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rrhool
 


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Awning rail

Just changed our Tin Tent, from an older Elddis to a slightly newer Swift. Needed a fixed bed, before I stopped caravaning altogether!

The Swift has a damaged awning rail on the nearside. Has anyone done a rail replacement, and are they all the same section?
 Richard


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al cope
 


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How damaged? - if its been dented in you can get a tool to open it out again, something like this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Awning-Rail-Spr...SwfkVdOtRg

Al
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rrhool
 


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Proper damaged. The previous owner sawed the lower 2 feet off! Rolling Eyes
 Richard


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Discovery 2 4.0 ES 2001- Gone
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Range Rover Classic '79 - Gone 
 
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BBDisco3
 


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If the van isn't damaged can you not just fit the missing section and but up to the existing rail rather than disturb the remaining rail?
  
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al cope wrote:
How damaged? - if its been dented in you can get a tool to open it out again, something like this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Awning-Rail-Spr...SwfkVdOtRg

Al
That's exactly what I need. Thanks for the info, now ordered.
Cheers
Bill
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al cope
 


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I have done one many years ago on a (leaky) Lunar. In that case it was a matter of removing a load of small screws that attached the awning channel to the 'van, and slowly prising it away from the mastic. The new one was from Lunar so came pre bent for the 'van. If you do do it yourslef get the right flexible sealant (Silkaflex I think) otherwise it wont flex with the van and you'll have leaks

Al
 MY18 D5 HSE - Corris on 22's with Black Pack
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Old - MY12 D4 SDV6 XS Auto - Ipanema Sand with Almond Leather - Plus other niceties, and D4.com sticker
Older - D3 TDV6 XS Auto - Lugano Teal with Almond Leather, 20" Stormers, Shiny Tailpipes, DVD/TV - and obligatory D3 sticker
Ancient - D3 TDV6 S - Tonga with Ebony, 20" Stormers, satnav & DVD 
 
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While we're talking about awning rails,

Do these awning rail strips that you fit during storage and travel really stop the black streaks?

We've just purchased our first brand new van - an 8ft Swift dealer special, and I'm gonna do everything I can to stop it looking a mess!!
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They do not stop the black streaks but they do significantley reduce them, you tend to get very little in the way of steaks down the side but you still get them at back and front. They are worth the money

What Swift you got, we have just got and Elegance 645 Grande (8 foot) and love it
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The awning channel strip is a great way to quickly attach a string of fairy lights. Great for Censored -off old fogeys on the adjacent pitch.
 Always plan ahead - it wasn't raining when Noah started building the Ark.  
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rrhool
 


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Russell wrote:

What Swift you got, we have just got and Elegance 645 Grande (8 foot) and love it


Just going to pick it up. Swift Charisma 555. Quite old at 2008, but newer than the 2000 Elddis we just finished with. We picked this for the fixed bed layout.
 Richard


D3 SE 2007. Triumph 2.5Pi 1973. Ferguson TEA20 1948.



Discovery 2 4.0 ES 2001- Gone
Discovery 1 300Tdi ES '95 - Gone
Range Rover Classic '79 - Gone 
 
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J@mes
 


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Russell wrote:
They do not stop the black streaks but they do significantley reduce them, you tend to get very little in the way of steaks down the side but you still get them at back and front. They are worth the money

What Swift you got, we have just got and Elegance 645 Grande (8 foot) and love it


Thanks Russell Thumbs Up

We've bought the Super DB "Sienna" 6 berth, which is our local dealers sprite upgrade with a few tasty extras. Got a great deal on a factory stored 2019 van to collect in March. I fell in love with the Lunar Quaser 696 but there was no warranty and the build quality was terrible! Great layout though. But for 2 young daughters (2 and 6) the super DB is a fantastic family van!
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Replacement sections not cheap, had to replace ours on an ‘02 Bailey a while back & was the best part of £600, thankfully covered on Insurance.
 Paul.

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