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2 years 7 months ago #297 by smokerpaul
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hi guy's
we was at a dandy gathering this weekend in our destiny low side (dandy 6),we experienced very high winds and rain,what do other owners do to prevent the roof edge lifting up and spraying rainwater all over the place i dont think 5 eyelets are enough each side to put bungees on

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2 years 7 months ago #298 by davemarshall
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Maybe you could use some awning tie down straps the ones for a campervan are quite long also bungees need to be very tight we were in Northumberland and it was terrible but I don't think we got any water ingress just noisy and a bit scary.

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2 years 7 months ago #299 by sharky72
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This is a concern of mine but won't know until I've put it up. I can't wait as I have loads to do like recovering the cushions & new curtains.
Plus I need to do the electrics as there are non in it and give it a good clean.

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2 years 7 months ago #300 by NeilT
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We use bungee cords, and its vital to always use them as you never know when the weather will turn

Forward this video to just over 14 minutes.
I may do a new info video over Easter


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2 years 7 months ago #307 by Jimmyjames
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I have just ordered 20 meters of 10mm bungee chord and the metal hooks to make the roof straps, thicker the better when it comes to the chord as far as i'm concerned. The problem i have is getting the lateral tension on the roof in the first place. It was cats and dogs last night and puddles formed on the roof. I guess i'm missing a trick here somewhere?

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2 years 7 months ago #311 by NeilT
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lateral tension on the roof


Not sure what you mean by that? :huh:

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