Awning protector

Submitted: Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 13:15
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I am wondering whether anyone has any advice on or experience with a hard awning protector made/distributed by a Queensland-based company that makes specialised awnings and which advertises in "The Wanderer" magazine of the CMCA? I understand it is extruded powder coated aluminium that essentially sits over the awning while in transit, but can pivot about its fixing bracket to a caravan/motor home to allow the awning to be pulled out as normal while stationary. It looks like a pretty good product, and it it is not cheap at close to $400 (delivery and fitting, if needed, is extra).
Mike
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Reply By: mfewster - Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 15:28

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 15:28
I'd consider buying a lenght of PVC pipoe in diameter to suit and cutting a couple of slots so it will drop over thew foled awning. Whether or not this would work depends on how your awning is mounted to the vehicle. A couple of tie straps would be all that was needed to secure the pipe over the tolled awning.
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Follow Up By: Member - Redbakk (WA) - Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 16:55

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 16:55
Like this maybe.........http://store.jandsrvparts.com/awningprotech5743uv.html
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Reply By: Member - Redbakk (WA) - Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 16:41

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 16:41
Mike is this the one you speak of ?

http://www.specialisedawnings.com.au/
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Follow Up By: mfewster - Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 18:06

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 18:06
When the OP said "hard awning cover" I was thinking of the cover being hard, not the awning. What I had in mind was a cover you could make to protect a rolled canvas awning. If this is what you need, I think you could make one yourself out of PV piper similar to the one shown in the other reply. I don't think this would worl for a hard awning however.
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Follow Up By: newbies - Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 19:29

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 19:29
Yes, Redbakk - that's the one. In an earlier edition of "The wanderer" the same company advertised a PVC pipe clip-on model at much less cost, but this was strictly for protecting a rolled-up vinyl/canvas awning from the elements while parked or camped somewhere. It could not be left in place while travelling, and therefore offered no protection from tree branches, etc..., encountered when going to free camping spots in particular. On a couple of occasions I have been fortunate not to rip my awning as I manoeuvred through scrub and treed country with my off-road caravan. The more expensive model now advertised would have protected the awning itself, although the cover might have copped a few scratches, but being extruded aluminium it should be able to take this light punishment.
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