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JTQ

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High Buckman. You dont need the eyelet, you can attach to the adjustable buckle that normally gets pegged right at the rear or one of the pegging points. You could also make an unobtrusive eyelet in the mud wall.
But on the Magnum, it is the roof, not the side wall that needs the direct pull?

I push our Magnum up the rail whilst somewhat undignified, draping the roof on top of myself so the bulk of its weight is not taken by the rail.

In my experience it is avoiding the awning's weight hanging from the rail, but otherwise supported, that is the essence of easing threading the bead.

There is no reason you could not combine doing that with using the Kampa Dometic Easy awning pully, and though I started collecting bits to make a DIY version, I dropped doing so having never previously needed one. I was planning to sew a "D" loop via a tape, under the roof "wing" extension.
As I age, maybe I should resurrect the project for the minimum effort involved.
 
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We have the Suncamp 260 air porch awning. the only thing which makes a problem is inserting the two rods which go into a pocket at the awning rail, the rest is quite easy and the hand pump only requires few pumps and it is up. Could not do without it as my fishing gear and table with the microwave on it just about fills it up. Tried putting scooter in there but have to make umpteen turns to get it to right position. I also have the T shirt for back and knee problems
 
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To answer your question about porch weight, they are all different, depends on type size and make. However with the Isabella, all poles can be attached at ground level without climbing and with the awning puller, you can pull it through the rail one handed with a beer in the other hand, and Im not kidding, its that easy. Of course it was bought for an air awning and it worked a treat with ours, still works with our porch just as well and will work with any awning out there. What Im trying to get at is if its just thw eight of the air awning you are stuggling with, gamble £25 on the puller rather than spend a lot changuing awnings, you wont be disappointed.
Hi Thingy might still want a lightweight air porch awning i will try this Dometic Easy Awning Pulley on our new one when it arrives thanks :)
 
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But on the Magnum, it is the roof, not the side wall that needs the direct pull?
I take your point JTQ, however, if you put it up in one, i.e. with the sides in place, and squirt the rail with Aquatex, you will be surprised at how it flies up, even pulling the side wall.
 
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I take your point JTQ, however, if you put it up in one, i.e. with the sides in place, and squirt the rail with Aquatex, you will be surprised at how it flies up, even pulling the side wall.
Hi Thingy if the awning goes up like you say thanks for your input on this matter :)
 
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Some good points, I did some research and was looking at an Omnistor, bonded to the caravan roof. Thats a bit heavier than the Fiamma we leave in the channel at present. But so easy to extend and retract. The down side, (apart from the cost), is the bracket is fixed perminantly.

The Fiamma causes us no loading issues. Might be an advantage as the weight is balanced out by being on the lighter side of the van.

I only did not go ahead with the purchase as we were getting locked down and we could see it would not get much use.

John
We are looking into a Fiamma F35 Awning and how it fixes to the rail thanks for your input on this matter :)
 
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We are looking into a Fiamma F35 Awning and how it fixes to the rail thanks for your input on this matter :)
Excellent. I was looking at the Omnistor as it has a crank to deploy. Fiamma do one also but the Omnistor was better value when I last looked.

John
 
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Excellent. I was looking at the Omnistor as it has a crank to deploy. Fiamma do one also but the Omnistor was better value when I last looked.

John
Hi John if the Omnistor awning if it does not fit my caravan when we upgrade in the future it will fit that one better (y)
 
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Dometic Easy Awning Pulley CampingWorld.co.uk

To answer your question about porch weight, they are all different, depends on type size and make. However with the Isabella, all poles can be attached at ground level without climbing and with the awning puller, you can pull it through the rail one handed with a beer in the other hand, and Im not kidding, its that easy. Of course it was bought for an air awning and it worked a treat with ours, still works with our porch just as well and will work with any awning out there. What Im trying to get at is if its just thw eight of the air awning you are stuggling with, gamble £25 on the puller rather than spend a lot changuing awnings, you wont be disappointed.
Thingy this look like match made in heaven for pulling awning through a rail thanks for your input very much appreciated
 
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We have the Suncamp 260 air porch awning. the only thing which makes a problem is inserting the two rods which go into a pocket at the awning rail, the rest is quite easy and the hand pump only requires few pumps and it is up. Could not do without it as my fishing gear and table with the microwave on it just about fills it up. Tried putting scooter in there but have to make umpteen turns to get it to right position. I also have the T shirt for back and knee problems
impressed with the amount stuff you can get in there:)
 
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We found a 275 porch awning useful as it acted as a shed, drying room, place to hang wet jackets and mist if all somewhere for me to sit and read with a glass or two in the evenings.
 

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