Canvas squeeks when windy :(

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 15:38
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Hi all.We have a wind up camper (Coromal F400) and when it is windy the canvas squeeks liike crazy keeping us awake.When the bed ends are pushed out the metal supporting the canvas rubs against it causing a very annoying noise.Any ideas on how to stop this ? I have considered using baby oil but am worried this might over time affect the canvas. HELP !!!!
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Reply By: stumbly1 - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 15:57

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 15:57
some times I squeek when windy too......

Our old Jayco songbird used to do the same thing, we tried a to tighten the canvas a bit but didn't work.

Maybe baby oil would work, but would maybe look a bit messy? Dust has a habit of sticking to oily patches. (just look at your grease nipples on the springs and hitch)

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Reply By: brushmarx - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 16:48

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 16:48
It may be worth trying silicon spray.
It should act as a lubricant, but supposedly does not attract dust.
Works for aluminium sliding doors.
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Follow Up By: Member - Carl- Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 17:27

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 17:27
Not just silicone spray but Selleys "easy glide" in the green can.

It does not leave a residue, where cheap sprays will. Residue equals dust if you are a off roader.

Therefore one can use it on padlocks that are outside, hindges, outdoor chairs, awning slides, etc. Worth the inflated price they charge.
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Follow Up By: Member - Carl- Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 17:28

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 17:28
Forgot to mention zips as well. Fantastic on them.
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Follow Up By: Roughasguts - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 19:41

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 19:41
You could just shove a rag or sponge between the canvas and suport to keep the materials apart, and prevent them from rubbing.

If that works trial some rubber and sew, or contact that in position for a more permanant fix.

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Follow Up By: HGMonaro - Wednesday, Feb 03, 2010 at 15:49

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2010 at 15:49
yep, wrap the support arm in something
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Reply By: Moose - Wednesday, Feb 03, 2010 at 14:23

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2010 at 14:23
Try a candle.
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