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PostSubject: blocking off the underside of van when awning attached ?   Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:43 pm

Had our 'new' bay for just over a week and about to head our for first over-nighter with the dogs. Planning to leave them loose in the awning when we are about and its shut up, but the little ones are likely to leg it out under the van if that escape route is not blocked off.

Anyone with any info on an off the shelf product or made something bespoke that involves attaching without permanent fixings please

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PostSubject: Re: blocking off the underside of van when awning attached ?   Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:18 am

I have seen an inflatable "bar" that goes under the sliding door but can't for the life of me remember where at the moment. I think its advertised purpose was to stop draughts but it would also serve the purpose you seek. I'll think on, unless someone beats me to it.
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PostSubject: Re: blocking off the underside of van when awning attached ?   Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:28 am

Just Kampers sell what's described as an 'awning skirt' which if fitted appropriately may help, if you can block off the ends.

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PostSubject: Re: blocking off the underside of van when awning attached ?   Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:42 am

We have an awning skirt, it's easy to fit and (if fitted correctly) is quite sturdy.

Regular tent pegs secure it at ground level, bungee straps around the wheels at either end, and the top should sit neatly under the sliding door seal, I beleive it should also work if you have a side step.

As well as stopping dogs escaping, it's great for reducing through drafts and other small uninvited guests in your awning.

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PostSubject: Re: blocking off the underside of van when awning attached ?   Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:01 am

I have cut down an old windbreaker that goes past both wheels to either side of the awning. Tim
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PostSubject: Re: blocking off the underside of van when awning attached ?   Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:09 am

thanks so much for the quick replies.
might not be time to get the skirt before we go away so might just give the cut down windbreak a go
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PostSubject: Re: blocking off the underside of van when awning attached ?   Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:13 pm

You could try standing cans of drink under that side of the Kombi to form a wind break Smile

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PostSubject: Re: blocking off the underside of van when awning attached ?   Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:39 pm

Just will deliver for £5 or for free if your order is over £35 - have a look, I'm sure you'll find something to get your order over £35!

How about a colour coded cool box?!

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PostSubject: Re: blocking off the underside of van when awning attached ?   Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:31 pm

Kyham do something called a 'Baffle' that should do the job. Here is the link to the product on their website -
http://www.khyam.co.uk/detail.asp?p=202666&product=Kamper%20Baffle
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PostSubject: Re: blocking off the underside of van when awning attached ?   Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:04 pm

@harryhornet wrote:
Kyham do something called a 'Baffle' that should do the job. Here is the link to the product on their website -
http://www.khyam.co.uk/detail.asp?p=202666&product=Kamper%20Baffle

£45 on that!!! I'd rather buy a £10 inflatable mattress from Asda, position it between the wheels and inflate that until it filled the gap.

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PostSubject: Re: blocking off the underside of van when awning attached ?   Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:05 pm

You might be able to lift your Kombi with 10 inflatable mattresses!

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PostSubject: Re: blocking off the underside of van when awning attached ?   Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:40 pm

just bare in mind anything you put "under" your van is likely to get covered in waxoil (assuming you have done it!) and underseal ,might be worth thinking about ,when you come to put it away,just a thought.we use the awning skirt ,this goes round each wheel with a bungee thing and has eyelets in to fix to ground with tent pegs ,simple and quite efficient,and cheap.we paid a tenner from just jk a few years back.Not sure I would like to think it would keep your dogs in though,you might be better fixing leads to van as well.
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