Awning rail

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100leelee
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Awning rail

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Hi,
Rather than mount the awning rail to the side of my 30+ year old high top... am looking to buy the Fiamma mounting brackets, the weld/bolt a section of channel to these and then mount the awning rail to this..

Might sound like overkill.. but I don’t fancy adding holes to old fibreglass..??

Any comments, has someone tried similar?

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Is it a roll out one? If so i used sikaflex and a few self tappers along the length. Not had a problem with water or any cracking of the roof etc.
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100leelee
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Re: Awning rail

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Not sure which to buy yet.
Roll out ones aren’t great as if you wanna go anywhere, everything’inside’ has to move..
Drive away looking favourite.. having owned a caravan for years before the van, I know how much hammer these rails can take...

Silkaflex is good stuff for sure, will be the roof that goes before the silkaflex that’s for sure!!!

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Re: Awning rail

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If using a drive away awning then the best mounting method is with a pole and clamp into the gutter, pull up next to the awning, place pole in gutter and clamp both ends, easy peasy and quite forgiving with the van position.
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Re: Awning rail

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I'm not that handy when it comes to drilling and stuff, but I always give things a try. I was nervous too when thinking of drilling into the fibre glass; but if done properly, with patience; then all is good. I purchased one of these

https://camperessentials.co.uk/product/ ... one-piece/

They are a full one length rail; so no messy joins to match up with 2 or 3 piece alternatives. You can then just slide in the awning with the figure of 8 attachments.

This is mine, I painted it too so it would match the colour scheme.

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