In this article you will find information on how to ensure your awning “winter (storms & hurricanes)”
Have you awning in the winter it is important you storm ensure your awning correctly. Many awnings are damaged in winter where the forces of nature are great, and after a nice summer has forgotten all about the enormous forces nature can provide.
We have now been winter campers for several years, and has always ensured our awning extra beyond what is normally assigned, and we have never had damage to our awning 😃 .
Our awnings have been exposed to storms and hurricanes without any damage or other – Therefore, we will now share our knowledge with other campers.
Where our awning has survived without any scratches, many others awnings unfortunately been damaged – We think it must be the little extra things we do, which makes all the difference 🙂 . It is unbelievable what the awning can withstand, if it is set up correctly.
The only thing we feared by storms and hurricanes is damage from other awnings, eg flying tent parts or other objects, Therefore, we always keep an eye around around where we are, and we will have a dialogue with the surrounding neighbors if necessary.
We also have most times had an agreement with the surrounding neighbors, that we keep an eye on each other's tents, etc., and have exchanged phone. We are vintercampister (season is or is situated in the winter) – Recall what you want.
Before you smoke for the keyboard to comment on this article because you sit and think, I also have some good experience on storm security of the awning at “winter”, and you want to share your knowledge, please do not hesitate to contact us, so we can update the article with your experiences – It offers a better dissemination results for use of knowledge.
Here we will tell you more about how we ensure our tent storm:
Spend a little extra time on the setup so it is done properly, and be safe when there are storms and hurricanes, see some good advise in this article.
When you set up your tent, make sure it is stretched out completely, Thus it is tight at the sides and in front, an awning is not stretched flutter when there is wind, and often cause extra wear and at worst damage.
After you have set up your awning impregnate we round zippers incl. on the zipper, Thus tent openings goes like clockwork, we must be able to open the tent in all weathers.
We have impregnated throughout our tent again, and complement ongoing for some years with little impregnation in the seams and around the doorways incl. zippers.
You can not count on, to an awning can withstand storms and hurricanes with standard number of poles, just as you should not count on it can keep up with carbon fiber rods, However, we have seen carbon fiber has kept to a storm. Use steel rods for winter, and supplement with additional poles (winter securing).
The following we have made extra beyond standard setup (See below. and text incl. drawing):
• Poles in the pages to capture the wind forces, especially gusts.
• Ensure the front vertical rods extra strip with a non-slip surface as well as plastic strips.
• Monter porch and tongs (Horizontal bar in front).
• Attach the cords on the front arms of terrain and against the caravan.
• Upon soft ground / terrain applied a veneer sheet 15×15 eller aluplade
• Is the air between caravan, and where the tent goes against the caravan bind to the foam rubber or other.
• Placing sandbags or rock around the outside of the outer edge grass.
We will now try to describe with words and pictures what we have done cf.. the listed items.
winter securing (Additional vertical bars & Verandastang):
They requires additional stålstænger will bla. from we have acquired it called “winter securing”, consisting of additional poles for the roof and sides.
Isabella writes the following on their website: (If you dream that campers winter, we recommend using a winter securing, to protect your awning and frame in heavy snowfall. It consists of two additional, FixOn II and three support poles. Available for all Universal- and winter care).
It is clear from Isabella text only for, To ensure against heavy snowfall ? – But it also helps to reinforce the layout against storm and hurricane 🙂 .
Soft soil / ground:
At the risk of soft soil / terrain we always use alloy plate piece 15×15 cm where we have drilled some holes for the vertical rod tip and the pegs. You can picture below see markup to pegs in the corners, we drill 4 PCS. holes one in each corner, However, we do not use 4 tent pegs, frequently used 2 PCS.
Do not aluplade, so you can for example use something veneer.
Fixing by terrain:
Always the 3 front vertical rods are safe with the round hammer iron rods into terrain.
If you use aluminum plate provide you with pegs through alupladen my. 2 PCS. tent pegs.
Besides the above by terrain, we have always ensured they all lodrettet rods with bardunsnor around the vertical rod, and the length = approximately bardunsnor. 20-30 cm then insert a peg. See also the first picture (Drawing)
Ending your tent is not close to the caravan outside, you should seal with eg foam rubber or other. It is about preferably should not get wind into the tent, because then the awning burdened much more, and with many more forces – Little “to” parachute principle, a folded parachute takes the wind not grab.
With thousands exterior with stone around grass edge, we use also sometimes sandbags.
It is about preferably should not get wind into the tent, because then the awning burdened much more, and with many more forces – Little “to” parachute principle, a folded parachute takes the wind not grab.
We use bardunsnore, and here we have used Isabella elastic cord and the round clip that fits forteltet's round holes for bardunsnore.
The bardunsnoren is a common bardunsnor (no elastic), and by mounting the bardunsnorene ca. 45 grader, For the best strength.
As you see in the picture looks bardunsnorene tight out, but they are adapted bungee cord as shown in the above image, Thus, when there is wind pressure gives the tent a little but bardunsnoren still takes from (offloads).
You should during the winter check retighten collections of rods, and if you think there is a bardunsnor or peg to be pegged on, do it when found.
The above setup requires actually not much more time in setting up perhaps half an hour more, but think of how much joy you get, instead of concerns bad experience if things go wrong.
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