Side view of Awning erected

The awning to rail was bit of a 'Bodge' See here for a complete fitting kit at the 'Amazon' site:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002YCSS6U/ref=cm_cr_rev_prod_title

When I Installed this awning rail, I had to use the PVC retainer, as that was all available at the time. It is now possible to obtain figure of 8 in a canvas fitting, which I have purchased, to replace my PVC fitting.


OMNISTOR WIND OUT AWNING

We found ourselves unable to wind in and secure our Omnistor wind out shade awning, while in France this year. While touring I noticed one Motorhome who had taped up the awning to secure it.

After much winding and fault finding I called into a French Caravan dealer who took one look at it and pronounced;
" Wound the wrong way" 

It would appear by unwinding to it's full extent, then rewinding, the roll had wound over the top of the roll, then  when it reached the housing it could not be placed into it.

The cure, unwind to it's full extent, then rewind ensuring the roll is wound below the roll.<roll>

Awning not in Locked position

Awning not in Locked position.

Awning rolled in correct position

Awning rolled in correct position

Another view of Awning rolled in correct position


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