Caravan front stone cover

Submitted: Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 10:12
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I recently made a comment on another thread about stone guards for caravans.

Better still, would be a picture of the one I had on the old caravan. They are cheap easy to make and you can fit them yourself. It slides into a 6mm rope track on top and anchors via 6mm shot cord to cleats on the bottom.

We used it for a year touring and just before selling the van,made a new one. After a year it was dirty and did need replacing. The front of the van however was just like new and did not have a single mark of chip.

It was not designed to replace the normal stone guard one finds on off roads vans.

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Reply By:- Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 17:47

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 17:47
Carl, great idea what material did you use? thanks Troy
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Follow Up By: Member - Carl- Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 19:58

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 19:58
The material is PVC. There are different grades but I used "Spanlite". Only available from UDA (Upholstery Distributors Australia). This is because it is the GSM rating and 2500mm width.

Google them and you will find a office in your state. About $22 a metre and in 5 different colours.Grey,white,black, royal blue and a yellow/brown colour.

Rope track from "Caprial". Google them as they are in every state. Glue the track on with " white Sikaflex 303" from Bunnings. $19 a tube. Leave 24 hours to dry.

Good luck.
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Reply By: crd patrol - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 22:04

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 22:04
Carl, Nice job.

Mate how did the sikaflex go. Didn't think it would have enough tensile strength.

If it can hold a bit of weight then I don't see why it cannot be used for awnings and such.





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Follow Up By: Member - Carl- Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 08:13

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 08:13
Hi CRD

I used to make awnings and annexes for caravans. I have used to for putting on awnings and it works fine. (just shellite the suface and allow to dry)

It is not used as you have to wait the 24 hours. If you are fitting and awning track, you want the job finished NOW and not in 24 hours. Hence they "glue and screw". Do the job, get paid and get out of there. It's all about the money.
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