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Designer porch awnings 3 years 3 months ago #402

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I know there is a lot of threads regarding Designer awnings.We have an acrylic awning but find it hard to put up for just a couple of nights.There are suggestions that a porch type would be ok with a rail over the door which the porch would slot into. I am reluctant to fit anything onto the dandy door area. Has anyone used a 'SunnCamp swift 220 porch awning' we hope that this would slide under the roof and fix to the roof poles. Any thoughts please.

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Designer porch awnings 3 years 3 months ago #414

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Is it the zip on Marechal acrylic awning you have. I thought they were supposed to be easy to put up.
There isn't much wall on a designer and whatever you fit must clear the door when it's open. If you do fit awning rail, it will have to be two pieces, probably only 3 feet in total length. You could fit awning rail to two lengths of batten which could be tied to the roof poles inside or have short lengths of channel on the back of the batten which simply hooks over the wall and bat wing steels. That would mean no fixings to the wall.

Passing the awning under the roof to inside would be good as you will get a good seal with the roof rope tightened down on it.

Perhaps the easiest is a motorhome drive away type with the linking section just thrown over the top of the dandy an either fixed the other side or pegged to the ground.

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Designer porch awnings 3 years 3 months ago #415

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It is an Marechal acrylic zip type. My son and myself took about 30 mins to set this awing up first time. But with my wife it would be more difficult.We wouldn't want a large awning as we are both retired and there is mostly only the two of us and a porch would be big enough. Your idea of a batten with the rail fixed to it and either hooked over the wall of the Dandy or placed inside is a good one. Never thought of that one.
Point taken about the door height.
I will check out the motorhome drive away type as well.

Thanks Navver

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Designer porch awnings 3 years 3 months ago #416

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As its a zip on, your other option is to buy a suitable porch awning and have a zip sewn on to the awning beading which would normally go in the caravan awning channel.

The zip would have to be long and would start at the normal Marechal start point and continue a little way past the porch awning. You'd need to make sure the porch awning is correctly located along the zip when it is stitched. Any awning alteration firm could do this for you and of course, the zip would have to match the Marechal zip, but they are all standard anyway.

Then you would have a zip on porch awning and could build the frame or poles after zipping it on. It would certainly look neat and be well attached.

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Designer porch awnings 3 years 2 months ago #428

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Took your point and had a look at a driveaway awning. I have just ordered the Blue diamond gemstone turismo square. Its only 2000 x 2000 but should be big enough for us. I will think about your idea of attaching to the existing awning zip on the Dandy. I will let you know how we go on.
Thanks for your ideas much appreciated.

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