Securing front window cover

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 20:58
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I have heard of 2 owners now who have had their front window covers blow off in transit.
Any ideas on a neat securing method over and above the existing clips and tightening the adjustment screws.

Thanks
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Reply By: Stretchlizard2 - Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 21:25

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 21:25
Pumper

I also have had a front window cover depart during a trip. Don't know where or when other than on the Pacific Hwy.

As they are very insecurely fastened, I am not sure what the best fix is. I had reflective tape affixed at locking position of the latches and still lost one.

My fix has been too extreme for most as on my new van, I went for the no leaks and no covers flying off method of not having any front windows (or rear for that matter).

Hope someone can come up with a suitable modification to provide peace of mind.

Cheers Stretchlizard

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Follow Up By: Peter S35 - Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 21:57

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 21:57
Thanks Stretch.
The missus loves the front window so I will keep looking.
Love your humour
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Reply By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 18:45

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 18:45
Same happened to me with our old Jayco Discovery Outback, which we no longer have. There was too much play between the fixed retaining clips and the levers that are supposed to engage with them. Ours flew off somewhere between broken Hill and Cobar. We had to order new ones which were better but I took no chances and used some fencing wire twisted around the two clips with a pair of pliers. Bit of a nuisance to have to do that and we didn't always open the cover as often as we might, as a result.
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Follow Up By: Peter S35 - Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 20:56

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 20:56
Thanks Steve
I have found some stainless steel swinging toggles on the net which will be easy to fit, be functional and look neat. ($7 odd each)
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 21:05

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 21:05
have you got a link or a pic of those mate? Always handy to know for the future.
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