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Post by Barb on Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:58 pm

Hi can anyone please tell me how to find the height of driveaway awning needed for our 1999 Peugeot Boxer Symbol autosleeper. We bought a quest Elite Low Top for a previous camper, will it fit? think_smiley_46
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Re: Awning height

Post by burlingtonboaby on Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:54 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum from Bridlington 
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Post by Barb on Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:57 pm

Hi thank you
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Post by KMRTOPAZ on Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:16 am

Drive away awnings are normally attached either to a (Fiamma ?) wind out awning or an awning channel on the side of the motorhome.  The awning height should reach this minimum vertical height, and can exceed it.
Manufacturers of DA awnings usually offer more than one model and specify the minimum and maximum usable height for each.  Choose one that covers the height of your awning channel.
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Post by Barb on Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:46 am

Ah many thanks Keith.
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Post by chrisk on Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:30 am

We have also been looking for a DA awning but so confusing for a newby how do they attach to a wind out awning?
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Post by KMRTOPAZ on Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:31 am

A wind-out awning has a slot on the lower edge of the face plate....the bit that comes out. It receives a beaded edge of a flexible tape strip about 4cm  wide and the length of the awning called a Kador strip. The Kador also has a bead running on the other edge vis. O------O .

The drive away awning also has a beaded edge sewn onto the "tunnel" that attaches to the MH.
You place the MH at the appropriate distance such that the two beads nearly meet
Vis. 2        ---O O-----O )   that's tunnel bead---kador bead------kador bead--awning slot.
You now join tunnel to Kador by sliding-in a double-C plastic connector    )(
Vis. 3        ---O)(O-----O)  You are now joined. Slide out the double C strip to disconnect and drive away.
Go and get a quick G&T and read it again !!!    Keith

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Post by Wargenwolf on Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:23 am

Just remember that once you have your drive away set up perfectly, mark the position of your wheels, so that when you return, you can drop straight back in to perfect position with little fuss.

I use 2 rock pegs with bright orange plastic tops and tap one in to the ground at the centre point of my offside wheels.

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Post by chrisk on Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:35 am

KMRTOPAZ wrote:A wind-out awning has a slot on the lower edge of the face plate....the bit that comes out. It receives a beaded edge of a flexible tape strip about 4cm  wide and the length of the awning called a Kador strip. The Kador also has a bead running on the other edge vis. O------O .

The drive away awning also has a beaded edge sewn onto the "tunnel" that attaches to the MH.
You place the MH at the appropriate distance such that the two beads nearly meet
Vis. 2        ---O O-----O )   that's tunnel bead---kador bead------kador bead--awning slot.
You now join tunnel to Kador by sliding-in a double-C plastic connector    )(
Vis. 3        ---O)(O-----O)  You are now joined. Slide out the double C strip to disconnect and drive away.
Go and get a quick G&T and read it again !!!    Keith


Think i got it now, did not need a G & T just read it a few times.

Thanks Keith
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Post by chrisk on Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:36 am

Wargenwolf wrote:Just remember that once you have your drive away set up perfectly, mark the position of your wheels, so that when you return, you can drop straight back in to perfect position with little fuss.

I use 2 rock pegs with bright orange plastic tops and tap one in to the ground at the centre point of my offside wheels.


Good idea thanks.
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Post by chrisk on Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:05 pm

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Post by chrisk on Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:07 pm

Got the idea now.


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